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Old 04-30-2013, 02:11 PM   #11
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This should work great then. I see the recommended box volume on this is less than the CVT too, which should help. I would like to know how this sounds in the factory enclosure. I am holding out for an upgrade to the JL Stealthbox right now but would consider this instead. I'm into SQ more than SPL anyway, so teh $650 price tag on the Stealthbox is hard to justify.
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Anything deeper than the 8" CVT won't fit though.
How deep is the 8" CVT? Do you know how deep the factory box is? When I had my F150 it had a factory sub that I replaced with a 8" kicker CVR in the factory box and had to use a MDF spacer ring to get the needed depth. The audiophile box in the 150's had a 2.625" depth and the MDF ring was .75 so it gave me 3.375 and the CVR needed 3.25"

It worked and sounded better than the factory sub, then I replaced the factory amp with a kenwood 8104D and it was even better.
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I can't recall but the specs say 3-3/8" We had to do some slight modifying of the factory enclosure to reduce a bracket in the back of the box but nothing major.
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Do you know how deep the factory box is?
I decided to answer my own question so I went out and spent five minutes to pull the sub and measure the factory box. The depth is 3.25" from top mounting surface to the dimple for the back bolt.
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It has a 2-11/16th's mounting depth.
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This should work great then. I see the recommended box volume on this is less than the CVT too, which should help. I would like to know how this sounds in the factory enclosure. I am holding out for an upgrade to the JL Stealthbox right now but would consider this instead. I'm into SQ more than SPL anyway, so teh $650 price tag on the Stealthbox is hard to justify.
JL is making a stealth box for the 2012 Focus?
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JL already has one out. Priced at $599.95 to $649.95 with the new 10TW3 sub in it. Should be a great box. It might still be on pre-order, but here is a link: http://pacificstereo.com/car-audio/e...5dr-10tw3.html

Here is my post for the JL Stealthbox. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...39#post4603139
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JL already has one out. Priced at $599.95 to $649.95 with the new 10TW3 sub in it. Should be a great box. It might still be on pre-order, but here is a link: http://pacificstereo.com/car-audio/e...5dr-10tw3.html

Here is my post for the JL Stealthbox. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...39#post4603139
Well it's good to know they finally have one but I would probably just go with this box it's the same Sub and would fit pretty well in the same space for 200 bucks savings.

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I can report that the Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8 fits in the stock enclosure if you use a 3/4" MDF spacer. Screw the spacer down with the stock holes, then screw the new woofer to the spacer. Don't forget to plug or cover the hole in the back of the enclosure. I used 3 inch 12 gauge speaker wire from the stock connectors to the Punch's push terminals and wrapped the connections in duct tape. I had also stuffed the box with polyfill previously. Completely reversible mod, if you want to put it all back to stock.

The woofer is DVC 2 ohm so its a direct replacement load-wise for the Sony speaker. It also kicks the out of the stock woofer. I turned my bass down to +1 from +4 and still have more low end response. The bass is more vibratory, if that makes sense. Whereas the Sony is boomy and sort of clipped, the Punch goes more into subsonics. My dubstep (yes, I know) sounds like my home stereo now. I feel the music as much as I hear it.
I listen to everything but Country (and even then a little Soggy Bottom Boys) and the Punch makes everything sound better. It helps that I don't have to boost the bass so much, of course, but the Sony was too loud in the 45-55Hz tone and it overpowered the sound. I've had polyfill for about 4 months, and I tried running with the center unplugged for about a month. Each one of those moves made the Sony sound a bit better, but I still wouldn't call it close to the Punch.

The Punch can be had for about $100 on Amazon
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