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Old 09-14-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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Subwoofer Box

Anybody have this box.

Custom Dual 10" Wrangler Enclosure Box

Do you like it?
How does it sound with the top down?
Does it stay in place with the back seat removed?

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Old 09-14-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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Looks to me like a standard wrangler box which won't stay in place unless you build a bracket to bolt it down to the tub. All boxes will sound different with the top down versus the top off...just something to get used to.

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Anybody have this box.

Custom Dual 10" Wrangler Enclosure Box

Do you like it?
How does it sound with the top down?
Does it stay in place with the back seat removed?
Just searched and found this thread, realize it's from a while back...

I like the sub box a lot, it sounds great with the top down, but with the top on sounds a little bit better. It does stay in place till you hit say rail road tracks, which is annoying, i'm going to make a bracket to keep it down, other than that a great buy.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:51 PM   #4
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It looks like its cut to fit tightly behind the rear seat of a TJ. It has the contour of the back seat on one side and the tailgate on the other. I don't think it will move too much, not even inverted.
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^^^ O it will move up and down, just not side to side, front to back...
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It is angled on one side to fit up against the back of the rear seat and straight on the other to fit up against the tailgate. It can't go up because the base is larger than the space between the top of the seat and the tailgate. It looks like it is custom made to fit perfect in the TJ. It should not move in any direction with the gate closed and it pinned behind the seat.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:28 PM   #7
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what subs are you looking at getting?
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It is angled on one side to fit up against the back of the rear seat and straight on the other to fit up against the tailgate. It can't go up because the base is larger than the space between the top of the seat and the tailgate. It looks like it is custom made to fit perfect in the TJ. It should not move in any direction with the gate closed and it pinned behind the seat.
Trust me it moves, I have the same exact box and a TJ lol but it's only when you hit bumps, rail road tracks anything rough really. It will slide up about an inch then drop back down, and the back of the box will slam the tailgate as well after landing, i'm currently working on preventing both these things from happening anymore. By the way, I have another box if someone is looking to buy one for a cheaper price. I ordered 2, and ended up just needing one.

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i just bought this box off ebay, along with 2 kicker 10s and a new kicker 10zx400.1 amp, any pictures of yalls setup?
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Anybody have this box.

Custom Dual 10" Wrangler Enclosure Box

Do you like it?
How does it sound with the top down?
Does it stay in place with the back seat removed?
You know what im doing?
Building my own for like $40 bucks

Im building it to fit the entire space behind my rear seat (even where i can still fold down the seat). And Im gonna bolt it to the sides of the wheel well (where the factory holes are).

Kinda like this shape: http://www.tuffyproducts.com/p-110-0...age-trunk.aspx
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i just bought this box off ebay, along with 2 kicker 10s and a new kicker 10zx400.1 amp, any pictures of yalls setup?
sorry to but in, kicker is not as good as people say. the only kicker products that stand up to the name are the top of the line kicker stuff. don't get me wrong they still sound good but there are way better subs in the same price range that sound much better than the kickers.

and are pics of my setup.

my new sub and enclosure


and here are my kappa perfect components in the soundbar and the same in the front speaker location




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Old 02-10-2011, 04:24 PM   #12
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This is what I built one 10" sub sounds good
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i was looking in the jeep today for someplace to mount the amp, i dont want to mount it to the box because i dont want it showing, i was thinking under the rear seat? not sure if it will fit though
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It will fit under the rear seat, well mine did anyway and it fit snug enough to where I didn't need to bolt it down, fits just perfectly. It has just about a 12" by 2" by 12" dimension, it's square.
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well i bought this box: Custom Dual 10" Wrangler Enclosure Box

this amp: Kicker 10ZX400.1 Mono subwoofer amplifier — 400 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms at Crutchfield.com

and these subs : Comp | KICKER

judging by the pictures the box is cut so the subs face towards the floor, should help with not being seen, but i mean its not that hard to spot the box, will have to find a way to bolt it to the floor as well as the amp
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:50 PM   #16
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Alpine - Type R 10" Dual-Voice-Coil 8-Ohm Subwoofer - SWR-1043D

Alpine Type R subs...best subs I've ever had. I got mine off ebay though. I've always been a fan of ported boxes...nor sure if they make any ported custome boxes for the TJ though. With a ported box, I think you'll get better bass notes...especially if you're going to be riding with the top down alot.
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for the price of a type r you can get a lethal injection from incriminator audio and it pounds much harder than the alpine will, its rated a 600rms but easily handles 800.

as for wanting a port for one of the pre-fab enclosures, you could just take it apart and add a port and port walls, and tune the enclosure to what works best with your sub

if anyone is in the market i'm selling my old 12" lethal injection, half price
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:22 PM   #18
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is there anyway to run the rcas/remote/positive through the roll bars ?
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Trust me it moves, I have the same exact box and a TJ lol but it's only when you hit bumps, rail road tracks anything rough really. It will slide up about an inch then drop back down, and the back of the box will slam the tailgate as well after landing, i'm currently working on preventing both these things from happening anymore. By the way, I have another box if someone is looking to buy one for a cheaper price. I ordered 2, and ended up just needing one.

