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Rear Bose Subwoofer Deck

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Below are some pictures of my setup

Neatly done and inspiring. Thanks for the pictures. Sorry for hijacking the thread.

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For those wishing to partake in replacing the speakers on the BOSE base box. I've measured the dimensions.

The total Diameter of the BOSE Woofers (including the outer ring basket) = 5.875" (inches)

The actual speaker itself (minus the basket) is really only = 4.75" (inches)

However, there is still some room to play with.

The 2 Tweeters (or mid-range? I'm not really sure what to call them) Meausre out to be = 2.75" (inches) and fits in a snug square box.

I got the dimensions of the Focal 5" WS 13 sub-woofers. They measure 5.921" (inches) in diameter including the screw holes. And 3.52" (inches) deep. Plenty of room to work with there.

I propose the following. Using a dremel, I'm going to remove the 2 tweeter boxes... there's plenty of room where those boxes fit, and plenty of room to fit a bigger mid-range speaker. I'm then going to cut a speaker ring and place it on the inside of the factory tweeter grille that will fit my JL Audio TR-3.5" mid-ranges currently in my speaker box. I'll glue that to the frame.

Then i'll simply plug and play the Focal 5" WS 13 sub-woofers for the factory ones, and reverse the polarity if necessary.

Keep in mind, the rest of the system is already done, so I'll wire the 2 new JL Audio 3.5" speakers to the factory rear speaker harness (since that's already connected as my rear channel and properly crossed over). And then the woofers will have private wiring run to the other JL 300 / 2 amp and tune as appropriate.

If all goes well, this should be a successful setup, and I anticipate it sounding clear and crisp.

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If all goes well, this should be a successful setup, and I anticipate it sounding clear and crisp.

How did it go? :)

Atle

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If you want decent bass in the car, just build a small sealed enclosure into the passenger footwell. I am running a JL 8W0 in mine, along with 6 1/2's in the doors (I have Hertz MLK3 system), and even on the highway, top down, the sound in incredible.

See pics.

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Very nice sub install! Do you have any more pictures showing the box, how it was made, secured, etc?

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Apologies for resurrecting this ancient thread, but did any of you who have this enclosure ever measure the maximum vertical and horizontal mounting space available where the woofers are situated?

I would love to fit 2 8" low profile woofers (probably unlikely), or 6.5" midbass drivers. The idea is to completely gut its internals, stiffen it with GRP, and try to tune it with stuffing and some manipulation of the port.

Another idea I was toying with was to put a 10" subwoofer in the center of the box, but I quickly concluded that's a non starter.

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Forgot the important question - how do I get the enclosure out of the car?

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