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Old 05-27-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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Custom trunk cover (work in progress)

So I figured I'd share my little project. Decided to get some MDF and make a new custom cut cover for the trunk.......equipped with two MTX eliminator enclosureless subwoofers!

Ran my signal wires from the rear speakers (PINA in a 3door)

Still need to tuck my wires and create a carpeted cover for the underside so that nothing is visible but the magnets. Here's what I got so far!!

Sounds phenomenal, am happy with results!











UPDATE: Sealed and ready to be put in!






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Old 05-27-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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i was thinking of doing just this... gotta re-size those pictures though. They're huge!
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:53 AM   #3
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:21 PM   #4
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"A" for effort....

Other than that, it looks like a 5 minute install.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:15 PM   #5
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you mentioned enclosures, can you elaborate there? I don't see any enclosures in the pics.

I am assuming you are running free-air subwoofers?

Nice install, I thought about using this area, but figured the board would be jumping up & down from bass constantly. Please let us know how it sounds when done.
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Cool idea

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Old 05-29-2014, 07:00 AM   #7
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you mentioned enclosures, can you elaborate there? I don't see any enclosures in the pics.

I am assuming you are running free-air subwoofers?

Nice install, I thought about using this area, but figured the board would be jumping up & down from bass constantly. Please let us know how it sounds when done.
OP is using "free-air" subs.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:41 PM   #8
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The whole trunk acts like some kind of 'enclosure' but they're free-air or 'enclosureless' subwoofers.. I thought the board would make a lot of rattling noise bouncing up and down but the setup is heavy so the thing goes nowhere... Sounds amazing to say the least. I was very impressed with the results!!

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Old 06-02-2014, 04:48 PM   #9
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holy mid 1990's equipment

that kenwood amp is what 1993-1994 ish?
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holy mid 1990's equipment

that kenwood amp is what 1993-1994 ish?
Yeah, speakers are even older from my buddy's 87 jetta back in those years
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one of the best ideas for subs I have seen in a GTI. Too bad free air subs are so rare. I know I have zero places I can go hear some before I buy. That is including all of MN.
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That finished cover looks sick. I wonder how hard it would be to fabricate something to go where the handles are on the hatch.
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UPDATE: Sealed and ready to be put in!





Looks much better. My suggestion is to cover the the "amp rack" after you screw in the boards. Use speaker grille guides so you won't see those pesky screws.

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