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Hicks

Subs or no subs??

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Hey,

I have 2 12'' kicker subs, and 2 amps from my last car and have not yet fitted them into this one due to the fact im scarred the weight in the boot will take away performance.

Does anyone here have a similar set up? Did it make a noticable diference when they were fitted??

Cheers,

Hicks.

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i have a non turbo r33 with a fairly big install in my boot (the one in my avatar) and it hasnt dramitcally effected handling or performance so i imagine with urs being a turbo the difference would be even less.

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Does your boot rattle when the stereo is loud??

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I just installed a sub, and the parcel shelf rattles - only because its a bodgy design in the skyline.. Best off to rig up a custom shelf, even if you don't need it for bigger speakers, etc.

Haven't noticed any power loss due to the sub in the boot. If anything might hold those rear wheels down a bit more.

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with that extra couple of kilos .. i don't think it will make much difference ... just take it out if u really wanna go faster .. i'm sure u wont' feel much diff when u got 200rwkw ..

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yeah my boot rattles like mad, my parcel shelf is made out of 4 mm MDF so no rattles there. As soo as i have a bit more money im gonna sounds deaden the boot and doors, i constantly find myself pulling off the door trims and tightening the screws that hold my splits in, and there lock tighted and everything, bass does some funyn things i spose....

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haha, its also fairly expensive, that basically what stopping me just got other priorities for things to do to my car i can live with rattles for now.

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I hate rattles!

My lancer sounded like it was about to fall to pieces(it probably was) from the outside when my stereo was loud. Inside was fine though.

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I don't really want my car rattling from the outside, it kinda cheapens the car.

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Just put 1 of the subs in if you are worried about weight.

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how do you hold that back panel in place?

Looks like a great install

Sumo

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Originally posted by Moschops

Damn vibration. :D :D

(actually it's named 'fake' as the board's still untrimmed. Added with Photoshop)

Regarding that Pic how safe is it to have a Sub with there huge magnets that close to the battery, fuse block and Hicas ECU?

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i have and r32turbo, and when i put my install in the boot it reduced my performance quite alot, my car weighs 1420!, as compared to my bros 33non turbo which is 1370, and i always used to bag him about having a overweight 33!!

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Depends on the car as well as how much gear is in your install as too whether or not it will affect performance and handling a great deal. In r32's i've been in, a 12" in a pretty average enclosure (only 8mm mdf i think) makes no real difference. The biggest weight factor is usually the box so you can save weight by bracing a thinner walled mdf box so it doesn't flex as much and reduce thickness.

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i have a non turbo R34 and it still has the spare tyre and jack (coming out tomorow) aswell as a 12" sub & amp... can the weight of the sub & amp be equal to the weight of the space saver wheel and jack?

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I took out my spare and jack too.

Gradenko, good splits and an amp will not give you what you want, trust me. I've decided that im gonna keep my front splits, install my 2 amps and buy those new pioneer 6x9s. (yellow cevlar lookin ones)

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