There has been some interest in how this powered sub fits under seats, so I took some pics yesterday while putting mine in. Some of this info has been covered already, so I'm not proclaiming to break new ground, but just getting it all in one thread. And much thanks to those who have done that stuff before me!
Let's get started. The first thing to do is pull the passenger seat, which was accomplished by disconnecting the battery, unplugging the wires underneath the seat, and removing the 4 bolts holding the seat down. Once the seat was removed, I wanted to loosen and rotate the seat brace underneath the rear of the seat, (in some of these pics, I highlighted the area I am talking about).
To loosen this brace for removal or rotation, you'll need a T-40 Torx bit. On the seatbelt receptacle side of the seat, you will need to remove that assembly first:
Then remove the single bolt holding the brace:
To remove the other side, you can remove the plastic skirting to access the single bolt, but I found it easy to just use the Torx bit, with a 1/4" wrench on the shaft of the bit:
A picture of the bar before I rotated it:
And, from the front of the seat, after I rotated it 90 degrees, to the rear of the seat:
With that work done, I wanted to test fit the Kicker, to see how the seat moved over the top, as I slid it back and forth. From the rear:
Not a ton of room, but manageable. So I ran all the wiring, blah, blah, blah. That part was pretty standard, power to battery, ground to metal, and I used the Kicker ZISL RCA cable to connect to my Pioneer HU, which has RCA outputs for the sub. Here is a pic, after wiring, and with two patches of velcro, (the "hook" side), applied to the base of the Kicker. It comes with straps, but I don't see a need for them. Why drill holes in the Taco when you don't have to?
Flipped it over, hooked up the wiring, and it was ready to test!
It sounded great, after tweaking the controls a bit, as is usual with subs. My Pioneer HU (AVH-P2400BT) has basically all the controls I need to run the sub, so I chose not to hookup the Kicker remote control.
I then put the seat back in, reconnected the wires under the seat, and bolted it down. Pics of the unit in place:
A couple of lessons learned. First, rotating that brace 180 degrees, instead of 90, would be best. After bolting the seat in, and with the seat itself fairly forward, (as it is in the last pic above), I heard a buzz coming out of the sub. It was the brace on top of the sub, and moving the seat back to a normal position removed the contact. I'm going to leave it, as I have had someone in the back seat exactly twice in the two years I've had the truck, but if you normally have folks back there, or have someone who insists on the seat being close to the dash, you'll want to rotate that brace 180 degrees.
Also, if you do get the Kicker RCA cable mentioned above, ignore the diagram in the manual when connecting the wires. Use the +/- indicators embossed on the connection itself. Don't worry about left/right, as you have a mono sub, but get the polarities correct.
I hope this has been useful, it's my small way of giving back to the Taco community!