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Having trouble with subs fitting in trunk?

Hi, I am trying to put a sub box in my car (2012 v6 coupe not vert) but am having a slight issue. The box hits the trunk latch in the middle of the trunk opening just barely but clears the plastic trim around it. I was wondering if i could just remove the plastic trunk trim and then unbolt the latch, slide the box in and then put everything back together? Mainly im just worried that i wont be able to realign the trunk latch and will have trunk closing issues. in the pic the red is the latch hitting the box and the blue is a bolt that holds the latch to the car that I would be thinking of removing to take the latch off.




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Have you tried puttin the back seats down and going in that way? My buddy fit two 12"s in a huge box in his 01 v6... it took alot of twisting and turning but it finally went. Just a few ideas before taking things apart.


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What about cutting a groove in the box instead?
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Have you tried puttin the back seats down and going in that way? My buddy fit two 12"s in a huge box in his 01 v6... it took alot of twisting and turning but it finally went. Just a few ideas before taking things apart.
The opening from the seats folded down in the 2012 is tiny and the box is huge no way that's ever happening.

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What about cutting a groove in the box instead?
That is a last resort since the box goes in long ways and then turn once in the trunk so it would need to be a huge groove

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That is a last resort since the box goes in long ways and then turn once in the trunk so it would need to be a huge groove

I am thinking instead of taking your car apart it would be easier to just take the box apart and reassemble it in the trunk.... yea not the best or easiest thing but probably better than destroying your trunk...

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I used to be a basshead in my younger days. I learned the hard way.....my first couple cars ended up rattleboxes akin to your 80's buick that sound like the trunk is filled with coke cans. If it's big enough to interfere with the latch I'm assuming it's a largish ported box.....try going sealed and halving the volume, the mustang is small enough in the rear to generate enough cabin gain. I could help alot more if I knew the specifics. One of my side hobbies is DIY HI-FI. I've built my fair share of speakers/subs, both home and auto, and as a result I've educated myself pretty well in the subject. I'm not attempting to gloat.....just to help and be a resource.

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Oh man, does this bring back memories. In high school I had a nice pleather wrapped Audiobahn box with 2 10s and a 98 V6. I ended up taking out the spare tire, using that cavity to weasel the box in and then spin it once it was in. And I totally wrecked the cover on the box. It was a pain, but where there is a will there is a way!


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I actually found a pic!
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If you remove the latch assembly be sure to get it back on exactly how you took it off. If it is misaligned even a little bit your trunk won't close properly. Easiest way to solve your issue without deconstructing the box!

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If you remove the latch assembly be sure to get it back on exactly how you took it off. If it is misaligned even a little bit your trunk won't close properly. Easiest way to solve your issue without deconstructing the box!
Took my whole trunk apart still no go it fits but won't turn due to just barely hitting the small part of the trunk by the taillight assembly...looks like I'm choppin the boxes corners off. Huge ported box doesn't go well with mustangs trunks who would have guessed

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