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Old 04-11-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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Install ideas?

finally decided to change my two tens for 1 w7. Not sure if i should go with a 13, or a 12. I am gonna power off a jl 1000/1, but i'm still undecided on placement. Facing the cabin through the ski-pass, or facing the back. Gonna use a sealed box to save some space. Ideas?
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finally decided to change my two tens for 1 w7. Not sure if i should go with a 13, or a 12. I am gonna power off a jl 1000/1, but i'm still undecided on placement. Facing the cabin through the ski-pass, or facing the back. Gonna use a sealed box to save some space. Ideas?
If you're doing a 1000/1 then get the 12w7. Use a sealed box facing the back of the car for best sound quality.
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Is there a definitive post on which way to mount the speakers. I cant decide which actually sounds better. The best of what i have figured would be to do a ported box with the port going through the ski pass. Will i still be able to hear the bass with the subs facing the other way?
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Is there a definitive post on which way to mount the speakers. I cant decide which actually sounds better. The best of what i have figured would be to do a ported box with the port going through the ski pass. Will i still be able to hear the bass with the subs facing the other way?
You probably won't know which is better until you try both ways. If you want to sacrifce your spare tire, you can use the spare tire well. I calculated it to be 1.86 cu ft, as long as your spare tire well is the same size as a 330Ci.
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I've tried my single 12 facing through the ski pass and facing back. Facing back sounds better by a long shot. I'm using a elemental designs 12o. One of the best sounding subs I have ever heard and gets extremely loud with 400 watts in a sealed 1.25 cf box. I like it better than my friends 12w6v2, but a w7 may be a bit louder.
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facing toward the back is louder or sounds better? i have my 2 10s w7s facing the fornt of the car and they sound amazing... i have never got a chance to hear it what it sounds like toward the back... im very interested in this since i am going for a single sub setup myself for financial reasons im selling my trunk setup to get a screen)
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Both. It sounds much better facing back and feels like it has more impact.
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theres alot more rattle as well correct? i might def look into this because i was def skeptical as facing my subs toward the front, BUT i do have one of my rear seats folded down... i was told facing them the other way from several installers that it would be noticely quieter and would rattle a **** load...
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I had some rattle from the rear deck, but pushed some foam in there and that took care of it. My license plate rattled also and I used a dynamat license kit off ebay for that. Also, I would of been happy with them facing forward if I had never turned them around to try out. Now that I did I cant go back, and believe me I tried because its a lot easier to make the trunk look nice if the sub faces forward.

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Facing the subs to the rear uses "corner loading" which has more dramatic effect on ported and bandpass enclosures. Facing the subs towards the rear also masks the mechanical noise of the sub and the port noise which can be significant in higher power applications. It doesn't always work but seems to in BMWs. Probably because the trunk is good sealed and the distance from where most of us put our subs to our ears is just right that the wavelength is right at the driver's head...just theory.
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hey instead of completely threadjackin this thread, i posted my thread... please guys take a look and provide your input if you can...
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...27#post1501627
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