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I have a 93 Chevy bubble caprice that I am trying to make hood loud. I've had mid 150's small cars before and I am trying to make this one as loud as possible on my budget. I want to know if 2 18' level 3 will get loud and sound good in 9.5 cubes net tune to 34hz? I know the website says 6 cubes but I wanted to get additional experiences
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You will be better off with a pair of 15s with the proper airspace. All you would be doing is choking off the subs and hurting your output. This is one of those cases where 18s arent the best choice. Smaller subs can get very loud too.
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what does "hood loud" mean??
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You will be better off with a pair of 15s with the proper airspace. All you would be doing is choking off the subs and hurting your output. This is one of those cases where 18s arent the best choice. Smaller subs can get very loud too.
I agree with Cody! I don't know the trunks of these cars other than they,are big, but think being a trunk install you could do a proper install with a pair of 15s and put higher #s up. I have only ran the xls and had good results with a little over 5cu ft per 18 but I ran lots of power to them too. I did an install in for a guy that was bound and determined to run my xls (when I sold them) and it was just under 10 and he ended up selling and going with 15s.

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According to the website the 15's can do 3 cubes optimum so I was gonna do 3 level threes if the 18's won't work. BTW when I say hood loud i mean street loud not meter loud. That is why I wanted to tune lower so I could maximize the lower notes carrying farther as opposed to tuning closer to a resonant frequency to meter higher

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As was mentioned, you can throw more power at them so they'll work in that space. Or you can use poly fill so they "see" up to 40% more volume.

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According to the website the 15's can do 3 cubes optimum so I was gonna do 3 level threes if the 18's won't work. BTW when I say hood loud i mean street loud not meter loud. That is why I wanted to tune lower so I could maximize the lower notes carrying farther as opposed to tuning closer to a resonant frequency to meter higher
^^^^^^ thats what I mean by hood loud

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