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Old 05-25-2005, 02:06   #1 (permalink)
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Cutting up my ute for 12" sub!?!?!?!

Hey guys...

At the mo my XH ute has a 12" sub under the tray on opposite side of my fuel tank... Sounds crap too much panel vibration and can't really hear the bass right...

I am planning on getting a slim like hard cover for my tray and now am looking at cutting through into the back between my driver and passanger seat and mounting the sub in there...

I'd prob have to get an engineer certificate and all... but would like any opinons on if its worth it or ill be wasting my time! And what would a cert cost todo something like that?

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Re: Cutting up my ute for 12" sub!?!?!?!

don't do it!!!!!!! Get an installer to make you a bandpass box to put in the well beside the fuel tank (under the panel in the tray area) port it through into the cabin... will sound awesome....

we did heaps of these installs and they sounded great
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Re: Cutting up my ute for 12" sub!?!?!?!

In my XF Ute I have taken the wall behind the seats and moved it back level with the back window made a new flat floor with sides and back and sealed it from the tray area (so I don't get any petrol fumes/vapors in the cab) and put 2 12" DDDrive subs at either end in seperate boxes and it sounds and looks great.But I put in some extra bracing (2- 30nb 3mm wall pipe) from side to side and 3 suport beams (25-50-3mm wall RHS) along the back wall and it is as stiff as a house,but totally illegal.

My time again I would mount them under the tray like you have and just work at getting the box dimensions right and better sealing to harness vibration,like more screws and rubber strip to do the job.

I have wanted to try four 8" subs in there to compare against the 12"s but don't want to start over again with this ute as the tools and helmet slide in there nicely for weekends riding in the bush and no-one knows it's in there.

I wish I could afford a AU or BA ute.
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