Originally Posted by Chopper84
i used a Walmart box and cut it to a shorter depth ti where the magnet basically touched the back of the box in my old ranger single cab. loved the set up till it was stolen from my dads garage.
Oh really? I limited my sub woofer choice immensely because I couldn't figure out where the vents were on any of the ones in my price range (even looking at mfg website and googling). I assumed they were on the rear, so I didn't want the magnet all the way back with anything less than like 3/4". This lead me to go with a more shallow mount sub. Here's my setup and logic behind buying it:
***UPDATE 1/11/2013 - JUST INSTALLED*** - Don't buy this box thinking it'll be a perfect fit as I thought. See my latest post here
detailing what I had to do to make it fit, and how it's still not a perfect fit.
Hagen sent me pics of his ATREND 10SME Shallow Mount Box (10").
Dimensions of this box are 20"
deep (no taper/wedge). With his bench seat all the way back the seat seemed to barely touch the box, but his was also mounted with a strap as he mentioned above, and since the floor isn't level, it doesn't sit flush against the rear wall.
I ordered the SCOSCHE SET10CC Truck Box (wedge, 10")
Dimensions of this box are rounded and less inclusive in the basic description at Scosche's website or on Amazon. It the details on mfg website I found 19"
deep at the base
and tapers to 4-3/4"
deep at the top. Sub Mounting depth of 4-3/4"
Hagen's box and dimensions suggested to me what I could get away with. I don't drive with bench FULLY back, but mostly. I'll try to get it as close to flush with the back wall as possible even if it involves creative mounting methods.
I had considered an 8" for the smaller sized box, but it wouldn't appear as if you save any money buying an 8" sub woofer nor an 8" box. Less options for both. I'm just trying to round out my system, so $50 subs were right up my alley. After figuring out what box I could run, I found it more practical to just do a 10".
I'm not sure what Hagens mounting depth is for sub, but mine being 4.75"
, I regretfully crossed most off the list. The cheap well rated Kicker comps were over 5", and many other decent ones (based on amazon.com
stars) were 4.5"
or in that neighborhood. I didn't want to run the magnet so close to the rear wall of the box.
Then I found this
cheap thing (BOSS D10F
). The price of $37 shipped
was appealing as my dang wiring kit cost more than planned after I quested for something with true 4 gauge wire core like my amp desires. I know about BOSS's reputation, but again I'm simply trying to round out my system, not rattle to pieces. The reviews were undeniably good, 4.5 of 5 stars / 62 reviews
. After reading the 1 and 2 star reviews, all poorly typed / 'THIS SUB SUX-BLEW RUNNING 200 WATTS OVER PEAK WHAT CRAP F-U BOSS' and stuff, I decided to give it a whirl trusting the good reviews by people who can form sentences properly.
Sub is a *claimed* 400w rms / 800w max but everyone (even the smart folks) seem to think Boss exaggerates this. My amp puts out 400w rms @ 4ohm and will be set pretty low as my requirements aren't high and it's going in the cab with me, not in a trunk 8 feet away. Mounting depth is under 4", my Scosche box will be perfect for the cubic foot requirements of this sub sealed, and all should be well. If it blows, it was a $37 lesson.
I typed this enormous essay up because I read everything Tacomaworld / Customtacos / Entire interwebz had to offer regarding the subject. I hate seeing threads discussing questions I too have, only for OP to say "Figured it out thx" without saying what they decided on.. or abandoned threads entirely with no resolve.
I will post again once all my items have arrived and possibly even some installation pictures if they're that interesting.