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Old 08-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #31
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Too late for that.

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Old 08-01-2013, 05:00 PM   #32
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I have forward facing sub and it hits hard enough. Never heard a down-firing setup so can't help you there.

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Old 08-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #33
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If anyone cares I ended up building my own forward fire box. We had the wood, tools and everything else to build it so me and my dad took an afternoon and threw one together. I'm very pleased and would not discourage anyone from a forward fire. Here's a couple pictures.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #34
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nice man! this is the first forward i have seen in a tj. back seat still fits?
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:27 PM   #35
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Yup the seat works, there's kind of a trick to folding it down but the box fits just about perfectly between the seat and the tailgate. The cool thing is we painted it with flex seal (the rubber in a can on commercials) so it's waterproof and a bit more sound insulating.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #36
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The cool thing is we painted it with flex seal (the rubber in a can on commercials) so it's waterproof and a bit more sound insulating.
not a bad idea right there
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #37
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Sweet! I'm looking to make my own box to house two 10" kickers. Only I don't have a back seat so I might just buy the regular box and call it good. How easy was it to make the box? Is there any specs on how much airspace sounds the best? And would you use OSB or plywood?
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I have a downfiring box behind the rear seat and it sounds good. Nothing that will shake your teeth out, but will rattle my mirrors when it hits. i would buy it again if i were to do it over.Pioneer UD-SW100D Single 10" Down-Firing Subwoofer Enclosure
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Well the amount of airspace is specific to the subwoofers, mine ideally work in about .85 cubic feet of air per sub (in a sealed enclosure), if you have Kicker's than they will be different as I have a pair of Alpine's. Look online or in the manual for the subwoofers as far as the air space goes. If you don't need the seat you can fit a fairly large ported or sealed enclosure. If you buy the enclosure make sure you buy subs that will work with the airspace or vice versa. If you build it, what we did is find a box online that was made to go behind the seat and housed the correct air, and we used the dimensions and widened and shortened it so it looked a bit cleaner and then built it. We have a ton of 1/2 inch OSB board that we used to build it, normally 5/8, 3/4, or 1 inch OSB or MDF board is a bit better but if you seal it up good enough I don't think thicker wood really makes much if any difference with 10" or 12" subwoofers. I wouldn't say it's hard to build it if you have the right tools, and if you don't need the seat you can build a much easier square box which can allow more air space as well. Kind of a long message but if you have any other questions about building your own box or the correct airspace, etc I might be able to help you out.
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I have a downfiring box behind the rear seat and it sounds good. Nothing that will shake your teeth out, but will rattle my mirrors when it hits. i would buy it again if i were to do it over.Pioneer UD-SW100D Single 10" Down-Firing Subwoofer Enclosure
I know one sub sound pretty good, but I'm glad I got two. Even though they're brand new and not broken in and I haven't tuned the amp at all these subs hits pretty hard. If you have the volume up a bit as long as those subwoofers are moving you can feel it all around you and in the seat. And when you really turn it up you can't even see in the mirrors they're shaking so bad. I cant help but smile every time the bass hits.

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