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Wheel well enclosure ?'s

For those whom have there enclosures molded to wheel well i was wondering what the total volume is? and how high youve raised the floor if you did ?

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RE:Wheel well enclosure ?'s

Not sure what the dimensions are, but the best way to measure the volume of something that would take LOTS of calculus to figure out - use the Packing Peanuts method.

What you do is get those packing peanuts that stuff gets shipped in and fill up whatever you are trying to find the volume of (wheel well). Then take them out of the wheel well and into a cardboard box and get measurements from the box.:thumbsup:
 

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RE: Wheel well enclosure ?'s

i know how to get it after i build the box just wondering the acheived volume before i start the new box, just to make sure i can get at least 1.3cft for the new beast =+)
 

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RE: Wheel well enclosure ?'s

mine is about 1.2 cubic feet. total volume. no floor adjustments. just molded in as tight as i could make it.
 

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RE: Wheel well enclosure ?'s

crazyoldcougar your enclosure looks to prevent you from installing a RSTB tho... bgred619 you might want to take that into consideration if you intend to do that in the future... :shrug: just a thought...

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crazyoldcougar: I'm trying to do something similar to your setup. Could you give some details about what you did? Like, how many layers of fiberglass did you need? How did you get the carpeting to wrap around the contour of the enclosure so nicely? What did you use to carpet the floor of the trunk afterward?

I'm planning on making the base and front of the enclosure (where speaker is mounted) out of MDF, and use fiberglass on the back to match up the contours of the wheel well, taillamp assy, etc. This way, I can keep it removable for autocrossing.
 

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you can fill the spare tire with a measured amount of water and do the basic calculations to figure out cubic feet..

there is a grommet in the spare tire so you can let the water out after.
 

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Originally posted by: bgred619
no grommet to much dynamat lol
:rofl: shopvac...wetvac..

packing peanuts will work but are not super accurate..i popped a big ass bag of popcorn to figure mine out since i didnt feel like buying packing peanuts....fine granular (sand) would work best if you dont want to fill with water....
 

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so far so good...i hope you have some sort of insulation between the shell and the metal of your car...i suppose the fatmat will work...cause that fiberglass vibrating on the metal will drive you friggin nuts.

ps if you are going to build a two piece box you should frame the sides like nuttywonder has, that way you can have something decent to fasten the top too..
 

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yes its going to be built in 2 pieces, and will have something inbetween box and floor of trunk for any vibration that might arise. there is a wood frame underneath but not as high due to the box needs to be less than 2cuf.
 
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