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Dimensions for SubThump Boxes?

I am looking to see if anyone here with a Subthump box and a tape measure can help me out.
I want to build my own box with some added features, and it would be nice to use the exterior dimensions from the Subthump box as a starting point. They don't make a box like what I would want, and it's not worth buying a box for dimensions that I am not going to use.

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Bump... anyone out there want to take a crack at this?
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I just made a single 8 box and plan to build some features into it such as storage. It's still a work in progress. More like a rough draft. I'll post pics when I'm done.

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I can get the dimensions for you, I just don't know when I will have a chance, I probably can this weekend.

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I am looking to see if anyone here with a Subthump box and a tape measure can help me out.
I want to build my own box with some added features, and it would be nice to use the exterior dimensions from the Subthump box as a starting point. They don't make a box like what I would want, and it's not worth buying a box for dimensions that I am not going to use.

Thanks in advance.
I don't get it. Why do you want dimensions from another box if you are building your own? Unless you are using 6" woofers or something it won't be too big. Back in my car audio days we built the box as large as possible to fit where you want it. You know? Has something changed? Or are you wanting to build it just like the Subthump one for some reason?

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I don't get it. Why do you want dimensions from another box if you are building your own? Unless you are using 6" woofers or something it won't be too big. Back in my car audio days we built the box as large as possible to fit where you want it. You know? Has something changed? Or are you wanting to build it just like the Subthump one for some reason?
To be honest, it is because I have a baby seat installed right now, and don't want to take the effort of pulling that out, removing the plastic cover and metal bar under the seat to measure out what might be the right size, then reinstall everything, build the box, uninstall everything, test fit, see I made a simple mistake, reinstall everything, rebuild the box, etc. you see where I am going with this...
I figured it would be easy enough for someone to grab a few quick dimensions from the box we already know fits.

What I want to build will be a single woofer with amp space, but also maintain some storage space that I can access without having to flip up the seats (again, because of the baby seats that will be installed).

Back in my car audio days, I drove cars with trunks or SUVs/hatchbacks with cargo areas, so you could build a simple square box by just taking 3 measurements (L x W x H). The most complicated part I needed in those cars was a hinged panel that covered a storage area and provided protection for the speakers from the other items that might be rolling around in the trunk. That panel was contour conforming to the trunk wall and hinges.

Obviously with these trucks, really the only place to throw a sub and amp is under the rear seat, and since both baby seats will prevent me from pretty much ever using that space, I might as well use it for a sub box.
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To be honest, it is because I have a baby seat installed right now, and don't want to take the effort of pulling that out, removing the plastic cover and metal bar under the seat to measure out what might be the right size, then reinstall everything, build the box, uninstall everything, test fit, see I made a simple mistake, reinstall everything, rebuild the box, etc. you see where I am going with this...
I figured it would be easy enough for someone to grab a few quick dimensions from the box we already know fits.

What I want to build will be a single woofer with amp space, but also maintain some storage space that I can access without having to flip up the seats (again, because of the baby seats that will be installed).

Back in my car audio days, I drove cars with trunks or SUVs/hatchbacks with cargo areas, so you could build a simple square box by just taking 3 measurements (L x W x H). The most complicated part I needed in those cars was a hinged panel that covered a storage area and provided protection for the speakers from the other items that might be rolling around in the trunk. That panel was contour conforming to the trunk wall and hinges.

Obviously with these trucks, really the only place to throw a sub and amp is under the rear seat, and since both baby seats will prevent me from pretty much ever using that space, I might as well use it for a sub box.
I don't think basic dimensions will get you where you want to be due to specific shapes you are going to have to build. It's gonna require a truck to be present.






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I don't think basic dimensions will get you where you want to be due to specific shapes you are going to have to build. It's gonna require a truck to be present.
The box is a prismatic shape (ignoring the inset for the subs, my box will be a little different there anyway). I would only need 7 dimensions to build the shape of the box.
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My build has some dimensions and measurements if you need. I'm going a bit different with my route, but really its all there. My log is attached to my sig if it helps.

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My build has some dimensions and measurements if you need. I'm going a bit different with my route, but really its all there. My log is attached to my sig if it helps.


Damn.....That build thread is very thorough. Good job on that!
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Damn.....That build thread is very thorough. Good job on that!
Thanks man. I've learned a lot (the hard way), Subthump makes a killer box though, extracts every inch of space (and that's good.) But if you need space for equipment like I do, making custom is the way to go. I DO wish I would have used a bit more depth and width, closer to the Subthump design. Maybe I'll redo mine (for a 3rd time!) later. I just want sound again for now.

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