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Old 07-09-2003, 11:27 PM   #1
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Clean setups...

Show them to me...I've seen a bunch of crazy trunk setups, but I wanna see some practical trunk setups where I can continue using my trunk as storage space and I wanna be able to keep my spare available. I'm gonna try to fit 2 12s in my trunk, I've seen plenty practical setups with one sub, but I'm putting two in...so if you could post something along those lines...show 'em to me, I've yet to find a perfect match...
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Old 07-09-2003, 11:34 PM   #2
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i am doing 1 12" solobaric l7 next week wiht a totaly usable trunk, still gunna have space and spare accesees, willl post it when iam done somewhere if ti helps at all, even thought i know you are doing 2 12's. Just so you knwo if it is going to be a permanitne mount box i doubt you will have enouhg air volume to do 2 12's whiel still haveing spare tire access
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:35 AM   #3
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here ya go. brax volvo with helix subs firing at eachother from each side of the trunk.
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:38 AM   #4
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Old 07-10-2003, 01:20 AM   #5
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My setup. She's not much to look at, but she gets the job done. Two 10s in a fiberglass box molded to the side of the trunk w/ an MDF front, battery inside the spare tire, and amps on a folding plexi rack. I keep my spare and have the option of pimp or non-pimp amp showing depending my needs for trunk space. I also retain the use of my folding seats as a trunk extension. IMHO, the best stock-looking, space saving trunk setup ever.
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:14 AM   #6
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djabaley, I really like your set-up. I'm loking for a neat, simple box myself. Right now I have a standard Q-Logic box for my 12's and I agree that 1-higher end 12 will give me better sound if the box is done right and I'll still be able to use my trunk...which is pretty important with a little fanatic on the way.

Everyone on the board with simple set-up's please post your picks
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:01 AM   #7
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Here's mine:





I was going for the 'clean' look, without sacrificing all my trunk space. I can still access the spare wheel well (I only put the Breyton spare for shows). Wish I could still fit golf clubs though
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:02 AM   #8
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i just have a 1 10" setup in my car but you can't tell from the trunk!







designed a box for 2 10x7's (require more airspace than 2 12's) that allows use of the trunk and spare tire, just haven't built it yet.
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:15 AM   #9
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Hoooray for clean set-ups. Let's get some more pics. I hate the all that fiberglass sh!t with four thousand TV screens. Been my experience that those cars always sound like poo.

Anyway...
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Old 07-10-2003, 12:22 PM   #10
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Hoooray for clean set-ups. Let's get some more pics. I hate the all that fiberglass sh!t with four thousand TV screens. Been my experience that those cars always sound like poo.

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OOO, I BEG to differ......

But anyway....a little old school but here ya' go:













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Old 07-10-2003, 01:03 PM   #11
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Hoooray for clean set-ups. Let's get some more pics. I hate the all that fiberglass sh!t with four thousand TV screens. Been my experience that those cars always sound like poo.

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Puff puff give... someones obviously been visiting the wrong shops!!
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Old 07-10-2003, 02:04 PM   #13
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OMG u streeteffectz guys get to me. Back when I was a young child my dad and I went to a car audio comp., and I sat with the president of PPI in their glassed show car. I didn't know much about car stereo at the time, but he told me that the showcars with huge, complicated glass designs are very poor for SQL. Most people could really give a crap about SQL when it comes to whatever they have going on their trunks, but it has been my experience that the gentleman from PPI was correct. I'm sure your magic hands have produced fantastical works of fiberglass SQL trunks, but I haven't seen one. so there

edit: rather I haven't heard one
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OMG u streeteffectz guys get to me. Back when I was a young child my dad and I went to a car audio comp., and I sat with the president of PPI in their glassed show car. I didn't know much about car stereo at the time, but he told me that the showcars with huge, complicated glass designs are very poor for SQL. Most people could really give a crap about SQL when it comes to whatever they have going on their trunks, but it has been my experience that the gentleman from PPI was correct. I'm sure your magic hands have produced fantastical works of fiberglass SQL trunks, but I haven't seen one. so there

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Do you mean SPL??? or are you talking about SQ??? PPI man doesn't seem to have educated you very well...lol. Take a ride up to NJ if you'd like to here SQ in a Crazy fiberglassed trunk!!! Everything is built to spec it has absolutely nothing to do with the glasswork. By the way if you can't venture up to NJ we'll be in Atlanta for NOPI in late September!!
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Pardon my typo. My outrage of seeing my opinion openly laughed at must have made that L slip in there.

Anyway, I'm in south fl. now, and atlanta is a little far away. Thanks for the offer, and I'll take ur word for it.
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all due respect, show36 said "practical trunk set-ups." I really likesome of the elaborate ones, but I'd like to some that I can afford and still have money to eat with. As for the fiberglass debate, I've heard some banging fiber-work! It's just too pricey for me.
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Pardon my typo. My outrage of seeing my opinion openly laughed at must have made that L slip in there.

Anyway, I'm in south fl. now, and atlanta is a little far away. Thanks for the offer, and I'll take ur word for it.
Lol nah man no ones openly laughing at you, simply correcting you on a point of view thats obviously limited. Didn't intend to offend you in anyway. Bottomline is if you find a shop who takes pride in their work it doesn't matter what type set up you go with it's gonna sound good.
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all due respect, show36 said "practical trunk set-ups." I really likesome of the elaborate ones, but I'd like to some that I can afford and still have money to eat with. As for the fiberglass debate, I've heard some banging fiber-work! It's just too pricey for me.
I agree 100% thats why Ron posted up some basic installs that we had done.
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Old 07-10-2003, 02:39 PM   #19
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Help has arrived:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...threadid=20337
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...threadid=33712
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...threadid=67100
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...threadid=58947
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...threadid=55891

Browse these threads to get ideas. There's some more complicated stuff in there, but you'll get some space-saving ideas too. Quite frankly, retention of trunk utility is usually not a major concern with most people during the design phase. By maintaining a majority of trunk space you will have to make some compromises. My box isn't deep enough to support the basket of most subs: weekness. Having my extra battery in the spare tire puts a lot of weight toward the back of the car: weakness. My amp rack sits fairly close to the face of my rear sub when folded down; as such, I have to avoid long-excursion subs. You get the idea. However, careful design based on components you like and will be happy with for the forseeable future will enable you and a creative installer to come up with ideas that will retain trunk space. Creative use of sidewall space and height will keep the majority of the trunk free. Moreover, retention of trunk utility, in my experience, really centers around depth. The goal of my install was to maintain the spare, be able to entend trunk depth by keeping the path to the folding seats open, and by retaining maximum trunk dimensions. Really you have to decide what you want to get out of your trunk. Huge subs? Another battery? The spare? Ported or sealed enclosure? Making a limited-space installation work depends on the successful integration of specific components within specified design limits centered around goals for trunk utility.
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hey Craig, can you PM me on a ballpark figure to get a set-up similar to fuschniken's. Not the see-through spare though (looks nice, but I'm not that proud of my stock spare. Also it'll be with a fosgate HX2 12.

By the way Fush....How had does that one twelve sound?
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