GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV


  VW GTI Forum / VW Rabbit Forum / VW R32 Forum / VW Golf Forum - Golfmkv.com


 
Register
MYGOLF garage
Timeslips
Search
Members List
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Go Back   VW GTI Forum / VW Rabbit Forum / VW R32 Forum / VW Golf Forum - Golfmkv.com > Technical Discussions > In Car Entertainment and Electronics (Audio / Video / Electronics / Etc..)
CTS Turbo

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-20-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
nrgman71
Passed Driver's Ed
 
nrgman71's Avatar
 
Drives: MK 5 GTI
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 78
Spare tire well

I want to do a false floor sub install in my mkv gti. However Whats the deal with the hub? Can it be removed? What is under it? Any help is appreciated.Thanks!!!!
nrgman71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
GolfMKV

Beitrag Sponsored Links

__________________
   
Old 07-20-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
Monkeykungfu
Formula 5000 Driver
 
Monkeykungfu's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 MT BMP GTI
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 1,644
I've read something is under there, I can't remember what, but I've heard something is there.
__________________
. .
Monkeykungfu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 07:02 PM   #3
nikbrewer
FIA GT Champion
 
Drives: 2008 UG gti w/ dsg
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: edmond, ok
Posts: 920
US gti have all the emissions in that hump. Thats why its not there in a Euro spec car.

I have heard this several times, why would you be willing to cut the florr of your car out when there are a lot of other options, that keep the stock floor intack?
__________________
2008 United Grey 4 Door GTI w/ DSG
Now Featuring the Über-Stealth speaker box
Come visit the Uber-Stealth web page
www.uberstealthaudio.com
nikbrewer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 08:01 PM   #4
nrgman71
Passed Driver's Ed
 
nrgman71's Avatar
 
Drives: MK 5 GTI
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 78
Im not gonna cut. Actually im hoping to hear some of the other setups at fixxfest,including your speaker box. Thanks for the response.
nrgman71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 08:11 PM   #5
nrgman71
Passed Driver's Ed
 
nrgman71's Avatar
 
Drives: MK 5 GTI
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 78
Im not gonna cut. Actually im hoping to hear some of the other setups at fixxfest,including your speaker box. Thanks for the response.
nrgman71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 10:11 PM   #6
nikbrewer
FIA GT Champion
 
Drives: 2008 UG gti w/ dsg
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: edmond, ok
Posts: 920
cool, my can be done several ways. i can do it with 2 10" subs even
__________________
2008 United Grey 4 Door GTI w/ DSG
Now Featuring the Über-Stealth speaker box
Come visit the Uber-Stealth web page
www.uberstealthaudio.com
nikbrewer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 09:00 AM   #7
nrgman71
Passed Driver's Ed
 
nrgman71's Avatar
 
Drives: MK 5 GTI
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 78
2 10's

Quote:
Originally Posted by nikbrewer View Post
cool, my can be done several ways. i can do it with 2 10" subs even
Silly question. the 2 10 inch subs will be in the same box? I was on your web and I didnt see any pics. I guess you are working on it. Once again thanks
nrgman71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 09:24 AM   #8
LoyalSage
Formula 5000 Driver
 
LoyalSage's Avatar
 
Drives: MKIV & MKV R32
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 1,502
Quote:
Originally Posted by nrgman71 View Post
Silly question. the 2 10 inch subs will be in the same box? I was on your web and I didnt see any pics. I guess you are working on it. Once again thanks
i am guessing 2x10 would be 1 sidemounted and 1 undermat?
LoyalSage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 07:30 PM   #9
nikbrewer
FIA GT Champion
 
Drives: 2008 UG gti w/ dsg
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: edmond, ok
Posts: 920
no, i can do 2 on the floor, you just have to relocate the jack, and mount the amp somewhere. You could mount the jack under 1 front seat, the amp under another
__________________
2008 United Grey 4 Door GTI w/ DSG
Now Featuring the Über-Stealth speaker box
Come visit the Uber-Stealth web page
www.uberstealthaudio.com
nikbrewer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 10:59 AM   #10
pirrimarin
n00b
 
pirrimarin's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 TR GTI 4DR DSG
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Frisco, TX
Posts: 38
Send a message via AIM to pirrimarin Send a message via MSN to pirrimarin
I'm currently building a false floor/box setup that's going to be exact same height of the current foam that's in there.
It's going to be a more extreme stealth setup, because it will fit under the rear hatch mat. It will fit 2 10" subs (up to 5½" mounting depth), but it will require me to lose the spare, because I'm using part of the spare tire well to accommodate the magnets of the subs.

