Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Audio & Video

Notices

My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-14-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
mjbirdie75 [OP] mjbirdie75 is offline
Junior Member
mjbirdie75 is on a distinguished road
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2010, #39743
Location: Cordova, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
mjbirdie75's Tacoma Gallery
Wink My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab

Box design credit goes to Chadderkdawg. My box was inspired by his posts showing his stuff and many thanks for sharing Chad!

I had previously installed a Kenwood DNX 6140 Head unit and Pioneer door speakers (speaker rings courtesy of HookedonTronics - thank you sir).

So, what is shown here is really just the sub and amp stuff.

Purchased from Sonic Electronix:
Rockford Fosgate R600-5 (5-ch amp: 50x4 and 200x1 RMS)
Rockford Fosgate Prime R1S410 10" sub
NVX XKit42 - 4 ga amp kit (sep bought 2 extra signal cables and extra 25' of 16ga speaker wire)
Terminal Cup
Total was: $386.51

Purchased from Lowes:
(1) 4'x8' sheet of 3/4" MDF (which I had them cut 3x to (4) 2'x4' pieces)
5 lb. box 2" ext sheetrock screws
Titebond wood glue
(1) Tube of Silicone
Assorted Extras
Total: (lost receipt, but it was around $50)

That's all the files I could upload, so will continue in next post.
Tube Silicone
Attached Thumbnails
My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1696.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1698.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1701.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1708.jpg  
Attached Files
File Type: pdf 2nd Gen Tacoma AC Single 10in Enclosure Design.pdf (226.0 KB, 50 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
mjbirdie75 [OP] mjbirdie75 is offline
Junior Member
mjbirdie75 is on a distinguished road
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2010, #39743
Location: Cordova, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
mjbirdie75's Tacoma Gallery
Next Pics, I did the compass fix while I was at it.
Attached Thumbnails
My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1712.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1713.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1719.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1721.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1722.jpg  

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 10:25 AM   #3
mjbirdie75 [OP] mjbirdie75 is offline
Junior Member
mjbirdie75 is on a distinguished road
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2010, #39743
Location: Cordova, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
mjbirdie75's Tacoma Gallery
The box I made over the course of a few days, couple hours here, couple hours there. I elected not to upholster, just some wood filler over all the outside joints, prime, and paint. My rear cab is crammed with tools day in and day out and if I ever have a passenger, it's just one. Definitely not a show truck.

I found that a piece of 12 gauge electrical wire helped a great deal to keep the door boots as open as possible when trying to fish the speaker wire through there (I guess a coat hanger would work too, which I had read someone used in another thread).
Attached Thumbnails
My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1723.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1724.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1727.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1729.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1730.jpg  

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 10:36 AM   #4
mjbirdie75 [OP] mjbirdie75 is offline
Junior Member
mjbirdie75 is on a distinguished road
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2010, #39743
Location: Cordova, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
mjbirdie75's Tacoma Gallery
A few more pics

My head unit only had two sets of pre-outs: one for Front and one for Rear/Sub, so I used splitters on the rear/sub pre-outs to allow for all 3 sets of signal cables. Again, not a show truck, I just like a "full" listening experience, and the gear and setup works for me.

I guess what I'm saying is, it sounds good to me and this setup is not for competition. It is quite a stark contrast to just running the cab speakers off of the head unit though!

Last pic is rear view camera inside Pop-N-Lock tailgate handle. Did that a while back, just thought I'd post that too.

I'm extremely grateful to all of you TW members out there for posting up so much info on these trucks. It really took all the guess work out of doing this and my other projects.

I'm sure I would never have done half the stuff I've done to my truck if I had to take it to a shop for install. DIYer, what can I say.

And thanks again to Chadderkdawg for the inspiration on the sub box. U da man! (Go Huskers! I grew up in Omaha)
Attached Thumbnails
My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1731.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1734.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1735.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1736.jpg   My Sub and Amp Install 2005 Access Cab-img_1737.jpg  

