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VG to VS ute Subwoofer enclosure with measurements

Discussion in 'Car Audio' started by Vg-ute-mad, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Vg-ute-mad

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    VG to VS ute Subwoofer enclosure with measurements (D.I.Y)

    After many searches over the net, looking for a sub enclosure to fit into the cavity beside the fuel tank of my ute, and with out much luck. I decided to design a enclosure, to suit my 12 inch sub.

    This enclosure would be ideal for a shallow mounted sub. You should be able to use a 10 inch sub for this enclosure as well. Just make sure the sub you have or purchase is suited to a 31 Litre enclosure!

    Feel free to use this for a sticky as it would be ideal!

    What you will need

    $60
    18mm M.D.F
    Two G clamps
    Jigsaw
    Drill
    Piece of 4 by 2 (to use as a guide for the jigsaw to get a clean straight cut)
    Wood screws
    Liquid nails
    All purpose silicon
    Sample pot of paint
    Can of clear spray paint

    Get bunnings to cut the M.D.F to size for you. That way, all you will need to do is cut the front and side pieces at a 128 degree angle.

    Plans

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    Completed with Silicon

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    After being painted and sub installed

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    Yes I know the sub is upside down, as the speaker wire terminals stopped the sub from fitting in properly. lol :rolleyes:

    Subwoofer Fitted (If useful)

    Product Name: FEW-12 FUSION ENCOUNTER SUBWOOFER
    VAS 100 L
    QTS .343
    QMS 4.155
    QES .374
    RMS Power 200 Watts
    Peak Power 400 Watts
    Sens (1W/1M) 91dB
    Xmax (Pk to Pk) 22.5mm
    Xmax (1 way) 11mm
    Freq. Response 23Hz - 3KHz
    Fs 27Hz
    Voice Coil 2" Kapton SVC
    Impedence 4 ohms
    Mounting Diameter: 10.09" / 277mm
    Mounting Depth: 5.02" / 127.5mm
    Outside Diameter: 12.24" / 311mm


    The Result

    Sound Quality: The bass is much more deeper, due to better excursion.
    The bass is now not muffled as the sub was originally placed behind the passenger seat, mounted in a custom enclosure, that I paid good money for!
     
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    i dont understand where it gose take a pic of it inyour ute :D
     
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    Here is the tray cover, and underneath that is the fuel tank. Just undo all the screws to get inside. :)

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    Here is a pic of the enclosure sitting beside the fuel tank.

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    ohhh yeh i see ill post up sum pics of wat i did.. i like your idea tho. my amps there tho lol.. might try 2 put another sub there lol
     
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    the middle bit is the sub but the other 2 side bits r shoe holders or wat ever..
    ps. ya sub box looks like it got clouds on it lol
     
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    Yeah it has clouds on it, because i got board and wanted to airbrush lol. I like your idea, but I would be worried about getting defected. Is that a 12" you have?
     
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    yeh its a 12.. havnt been defected lol.. i got it searched for a gun lol.. thats about it haha
     
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    ..."No officer, it wasn't a gun! It was my fully sick sound system, mate!" lol
     
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    Haydz Fasten your seatbelts

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    good work on the sub box.


    ill be using this when i do my mates one. thanks alot
     
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    Thanks Haydz! :)

    I hope it all goes well for you! :thumbsup:
     
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    brilliant thread mate. it will be very helpfull (when i put a new donk in mine)
     
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    Thanks heaps mate! I'm glade I can help! :thumbsup:
     
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    doest that trap door not leak is it ment to have a seal?
     
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    I put a bead of silicon around the edge and let it dry before screwing the lid down.

    I also made sure the inside of the cavity was also sealed so the sub wouldn't get water damaged.
     
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    I had a enclosure behind the passanger seat before and passangers couldn't get comfortable due to the seat being to far forward. Not only that, the sound is muddy due to the sound being directly behind the seat, with out space in between.
     
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    Is it possible to adapt this and make a sealed enclosure with a port going straight into the cabin through one of those holes? Would make for better sealing imo, I'm just not sure how to go about setting a box up for that.
     
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    Oh and 128 degree's? What the? From where?
     
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    To make a ported enclosure with the sub specs that I used, you would need to make the enclosure larger. Which would be hard, as there is limited space as it is.

    If you are looking at the enclosure side on, from bottom to top, it is a 128 degree right angle.
     
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    hey mate i like your design... thinking of using it... but i have a pioneer 12" and the diameter is 327mm (16mm bigger than the fusion one), and the depth is 164mm (36.5mm deeper than fusion). As i cant really see how close the magnet is to the side of the box, do you think this sub will fit? if not, do you have any suggestions to make it fit? such as changing the angle, etc. thanks in advance for your help.
     

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