miata subwoofers? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-27-2009, 05:10 AM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Radford, Va
Posts: 32
Total Cats: -6
Default miata subwoofers?

has anyone ever installed subs in a miata had a couple of ideas onusing the tubes down the side of the trunk and sealing it off with 2 8" subs right behind the seats let know if you got any ideas
motomech2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 07:53 AM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Severn, MD
Posts: 1,927
Total Cats: 5
Default

Search Hakuna over at Miata.net and you'll find the setup you're looking for. Others have done a pax footwell sub. Y8s likes the trunk sub. Msydnor has windblocker sub that can hold 4 6.5 woofers in the for sale section.

Everything is somewhat of a compromise.

Getting a good seal on the tunnels is sort of tough. You can use free air subs, but I'm not a big fan especially on that deck that is made of a thin sheet of aluminum.

Frank
fmowry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:21 AM   #3
Antisaint
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

With a little time and not much money you can put 2 8" subs right behind the seats. If you have a rollbar it compromises the space a bit, but you can make it work. Sealing up the sides that go back to the trunk helped a ton and the dynamat keeps the sound inside the car and sounding tight. Lots of details on my setup in my build thread. Here's some pics....









Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:47 AM   #4
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,847
Total Cats: 1,788
Default

My eBay enclosure and Tang Bang sub is pretty win.


Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 02:19 AM   #5
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Radford, Va
Posts: 32
Total Cats: -6
Default

man vash that setup is awsome prolly gonna try something along those lines looks really nice
motomech2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 09:23 AM   #6
Antisaint
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by motomech2 View Post
man vash that setup is awsome prolly gonna try something along those lines looks really nice
Thanks dude. My **** sounds better than most cars that actually have space to work with. I wasn't down for a footwell or trunk sub like most guys have. That always seemed like a fail in the audio department to me.

Also want to add that if you do this, definitely think about the dynamat. It makes an insane difference.
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 11:37 AM   #7
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vashthestampede View Post
Thanks dude. My **** sounds better than most cars that actually have space to work with. I wasn't down for a footwell or trunk sub like most guys have. That always seemed like a fail in the audio department to me.

Also want to add that if you do this, definitely think about the dynamat. It makes an insane difference.
you gotta go to the dyno day next month so you can hear my shitty trunk sub!
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 11:43 AM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Severn, MD
Posts: 1,927
Total Cats: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
you gotta go to the dyno day next month so you can hear my shitty trunk sub!
C'mon, if a sub fits in a hole, it must sound good, right?

I'd probably go with a trunk sub if I didn't have golf clubs in there 99% of the time. Debating if I want to go with a properly volumed, sealed box similar to what Vash did and just replace the tin foil metal back there with a complete MDF enclosure for my single 8 inch Quattro. I had to build a mount for the GM PCM in my footwell and though it doesn't take up much space, it'll probably stop me from going footwell again.

Then again, the best sub in the world won't make your choice of music NOT SUCK.
fmowry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 05:25 PM   #9
Antisaint
iTrader: (17)
 
Vashthestampede's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Danbury, CT
Posts: 4,659
Total Cats: 54
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
you gotta go to the dyno day next month so you can hear my shitty trunk sub!
lol I hope to have the car done by then. If I do, I'll be there. If I don't, I'll just be depressed if I go.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmowry View Post
C'mon, if a sub fits in a hole, it must sound good, right?

I'd probably go with a trunk sub if I didn't have golf clubs in there 99% of the time. Debating if I want to go with a properly volumed, sealed box similar to what Vash did and just replace the tin foil metal back there with a complete MDF enclosure for my single 8 inch Quattro. I had to build a mount for the GM PCM in my footwell and though it doesn't take up much space, it'll probably stop me from going footwell again.

Then again, the best sub in the world won't make your choice of music NOT SUCK.
The metal plate was junk until I wrapped it in dynamat. If I had better woodworking skills maybe I would have attempted making a lid out of MDF, but it was easy enough to beef up the tin foil and seal everything off with that foam. The difference from open trunk tunnels to sealed ones was a world of difference. Then add dynamat and x that by 10. Now I just need my buddy that has a shop adjust all the equalizer **** and get it sounding mint.
Vashthestampede is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 05:31 PM   #10
I EAT CUM
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Redneck, Texas
Posts: 1,218
Total Cats: -1
Default

More info on ebay enclosure....
Turbo_4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 05:32 PM   #11
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,847
Total Cats: 1,788
Default

Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 09:14 PM   #12
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,068
Total Cats: 253
Default

I'm stereo retarded. Can you actually hear a difference with the trunk sub? Like really, a decent sound?
viperormiata is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2009, 12:52 AM   #13
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Radford, Va
Posts: 32
Total Cats: -6
Default

and also vash i gotta ask what color and kit do you have on your car right now i got the invader kit and two tone orange and black but i gotta get this thing repainted so i was looking for ideas thanks
motomech2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2009, 05:38 AM   #14
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 2,980
Total Cats: 14
Default

We stuck a Bazooka 8" 5 channel tube (powered - not sure of the amps) in two of our Miatas. They don't shake the car or anything but they do give you just enough base to make the stereo sound good at speed with the top down. We mounted them on the back wall of the truck. Pretty much stays out of the way and won't screw too much with the trunk space.
rmcelwee is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1994 Spec Miata Race Car SM/SM2/SSM For Sale Quinn Cars for sale/trade 6 10-23-2016 08:58 AM
LucaCarMods's Boosted Dutch Miata Build! LucaCarMods Build Threads 11 02-14-2016 07:13 AM
New M62 Miata owner Pist0n Meet and Greet 4 10-01-2015 09:18 PM
WTB HPDE miata - Texas Voltwings Cars for sale/trade 0 09-27-2015 07:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:27 PM.