Shallow Mount 8" sub in saddlebags...

thecort

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I want to install an 8" shallow mount subwoofer in the rear of my Ness down n out bags. They're 6" longer than stock.

The sub is roughly 2.75" deep (not including the mounting hardware)

It looks like I can get them in the outermost rear part of the bags & wouldn't lose much space. It'll probably leave me with the same amount of space as the stock bags, which i'm fine with.

What would be the best way to attach them?

I'm currently running a Sony headunit with Hertz 6.5" speakers in the fairing & 6x9's in the lids. This is all powered by a J&M Rokker 500W 4ch amp.

I'm also open to any other suggestions.
 

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6 inch JL Audio subs in a set of True Kustom BIG saddlebags. check out the metal and fiberglass section may help you out.
I did see that thanks. Those are big bags. I replied there but haven't received an answer yet. Maybe i'll send a PM.
I'm looking to mount mine in the rear with the speaker on edge.
 

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Be careful how you do this. I assume you will have the sub facing towards the wheel. You need to make sure that the excursion of the sub will not hit the bag support bracket.

Pickard makes some bags that have subs in them, maybe you can get some ideas there.
 

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I'm going to try to have it face the outside of the bag. This way I can slide it down n back (or out lol) We'll see I guess
 

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Be careful how you do this. I assume you will have the sub facing towards the wheel. You need to make sure that the excursion of the sub will not hit the bag support bracket.

Pickard makes some bags that have subs in them, maybe you can get some ideas there.
Do you have a link?
 

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i dont think u will be to happy with sub. I've put 6" jl w3 in bags and its not loud and rattles bag. you should put hertz spl 8" mid drivers or jl audio zr 8" mid drivers and play them on full range or high pass then dial down hz on amp. they are very loud, sharp, and u can actually feel the bass and pressure standing next to them. they play vocals and mids so u get more bass that u will hear!!! subs just play low notes and thats it. ive put them on over 10 bikes, some with 2 in each bag. u will be much happier!!!!!
 

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i dont think u will be to happy with sub. I've put 6" jl w3 in bags and its not loud and rattles bag. you should put hertz spl 8" mid drivers or jl audio zr 8" mid drivers and play them on full range or high pass then dial down hz on amp. they are very loud, sharp, and u can actually feel the bass and pressure standing next to them. they play vocals and mids so u get more bass that u will hear!!! subs just play low notes and thats it. ive put them on over 10 bikes, some with 2 in each bag. u will be much happier!!!!!
So I took my bags to my audio guy today. He also mentioned installing mid drivers. He also said the same thing about the subs rattling the bags & that there may not be enough air space to move because I still want to use my bags for storage. He took measurements & will search for the proper speaker set up. We also talked about a 6" sub. I'm not stuck on subs by any means, I just want to get even more bass than I have now (for hanging out) I know i won't hear/feel it at speed.
 

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i dont think u will be to happy with sub. I've put 6" jl w3 in bags and its not loud and rattles bag. you should put hertz spl 8" mid drivers or jl audio zr 8" mid drivers and play them on full range or high pass then dial down hz on amp. they are very loud, sharp, and u can actually feel the bass and pressure standing next to them. they play vocals and mids so u get more bass that u will hear!!! subs just play low notes and thats it. ive put them on over 10 bikes, some with 2 in each bag. u will be much happier!!!!!
Do you like the Hertz better than the Jls?
 

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So I took my bags to my audio guy today. He also mentioned installing mid drivers. He also said the same thing about the subs rattling the bags & that there may not be enough air space to move because I still want to use my bags for storage. He took measurements & will search for the proper speaker set up. We also talked about a 6" sub. I'm not stuck on subs by any means, I just want to get even more bass than I have now (for hanging out) I know i won't hear/feel it at speed.
you will be very happy with the 8" mid drivers. i've tried it all. lol. there are people on this forumn that have heard my bikes at shows. it sounds like a club. i run a remote for the amp that runs them. when im not in a parking lot or at a show i just turn them down.
 

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my personal preferance on amp is the arc mini amps. awesome power, very efficient, and dont create alot of heat, and can be mounted above the radio in the fairing
 

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my personal preferance on amp is the arc mini amps. awesome power, very efficient, and dont create alot of heat, and can be mounted above the radio in the fairing
I was thinking the same thing too as well as the Rockford mini amp. I think I'd have to have it in one of the bags. My 500W amp is on the radio
 

thecort

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thecort, I looked for a message from you couldnt find it.

http://www.truekustom.com/2012/01/big-stretched-saddlebags-with-sub-woofers/
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Check em out. Jl 6 subs built into the bags and ported to the outside. Finished product has as much storage as a stock bag. Hit me up.

This link shows how we build them.
http://www.truekustom.com/2012/01/building-of-the-heavyhitters/
I never got around to sending you a PM. I had just asked a question in the thread above. No problem. Thanks you. I'm wanted to know If you've done anything with the standard width bags.
 

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Best bet with standard width is to use the lids and let the bag be the enclosure. We are building lids that fit 7" Alpine marine speakers that are designed to create the most sound with the least enclosure. And you can run em through the car wash. $500
 

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