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KUSoob 05-30-2011 01:46 PM

My totally hidden subwoofer install
 
For those of you that want extra bass, without the lost of your trunk, this is your solution!

See this thread for details. http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...38#post1870838

The 4th gen guys have had these for a while, but I was the first box he made for the 5th gens, and let me say, it sounds incredible!

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...7/100_0725.jpg

Line out converter
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...7/100_0722.jpg

Amp underneath passenger seat (seat pushed forward to show, normally you can't see it).

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...7/100_0727.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...7/100_0721.jpg

This is by far the best option for a sub IMO. It provides REAL bass, unlike the underseat subwoofer and the HK sub.

evilO 05-30-2011 02:41 PM

Spare?

SpidermanMTL 05-30-2011 03:00 PM

How come you have speakers in the trunk panel? I didn't know there are cutouts.. I thought It was 4x 6 1/2" in the doors and that's it?.... Did you cut those out yourself?

KUSoob 05-30-2011 03:29 PM

Yes, the spare tire is still under there, and Spider, the harman/kardon system came with a rear deck mounted sub.... but its very quiet.

Gire 05-30-2011 04:14 PM

Did you bolt the sub box in to the well, or does it just hold in there with gravity?


Any cooling issues with the amp under the seat? Have you run it hard for an extended period of time?

KUSoob 05-30-2011 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gire (Post 3409907)
Did you bolt the sub box in to the well, or does it just hold in there with gravity?


Any cooling issues with the amp under the seat? Have you run it hard for an extended period of time?

It's held in by gravity, and it doesn't move at all. Very secure.

As far as the amp... no known issues. I don't run it extremely hard as the sub provides a nice punch with little power, but overall no issues running it under the seat.

Rogue77 05-30-2011 05:11 PM

Not something I would do but that is a damn good idea, props. I just dynamatted my trunk (the spare tire well and base are) and noticed that the bass is much more prevlent with the stock HK sub now.

KUSoob 05-30-2011 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rogue77 (Post 3409942)
Not something I would do but that is a damn good idea, props. I just dynamatted my trunk (the spare tire well and base are) and noticed that the bass is much more prevlent with the stock HK sub now.

No props to me, they all go to Steven (ItalynStylion), he's the one who makes these. He did an excellent job on the box and is very knowledgeable about subs.

CL21376 05-30-2011 09:13 PM

That looks like a really clean installation--nice!!

Did you have the h/k system? And if so, did you replace your head unit too? Or just the amp?

musty_hustla 05-31-2011 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CL21376 (Post 3410145)
That looks like a really clean installation--nice!!

Did you have the h/k system? And if so, did you replace your head unit too? Or just the amp?

It looks like he still has the stock system. I noticed the stock amp was sitting under the new amp.

What is the cost/size sub?

KUSoob 05-31-2011 06:35 AM

Yes, I have the h/k system. Didn't replace the head unit, just put in a mono amp to power the subwoofer.

Here is the sub I have: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-GTO1214D.html

JBL GTO 12" DVC, however I got it for $105. Looks like they've raised the price on it.
All said and done, the box, wiring, sub, and amp ran around $430. Pricey, a little. Worth it? Absolutely.

Fletch113 05-31-2011 06:48 AM

Awesome, I like it! How many cubic feet is the box? Was it shipped to you or did you pick it up?

KUSoob 05-31-2011 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fletch113 (Post 3410452)
Awesome, I like it! How many cubic feet is the box? Was it shipped to you or did you pick it up?

I believe the box is ~ 1 cubic foot. Which is just enough for that Sub. It was shipped to me, he makes every box custom according to what you want.

BobGee 05-31-2011 11:38 AM

I've had a few spare tire installs..

I love installs where everything is hidden.. What someone needs to do is make a fiberglass template/mold for the spare tire well..

It's a huge area with lots of potential airspace.. more than most cars..

If the installer didn't do it already, remove the factory sub and use that hole to allow bass to pass through... Yes you will notice a huge difference..

20LEGGY10 05-31-2011 11:51 AM

you would need a rim to go around that hole. That would look pretty out of place with the sub missing haha


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