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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2007, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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I need some advice on adding subs...

Hey guys, I was told by the stereo install guy at circuit city, that because of the design + limited space and the metal support plate behind the rear seats of the gto's, it's difficult to get good sound penetration from additional subs, unless i don't mind using my whole trunk for a big box etc... MTX had a cool setup that had 2 10's back to back and had it's own amp w/ cross over. But the install guy foiled that idea. So anyway, how have you guys gotten around it? What options do I have? That MTX setup was only 250.00 total. But now, I will be looking at 250.00 for 2 10's in a box, + another 200. + for the amp and i won't have enough trunk space for a piece of paper! And on top of that, I'll have a bunch of extra weight to slow me down. What a pisser
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That'll be cool until your first trip to Lowes!
I thought about doing what you researched, but in the end I didn't want to lose my trunk space. I finally just replaced all the stock speakers with Jensons. BIIIIIG differance!
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you replaced all with same size? (jensons) How about the little stock amp in the trunk? Did you get a big diff in bass as well? Thanks
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I've heard a few Goats that have subs in the trunk and sounded pretty good. You can use the trunk brace in the back to bolt up some MDF and mount a sub and a amp rack to that and carpet match the rest. You can get rid of your spare and get AAA and a can of fix a flat put a sub where the spare was . Or you can go all out and have a custom box made to fit in the side panel in the trunk. Umm I think Infinity has a Bass Link that is a powered sub that takes up minaumal space in the trunk you can go with that or anyother compact powered sub. Anytime you do a sub install you have to replace the factory speakers unless the sub will dround them out. Do you have a aftermarket headunit?




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Check out this site.

http://subthump.com/gto.htm

I have a AVIC D3 installed in my goat with the bluetooth kit, xm nav/traffic system and I custom installed a zune dock in my center console. I modified the remote eye to to pick up in the front of the car and I have full video of Zune on the system. So I can charge the player while in the car. The steering wheel controls work to. The sound improved 5 fold.

Reason I am saying all this, internet search engines are powerfull tools. You can find out about anything with some time.
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Infinity Bass link...

I have the infinity bass link 10" model in my kenworth. They have the amp built in. It rocks pretty well. I picked it up on ebay for around $100. Bass is a strange creature, its non-directional so technically you can put it anywhere. But the more space to fill with sound, the more power needed. I usually put kick ass systems in my vehicles, except my hot rods, I like the sound of the engine. When Amps are made of carbon fibre, then....
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I just have a 12" Alpine Type R sub in an Alpine factory box in my trunk. It sounds great, I couldn't really use the trunk anyway.
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I have an amped bazooka tube back there and think it sounds great,,,,
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Thanks guys for the input. not long after posting the original, I decided I couldn't wait any longer and bought an MTX compact bass unit w/ the amp built in. Big difference... I thought I outgrown that "need " to get the perfect system years ago... WRONG... After about an hour of the mtx addition, i felt the shakes and cold sweats coming back... Hey anyone interested in a new set of EBC slotted front rotors?? Less than 150 miles, paid 250. yours for 100.
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Hey, do you have anymore of those box's available?
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