https://accounts.craigslist.org/post...93915127&db=lv
lol that link you gave looks like a scam.
so how much are you selling the box for?
also, what made you think you needed two boxes for behind the seat? you only have one trunk. unless you put in a wrong order, im just wondering...
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sorry to but in, kicker is not as good as people say. the only kicker products that stand up to the name are the top of the line kicker stuff. don't get me wrong they still sound good but there are way better subs in the same price range that sound much better than the kickers.

and are pics of my setup.

my new sub and enclosure


and here are my kappa perfect components in the soundbar and the same in the front speaker location




what kind of subs do you recommend? there arent really many options that cost $90 for two 10s. my friend has fosgate primes which cost the same as the kickers and sound the same. i mean, i would say jl audio beats pretty much most everything out there but its in a different price range than the basic kickers
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Not trying to hijack but thought id ask rather than make new thread..i have a 12" apline type r will this fit in that box if the hole is cut bigger? Or is the box too thin? Thnx guys
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Not trying to hijack but thought id ask rather than make new thread..i have a 12" apline type r will this fit in that box if the hole is cut bigger? Or is the box too thin? Thnx guys
Don't think so... says bottom depth is 10 3/4"...I'm pretty sure your cut-out diameter is gonna be more like 11.xx" with a 12" sub. I'm almost positive I've seen similar boxes that will fit 12's though...both single and dual.
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Thanx man ill prob have a local shop custom one if its not too pricey
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Thanx man ill prob have a local shop custom one if its not too pricey
If you want, you can just get a single cab truck box. I bought one that holds two 10s and it fits perfectly behind there. Just be careful about the width because a lot of them are the wide ones. A box for a single 12 shouldnt have too much problem
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I got bored tonight after work...



I take care of an industrial park and one of our businesses recently switched buildings, leaving a bunch of 1/2" MDF behind, some of it in pretty good shape. I know a lot of people prefer 3/4" MDF, but since I'm not looking for a super high quality build, I'll take what I can get. lol

I started building this box...nothing too fancy at all, especially since I can't seem to cut anything square even with a nice large table saw amongst many other tools. I kinda used it as an excuse to test the little nail gun I bought the other day (for trim work on a wall I'm rebuilding).

The box is upside down...it'll actually be a downfiring 10" sub in a sealed enclosure. The compartment next to it will house my amp. I'm going to mount it upside down and then put half panels over the openings to protect it from the elements. Since my Jeep does get rained on, I'm going to sand the box down as smooth as I can get it and use the leftover roll-on bedliner I have from when I bedlined our dump truck. That should seal any leaks in the sub enclosure and protect the wood from the elements.

Once I get the rest of it figured out, I'll work on ideas for mounting it so it's less likely to be stolen...

Approximate dimensions are:

32" long, 13" wide, 7-8" tall...can't remember what it ended up coming out to as I am NOT an engineer and kept miscalculating everything.

Anyway...just figured I'd show off what I've got so far. We'll see if it ever makes it into my Jeep or if it turns out looking so crappy I throw it away due to embarrassment...lol
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any ideas on how to keep it from gettin stolen ???
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Bolting it through the tub would probably be the best way... remove the subs and bolt it from the inside and then down underneath. I'd use four bolts (1 per corner) to help prevent someone from just ripping the bolts out of the wood and yanking the box out. Since it's a sealed box, I'd put a little sealant around the hole when you bolt it down just to make sure it stays 100% sealed where you bolt it. Use washers to help prevent cracking the box as well since MDF likes to crack pretty easily.

Just remember...nothing you do aside from bringing it inside every night can completely prevent it from being stolen...if someone REALLY wants it, they'll get it. Either they'll take crow bars and literally rip the box off the bolts...or they'll sit there unscrewing and unbolting everything they can and stripping it down as far as they want to go. The best thing you can do is use uncommon bolts (ie torx bolts or carriage bolts) where they may not have the proper tools to get it out or just make it time consuming to get everything apart without completely tearing it up making it absolutely worthless.
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My set up is a little different. I have a JL Audio 10" kicker in a truck box with the amp installed under my rear seat. I used to have the box behind the rear seat, but I found that I enjoy it better right behind and firing into the driver seat. I use an old ethernet cable tied around the driver seat to keep it flat against the driver seat.

As for theft prevention/dissuasion, I attached a handle (meant for a door) to the box and run a bike style cable through it and around the rollbar. Sure someone coule cut the cable, but they would have to be carrying come cable cutters. If they rippef the handle off, that could ruin the integrity of the box's seal.

It's a different set up, buy works for me.

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