Originally Posted by soonerbilly
Looking at the JL site for the box design for ported not sure that's going to fit where I want to mount it. Is ported that much louder than sealed David?
Yes, in the case of this small woofer, ported versus sealed will make a monster difference.
As long as the chamber displacement is the same, port length and port surface area are the same, you can freely change the enclosure shape to fit the vehicle. You can also combine both cabinets into one, and combine both ports into one (same length and double the surface area) in order to save a bit of wall displacement.