I'm running 2 of the IB15s in basically the same car. The trunk lid takes it very well surprisingly with just a layer of Second Skin. One thing that helped was removing the vents to the outside and putting a screen in their place. It lowered the Q a little which I like and seemed to be a little easier on the trunk. I have a separate problem, a factory wing spoiler that I don't think was available on Accords. Even though it doesn't make any noise, it looks retarded with the amount of movement on the outside. If I have it cranked, I turn it down when people pull up behind me at a red light.Three IB 12"s? Are you going to have to reinforce your trunk lid to contain that SPL?
Other than the loctite not drying, it went pretty smooth. The inital baffle was cut with 1/4" MDF. This is going to be my template that I use to cut the rest of the pieces. I have a 3/4" piece and a 1/2" piece of MDF, I believe this will be plenty strong for the subs.
As much as I wanted to fit the subs, it looks as though the three will not fit in the space. I am going to undermount one of the subs to give me that 1" I need. The magnets will be facing towards the trunk.
Any thoughts on the 3/4 + 1/2" sheets? Am I losing anything?
Once it stops raining and I have some time (Saturday hopefully) I will cut the two panels, glue them, carpet, foam, then install trim pieces. I bought some weatherstipping, but the fit is so tight and I think the foam will suffice.
My only problem is that the trunk liner is going to have to be cut in 2 pieces. That is what the trim is for. Been real busy, not much time to think, sleeeppy....goodnight
He's the guy that stole them from me in the for sale thread recently lol. Just kidding but I'm assuming these are the 3 that were for sale pretty recently and I'm very glad he bought them because it took every bit of will power to not buy them even though I don't have a use for them.Tonesmith - looking good! I have a '00 Accord that has just about the same trunk (ski pass, two car seats)... I'm heading towards an IB install myself but with (2) 15".
How'd the KB weld work out? Did you have to strip any paint off or did you just glue it down as is?
Where are your amp(s) ending up? I'm considering building up the floor so I can still access the spare tire...
How did you come to land on the AE's? I'm limited on budget and am considering the Dayton IB 15's... Maybe BuickGN can chime in?
Keep up the good work!