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Old 01-14-2004, 12:03 AM
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Hi,
if Tim or anyone who knows the deal with this install on his 93 suburban
http://www./tim_suburban_the_stereo.htm

wouldnt mind, I would absolutely love to be taken relatively step by step through the making of the spare-tire subwoofer box.

Its pretty straightforward, as I can see, but maybe any tips, tricks, experience you could share, that might help me in terms of deciding if I want to do something similar.

I have a full-sized Blazer withthe same interior spare mount as in that 'burban, and am brainstorming for ideas, basically.

How much airspace does that box give you? Obviously enough for two 10's, about 3 ft. or so(i think?)??
Also, could you not have used some sort of that extremely heavy-duty cardboard or plastic tubing instead of the circles of MDF??
And how does this box sound in the truck?? Does the placement of the subs off to one side make any real, daily driving difference?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:19 AM
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The box worked out to about 3 cu ft. It sounded great in the truck. I built it out of MDF because I wanted it to be solid and perfectly round, it was easier to cut all those rings then fiberglass and sand it round.

Let me know if you want to know anything else.
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:22 AM
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I'm not trying to hijack the thread but another way to do that spare tire enclosure is to only use 2 rings/discs of wood. There would be the back disc, and the front which acts as the baffle where the subs mount. Separate however far apart with 'columns' (1" diameter dowel or whatever) and then stretch fleece across from one side to the other (or just staple along the front and rear discs edges) to form the wall. Soak with resin, layer on some fiberglass on the inside and you're done. You'll end up using much much less sheets of wood and have a lighter product too.
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Sweet install [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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^^^^ Just like he said....sweet install, and very stealthy
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How about using a real tire as the fibreglass mold? May be more work but another option
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:14 AM
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Thanks for the info Tim.

nice ideas guys
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:16 AM
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sux 2bu...
wouldnt that be difficult to get, as Tim stated, perfectly round?

Granted, a tire isnt perfectly round either. Just curious..
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Why? the round discs that make up the front and back of the enclosure create the round shape. The fleece that makes up the wall that goes around the circumference of the enclosure would follow the shape of the disc.
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Originally posted by JohnVroom:
How about using a real tire as the fibreglass mold? May be more work but another option
I've often thought the same [img]smile.gif[/img] You could even just line a real tire with fiberglass and leave it as is. Then it would look as real as possible! Cut a baffle to go where the wheel would be and you're done.
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