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Post your custom subwoofer setup

come on lets see some custom audio setups!!!!
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I've done 2 custom setups between the seats... I'll try to post up something later today or tomorrow.

I may even make a couple for sale if they are in demand (not immediately though).
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I just winged it to be honest. It looks like a 5 year old with serious motor skill problems made it if you look under the carpet. Very nice outside though

It sounds fantastic. The subs are JL6W0's, and they're powered by a 750 watt Fosgate Punch

Plenty of super crisp bass.
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how weird! In my very first mr2 I had two 6.5's set up exactly the same way. they were the woofer portion of a set of CV stealths. I had a CV vega15 in the front trunk ported through the firewall into behind the dash. I had serious vibration issues with the entire dash vibrating and skipping CD's. The pedals perceptably moved under my feet. I ended up ruining the hood on that car by filling the gaps with expanding foam to try and help with vibration issues. It actually worked pretty well and looked fine for a few months, but eventually it warped and was visable under certain light.
I think my 3rd or so MK1 I put a 8" sub under the driver seat. I used mdf and caulk and a lot of patience sanding to match the 3/4" mdf to the contours of the flooring. ( cut the carpet and insulation away). it was shaped a bit like a shoe as the rear of it extended up and back in the behind the seat area in order to get enough internal volume for the sub. It sounded really crappy, but kicked you pretty good. I blew that cheap sub ( mb acoustic.. jc whitney brand lol) with too much power.. it literally burned up the voice coil in the 50 w rms range when I had 600RMS to put to it. I find its harder to fit amps in the mr2 than speakers!
It seems strange that I have never seen like NICE custom setups in an mr2.. fiberglassed racks/enclosures, plexi, neon, car show material stuff. Anyone have some pics out there of anything like that?
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From my blue interior in my '87 NA:

2 JL audio 8W6s (dual 6 ohm... wired for 3 ohm loads on a 2 channel amp)

Driver's side:



Passenger's side:




I probably won't reuse this box in the project '87 car. I'll probably go to a single sub setup like you'll see below in my '89 SC. Then I'll have 1 left over for either the '93T or my father's '89 NA or even my '01 Tacoma. So... if someone wants to buy it, it *could* be for sale The size, however is below the recommended volume. I'm not an audio connoisseur so I lived with the sound the way it was.

Then, I did just a single JL audio 8W6 running off a 150W JBL amp, though with th 3 ohm load it is more like 120W which is right under spec of 125W IIRC. It's really plenty to "fill out" the sound of the other 4 small speakers, and it fits very nicely. It fits tight and the seats don't come forward always on their own without a tiny nudge when they're released. If I were taller or needed more arm room to shift, it could be a problem. FWIW, I'm 5'9" and i do not have a problem. Also, it's probably near the recommneded volume and running off a D-class amp sounds better IMO. I *may* try a ported version in the future or even do a series of them to sell if I can get other projects finished.


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I don't have any current pics but this is what I got.
-JVC CD Deck and Clarion 6 disc changer.
-Pioneer high and midrange 4" speakers, filtered through a 7 band EQ for bass distortion reduction
-8 inch dual coil Kicker CompVR in Kicker bass tube behind passenger.
-10 inch single coil Rockford Fosgate in generic box in frunk.
-400 watt amp on 10 inch in frunk
-200 watt amp on 8 inch behind passenger.

The dual coil Kicker provides sharp bass, the R.F. 10 in the frunk adds a lot of depth. I like the idea of the box betwen the seats but it's too obtrusive for me, I don't think I'd be comfortable with it there.
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Just snapped some pics with Camera Phone

Deck and EQ


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JL 8's under each seat with a alpine v-12 4-channel with a component system in the dash.

sounds wicked awesome


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How wierd I just finished my sub install. I don't have any pictures but will get some soon. The sub is a JL Audio 8W0 4ohm mounted in a fiberglass box behind my drivers seat with a kicker amp under the seat. BTW kylemartin what you did was what I wanted to do, but I couldn't fit it under the seat... how in the world did you do it?

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Theres my custom sub box.. its made of wood and fiberglass.. its obviously not done yet, still needs smoothed and painted.. the curves on the sides are so the T-tops fit behind the seats still.. its a really good fit, doesnt touch the seats or T-tops or anything

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well since i started the thread, here is my subwoofer:



I challenged myself to make a custom box which cost me less then $25 to make. I'm using a 8" Earthquake SWS shallow subwoofer which uses minimal space to creating efficent sound, and am very pleased with it. Max power is 300watts, and its more then enough for me. My sub is located behind my passeneger seat and uses very little space. I'll try to of it in my 2.
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R E D can you post the measurements for that box? I am running an 8inch Kicker Sub-station behind the passenger seat, but I have to move the seat way up and there is hardly any room on the passenger side.
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I know this is an mki area, but here is something that worked out really well:

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+ Alpine front speakers and Pioneer rear speakers and stock subwoofer and wiring for another JL audio microsub behind the drivers seat but the sub is sitting in my closet now as I like using only one.


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If anyone has a 84 or 86 i have some custom speaker mounts for the doors. You can fit a 6.5 plus a tweeter in them. Looks bad ass and it helps out your sound sooo much too. Give you some mid's and lows
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Scottgas the rough dimensions of my box are 10"x11"x4" with 8" sub
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Awsome custom work guys. I have new speakers in and amped but I need to mount a pair of 6.5 coaxials and then get a sub or maybe two. Im thinking of doing something like casualsax3 box but expanding it so It come forward more in a L shape. I want to fit in a mid bass driver and a subwoofer.
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JL 8's under each seat with a alpine v-12 4-channel with a component system in the dash.

sounds wicked awesome


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This is unique! Pics of under the car?
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