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #5
Senior Member
Lazylegs is one of the sharper tools in the shedLazylegs is one of the sharper tools in the shedLazylegs is one of the sharper tools in the shedLazylegs is one of the sharper tools in the shedLazylegs is one of the sharper tools in the shedLazylegs is one of the sharper tools in the shedLazylegs is one of the sharper tools in the shedLazylegs is one of the sharper tools in the shedLazylegs is one of the sharper tools in the shedLazylegs is one of the sharper tools in the shedLazylegs is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Lazylegs's Avatar
Name: Craig
Joined: Oct 2011, #64723
Location: Southern Maryland, USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,717
Lazylegs's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Skype™ to Lazylegs
Just a heads up!g Placing that amp under the seat is a harsh place to install. If it shorts out your on fire. There is not enough airflow to keep the Amp cooled. It should be off the floor. The floor gets hot. Props on the DIY..
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #6
Senior Member
evanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
evanmb31's Avatar
Name: evan
Joined: Jan 2012, #70729
Location: connecticut
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,238
evanmb31's Tacoma Gallery
Nicely done
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 02:48 PM   #7
mjbirdie75 [OP] mjbirdie75 is offline
Junior Member
mjbirdie75 is on a distinguished road
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2010, #39743
Location: Cordova, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
mjbirdie75's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazylegs View Post
Just a heads up!g Placing that amp under the seat is a harsh place to install. If it shorts out your on fire. There is not enough airflow to keep the Amp cooled. It should be off the floor. The floor gets hot. Props on the DIY..
I certainly follow your point. Space is at a premium in this thing. I need the rest of the rear cab room for my tools. Any suggestions?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 02:49 PM   #8
Senior Member
evanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
evanmb31's Avatar
Name: evan
Joined: Jan 2012, #70729
Location: connecticut
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,238
evanmb31's Tacoma Gallery
Does you amp have a fan?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 02:56 PM   #9
Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..
chadderkdawg is one of the sharper tools in the shedchadderkdawg is one of the sharper tools in the shedchadderkdawg is one of the sharper tools in the shedchadderkdawg is one of the sharper tools in the shedchadderkdawg is one of the sharper tools in the shedchadderkdawg is one of the sharper tools in the shedchadderkdawg is one of the sharper tools in the shedchadderkdawg is one of the sharper tools in the shedchadderkdawg is one of the sharper tools in the shedchadderkdawg is one of the sharper tools in the shedchadderkdawg is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chadderkdawg's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2011, #55763
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,166
chadderkdawg's Tacoma Gallery
Excellent work, looks great. I have my amp under the seat as well, have had zero problems so far.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 03:20 PM   #10
mjbirdie75 [OP] mjbirdie75 is offline
Junior Member
mjbirdie75 is on a distinguished road
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2010, #39743
Location: Cordova, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
mjbirdie75's Tacoma Gallery
Red face

Quote:
Originally Posted by evanmb31 View Post
Does you amp have a fan?
I'm sure it doesn't. I know that the amp needs air space, but it seems like it has a pretty good bit. The ass end of the seat upholstery hangs down in a way that makes it look like there isn't any, but I looked and it has at least a couple inches of clearance between the top and sides.

I think I feel myself starting to get paranoid.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 03:23 PM   #11
mjbirdie75 [OP] mjbirdie75 is offline
Junior Member
mjbirdie75 is on a distinguished road
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2010, #39743
Location: Cordova, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
mjbirdie75's Tacoma Gallery
Exclamation

Quote:
Originally Posted by chadderkdawg View Post
Excellent work, looks great. I have my amp under the seat as well, have had zero problems so far.
Thanks man! Glad to hear that, I'm cetainly not looking to start a fire under my seat!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 03:25 PM   #12
Dark Lord of the Sith
wrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
wrmathis's Avatar
Army: Tech Insp: 404 ASB/4th CAB
Name: Ryan Mathis
Joined: Sep 2008, #9126
Location: Lives: Fountain, Colorado/Home: Leesburg, GA
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,610
wrmathis's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via ICQ to wrmathis Send a message via Yahoo to wrmathis
my amp as been under my seat since 2006. never had a problem with it getting too hot
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #13
Senior Member
evanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shedevanmb31 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
evanmb31's Avatar
Name: evan
Joined: Jan 2012, #70729
Location: connecticut
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,238
evanmb31's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjbirdie75 View Post
I'm sure it doesn't. I know that the amp needs air space, but it seems like it has a pretty good bit. The ass end of the seat upholstery hangs down in a way that makes it look like there isn't any, but I looked and it has at least a couple inches of clearance between the top and sides.

I think I feel myself starting to get paranoid.