The bottom mold was made last weekend, I expect to start the MDF fabrication this weekend.

Pics to come
__________________
pirrimarin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 04:20 PM   #11
nrgman71
Passed Driver's Ed
 
nrgman71's Avatar
 
Drives: MK 5 GTI
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by pirrimarin View Post
I'm currently building a false floor/box setup that's going to be exact same height of the current foam that's in there.
It's going to be a more extreme stealth setup, because it will fit under the rear hatch mat. It will fit 2 10" subs (up to 5½" mounting depth), but it will require me to lose the spare, because I'm using part of the spare tire well to accommodate the magnets of the subs.

The bottom mold was made last weekend, I expect to start the MDF fabrication this weekend.

Pics to come
looking foward to the pics!
nrgman71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 01:26 PM   #12
plac
GTI Master
 
Drives: 2013 GTI DSG
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 3,966
This is the amp rack design I will be copying. This is especially attractive to me since I dont have to raise my trunk floor. This will be a very easy amp rack to make with MDF. I might go with 1/2" MDF or Birch for weight savings, but 3/4" MDF is probably the proper thing to use..



I have done a system in a spare tire well, about 8-9 years ago:



My old sound page with many projects for people that dont know my history:

http://74.220.202.31/~bellbott/sounds.html
__________________
GTI Drivers Edition - Unitronic Stage 2 91 Octane - Unitronic Customized Downpipe - Unitronic DSG Stage 1 - Golf R Intercooler - Focal Integration Speakers - OEM LED Tails - Unibrace UB - R8 Coilpacks - Soundaktor Switch - Tyrolsport Deadset Collar Kits Front + Rear
LastHumansGarage / Facebook / GTI Master / Plac / The ModFather / 100+ Video GTI Reference Library

Last edited by plac; 07-23-2009 at 06:45 PM.
plac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 01:39 PM   #13
nrgman71
Passed Driver's Ed
 
nrgman71's Avatar
 
Drives: MK 5 GTI
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 78
very nice.
nrgman71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2009, 11:45 AM   #14
pirrimarin
n00b
 
pirrimarin's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 TR GTI 4DR DSG
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Frisco, TX
Posts: 38
Send a message via AIM to pirrimarin Send a message via MSN to pirrimarin
I wasn't making it up when I said I was working on a stealth box that allows for a regular (not a shallow) sub or even multiple subs to be used

Please forgive/ignore the amateur fabrication, this is my first attempt at fabricating any kind of box... so don't expect Nik Brewer-like quality

Here are the pics:

Taped the area and laid down the first layers of glass


MDF bottom shelf with outline of factory foam pieces.


Fiberglass piece and MDF bottom shelf already paired together. Liquid deadener also applied.


Side view of the bottom half of the box.


Trunk / Spare tire well area with liquid deadener treatment.


Test fit in the trunk; also notice change to the box design (taller, more narrow chamber) to make room for integrated amp/processor rack.


And... mock-up of the subs in their respective ghetto, jigsaw made rings (notice how perfectly round they are... NOT).


The top of the box is going to be fiberglass as well. As much as I'd like to make most of the box out of MDF to prevent flex (and a shit load of extra work), I would have ended up with a box that's too tall, which would defeat my stealth purposes.
This box will be exactly 4" tall, which is the exact height of the factory foam that surrounds the spare tire.

Before the subs go in, the enclosure nets about 1.56ft³, which is just about right for the 2 MTX 4500's that I'm using, each sub likes .75ft³ for a sealed enclosure.

More to come later.
__________________
pirrimarin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2009, 09:40 PM   #15
nrgman71
Passed Driver's Ed
 
nrgman71's Avatar
 
Drives: MK 5 GTI
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 78
nice going.
nrgman71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 10:29 AM   #16
pirrimarin
n00b
 
pirrimarin's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 TR GTI 4DR DSG
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Frisco, TX
Posts: 38
Send a message via AIM to pirrimarin Send a message via MSN to pirrimarin
Oh, I forgot to mention that I can fit subs as deep as 7"!!!
The only catch is magnet width cannot be more than 5.75".

I'm thinking about picking up a pair of eD 11Ov.2 D4 that are on clearance for $75.
__________________
pirrimarin is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.