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Well I finally got up the nerve to start my box build for my truck. So far so good. Im putting a 8'' Kicker L7 under my rear seat on the passenger side. Just so I can have one side for storage and one side for play. I should be getting my subwoofer in today so I can make a few more cuts and hopefully start screwing it all together later this week. we'll see what kind of week Ill have a work. I started with the storage hole and have three sides made. Ill be sure to take pics along the way and post them one I start screwing it all together.
 

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Be sure to take some photos so we can see what and how you are doin things!

I look forward to seeing what you did. Im sure it will come out awesome!!

Tim
 

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And there is likely enough volumetric space to build the cabinet the right size for that driver. Good choice!
 

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Sounds like a good build man, just out of curiosity are you doing a fiber or MDF box? or a combo? Custom molded boxes / custom built ones are always SOOO much better for sound resonance than prefab boxes, even ones meant for a specific vehicle.

And I'll second CustomShirts, give us pics!
 

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Im making it out of 3/4'' MDF. Kickers website said that the 8''L7 needs between .33 and .75 cu ft of space for a sealed box and with my calculations Ill have around .48 roughly. (and thats the inside of the box with the subwoofer dropped in)
 

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:smileup:Sounds great..........looking forward to thee finished product.
 

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You'll definately have to post some pics and info on your build. I just got a 10" RF to drop in under my rear seat. I was trying to get it in under the driver's side rear because I don't want to lose my "mud tray" on the passenger side. However, I'm struggling to get everything in just right -- got a friend that does a lot of fiberglass work, so I'm thinking that something with a MDF frame and fiberglass body might be in the future and would give me a little more air space.
 

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Well it took awhile to find the cable for my camera but here are some pics I took during and also of a semi finished product. I decided to cover the box with gray vinyl. I still have to trim it up a little but I got excited about hearing it so I just dropped it in.
 

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box design is great but why particle board? MDF Is the one and only way to do boxs....but just a suggestion if you do keep particle board poly urethane the inside and out to atleast get it sealed
 

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box design is great but why particle board? MDF Is the one and only way to do boxs....but just a suggestion if you do keep particle board poly urethane the inside and out to atleast get it sealed
I agree completely, based solely on personal experience.....or was that a consequence ?!? Hate to say this after all the work you have done, but IF the box doesn't crack/shatter/flex/warp/splinter/etc., then it will sound rather boomy/dull/loose/etc. MDF is a fabulous material for the application. It's only real enemy is water, but even there, it's better than particle board.

Sorry for the bad news, but I so really like what I see, and really want you to get the sound quality you deserve after all that work. :smileup:
 
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