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Let me start by saying I am not an expert nor do I claim to be! Those of you that are experts please give ideas.

I started by wiring in the amp. Then removing the factory compartments in the rear floor.


Next was to make the bottom of the enclosure. Keep in mind the floor of the Escape is uneven and has several high spots.


Then the sides and the top. I used the factory carpet for the outline of the top and angled the enclosure to be sure there was no lip when you load things into the back. The front is higher because I made this bax for a standard sub, then replaced that one with a shallow sub.


Next was to put the two halves together and test fit into the car. Notice the build up around the hole. That is so the sub can be recessed into the box and the carpet installed over top so it is completely covered.


Then carpet and install.


Fit the sub, put on protective cover and put in factory carpet.


This was done with all stuff I had laying around. It took about a 4x8 sheet of mdf. It took about a weekend to get everything done including the wiring and interuptions. It adds alot to the factory system, without being overpowering.

The pic in my sig was what I had before, until my wife started to grump about not being able to put groceries in the back. :D
 

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The factory carpet covers it. It doesn't bother until you really start to crank it up, then it vibrates a little bit. We don't usually have it turned up that high. I guess I'll just have to keep it clean. :)

 

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looks good! i'm about halfway done with mine, will post pics tomorrow (can't get to Escape-City from home)!
 

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Worked out real good. It rattles a little bit when the carpet is over the speaker, but no bad enough to turn it down. I think I'm going to try to put some plexiglass over it so it is protected a little better, I just haven't been anywhere to get it. Keep us posted on yours. :thumb:
 

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That looks good. Ive been trying to figure out where to put a sub in mine. I have a 12" JBL and amp from my Mazda3. I like ur install but I can't do that , I put too much in my cargo area and I have a husky liner in the back too. I may just have to come to terms I can't do it ??? :( Or maybe get a small one and put it else where.

anyway great job dude.
 

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That's a pretty clean install hidden and all. I'm very impressed. For the rattle maybe a layer of dynamat or SecondSkin Rattle-Pad which I like that company better then Dynamat. I got the Spray In Deadener. Haven't used it yet but, I'm excited to lay it down. I also would like to get their bed liner for dad's jeep. But, anyways that's my thoughts. Not trying to knock anything you've done man solid install looks really clean!

http://secondskinaudio.com/noise-barrier/rattle-pad.php
 

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:clap: :thumb: :clap: :thumb:
 

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Thanks, so far it is working out great. I just about have the speaker broke in. I'm anxious to hear it. We hauled four 50 pound softener salt blocks and 8 boxes of yard lights this weekend and had no problems, just set them right on top.
 

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See, now that's solid work. You solved the problem and still have a really nice install. No better feeling in car audio that's for sure.
 
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