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Would you notice an extra 10kg?

glen_jai Jan 21, 2009

  1. glen_jai

    glen_jai Registered User

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    Hi,
    I gathering some bits together for installing a subwoofer, to replace my badly distorting Bose sub.

    I am going to install a 10" sub, but having looked at some of the specs for them, the seem to weigh a ton. Typically 5 - 6 kg just for the driver, and then another 5 kg for the box.

    Question is, would I notice the extra 10kg weight in my car when driving (aceleration and cornering wise)?

    Comments welcome.

    Cheers,
    Glen
     
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  3. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    10kg in motorsport is a huge amount. On road use I would say most defenately no.
     
  4. Essflee

    Essflee Registered User

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    S3's a heavy old beast any way, I'm sure another 10kg isn't going to hurt :)
     
  5. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    In Motorsport i found a tenth a Kilo was accurate, road use you wont see any difference what-so ever. What sub you going for?

    Jason
     
  6. Nah you won't notice the difference at all.
    In fact I'd be suprised if it even put 0.1 on your 1/4 mile time.
     
  7. ianysm

    ianysm Registered User

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    Nothing at all
     
  8. tel

    tel 4x4 junkie

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    i had a 50kg comp sub in mine and noticed no differance

    i thought i would when i took it out but didnt atall
     
  9. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    simple answer get a 10 kgs thingymajig and put it in the boot and try it.
     
  10. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Ive got a thingymajig if you want :moa:
     
  11. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    he could have you as a passenger Nilz that would do the trick
     
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  13. mattyboy199

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    based on an S3 weighing 1400kg @ increase of 7kg is 0.5%. You probably lose more power as a % when the tempreture changes
     
  14. glen_jai

    glen_jai Registered User

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    Ok, I guess I'm just being unduly anal about the added weight.
    Hopefully I'll notice nothing then, other than lots of added SPL.

    Thanks for all the comments guys.
     
  15. glen_jai

    glen_jai Registered User

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    I'm either going for a Alpine TypeR, or a JL Audio 10w3v2 sub.
    My heart says JL Audio, but my wallet says Alpine....:meeting:
     
  16. FazS3

    FazS3 Registered User

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    I recently got 2 12's in mine Orion absolutely awesome stuff very much recommended
     
  17. Ibzzzzz

    Ibzzzzz Registered User

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    Go with your heart mate! I ran a 13 year old 12" JL audio sub with only a 640w kenwood amp up until a few weeks ago (need boot space) and honestly it never went wrong on me the bass was so crisp and it picked up every note, I gave it a beating and it stil live on!!
     
  18. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Registered User

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    rockford fosgate all the way:eyebrows:
     
  19. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Ive always had Kenwood, didnt have any complaints about it at all....
     

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