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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:42 am 
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..Ive been running 2 x 12" Rockwood D.V.C subs , in a sealed box. The box weights about 40kgs i reckon.... i removed the box the other day to test another sub. after testing it i pulled it out and left my boot empty. Ive drove it without any doof doof and damn... the car felt faster and i reckon fuel economy will be a little bit better..:( . I love the extra pull the car has now, but i enjoy the subs .

I guess if i just get 1x powerful 12inch and do some type of fiberglass setup, that may work. Are there any more happy mediums, wat have other ppl done?

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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:02 pm 
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Get a turbo and have all the go you need 8-) :D :D

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:03 pm 
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try having a couple of hundred kgs worth of lpg tank in your car... then take it out and put the subs in and it will feel like its flying

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:04 pm 
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heheh yeh i can imagine...
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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:24 pm 
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wow 40kgs of wood...my whole boot install is about 25kg or less for the framework and finishing touches...amps and subs probably add another 10kg or less...

that box must be huge :shock:

phong =P~

PS: that includes my false floor set up.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:36 pm 
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you have a free air setup dont you phong? my subs are heavy by them selves
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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:43 pm 
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from memory they were about maybe 10kgs each. .i might get the scales out 2nite..

 

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:10 pm 
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GTBob wrote:
Get a turbo and have all the go you need 8-) :D :D

Thats what i did.

My boot install added over 150kg to the cars weight.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:55 pm 
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you have a free air setup dont you phong? my subs are heavy by them selves


yeah I do...and I guess that really saved a lot of space and weight...and still does the trick, not as clear, but still get my car vibrating.

yeah the subs seem heavy O_O

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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:19 pm 
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its not that much more kick lol! its just like driving with and without a passenger.
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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:08 pm 
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pyroay wrote:
GTBob wrote:
Get a turbo and have all the go you need 8-) :D :D

Thats what i did.

My boot install added over 150kg to the cars weight.

I love the way you think :D

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:48 pm 
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its not that much more kick lol! its just like driving with and without a passenger.

yeh but imagine having a passenger(subbox) in all the time for bout 5 months... then kicking there lazy a** out.... its not much more i know but i was just thinking of maybe some 8" subs on the shelf, but im thinkin it prolly wont make me happy enough. i guess some trial and error...













or just turbo :D :twisted:
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Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:28 pm 
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LOL..

Well my stereo and associated components adds over 300kgs to my car.. actually quite a bit more.. and it still goes like a rocket.. scary to imagine wat it would be like without the stereo in it..

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Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:57 pm 
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The boot install in the GT-P knocked 1/10th off my 1/4 times.

Didn't weigh it myself, but a recent trip to a weighbridge clocked the GT-P, me, stereo, and a 1/2 tank of fuel at 2060KG!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:10 am 
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try having a couple of hundred kgs worth of lpg tank in your car... then take it out and put the subs in and it will feel like its flying


The LPG tank and brackets for your car wouldn't weigh 50kgs (how would a mechanic be able to fit it otherwise), even full of gas you would be lucky to add up to 100kg, tanks often have weight stamped into them, have a look one day.

 

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