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      02-14-2011 04:32 AM #126
      Last picture (I promise lol)

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      02-14-2011 01:54 PM #127
      I might have to check we a few local shops because those leather extenders make me drool.

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      02-14-2011 02:15 PM #128
      Got my car inspected...it's so lowered that they couldn't get a hydraulic jack under the car to check out the undercarriage so the guy said screw it and just passed me on the rest of the checks.
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      02-14-2011 02:20 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by inertpyro View Post
      I might have to check we a few local shops because those leather extenders make me drool.
      Don't hesitate to ask for more detailed pictures if you need them
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      02-14-2011 08:34 PM #130
      This past weekend I got my baffles finished, installed the door speakers, got the tweeters in the a-pillars, fabbed up my line outs on my wiring harness, and got my half finished sub box out of the car so I can work in less cramped quarters

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      02-14-2011 11:37 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      This past weekend I got my baffles finished, installed the door speakers, got the tweeters in the a-pillars, fabbed up my line outs on my wiring harness, and got my half finished sub box out of the car so I can work in less cramped quarters
      what kinda speakers you put in them?

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      02-14-2011 11:48 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by jowsley0923 View Post
      what kinda speakers you put in them?
      I just went with some Polk DB6501s for right now. I haven't had a chance to listen to them yet, but if I'm not impressed, I will probably get a set of Hybrid Audio Imagines since they seem to get really good reviews and they're about the same price as the Polks.

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      02-15-2011 12:05 AM #133
      Installed HI-FLOW throttle body pipe and TOP.

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      02-15-2011 12:47 AM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by NBPT_A3 View Post
      Got my car inspected...it's so lowered that they couldn't get a hydraulic jack under the car to check out the undercarriage so the guy said screw it and just passed me on the rest of the checks.


      ooops...wrong forum

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      02-15-2011 01:01 AM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by galanot View Post
      Mezzanine, great album.

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      02-15-2011 01:26 AM #136
      Forge TWINtake arrived and I didn't have enough light to install it today, but i test fitted everything. this is gunna be NUTS
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      02-15-2011 08:10 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      This past weekend I got my baffles finished, installed the door speakers, got the tweeters in the a-pillars, fabbed up my line outs on my wiring harness, and got my half finished sub box out of the car so I can work in less cramped quarters
      Are you building just a regular sub box, or one that allows you to still use your hatch? I want something similar to this. I just don't know how to do it..



      I also just found this which looks like a pretty good write-up: http://tadasauce.wordpress.com/2009/...ystem-install/
      Last edited by krazyboi; 02-15-2011 at 08:13 AM.
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      02-15-2011 11:27 AM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      Are you building just a regular sub box, or one that allows you to still use your hatch? I want something similar to this. I just don't know how to do it..



      I also just found this which looks like a pretty good write-up: http://tadasauce.wordpress.com/2009/...ystem-install/
      That first enclosure looks pretty slick, although I am not sure how many different subs you could use in that area, since there is not a lot of depth to work with. That looks like an Elemental Designs SQ10 which only needs 3" mounting depth, which would definitely fit there.

      I actually used that write-up from Tadasauce (he had a thread here about it as well) for a lot of inspiration. My enclosure will be in the same location as the factory sub and it will be built similar to his, except I didn't cut that big section out of the side of the car. I did trim some of the tabs where the two pieces are spot welded together, but that's it. I am using a JL Audio 8W3V3, which only needs a .3 cu. ft. enclosure, and has a mounting depth of a little over 4.5", so I didn't need the additional room and didn't want to hack up my car any more than I had to. Also, I am planning on having a solid MDF front on my fiberglass box instead of just an MDF ring with a fiberglass front.

