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Im just pondering what todo, I would like to put my sub back in my car, and get a custom box made to go over the battery maybe...but my 02 doesnt havent a skipass...so I was just kinda wondering what other people have done...i know theres jl stealth boxes but that looks like a lotta work..does it sound ok in the trunk...also I cannot face it against the backseat because I have a rear strut bar...any suggestions?:dunno:
 

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I don't have a ski pass, but the metal plate can't be punched out (its already perforated) and you can take the stock 6 x9 subs out to let more in.

I have had no bass problems so far with my 12" IDMAX in the trunk.
 

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Do what I (and some others) did... remove the rear speakers! :D

This way you get more bass into the cabin (BMW's trunks are very well sealed!) and save the money that you would have spent on the rear fill-in speakers and put it into better front stage speakers. Also, you save money on the size of the amp and subwoofer because you don't need as much sound dB to get the bass into the cabin. :thumbup:
 

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James330I said:
I don't have a ski pass, but the metal plate can't be punched out (its already perforated) and you can take the stock 6 x9 subs out to let more in.

I have had no bass problems so far with my 12" IDMAX in the trunk.
THATS BECAUSE YOU HAVE 1 BADASS SUB!! What version is your MAX??? AND HOW MUCH JUICE YOU RUNNING RMS???
 

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Honestly, I haven't noticed any difference in sound quantity/quality with the ski pass removed. I have my sub mounted on the driver side of the trunk.
Where on the driver side? Is it aimed to the end of the trunk or forward to the cabin? Have you tried placing it snugged to your ski pass hole?
 

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THATS BECAUSE YOU HAVE 1 BADASS SUB!! What version is your MAX??? AND HOW MUCH JUICE YOU RUNNING RMS???
he he...not sure on the version, I'm assuming the first one since I got it when it that line was just released.

Im running 800Watts RMS to that 1 12. it's curazzeee dood.
 

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fuschnicken-how much did it cost for that custom box to be made?

also...if I were to remove the rear speakers do they come out easy without having to take the seat out and all that garbage?...has anybody just put 2 small subs in those spots?? Im kinda worried I dont have HK and that seems like Id loose a lot of sound....
 

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I have a friend that used to work in a custom stereo shop. He says that the best thing to do is to take out the rear speakers. Then you can get a vaccuum to push the noise from your subs out those speakers. That's what I'm going to do once I get the scrills.
 

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So far, my setup has cost about $2K. Not done yet, but that included the custom fiberglass enclosure for the sub. You might want to look into Stealth boxes though. If they can clear the rear strut, it might be your best bet. From what I've heard, they aren't that difficult to install.
 

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Ok, I had this bright idea while I was laying on the beach in Bahamas yesterday...with my system I dont have HK so I had two rear speakers on the deck lid...how about drill a 6" around hole in the center of the lid between the two speakers then buy a speaker cover that matches the other 2? think that will work???
 

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I'm debating doing something similar with my install. Currently I've got a single JL12W6v2 facing the trunk, but don't feel enough of the base get's into the cabin. I've removed the rear speakers and opened up the ski hatch, but it still isn't enough for me.
I'm thinking of mounting the sub so it fires directly at the deck but cutting a hole so it actuially fires directly into the cabin of the car.
Has anyone cut a large hole in the metal rear deck/shelf? and if so does it need additional structural support (i.e. bracing) as the deck is part of the structure of the car?
 

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sounds like what you wanna do is how the JL stealth boxes are setup try a search on that...i dont wanna take out my rear speakers just because I think I will lose a lot of sound when I can just add more by putting one more hole in
 

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I had a sub with no ski pass

I don't have the armrest in the back of my car either. I got a lot of bass from running one Kicker L7 and a pheonix gold ti500. I was going to have it mounted underneath my back deck but the guy wanted 400 bucks to do it and he said that he couldn't find an exact match on the mesh to make a new grill for the speaker. So I just said forget it.
 
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