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Practical Boot Build.

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4 (2002-2008)' started by Ash_238, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Ash_238

    Ash_238 Active Member

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    Hi there guys, just got myself a 1.2 sx.

    The plan is to go down the ICE route instead of engine mods/remapping, due to it being only a 1.2 & i love my music.

    Now I'm fully capable of changing the stock speakers & fitting a new headunit.

    But I need some idea's for a 12" sub enclosure which is bike friendly & luggage happy.

    I did see a guy had built one into his spare wheel enclosure which looked good with a false floor.

    I'm deffiantly going to amplifying the front & rear speakers as thats going to maximise the sound, compared to most headunits. So i'm not sure if i'm going to buy a 4 channel amplifier or 2 channel amplifier & a mono amplifier (sub). Its all down to cost i suppose. Either way i don't want to display the amplifer & keep things simple & stylish.

    Has anyone got any idea's for MK4 practical boot build & maybe some pictures of their setup, as there just so many long readers ride threads to look through.

    hope to hear some great ideas & suggestions.

    cheers

    Ash
     
  2. antnee

    antnee Guest

    Built into the wheel well or into the side parts (between the arch and rear lights are the most practical ways.

    Or some 6" free air subs in the rear quarters (if its a 3dr), then you have all your boot
     
  3. Aimez

    Aimez Active Member

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    Practical, so where does the spare wheel go then? Be watching this as I do get fed up of my sub at times!
     
  4. Ash_238

    Ash_238 Active Member

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    I'm thinking something along these lines:

    geocities.com/aseraj2001/Camry/SubBoxAmp.jpg

    Maybe make a false floor with the amplifier hidden away & a hatch that opens to get the spare wheel out.

    I've already noticed that there's a gromet which goes through the fire wall behind the glovebox, but would it be easy to squeeze 4AWG Cable under the door side trim? Maybe flat guage cable might work better?
     
  5. Aimez

    Aimez Active Member

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    In my old car we did a false floor and a cut out so the spare wheel could be released, but he spare was under the car! Trust me when you need the spare and you already stressed out you don't wanna mess about with audio in the way so sounds like you have the best idea.
    My mate and I got some perspex fro a couple of quid form local glass shop and mounted the amp underneath it it looked not bad for our first attempt!
     
  6. stebbi

    stebbi Got Boost???

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    Aimez Active Member

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    Very nice but i still don't get what these people do when they have a flat call AA/RAC I guess?!
     
  8. stebbi

    stebbi Got Boost???

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    yep thats my plan.
    if i pay for membership i may aswel use it, my spare probs wouldnt fit over my brakes
     
  9. antnee

    antnee Guest

    You could get a can of tyre weld, like most new cars these days
     
  10. techathy

    techathy ^^ my name, my thought >>

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    Try putting an 8" free-air sub under the dash, you don't need anywhere near the size or power if you have the sub in the cabin & some baffling will get you a decent sound.
     
  11. Aimez

    Aimez Active Member

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    You guys have guts! My wheel hit a pothole and got bent and flat tyre so had to drive on a spare for nearly a week! Rare though but I am paranoid now!
     
  12. R1ch85

    R1ch85 1/4mile - 13.935 @ 100.54

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    Sportrider has a pretty practical boot build, infact, I'm surprised he's not replied to this thread yet! :lol: He loves to pimp his boot build lol.

    Search members for Sportrider, then search his started threads and his readers ride one should be in the list somewhere.
     
  13. Sportrider

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    ;)

    Clicky

    :p
     
  14. Aimez

    Aimez Active Member

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    that is so genius!!! Well done!
     
  15. hon_n_gem

    hon_n_gem Candy White K1

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    I just removed the spare wheel in my old Beeza, couldnt get enough volume with the wheel turned around.

    As for flat tyres..I ran it for 2 years with no problem. Just a few cans of tyre weld in the glovebox!
     
  16. Aimez

    Aimez Active Member

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    yeh true but in my situation tyre weld would not cure a bent alloy at 11pm.
     
  17. Ash_238

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    I'm thinking side mounted sub is far more practical for myself.

    Tyre weld really is a joke, i've used it & never bothered since. I'm more than capable of fitting a spare wheel :p
     
  18. CJRamze

    CJRamze Proud Seat Owner

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    I was about to say, Sportrider will post soon I'm sure with a Stink Photography picture ;)
    He has the most practical Ice install and if I was to get a sub then I'd go for his method of mounting the sub under the boot carpet ontop of the spare wheel.

    Edit, He's already here :D
     
  19. Aimez

    Aimez Active Member

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    Is it that bad then, tbh most of joe public cannot change a wheel anyway so guess it is better for them but if you damaged the wheel then you'd be stuck with no car until you got it fixed or a new one!
     
  20. stebbi

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    thats where the AA comes in handy :)
     
    #20 stebbi, Aug 27, 2009
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