JL Stealthbox

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  1. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    I would like a little bass in my 1999 Chevy Blazer, but not at the expense of my cargo room. Any thoughts on the JL Stealthbox? And anyone know a place I can get one?
     
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    You could always fabricate one using a small enclosure and small fiber glass.
     
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    the pics I've seen of the stealthbox for the blazer it would have to be 100% fiberglass to get the same effect, and then the cost and time required would be really high...

    It's always an option, but I wanted to see some stealthbox pricing before I commited either way.

    any ideas where to find em? I checked out two local shops, and 1 won't touch JL (they're idiots that think kicker sound good, lol) and the other sells JL, but isn't authorized, and can't get a stealthbox... I'm gonna check out the last shop tomorrow and see if they can get it, but I was curious if anyone knew an online shop that would have it... Online prices are so much cheaper when it comes to car audio.
     
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    You can order online through cartoys which is an authorized dealer.:)
     
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    maybe I'm missing it, but I went to www.cartoys.com and I couldn't find any stealthboxes... where do you see em?
     
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    anybody?
     
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    You are going to have to call them up and order. Then don't list them online.
     
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    they are on jl's site, but you have to order in a local authorized store. they're pricey, the one for my xterra would have been 500 with a 10w3
     
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    retail for the Blazer is 499.95
     
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    hmm. It's not neccessarily out of my price range... but it is at the top-end. I have a 12W0-4, already. I may just grab some fiberglass and make my own box in the same spot as the stealthbox...

    any suggestions?
     
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    If you have never fiberglassed before it is not something you will just grab and whip out to a professional quality and finish. If you have a lot of glassing experience...have at it.

    Honestly, it would probably be cheaper than messing up your own mold three times before getting right just to get the stealthbox up front.
     
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    I have glassed before, but never to the "professional finish". I was thinking more of making a glass mold of the carpet/countours, and then matting that to a MDF/Birch front panel... It wouldn't be quite as nice, but it would maximize space for a home-built enclosure.

    I may wait another month and do the stealthbox... Just kinda sad to waste a 12W0 that I already have...
     
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    Yeah, since you already have the sub that is one thing...but really I would still do the stealthbox. I have fiberglassed quite a bit and the less i have to the better.
     
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    Sell your 12w0 and get the stealthbox. Like others have said making it yourself is beyond a bad idea. If you go to a shop and ask for that you will end up spending more on the box and the sub then on the stealthbox.
     
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    methinks the 12W0 would make a decent sub for my computer. muahahahahahahahaha

    edit : damn it, I don't have an amp for it.. I'd use my JL e1200 monoblock on the stealthbox :(
     
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    You don't have a home audio amp? If so, partsexpress has some really nice 250 watt ones for like 120 dollars. They include an active crossover too. That would make a killer computer sub :big grin:
     
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    the point was to save money -- not spend more.

    but maybe in a month or two...
     

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