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2016 double cab subwoofer enclosure

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by RC84, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Jan 24, 2016 at 3:03 PM
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    RC84

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    I've always been somewhat of an audio junky, so I decided to build myself a subwoofer enclosure for the new truck.
    My goal was to keep everything intact and retain all functions, as I did not want to hack up my brand new truck. This particular enclosure is made for the JL 10tw3 subwoofer. The lack of space behind the rear seats definitely has its share of restrictions. Below are pics of process and finished product.

    Materials and products used:

    - 3/4 + 1/2" mdf
    - woodfiller
    - wood glue
    - silicone sealant
    - primer
    - wood screws
    - herculiner
    - sandpaper

    Pretty happy with the results:

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  2. Jan 24, 2016 at 3:11 PM
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    Choops

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    Solid router skills, nicely done.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    Very nice job! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Jan 25, 2016 at 9:09 PM
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    Well done. Have you put the sub in yet and had a listen? This is something I am looking at maybe trying to do.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2016 at 9:25 PM
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    How much? I must have it...
     
  6. Jan 25, 2016 at 10:40 PM
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    I haven't installed the sub yet. I still need to purchase a few more components before I install the system. Currently I am debating between the Audison bit one or JBL ms8 dsp...tough decision. Also, I need to purchase some dynamat (or similar) and fabricate some speaker spacers out of 1/2" hdpe.

    The box is sealed obviously...goal is sound quality with tight accurate bass vs. earth shattering base. Volume is .495 cu ft...which is just shy of the required .5 cu ft required for the 10tw3 subwoofer. I think it should be fine.

    The sub will be powered by a JL HD900/5 amp, JL C5-650 component speakers up front, JL C2-650 coax for rear fill. I will probably make a more in depth build thread when I start putting everything together.
     
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  7. Jan 25, 2016 at 10:45 PM
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    Unfortunately the sub enclosure is not for sale, but thanks for the interest.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2016 at 10:46 PM
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    I figured. I also figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. Thanks! Nice work.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:41 AM
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    You'll need something to push the bottom of the bin out a little bit. Or cut a little half moon out of the top. Because once you install the sub, you'll be able to hear it slapping the bin (assuming it's turned up enough to). That's what was happening to me, so I found a way to push the bin out so it doesn't hit anymore.
     
  10. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:47 AM
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    Really well done! :thumbsup: Looks great
     
  11. Jan 26, 2016 at 4:45 PM
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    Do you happen to have pics of your box?...Also, how much clearance do you have between the mounting surface and edge of the bin?
     
  12. Jan 26, 2016 at 5:56 PM
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    Ah, I just looked at your box again in the bin. Looks like you might have some clearance there already? I'd say at least a 1/4-1/2" should be fine. Here is a pic, mine looks a lot more ghetto because it's a prefab box though haha. IMG_20160105_174410.jpg

    When I first installed I could hear the sub slapping and rattling the bin. I stuffed a sheet very tightly in the front to mitigate the bin vibration and to push it out a bit. Looks dumb, but it's temporary until I decide on a different solution.

    Kudos on that box you built, BTW. Thing is slick as hell.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2016 at 6:57 PM
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    Haha, no worries...more important that it gets the job done and you are satisfied with the sound quality.

    Thanks for posting a pic by the way.

    I'll keep what you said in mind. I created a little depth with the side profiles of the box, which gives me 1.5" from the mounting surface to the edge of the bin. That's the best I could do given the space restrictions. It should leave me with a little over half an inch of clearance with the sub installed.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2016 at 1:25 AM
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    Finished mine.
    Sounds amazing with new amp and components.

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  15. Mar 13, 2016 at 9:29 AM
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    Nice woodmanship.
    Did you paint your box or upholstered it with speaker felt?
     
  16. Mar 13, 2016 at 9:40 AM
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    Speaker felt. Glad I bought a big roll, learning curve to getting it stretched and pressed into to speaker depression.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2016 at 10:32 AM
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    That is some nice work on the box! Where did you put your amp?
     
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    Initially had hoped to mount it on the face of the box but would cut into the volume too much to meet the 0.5cf recommended for the JL 10TW3. Would have been possible had I excluded the grill (that thing ate up a lot of airspace). Also it simplified an already complex engineering situation.
     

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