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ORX-1
03-17-2009, 04:27 PM
Anyone know how to make a sub box under the driverís dash? I have always had my sub in the storage area behind the observers seat, but this year it would be nice to that space for gear. I have the cut out already there behind the carpet for a 10 inch sub but then it would be open air, I know that most people build them out, which I would be okay with but then you have to move the heater vent out and everything. Seems like a big project. Any thoughts.

Loffgren
03-17-2009, 05:10 PM
ORX -I had a downfiring 12" sub in my X1, I installed it behind the drivers dash.I installed it behind the factory fake wall so it wasnt visible. It was nice because it was out of the way, but it rattled the living heck out of the dash so I put it back under observers seat. Not to big of a project but it was a pain, had to make funky box, remove seat etc... to squeeze it in...

sand2snow22
03-17-2009, 05:14 PM
I would check with Dave at Stereo King in Clackamas or the KingPin guys before you do it yourself. You might be surprised at how cheap it is. I've dealt with Dave, but I know B-rad-y has had good luck with Kingpin.

I have the JL sub in that spot, it's designed for open air and is good enough for me. Having said that, a closed sub will sound better IMO. Up to you. Let me know how it goes!

brucemac
03-17-2009, 05:18 PM
you may be able to do a sealed box and keep your kick panel with a 10in by attaching the kick panel to the box. there's quite a bit of room back there. have you pulled out the kick panel to see what's back there?

i had mine installed by a mobile audio shop last year, but reamped it this year. i went ported and it sticks out about 4in or so from where the old kick panel was, but my box is kind of big. i'm very happy with mine though, but i wish i could find matching carpet somewhere for the false wall. :) it would look way better if it matched.

i think my next upgrade will be to a single 12 with 1000W. right now just 10 with 600W.

you could probably pay a shop to do a custom box for you and then intall it yourself, but it would require you taking the boat to them or knowing exactly what you wanted. most won't even discuss pricing unless they can see it and rightfully so. i think i paid $300 for the box including labor (excluding the sub).

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1877/dsc5494i.jpg

ORX-1
03-17-2009, 05:29 PM
Thanks guys for the quick feedback. It does sound great where it is with no rattles but it would be so nice to have that storage space. with that said I may price it out. Thanks again, and Brucemac that looks great!

prostar205
03-17-2009, 06:22 PM
ORX-1

I have a 2002 X30 and built my own box under the dash. It does not rattle any part of the dash and sound very good. The box has 1.0 cu. ft. of volume and holds a 12" Kicker L5 feed by a Kicker 600.1 that puts out 700W. Look at response #3 in this thread link.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=28801

My box does come out any farther than the stock kick panel that once housed the Clarion 10" free-air sub. I had to move my 3-vent heater core and re-route some dash wires and ballast vent hose, but other than that, it went pretty well.

06' X-2 R8R H8R
03-17-2009, 06:30 PM
I have mine mounted behind the firewall and a cutout in the walk through. Sounds and looks good. Try to get you a photo.

ORX-1
03-17-2009, 06:38 PM
I have mine mounted behind the firewall and a cutout in the walk through. Sounds and looks good. Try to get you a photo.

That would be great, sounds like an easy solution. thanks!

06' X-2 R8R H8R
03-17-2009, 06:38 PM
Here you go....

ORX-1
03-17-2009, 06:40 PM
ORX-1

I have a 2002 X30 and built my own box under the dash. It does not rattle any part of the dash and sound very good. The box has 1.0 cu. ft. of volume and holds a 12" Kicker L5 feed by a Kicker 600.1 that puts out 700W. Look at response #3 in this thread link.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=28801

My box does come out any farther than the stock kick panel that once housed the Clarion 10" free-air sub. I had to move my 3-vent heater core and re-route some dash wires and ballast vent hose, but other than that, it went pretty well.

That looks so good! seriously that is great because the heat vent can stay where it currently is right? Looks great!

ORX-1
03-17-2009, 06:41 PM
Here you go....

Looks good, is the sub just behind there?

06' X-2 R8R H8R
03-17-2009, 06:42 PM
Works well....Heat vent is still there. A stereo shop did it for me when I bought the boat, so as to tell you how......Dig in there it is possible.

06' X-2 R8R H8R
03-17-2009, 06:43 PM
yep.......

06' X-2 R8R H8R
03-17-2009, 06:45 PM
The opposite wall gives it something to bounce off and give you more thump.

brucemac
03-17-2009, 07:06 PM
love the looks of prostar205's, but i think you've got a bit more room back there in your X-30 than us 205V'ers. ;)

prostar205
03-17-2009, 10:53 PM
Bruce -

You are probably right on the space. I think the depth of the box is 11" if I remember correctly. It is definately a tight squeeze. The black starboard that I used to create a new "wall" is now carpeted in factory 2002 gray carpet. I also have the heater vent and ECM mounted to this carpeted wall.

brucemac
03-17-2009, 10:55 PM
where'd you score the carpet prostar205? i'd like to redo my cover. it's kind of a blue gray right?

prostar205
03-18-2009, 12:37 AM
I got the carpet from the upholstry shop I've used to repair my seat cushions. They were (key word "were") located in downtown Seattle. They shut thier doors a year ago. However, you should be able to take a section of OEM carpet into any boat upholstry shop and they should be able to match it pretty close.