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Default Help with system in cadillac dts

looking for help putting a system in a Cadillac dts 2002 i think. what would be the ideal box setup. Thinking of three 10's , 2 12's or 2 15's. port through the ski pass maybe, or a 4th order with port through the ski pass. looking to get decently loud of 1000 or so watts. not upgrading alt or anything like that.
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10's will fit 12's will fit and maybe 15's.

1000rms for the pair is that correct?
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yes, can do 15's, just wondering if I should try to port through the ski pass. Or just fine backward like normal. Trunk seems sealed of very well
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Best option is to use the center armrest as the port and seal it off from the back of the trunk. You'll want to add a second battery (the factory battery is under the rear seat), the stock alt will be fine as long as you don't crank it all the time (the DTS has a digital voltmeter in the info console). Firing the subs/port towards the back of the trunk is the last thing you want in these cars IMO, it just made all kinds of rattle when I did that. I ended up putting the sub box against the tailgate firing towards the rear seat. I removed the layer of carpet behind the rear seats and removed the factory speakers on the rear deck to let bass through.


On and if that DTS is your own car then remember the active suspension on the DTS is hella expensive and that added weight will impact the lifespan of the struts. I don't have the DTS model so I got away with passive suspension but it was still a bit costly when I had to replace mine.
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Best option is to use the center armrest as the port and seal it off from the back of the trunk. You'll want to add a second battery (the factory battery is under the rear seat), the stock alt will be fine as long as you don't crank it all the time (the DTS has a digital voltmeter in the info console). Firing the subs/port towards the back of the trunk is the last thing you want in these cars IMO, it just made all kinds of rattle when I did that. I ended up putting the sub box against the tailgate firing towards the rear seat. I removed the layer of carpet behind the rear seats and removed the factory speakers on the rear deck to let bass through.


On and if that DTS is your own car then remember the active suspension on the DTS is hella expensive and that added weight will impact the lifespan of the struts. I don't have the DTS model so I got away with passive suspension but it was still a bit costly when I had to replace mine.
not my car, I was remembering someone saying that porting into the car was a bad idea. Im more used to dealing with suv's
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not my car, I was remembering someone saying that porting into the car was a bad idea. Im more used to dealing with suv's

Porting into the car shouldn't be a problem as long as the cabin is completely sealed from the trunk except the port, but now I wonder if that opening is big enough to be efficient. Does the guy want trunkspace still? If not then just do a ported box, place it against the tailgate and port the port/subs towards the back seat, I find that to be the loudest in these cars. If he wants to use his trunk still then just do the typical, if customer complains about rattling trunk then it's time to sell some sound deadening material.
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