I have a saloon B5 with no ski hatch - I am looking at getting the best SQ bass from the car. ideally without cutting or modifying the car.
I have a 12 inch Pioneer sub in a sealed box and a Kenwood mono amp which will easily drive it to its max if needed, but I would like advice on how best to set up a boxed sub in a sealed boot.
Previously, my cars have been hatchbacks so this hasn't been an issue or Mercedes 190's where I have built custom boxes, sealed so the driver fires straight through into the cabin through a large metal hole in the rear shelf. In both cases the bass was driven straight into the cabin and a sealed 10" sub easily gave me enough lows and volume.
My initial choice was to cut through the Ski hatch hole and fix a sub behind it in an IB set-up. But, this car is the main family car and to be honest I do think I need the option of being able to remove the sub if needed.
Has anyone got any experience/photo's/opinions of:
1. Boxed sub positioned to fire through the ski hatch after its been cut through - so its still removable?
2. Boxed sub in boot - did you remove the rear speakers to let air into the cabin, or remove them and seal the holes. Where should the box be positioned and what direction should the sub fire?
3. IB type setup where the sub is suspended under the rear shelf, the rear speakers are removed and the bass comes through the speaker holes?