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Old 12-30-1999, 12:52 PM
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Michael Michael is offline
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Location: CT, USA
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Thanks for your comments. As regards the sub placement, I do indeed have the well you speak of (and there's a 16" wheel in there, full-size). In my trunk, there's what looks like a round one-ended cylinder that screws in and holds the spare in place. On top of that there's a plastic tray with a door in it that allows access to the wheel well. Did you simply replace this part with a sheet of MDF with the sub bolted into it?? Then what did you do about trhe carpet on top of that, did you retain it but mount a grill in it?

As regards the rear speakers, I'm still planning on installing the 5 1/2" coaxials in the OE locations on the rear deck..I often ride with 3-4 people in the car so I really wanted to retain full-range sound throughout the cabin. That said, I won't be able to use those holes as ports for the sub. However, you indicated that the ports did little for your, do you think I should install a big 'ole 12 in. sub in the floor of the trunk, powered by 200+ watts mono (I am going to do the larger amps) and see where it gets me?

Also, I saw that one of the sub manufacturers has a flexible "tube" that attaches to the port on a sub cabinet and can be directed my case I could run it straight out the top of the first aid kit and there would be maybe a 2 1/2" - 3" hole. What are your thoughts on such a device, and how much of the sub's noise actually passes out the port vs the front of the speaker?

Thanks, as always, for your help.

Best regards, Michael
'92 500E
'88 300TE
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