10" Subwoofer install under passenger dash - Smart Car Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
 
smartgpspro's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
10" Subwoofer install under passenger dash

2008 Smart Fortwo Passion 451
Didnt want to see the sub in my Fortwo. Just not enough room for anything if you mount in the rear. Also didnt want to obstruct access to the engine lid. My second choice would be the back gate and mold a single 10" woofer into it. It would have to be recessed so not to damage anything placed in the back and not to damage the woofer or woofer grill.

So I decided to use the under dash space on the passenger side. Plenty of airspace to make a sealed box. However, challenging to build the mold upside down to get the basic shape, then to modify to allow it to be placed up there after it was reinforced. Then make the seperate plate for spacing and ring for mounting. Carpet it and mount to enclosure to seal the box.

It came out nice, however I would like to get about .15 cubic airspace more, because the woofer recommends .45 and I'm around .35.

https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=2629
https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=2630
https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=2631
https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=2632
https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=2633



Last edited by SMART; 10-01-2008 at 12:35 PM.
smartgpspro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-24-2008, 05:28 PM
banned
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ruskin, FL (near Tampa)
Posts: 4,883
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice work!!!
Wdhitch is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 05:44 PM
 
greatfoxmusic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 64
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very nice. Did a shop do this? Do you have any specs for replicating this box?
Thanks
greatfoxmusic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 04:18 AM
 
gotwavs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 49
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That is awesome! Very nice work.
gotwavs is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-07-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 309
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How much rms power do you think the eclosure can handle before it vibrates all the screws in the dash and how much does it cost? I live near Kendall Lakes and would like to see it perform with a decent 45Hz bass drop. I currently have a Solobaric 10 with a old school PPI 400rms competition amp and am looking for a custom enclosure. Thanks.

Last edited by Cruising n Coasting; 08-07-2008 at 07:26 PM.
Cruising n Coasting is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Buffalo
Posts: 79
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
do you have any build pics or dimensions i think the one listed on here that fits the8" woofer is a bit to small for me.
although i am going to build one soon and see

Last edited by rexxxlo; 06-24-2009 at 09:00 AM.
rexxxlo is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lehighton, PA
Posts: 1,134
Thanks: 2
Thanked 51 Times in 48 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 289 Post(s)
i pray that there's gonna be some kind of grill over that sub. way too kick-prone if you ask me.
ElementalDragon is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Chris Wurgler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: N. Capitol Hill/Seattle WA
Posts: 317
Thanks: 14
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When you have your final design and installation, are you going to make This available to those of us who would never be able to do it ourselves and are willing to pay?
Chris Wurgler is offline  
Reply

Tags
box , enclosure , stereo , subwoofer , system upgrade

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Smart Car Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OEM under-seat subwoofer: $200 smartune Archive/obsolete (?) threads 29 11-29-2009 03:57 PM
Prewiring for subwoofer HGB Audio & Video 1 04-12-2008 05:32 AM
Need additional "SCOA" placards "skyzdlimit59" 2442 California Chapter 1 03-30-2008 09:37 AM
HELP!! Standard Subwoofer Install (Bazooka tube)? mjamus Audio & Video 2 02-21-2008 04:29 PM
Subwoofer location ARichte23 smart General Discussion 2 11-12-2007 08:44 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.