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  1. lithium

    T-line for 2 6.5's or 1 12 in a hatchback

    I'd encourage you to learn a bit of box modeling. Grab winISD and follow a tutorial to model your subwoofers. It should be very simple to compare the two setups you've had and see what the differences in their response.
  2. lithium

    T-line for 2 6.5's or 1 12 in a hatchback

    knock down sealed boxes are decently fool proof if you can find one with the right cutout size or something close enough to work with some modification. You just have to glue it up. https://www.parts-express.com/cat/subwoofer-speaker-cabinets/289 some of these have a blank baffle so you would just need to borrow a jig saw to cutout the hole.
  3. lithium

    T-line for 2 6.5's or 1 12 in a hatchback

    If you're just building this for the memes than use the 12", save yourself some money. It wont be louder or sound better then your standard enclosure that occupies the same space. As long as you're aware than have at it.
  4. I'm looking at photos of the spare tire location and I think you could remove that foam piece that holds the tools and build a decent sized sealed enclosure for at least a 10" subwoofer for sure.
  5. personally I would go with a subwoofer install in the spare tire well before trying out the pioneer option. You might be able to retain the spare if you're willing to raise the truck floor up a little bit. Getting creative with fiberglass might net you enough volume and depth for a 10" or 12" sub. optionally, remove the spare entirely and just swap the enclosure and spare for long trips where having the spare in the vehicle would be preferred.
  6. lithium

    Advice needed

    can you like the exact enclosure you purchased? Unfortunately, subwoofers don't work well in just any enclosure and these prefab enclosure tend to make a ton of compromises to deliver a product at the lowest price. If you have to go prefab I'd recommend sealed enclosures.
  7. lithium

    Advice needed

    you would wire them like below. Your amp has 2 sets of input terminals but its just a 1 channel (mono) amp. So those terminals on the amp would be in parallel. I would just wire as shown below.
  8. lithium

    Buick Century - active 3way + sub w/ nexus 7

    ya. In the parking lot or on my balcony. Planning to rent a house next year if things go well at work.
  9. lithium

    Buick Century - active 3way + sub w/ nexus 7

    Started the door enclosures Saturday. I rolled the windows down and spaced out about 1/4 inch with some scrap materials prior to tapping. I also used some foil and petroleum jelly to get a easy release from the tape (not pictured). Also not pictured is an application of 1/8in closed cell foam (adhesive backed) applied to the door skin. Hopefully that will be enough to isolate the enclosure from the door. I did about 3 layers of fg before letting this cure overnight. I ran out of the good resin from USComposites and tried some cheap stuff from Ebay. Seems to be working ok but there are definitely some spots that need fixed before I start adding more layers (the horizontal portions under the arm rests were particularly difficult). Working on a vertical surface was tricky. I'll get the dremel out and fix some air pockets and hopefully it will come out fine.
  10. lithium

    Buick Century - active 3way + sub w/ nexus 7

    Thanks guys. The left pod would definitely be problematic in a sportier vehicle but not a Buick that drives <10 mins through some corn fields to work.
  11. lithium

    Buick Century - active 3way + sub w/ nexus 7

    The purpose of the dashmat is to absorb sound. The material properties, dimensions, and placement determine performance. It works exactly like throwing carpet on a wood floor to reduce echo.
  12. lithium

    Buick Century - active 3way + sub w/ nexus 7

    I didn't really do a good A to B comparison when I installed it so I can't say I hear any difference. I'll try to do a comparison in the future and maybe take some measurements (I have access to professional equipment at work that I could borrow for day). Theoretically I think the foam backing is too thin to do a whole lot. I like the look though!
  13. lithium

    Buick Century - active 3way + sub w/ nexus 7

    A pillars are finished. Haven't played with the tune yet as I'm trying to move on to the midbass enclosure now. Before (w/ door trim cut) after (trying to maximize enclosure volume) Deadened whats left of the trim panel.
  14. lithium

    Buick Century - active 3way + sub w/ nexus 7

    I just need to find a way to bolt these the A pillars so they dont kill me in a car crash. I hope to install them this week and start on the door enclosures soon after that.
  15. lithium

    Buick Century - active 3way + sub w/ nexus 7

    Been a while guys. I've made some progress despite the difficulties of working on things in my apartment. I think I got carried away with the size of these enclosures. These are my baffles, the ring is 3d printed petg. The white speaker mount is also 3d printed and will allow me to swap in other drivers easily. Starting the enclosures. Pretty standard stuff. I decide to build enclosure that sit on the dash rather then build off the A pillar. In retrospec I think it might have been better to put the 4 on the pillar and tweeter in the sail panel to cut down the size of these monsters. Next I aimed the speaker baffles the left side has to come out towards the driver quite a bit. I hope this doesn't kill imaging too badly. The pods where difficult to wrap, even with this spandex material I used. My solution to the creases in the fabric. After the first coat of resin on the spandex Test fit ya these look toooo big... Had to flock the enclosures in my kitchen... not the best idea
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