      Anyway, if you wanted to make a box similar to that one in the first image you posted, I would just take that styrofoam surround out of the spare tire well and use it to make a negative mold for the enclosure. I would cover that half section of the surround that you want the sub to live in with a couple of layers of painters tape, then spray some pam or something on it and then use some expanding foam to cast your mold. Once it hardens, pull the styrofoam part out, clean any pam off the expanding foam, then line that with painters tape and some pam or something. I would build as much of the "top" (it will be in the bottom of your mold) out of MDF as I could. I would probably use 5/8" for this application. I would build the sides out of fiberglass, since they are curved, and probably bond the fiberglass directly to the MDF top. Once you get a few layers of fiberglass laid and it's cured up, you can pull it out of the mold and lay on a few more layers until you get it up to like 3/8" thick. I would go ahead and cut out the hole for the sub in the top at this point, then cut a hole in the side for your wiring terminals. I would put the terminals right where the enclosure would meet the factory sub location. Make the bottom of the enclosure out of a solid piece of MDF. Trim up the bottom edges of the fiberglass box and then attach the MDF floor using some screws and then fiberglass it in. Once all the fiberglass is all cured up, cover it in some carpet, mount your terminals, wire it up, put some polyfill in the box, and mount your sub. I'd put my amp where the stock sub used to be, hence putting the terminals for the sub in that location. Plus you could easily tap into the existing wiring harness for the factory sub to get your remote turn on for your amp, as well as your line level outputs for the sub. If you want to amp your fronts then you'll have to get line outs from the head unit, but that's not too hard either. Let me know if you really want to build one of these things, and I could give you some more detailed info

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      02-15-2011 01:08 PM #139
      ^^ thanks for the info. I use to have a subwoofer, but it was in a self standing box. I also already had an amp where the old subwoofer is, so that's good to go. Its just a matter of building a base box.

      I'll see what I can do when I get my car back.
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      02-15-2011 01:38 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by BrandonF View Post
      Forge TWINtake arrived and I didn't have enough light to install it today, but i test fitted everything. this is gunna be NUTS
      [IMG][/IMG]

      Interested to see how it goes, i might invest in one down the road
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    16. 02-15-2011 03:37 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      ^^ thanks for the info. I use to have a subwoofer, but it was in a self standing box. I also already had an amp where the old subwoofer is, so that's good to go. Its just a matter of building a base box.

      I'll see what I can do when I get my car back.
      they sell that box in your first post. I helped Mkim put one in his car.

      http://www.freewebs.com/uber-stealth...igolffloor.htm

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      02-15-2011 04:35 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by Uber-A3 View Post
      they sell that box in your first post. I helped Mkim put one in his car.

      http://www.freewebs.com/uber-stealth...igolffloor.htm
      And it fit fine? I actually sent the guy who makes them the styrofoam from my car and he said it didn't fit.
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    18. 02-15-2011 06:19 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      And it fit fine? I actually sent the guy who makes them the styrofoam from my car and he said it didn't fit.
      yeap looked fine to me when he showed me
      hirro

    19. 02-16-2011 01:11 AM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      And it fit fine? I actually sent the guy who makes them the styrofoam from my car and he said it didn't fit.
      Ahh maybe the 3.2 has a different trunk than the 2.0t. Doesn't the battery go in your trunk?

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      02-16-2011 02:37 AM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by BrandonF View Post
      Forge TWINtake arrived and I didn't have enough light to install it today, but i test fitted everything. this is gunna be NUTS
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      02-16-2011 03:02 AM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by Uber-A3 View Post
      Ahh maybe the 3.2 has a different trunk than the 2.0t. Doesn't the battery go in your trunk?
      battery in the 2.0t is in the hood of the carrr

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      02-16-2011 09:00 AM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by Uber-A3 View Post
      Ahh maybe the 3.2 has a different trunk than the 2.0t. Doesn't the battery go in your trunk?
      Yea, that is true. However, the battery is on the passenger side of the car. If the driver side styrofoam is similar between 2.0 and 3.2 and the subwoofer goes there...then I'd be golden w/ that box. Do you guys have any 3.2 ppl by you to test? I'm assuming no.
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      02-16-2011 09:10 AM #148
      Since there is no other outlet for this...I cried in my a3 today when i learned that LOL Bump! is gone.....
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      02-16-2011 02:06 PM #149
      Erm.....can I include what I done on Saturday ?

      After shaking the bottle of paint which I have in kit-form for touching in chips, I opened the bottle, went to dip in the artist's brush (to touch in a tiny chip on the driver's door seal), and the bottle slipped from my hand !....

      ....no pics unfortunately as I went into emergency mode, but I had paint spilled down the driver's door....paint spots splattered on the roof, the windscreen, and the mirror casing too !

      Lucky for me, I had thinners which came with the kit, and after 45minutes off serious nose-to-paint rubbing with a lint-free cloth I managed to get rid off EVERY darn spot/stripe off excess paint.

      Oh, and for the record, the chip STILL didn't manage to get touched-in.

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