Just looked it up on crutchfields, not fan cooled. Mine is under the seat also but it is fan cooled. You probably dont have to worry about it unless its 100 degrees inside your truck and you are blasting music for hours. Your setup looks awesome, check out my access cab sub, pretty uh...unique http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/aud...rear-seat.html
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 03:38 PM   #14
mjbirdie75 [OP] mjbirdie75 is offline
Junior Member
mjbirdie75 is on a distinguished road
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2010, #39743
Location: Cordova, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
mjbirdie75's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by evanmb31 View Post
Just looked it up on crutchfields, not fan cooled. Mine is under the seat also but it is fan cooled. You probably dont have to worry about it unless its 100 degrees inside your truck and you are blasting music for hours. Your setup looks awesome, check out my access cab sub, pretty uh...unique http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/aud...rear-seat.html
Thanks for the input! I looked at your thread, that's awesome!

In the summer, here in Memphis, it does get XTRemely hot, so I'll keep that in mind. I do love to blast it, but after a few songs my age starts to show. Sometimes I feel like quite the puss turning it down, but what can I tell you?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 03:42 PM   #15
mjbirdie75 [OP] mjbirdie75 is offline
Junior Member
mjbirdie75 is on a distinguished road
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2010, #39743
Location: Cordova, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
mjbirdie75's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrmathis View Post
my amp as been under my seat since 2006. never had a problem with it getting too hot
Danke!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 04:12 PM   #16
mjbirdie75 [OP] mjbirdie75 is offline
Junior Member
mjbirdie75 is on a distinguished road
Name: Mike
Joined: Jul 2010, #39743
Location: Cordova, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 16
mjbirdie75's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjbirdie75 View Post
Danke!
I checked out your build, btw. Badass! My Dad worked at Langley for about 8 years in the 90s, so very familiar with Newport News, Williamsburg, Hampton, etc. Love being down there! (Most of it anyway )
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 05:05 PM   #17
That one guy
Aw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shedAw9d is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Aw9d's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2011, #66635
Location: Az
Gender: Male
Posts: 10,338
Aw9d's Tacoma Gallery
Just space the amp with some 1/2 spacers to get it off the carpet and you'll be fine. I live in Az, ran amps under my seats for years in this heat, no problems.

Plus to help cool, run the AC to the floor if your worried.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #18
Dark Lord of the Sith
wrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shedwrmathis is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
wrmathis's Avatar
Army: Tech Insp: 404 ASB/4th CAB
Name: Ryan Mathis
Joined: Sep 2008, #9126
Location: Lives: Fountain, Colorado/Home: Leesburg, GA
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,610
wrmathis's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via ICQ to wrmathis Send a message via Yahoo to wrmathis
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjbirdie75 View Post
I checked out your build, btw. Badass! My Dad worked at Langley for about 8 years in the 90s, so very familiar with Newport News, Williamsburg, Hampton, etc. Love being down there! (Most of it anyway )
yeah i want out of that area. not really cuz of the area, mostly from just wanting to pcs to another post
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 05:43 PM   #19
slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.
Leggo is one of the sharper tools in the shedLeggo is one of the sharper tools in the shedLeggo is one of the sharper tools in the shedLeggo is one of the sharper tools in the shedLeggo is one of the sharper tools in the shedLeggo is one of the sharper tools in the shedLeggo is one of the sharper tools in the shedLeggo is one of the sharper tools in the shedLeggo is one of the sharper tools in the shedLeggo is one of the sharper tools in the shedLeggo is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Leggo's Avatar
Name: Steve
Joined: Dec 2010, #47805
Location: Newton,Ma.
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,011
Leggo's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazylegs View Post
Just a heads up!g Placing that amp under the seat is a harsh place to install. If it shorts out your on fire. There is not enough airflow to keep the Amp cooled. It should be off the floor. The floor gets hot. Props on the DIY..
My installer told me the same, so I chose this as a good spot.

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 09:39 PM   #20
Senior Member
sirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shedsirsaechao is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
sirsaechao's Avatar
Name: Tim
Joined: May 2009, #17772
Location: Nor Cal
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,547
sirsaechao's Tacoma Gallery
I've ran amps under my seats since 2003 with no issues.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005+ Bolt on Tacoma Rock Sliders Access Cab Double Cab SB Carson 2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace 6 03-19-2013 12:58 PM
2005 access cab project tomtom9536 2nd Gen. Tacomas 0 03-17-2012 10:27 PM
2005 Double Cab Longbed vs 2005 Access Cab Length Huntfish53 2nd Gen. Tacomas 2 02-23-2010 06:17 AM
WTS my 2005 Access Cab huiakikiki Hawaii 5 02-14-2010 10:59 AM
Sub and Amp Install Complete in the Access Cab PatheticJoe Audio & Video 10 12-04-2008 09:36 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.