Saturday, October 4, 2014

Bass Makes Your Car Go Faster

A few years ago, I traded some parts for a fiberglass subwoofer enclosure made by forum member, Eurotrash (Jason Gibson). It has been sitting in a box for years because I had somewhat mosre pressing issues with the 1600, like keeping it moving. However, I recently bought a subwoofer on impulse, so I dove in.

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Here it is. It's sturdily built and fits under the passenger side of the rear seat. The first thing that caught my eye was that the enclosure is made for a 6.5" sub. Since I impulsively bought an 8" sub, there was going to be some modification.

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After removing the installed wiring and fluffy stuff, I traced out the size needed and got to cutting. For those playing at home, make sure you have eye protection and a mask of some type when cutting fiberglass.

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Did I mention that my car has seatbelt reels hidden under the back seat? Yeah, well, I'm going to have to make room for those.

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Now to lay up some fiberglass.

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At this point, many people would sand the enclosure smooth. I, however, remembered that it's going under the back seat and that I have other things to do. A coat of paint will do.

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I bought a roll of self-adhering foam to keep the rattles down and placed strips of it on all sides. Done!

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