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Old 01-03-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
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Guys, its almost that time again.... Time for me to get into some local stereo competitions. I am very excited about being able to pull into the competition lane in my bonne with my stereo system for the first time ever. The only thing that I want to change is I want to purchase a ported or vented box just for competing (I like my sealed box for everyday listening). So Does anyone know where I can get a large poted or vented box? A local stereo shop has one they can sale me for about $179.00 but I want to find one for less than that.


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sounds like an awesome system. I cant help you on the boxes, other than to try building your own. Thats what I like to do.
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That is one of the ony things that I don't know how to do. The thing that really sucks about all of the ones that I have found online is they are all smaller boxes. I want one somewhere in between 4-6 cubic feet.
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its really not to hard. All you have to do is draw out what kind of shape you want, find the size of the box you need (cubic feet) and then measure stuff out. Then use a table saw to cut MDF or fiberglass something. Your amp rack is nice, but I suggest you drill some holes in the board, and run the wires through the holes. You only have to put small slits in the carpet, and it hides your wires. This makes your trunk look much cleaner.
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to compete your going to want pretty specific dimensions. it would be best to have one professionally made to go with your subs
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Your amp rack is nice, but I suggest you drill some holes in the board, and run the wires through the holes. You only have to put small slits in the carpet, and it hides your wires. This makes your trunk look much cleaner.
Yeah, I know it would make it look alot neater, but i am very happy with the way it came out and I don't have the physical patience to go in and change it. I don't know if you read my intro but I have a spinal disease so I am not very limber anymore. I can live with it... the amp rack that is (hell I gotta live with the spinal disease)
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you definately want a box built for your speaker.. spec wise

there are baffles inside and the port or vent has to be in a specific area to allow

for maximum air flow..

what I mean is if you have a 12 sub.. just buying a box that the sub will fit will not give you

the best sound ..
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I understand that... and that is why I am asking for a box between 4 and 6 cubic feet... I know that I can't just use any type of box... Thats why I am doing research. I can't use the one built to factory specs because it will be a 7 cubic foot box and that is even too big for the bonneville trunk.
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the hard part about buying a box online as opposed to in store, is the shipping cost is very expensive to ship something so large and heavy.
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