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  1. hey man i really appreciate the modelling! so this is what I was basing my enclosure off of, being that he modelled the sub in winisd and then set about finding the best size enclosure and tuning. youll see the info i went for in post #3 https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/forum_posts.asp?tid=137330 It was kind of my base map ykno? does his info make sense to you?
  2. out the front of the speakers. think of them as 2 way diaphragms, creating a sound wave off the front and rear of the cone. you have your port pumping directly into the cab for the rear wave and the front wave being dispersed in the bed of the truck to no one. you're still getting output but nowhere near what you could be if you had both subs and port in your cabin.
  3. Haha definitely will! and thanks for the kind words We've had a 2003 S, 2010 S, 2014 Countryman JCW ALL4 S, 2017 Clubman ALL4 S (still have, this is the wife's), and now the 2015 S. You could say we're gluttons for punishment lol
  4. @Antheny916 Do posts in the Subs/Enclosures sub not get posted to the recent topics list anymore?  or is it something wrong on my end?

    1. Antheny916


      Should be working now! :)

    2. bmwking


      Thanks, you're a champ!

  5. 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!
  6. Hey man, kinda just checking in. Any progress on the build? How's life? you hanging in there?
  7. or even an under rated 5k that's also 0.5 ohm stable I know a guy with one for sale...
  8. for sure man, just let me know
  9. I mean I'm open to offers for sure, but I'd like to get close to $550 shipped. and yeah the WFO45.1 (the one im selling) does 5700 rms @ 1 ohm certified. and it's 0.5 ohm stable too Also, I think he had space constraints too
  10. @nickgoose I'm currently selling a synergy audio (korean board) WFO45.1 does 5700 rms certified @ 1 ohm and is 0.5 ohm stable. I'm asking for $550 shipped, it's minty. I can link you to the sale page if you're interested.
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