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Old 06-10-2009, 05:10 PM
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Hello, im looking to find a nice subwoofer box for my girlfriends bettle, i would love to do a type of stealth box, i was wondering if anyone had one or even knew how to build one. does anyone even have a layout and measurements of the trunk maybe? any suggestions are welcome. thanks in advance.
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:55 PM
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I can only think of 2 types of boxes, check these links:
JL Audio Stealthbox® Custom-fit fiberglass enclosure with 10" W3v3 subwoofer Fits 1998-up Volkswagen Beetle coupe at Crutchfield.com

https://www.wholesalecarstereo.com/M...10-p19180.html

no measurements though. It be nice to build something similar
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:35 PM
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i think i may attempt my own build on this, ill be sure to give details if i do it. thanks for the help. if anyone has measurements or a layout of the trunk space please let me know.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:47 PM
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i built a custom dual ten box to go into the spare tire well. i hope to have pics of it up by the end of the day.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:09 PM
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i built a custom dual ten box to go into the spare tire well. i hope to have pics of it up by the end of the day.
That includes a how-to faq right?
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:50 PM
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heres a few pics i took on the phone thru-out the build.

i suggest doing your own measuring..i actually used a hammer to bang out a few spots in the well to make it level for the box...it didnt take much. and i know some people cringe about it.

anyways. built the box from 3/4 inch mdf. and then coated the interior with resin. this box is almost exactly 1.5 cubes. it is a common air box...which i didnt want to do. how ever the alternative was building a taller box..which would have raised the false floor at least another inch and a half.

depending on the subs you want to you use you may be able to build a smaller box. or seperate it to two chambers.

either way the box sounds great. i am going to be dynamatting a good portion of the vehicle. so i am waiting until after that is done to finish the top of the floor. eventually a piece of mdf will be cut out around the amps and carpeted section of the subs. i will carpet it and it will cover up the wiring and distribution block and capacitor..which is installed in the driver corner of the bumper.
either way...enjoy the pics. hope it gives you some inspiration. if you could only hear it. haha
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:44 PM
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Do you still have your spare?
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:51 PM
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yes...i have it....in my basement.

just paid the yearly fee for aaa.

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im thinking about doing a fiberglass enclosure for one sub either 10in or 8 but i was hoping to find a nice write up on it or advice on it. anyone?
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Old 06-20-2009, 05:36 PM
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im thinking about doing a fiberglass enclosure for one sub either 10in or 8 but i was hoping to find a nice write up on it or advice on it. anyone?

10 in fiberglass box..... glass box fits in spare tire, this way you aren't stuck in the middle of nowhere waiting on roadside.... in the vert I don't run a spare tire, but that car doesn't go anywhere without me unless its an emergency. Can't have the wife rollin the beetle without a spare.

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hey folks. came across a great deal on a new sub and amp combo. so im getting rid of the above pictured dual ten box and amp rack. i never did finish it because i had issues with the 4 channel amp and didnt want to cut a cover peice for an amp i thought id end up replacing...which i am

for someone to finish it they just have to get a thin piece of wood...cut it to fit...and carpet or paint. pretty easy for anyone with some power tools.

anyways. ill be storing the sub box and amp plate (or rack) in the basement for now. if anyone is interested in purchasing it id be happy to sell. as you can see in the pictures its a common air dual ten sealed enclosure. measuring roughly 1.5 cubic feet. it is made of 3/4 inch mdf and nailed together. the interior of the box was resined to increase rigidity. for now the subs are also for sale. but i expect to sell them soon. as they are mtx 7500 series. great subs. and they sound awesome in the enclosure. i have had it metered and running of an 800 watt rms amp...at roughly 3/4 gain it hit at 134 dbs. very loud and clean set up. i love tens over any other size.

the box simply lays in the spare wheel well. and the amp plate lays around the sub box. it raises the floor roughly an inch. the sub box has mdf strips attached to the side so the plate can be screwed to the box...reducing vibration. thats what i loved most about this set up. how little vibration can be heard inside and out. and it utilizes the shape of the rear window and cabin to its full sound advantage. no one ever believe i have just 2 tens.

so...

as for now i have the box and amp rack for sale...and also the two subs pictured above. mtx ten inch 7500 series.

pm me if anyone is interested. i would have started a new thread but i cant find what i did with those pictures...so i figured id just attach this post to where the pics can be seen.
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If I lived anywhere near you, I'd be interested... I bet shipping would be ridiculous! lol
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Default JL Audio Subwoofer available...

Hello there,
I have a perfect condition JL Audio Stealth subwoofer that I bought, but never hooked up in my vehicle. I have the subwoofer and the false flooring that goes with it, along with all of the mounting hardware. I did not purchase the unit with the amplifier. I would rather not ship, but since you are willing to pay for shipping, let me know where you are located, and I can see about working up a deal for you to purchase...

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It Is My first try at fiberglass. Its not perfect, I can still Clean it up a bit, but It Sounds Awesome. and I still have alot of trunk space. I was thinking of covering it with black leather to match my seats




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Old 03-14-2010, 03:14 AM
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Here's mine I went from this...








To this ...








And still not finished....
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I want to buy some of these ,Please tell me the procedure to purchase these things
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Here's mine I went from this...








To this ...








And still not finished....
nicely done man, what are your plans for around that enclose?
Im wondering how come you didnt use mdf instead of plywood, usually people use mdf
looks good so far
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:00 PM
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nicely done man, what are your plans for around that enclose?
Im wondering how come you didnt use mdf instead of plywood, usually people use mdf
looks good so far
I used the plywood because thats what i had on hand . I was not sure this was going to work it's the first time i have done this . I have been having this idea for a long time and a friend gave me the VW trim piece he found and i thought this would make a good trim / vent for a speaker box ...


and the rest is history



the next one i do will be done right.
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heck, looks pretty nice to me. id buy one of those, you should start a business.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:27 PM
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looks awesome....hows it sound?

hows the vibration on the hatch? and exhaust?
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