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      11-11-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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using ski hatch to mount subwoofer?

has anyone here done this?
mount a subwoofer to a wooden board and had it face the front of the car through the ski hatch?
i was curious if someone has tried it since it won't take up any space (besides the back of the sub i the trunk) and would vent well into the car
as long as the sub is well sealed through the ski hatch
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as long as the sub is well sealed through the ski hatch
That is the key and really is what makes it much more difficult than just slapping a wood board up against the seat back. To maintain functionality of the fold down seats, I would probably try doing an IB install up against the underside of the rear deck rather than against the back seat. The other way to do it is to not attach it to the back seat but to actually wall off the opening behind the back seat with a wood baffle and mount the woofer to that. That would help seal the baffle but it would also cause you to lose the ability to enlarge the trunk space by folding down the rear seat. BTW, if you did use the underside of the rear deck and did have to fold down the seat for some reason, you'd kill all of your bass response because of the interaction between the front wave and back wave from the subwoofer.
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why would it compromise the folding of the rear seats?
it would be a small piece of wood mounted around the ski hatch
basically its only funtion is to seal the subwoofer against the hole
so when the trunk is closed, the entire trunk area is the enclosure
and the only way for the sound to come out is through the ski hatch from the front of the sub
sort of like this pic, but only 1 sub centered
you could run the wires down to the floor and run them to where the amp is mounted. I'd mount the amp on top of the oem amp so it looks OEM

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has anyone here done this?
mount a subwoofer to a wooden board and had it face the front of the car through the ski hatch?
i was curious if someone has tried it since it won't take up any space (besides the back of the sub i the trunk) and would vent well into the car
as long as the sub is well sealed through the ski hatch

I thought of that when I did my sub install.
Sometimes I regret not doing that!
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why would it compromise the folding of the rear seats?
it would be a small piece of wood mounted around the ski hatch
basically its only funtion is to seal the subwoofer against the hole
so when the trunk is closed, the entire trunk area is the enclosure
and the only way for the sound to come out is through the ski hatch from the front of the sub
sort of like this pic, but only 1 sub centered
you could run the wires down to the floor and run them to where the amp is mounted. I'd mount the amp on top of the oem amp so it looks OEM

In that pic, the 60/40 split of the rear seat is no longer functional. Also, it would not guarantee and tight seal between the front wave and back wave. You could still have some leakage because when the seat backs are up, it doesn't necessarily make an airtight seal around that entire opening to the trunk. It would work the way you're talking about bt it might not be the optimal IB install.
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