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Old 12-10-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
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Keep the Spare Tire?

Does anyone have a system they're happy with that allows them to keep the spare? or should I kiss it goodbye?

Has anyone tried the "spare tire in a can" does it actually do the trick?
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Does anyone have a system they're happy with that allows them to keep the spare? or should I kiss it goodbye?

Has anyone tried the "spare tire in a can" does it actually do the trick?

a properly design mdf sub box is always better than fiberglass box in the spare-well. the reason being fiberglass box volume is very rarely made to match spec for the sub.

i have a fiberglass sub box made to fit over the battery. the volume is very close to spec of my sub. result is not bad. i could let you audition my system and maybe you could ask some installer to make a similar box.

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Old 12-11-2004, 11:49 AM   #4
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a properly design mdf sub box is always better than fiberglass box in the spare-well. the reason being fiberglass box volume is very rarely made to match spec for the sub.

i have a fiberglass sub box made to fit over the battery. the volume is very close to spec of my sub. result is not bad. i could let you audition my system and maybe you could ask some installer to make a similar box.
So long as you get the volume within 10%, it shouldn't be a problem - erring on the side of being larger.



spare tire well box with one 12 with full access to spare tire....

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Old 12-11-2004, 02:34 PM   #5
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I run a single 13 inch focal sub, with the amp rack on the floor of the trunk. However it is hinged, so I still have access to the spare.

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You could always try something like this:
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Old 12-11-2004, 05:14 PM   #7
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So long as you get the volume within 10%, it shouldn't be a problem - erring on the side of being larger.



spare tire well box with one 12 with full access to spare tire....

www.sounddomain.com/id/rcurley
oh.. i didn't know that.

the box looks very nice. i can't wait to see the finished product !!
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Old 12-11-2004, 09:13 PM   #8
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Can't a sealed box also be a just little too small and use polyfill? Of course, not so small that the speaker won't fit.
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