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Old 10-21-2008, 02:07 AM   #1
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The thread with the single, hidden sub over spare tire?

A couple of weeks ago a member here posted a really nice sub mount he did. He mounted a single large subwoofer over the spare tire. I think he constructed a new cover (the large rectangle cover that goes over the tire to hide it and forms the surface of the trunk / hatch) that had a hole in it the size of the sub. It was a really clean and nice looking install.

If you're the one who posted that thread or if anyone has pics. or the thread saved, can you please post it again?

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Old 10-21-2008, 04:19 AM   #2
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Ok, I found it. It has two subs as well, not one:

http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:Tso00V_yZUEJ:www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php%3Ft%3D16399+site:www.yarisworld.com +boydstir+sub&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache...nk&cd=16&gl=us


I want mine that clean, but with one 12" sub instead of two 10"-ers. I wish there was a more detailed guide on how to do this install. I've never made any sub enclosure.

YW user "Boydstir":


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Old 10-21-2008, 01:01 PM   #3
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I'll clarify that he had to remove his spare to do that. Just no space otherwise.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:05 PM   #4
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I think you might be referring to my thread here :) I just reposted it after the crash

http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9392
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:46 PM   #5
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Thanks guys.

firemachine, you helped Boydstir with that install? Would one of those shallow mount subs. fit w/o having to remove the spare tire?

TinyGiant, sorry, but I was referring to the one done by Boydstir / firemachine69. I saw the one you reposted, but the one by Boydstir is the one I remembered.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:56 PM   #6
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Lift up the cover and have a look for yourself. There's maybe an inch of spare space. It's a well-used technique (removing the spare and carrying a can of fix-a-flat, and a CAA/AAA membership card), but you can figure out the downside of it.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:59 PM   #7
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I thought that there would be space for at least a 10" shallow mount sub w/o having to remove the tire. Looks like the sub could "fit" in / over the indented / center part of the tire.
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they make woofer boxes that fit in the spare tire too.. you might consider that if you are worried about a flat
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:19 PM   #9
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Cool. Mind posting a link to one? What size sub would fit in one of these boxes? Also, can this type of box be installed the way firemachine and you (TinyGiant) installed your subs? I really just want a single 12" sub (shallow mount if it'll let it fit w/o having to remove the spare tire).
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i'll have to see if i can find it i'll google for a while
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this guy used fiberglass i believe then maybe some foam on the outside so it wont rattle
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here is the cached thread

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I'd like to do something like that but at the sametime dont really want the added weight.
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i get 39mpg with wide tires and with my whole custom woofer box.. and thecar isnt broken in yet :) i dont think the weight makes that much of a difference
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i get 39mpg with wide tires and with my whole custom woofer box.. and thecar isnt broken in yet :) i dont think the weight makes that much of a difference

Damn you, you give me more to buy now.
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it only cost me about 60 in materials for the project.. and only 30 for the sub and 40 for the amp on craigslist... shop around :)


there is a kid near me selling a JL sub and amp for $100

i wanted it when i started my project but he wanted 200 at the time.. jerk.. i get done and like 2 days later its 100 cheaper
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:26 PM   #17
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That is such a sick set-up! Hmm, now I might have to reorder my wishlist.
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this guy used fiberglass i believe then maybe some foam on the outside so it wont rattle
That's interesting. I want a cover like boydstir's that has the hole for the sub that the sub rests in. It would sit over the tire like this one. I'm looking at this slim 12" Alpine sub at Crutchfield. Need to find someone that knows how to work with fiberglass and has made sub enclosures before.
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