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Old 06-03-2003, 02:50 PM   #1
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Angry Custom Box Quote!!

I just called car trendz in arlington, va. I asked for a price qoute on an MDF box for 2 fosgate HX2's. and a simple border to go around the area thats left open (you know...like a simple face plate) These bastards gave a price of $800...for wood....no fiberglass...WOOD!!! is there anyone in this area that knows where someone can do this without trying rape me!
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:57 PM   #2
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try Mobile Sound in Springfield, VA.
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Old 06-03-2003, 05:08 PM   #3
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why dont u DIY?
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Old 06-03-2003, 06:08 PM   #4
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thats outragous ciemna in annapolis,md will do it way cheaper then that and they are over priced...i made my own, but it took a lotta time and the box is huge bigger then i wanted it to be but airspace requirements restriceted me because I didnt want to lose the spare tire...but when I get back down to FL im gonna get a fiberglass one done for 250!
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Old 06-04-2003, 01:41 AM   #5
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LoL $800 for MDF wood? I work at a car audio shop and we build custom trunks for about that much.
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Old 06-04-2003, 05:26 AM   #6
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Re: Custom Box Quote!!

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I just called car trendz in arlington, va. I asked for a price qoute on an MDF box for 2 fosgate HX2's. and a simple border to go around the area thats left open (you know...like a simple face plate) These bastards gave a price of $800...for wood....no fiberglass...WOOD!!! is there anyone in this area that knows where someone can do this without trying rape me!
Something like this? This is my DIY trunk.
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Old 06-04-2003, 08:37 AM   #7
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Something like this? This is my DIY trunk.
Jeff, that's such a beautiful clean setup you've there. Can you teach me how you did it and if you still have the measurements? I assume the trunk space for a Ci is the same as an i?
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Old 06-04-2003, 01:02 PM   #8
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Exactly like that, except I can't afford the 12W7, so I'm putting in two Fosgate HX2's. If you have any pics or can help man, it'd be much appreciated!
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Old 06-04-2003, 01:25 PM   #9
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Car Trendz is a rip.....

I went to the shop and the guy was blowin smoke out his ass.... he wanted 8 grand to do mine.... all i wanted was a custom box with lighting.... 2 W7s and 2 amps..... I was like... um... try again!!
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Old 06-04-2003, 03:46 PM   #10
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Man..if that's what you want from that picture. That should be no more than just 200-250. It's just a plain ole box with a cover frame around it to make it look clean. It's hella easy. Just do it yourself. But you do need the right tools and the right measurements. It'll take some time if this is your first system you're building. But it's not that hard. If you can put a computer together. you can put a system together. Just takes time to learn. There's a few guys on this board that can give you some pointers here and there. One guy i know that has helped me with problems i ran into is Srcstc or something like that. His name is Rich. Great guy, always willing to help. You can IM him or me. My SN is the same as this, k. Good luck.

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Old 06-04-2003, 03:54 PM   #11
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Something like this? This is my DIY trunk.
that's a piece of art, mine is very similiar, cost me 200 flat.
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Old 06-04-2003, 04:35 PM   #12
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I want to install this baby (Fosgate HX2) in my car too, just like that W7 in Whjeff's car. I already have the amp and cable, just need the box to put it in.
Please help me with the DIY.
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Old 06-04-2003, 05:15 PM   #13
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The trim piece was pretty hard to design due to all the contours of the trunk. Basically start with a big piece of cardboard and start taking measurements. Trim a little at a time until you get the basic shape then keep trimming for a perfect fit. It's a lot of trial and error. Once you have a good fitting template just trace it onto a piece of wood (I used a 2'x4'x0.5" piece of MDF, about $5 at Home Depot) and cut it out. You can cut the opening for the box afterwards. I would have liked the front to have been all one piece (part of the box) but I wouldn't have been able to get it in there then! Also the front of the box is 1" MDF per JL Audio's recommendations so that would have contributed to more weight.

Once it's all finished there will be a JL 500/1 on one side and a 300/2 on the other side, with the wires running through the panel. But that will all come when the new car arrives. For now this was just basically a test fitting. I hope the trunk dimensions didn't change from 02 to 04!
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Can you also tell me if you know, that say, the sub requires 1.5 cubic feet of air space for the enclosure, is that space in addition to the space taken up by the size of the SPEAKER itself? Or including the volume of the sub speaker when mounted inside the box?
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it's the volume of air inside the box....
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Old 06-04-2003, 08:12 PM   #16
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Jeff, how did you or what did you use to secure the trim piece and the box to the carpet?
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Old 06-04-2003, 10:26 PM   #17
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If you mean the carpet on the floor of the trunk, nothing yet. It's just sitting in there. If you mean the carpet ON the box and trim piece I used 3M spray adhesive.
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Old 06-05-2003, 07:40 AM   #18
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Man..if that's what you want from that picture. That should be no more than just 200-250. It's just a plain ole box with a cover frame around it to make it look clean. It's hella easy. Just do it yourself.
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I know about the electronics of it all. I already have my subs and amp installed. I'm just an idiot when it comes to the box building...and btw, can someone answer how the bass travels to the cabin with the box sealed so well and the sub firing in the opposite direction? I don't get it.
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it's ok, bro. I felt the same way. It is pretty easy building your own box. I did that for myself already plus i'm making it more "professional" as we speak. And since you have a sedan, you should have your ski pass knocked out to let more bass travel into the cabin. That would help a bit.
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As soon as my money is no longer funny, I'll embark on this adventure and keep you all updated...Sorry about the uncontrolable 70's slang, I was just watching BET's "American Pimp" special.

What I mean is, how does the sound go to the front of car while sub's facing the rear. I know a lot about subs and amps (impedence RMS, Ohms stable, etc.), but how they work just makes my head hurt.
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