Hey all! Long time no post! Hope you're all doing as well as possible, I've been lurking in my off time trying to keep up on the goings on around here. I sold my Forester back in september after having my full build installed for only a few months (at least I got to enjoy it for a little bit), and bought a 2015 Mini Cooper S. Such a night and day difference in level of quality and power, I might not have awd anymore but it's already faster than my hopped up Forester was! Plus it's a 6 speed manual Oh and the wife decided she wanted to move in October so we got the house ready for sale and started looking in the craziest housing market I've ever been a part of. We finally moved into our new place on Dec 23rd after looking at (no shit) over 130 houses in person. What a nightmare, but the new place is awesome and a huge step up.
Anyhoo, all that aside, life has finally settled down enough where I can think about doing a build in the Mini. I won 2 DC M3 8s when I won SOTM way back when (actually with a build from our 1st Mini, mine officially makes our 4th). And I was using one as my computer sub and one just stayed in it's packaging this whole time. Well now It's time to use em!
So I have a Smart 3k, all the appropriate electrical to support it (180amp alt, 48ah headway lithium, 2/0 ofc, etc). Obv I don't want to throw 3k rms at 2 800 watt subs, so I'm thinking with a conservative, clean tune I should be around 1500 rms to them.
I've been doing some research and found that they love being in 0.95cu ft enclosures, tuned low so that's where I want to be.
I've been farting around with torres and Triticums port calculator and think I have a decent design, but I'd like the resident box pros to weigh in and see if I'm on the right path or still a dumbass.
My max dimensions are 36" W x 15" D x 17" H
I've attached my 2nd draft with subs and port back, my first iteration had subs back port up, but I'm not sure how that'd sound in a hatchback.
So thanks in advance and glad to be back!