My targa-friendly sub box

supraguy@aol

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I figured that I'd post in here, since NOBODY ever does.

I had begun to fiberglass a spare tire sub box, but decided against it at the last second. 1)- I want to carry a spare tire, and 2)- I was afraid that the sub would cause the rear deck to rattle if it was mounted below.
Anyway- this is it. It's roughly 5"x16"x18", in 1/2 MDF. I could have gone thicker, but I didn't feel the need. I only plan to run this at normal levels.
The sub itself, is a Pioneer TS-SW3001S4. More than enough for my future system. I just wanted a sub that I wouldn't have to move around if I took the targa off.
Ideal enclosure size is .5 to 1.0 cubic feet. I figured this one out to be roughly .6

Basic construction, sealed with construction adhesive/ sealant, and screwed together. Sub mounting holes have T-nuts imbedded on the inside.





Added cotton batting to reduce resonance/ rattle.



Covered in carpet, rear terminal cup added.



Added some bling.
 

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Thank you for adding to the car audio lol very clean! You are right about not needing thicker I use 3/4" but I blast bass [emoji48], should sound real nice! Would be nice to see how it fits with the targa on top.


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supraguy@aol

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Thanks for looking, Drogon.
Yeah, It'll be awhile till I have the new rear carpet in place, plus I have to do a lot of wiring work in the hatch area,
so I don't think I'll get the chance to take any in-place pics for a while yet.
 

Aleo24

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Same sub i have for my targe, i freaking love it!

Any pics of it mounted? and dimensions, i really need to revamp my setup as it was a rushed job.
 

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Looks awesome! I did the same thing with my first supra by building my own 1 cuft box for my Sony Xplode 12" sub back in the late 90's. It worked great and fit under my Targa perfectly. Where did you buy the outer coating? When I did mine I never covered the MDF (although I did paint it black). I added Velcro to the bottom of the box so that it wouldn't slide around and ruin my targa (or anything else in my trunk).
 

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I wasn't sure what I wanted to put on the bottom. I was considering bonding a ribbed rubber mat to the underside, to eliminate sliding.
The cover is a dark grey 'sub box' carpet. Really cheap stuff, but it looks ok.
 

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The Velcro worked great on my box. It keeps it in place really well but seeing as you have carpet that's out of the question now I think. You might be able to adapt something though. Maybe you can put some low profile 'feet' on it and put some Velcro pads on them.


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