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Old 03-26-2005, 09:39 PM   #1
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Sub location and direction?!?!

hey guys, I was wondering if anyone knew about which way to face subs in an E36. I've heard contridicting opinions about it. some people say it'll hit harder if the subs are facing the driver and some say it's better if they face the trunk lid....and well it obviously matter what kind of car its in...obviously a hatch back will be better with subs facing the hatch, but I'm not sure on a 4DR E36...
I talked to a couple stereo shops and they all seem to be 50-50 on the subject. so I though I'd ask on here. I got two 12s. I have the fold down rear seat which will make the install a little easier, but I'd love ta hear what you guys have ta say!
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:45 PM   #2
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yea to my ears sounds way better when it faces the rear of the car.
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:59 PM   #3
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what ZiMMie is saying is the bast way......
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Old 03-27-2005, 12:20 PM   #4
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yeah i got mine goin towards the end of the car too.

but i always pull one seat down when driving, that makes a hugeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee difference on our cars, cuz the base doesnt get thru as well when it's up, sometimes it's anoying but it works
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Old 03-27-2005, 12:55 PM   #5
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do you guys have a solid box thats moulded to the sides of the trunk?! what I'm worries about is the pressure in the trunk....I'll be pushing around 1000-1500 RMS watts....and I want to mould the box to the sides and top/bottom of the trunk so the air wont be able to move back and forth as easily....also I dont want to lose the pressure through the cracks between the trunk seals...
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:42 PM   #6
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Old 03-27-2005, 10:49 PM   #7
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its supposed to be in the trunk facing the rear lisence place
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Old 03-27-2005, 11:14 PM   #8
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If use dynamat, u can reflect sound back into the cabin, it sounds great.
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:43 AM   #9
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I have a 92 325i Sedan and I'm looking for the same information. I have a pair of 10" and I want to run the ports thru the fold down rear armrest in the back seat. Can I do this?
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:46 AM   #10
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You can but you will not get the optimum output that way. I would recommend facing them towards the trunk and let them bounce off that to give you nice sound. Keep the arm rest folded down to let more bass in...
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:50 AM   #11
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turn the speakers facing the trunk and keep the ports in the armrest?
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Old 03-30-2005, 12:47 AM   #12
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Yes I must agree, face the subs to the back of the trunk and bring the ports for the box thru the armrext/ski sack for the best over all sound in a small package....and don't forget to dynomat the trunk area
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Old 04-11-2005, 11:01 AM   #13
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Yes I must agree, face the subs to the back of the trunk and bring the ports for the box thru the armrext/ski sack for the best over all sound in a small package....and don't forget to dynomat the trunk area

Ok . . . I want to face the speakers this way and I can run the ports from the other side, thru the armrest? (See pic. . . . pic compliments of M3speed)
I photoshopped out his ports.

How deep should the ports go into the box?
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