Thats awesome about the BMW Oz...that sounds like a nice machine and glad that the system sounds good. Wish I could hear it. Wish I was in OZ...LOL I agree with you on the fiberglass. Only option in the application i used. Its a solid box and seems to produce some pretty good quality sound.masterbaron and Brobb - 2 guys who know and appreciate good, clean sound. I'm with you guys just my wallet can't keep up these days.
Once was a time though when I'd spend considerable piles of cash on clean, crisp tunes. Still have some old trophies from competition days that I look at and think "if only I had ALL that money back" lol
I built some boxes for a guitar mate once and, after I'd loaded them up properly and gave them to him it renewed his enjoyment in the guitar cause he was hearing notes he'd never experienced properly before.
FWIW - 'glass can be made to produce clean bass but it takes a lot of work to stop it flexing (as you guys obviously know). It really comes down to the space you've got to work with. If you can't make a decent enclosure from mdf due to space, position, or shape limitations, then 'glass is your primary (secondary) go to. I had a BMW Z3 that had been the play thing of a rich woman. She'd thrown $30k into mods on it but it still had the standard stereo as it hadn't been built to listen to "that" music. With no real options for subs due to the location of the fuel tank at the back of the cockpit, we built a pair of enclosures that were moulded to fit under the seats with 8" subs pointing forward at the front. Your legs naturally sat over them so no interference. Some good quality splits and a decent pair of fill speakers capped it off nicely. You lost a little bit off the top when the roof came down (naturally) but it was clean, crisp, punchy, pure music with zero distortion all the way to max volume on the h/u. Properly matched components, amplified correctly are like magic. You know it's there you just can't figure out how it happened
@Tarpon I'll see what else I can dig up. If you can put up a pic of what your spare wheel well looks like that would help as yeah, we don't have that tank in our models.
Oz - Yes! Very helpful. Great job again coming up with cool info! One of these and one from your earlier post was really slick. I would buy one of those in a minute (from the high end install) if they were commercially available. I've actually contacted several of the people from the posts you've referenced to see if we might work something out.@Tarpon - Here's a couple more threads from the boards.
T2/T3 Dynaudio Amp Location | Club Touareg Forum
2013 Exec Dynaudio Subwoofer Design and Install | Club Touareg Forum
Subwoofer enclosure (2012 Touareg) - Sold | Club Touareg Forum
Hope it's helpful
Servo subs for me... Both home and cars. I prefer a flat response from 20Hz to wherever I decide to stop it.
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Heck of a nice Z3! I'd love to drive that thing but not sure how I'd do shifting lefty! What year?
Here are picks of my wheel well and the side compartment.
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It looks like Troystg removed the panel in front of the spare as well for mounting his gear, but it doesn't look like there's depth for a sub there.
Thanks for the info. Never knew the panel comes out but that really served you well. The install looks sharp!The panel in front of the spare? The rear deck pulls out and there is a ton of "free space" that is filled by the grey noise "fabric" in your picture... Grab both sides of the deck and pull straight out the back. It's tight the first time.
And here is a similar vehicle that he put in a small enclosure "next" to the wheel... He did a LOT of very good work...
Howdy all, I have a new vehicle and I'm back to my old addiction. I feel the need to gut this sucker and refine the stock audio system. Meet my latest project: It looks like there is ample room to place subs and amp(s) in the rear hatch: The hatch floor is recessed almost 2" below...www.diymobileaudio.com
Do you offer procurement services for other goods too? Like houses, jobs, who knows what else? Great find on the pre-fab enclosure for sure!Aaaannd, here's an offering from our friends in Poland. Their England not so good but "If you can't find on our auction product you're interested in contact us and we'll try to help you out". What's not to like there - friendly and helpful
Volkswagen Touareg 2. MDF spacer rings. Fit-box subwoofer enclosure is a perfect way to improve bass in the car. By matching to the vehicle it takes a little space and doesn't interfere in regular car use.www.ebay.com
Ok you're hired! Bit of a commute though.I need to come to your town then. You'd probably get me onto the sub box as a first job
If it's going to be portable the main thing is it needs to be solid as anything that takes away from the sub doing it's job = less output.
You could go with something like this:
TS-SWX251 - 10" Preloaded Shallow-Mount Component Subwoofer Enclosure (not avail anymore so might find a runout model cheap)
FREE 2-day Shipping: Big bass in a tight space Rockford Fosgate's Prime Series R2S-1X10 shallow sub enclosure lets you have big bass in your vehiclewww.crutchfield.com
Rockford Fosgate R2-250X1 Prime Series mono subwoofer amplifier — 250 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms at CrutchfieldFREE 2-day Shipping: Give your sub the power it deserves Rockford Fosgate's Prime Series R2-250X1 amplifier canpower your subwooferwith up towww.crutchfield.comFREE 2-day Shipping: Give your speakers the power they deserve Rockford Fosgate's Prime Series R2-500X4 amplifier can power four speakers withwww.crutchfield.com
You could either do a matching box next to a single sub for the amp or have 2 sub boxes and mount an amp underneath out of sight with just the speaker cables coming up each side.
2 Subs plus an amp for $650 plus some install time would give you a good solution that you could move out of the way if need be.