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2016 Tacoma DBCB Sub Box Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by theBoss, May 5, 2017.

  1. May 5, 2017 at 4:06 PM
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    theBoss

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    Hey all,

    After scouring this site for subwoofer box dimensions for my 2016 Tacoma Sport DBCB, I came up empty handed. So I decided to give it a try. I have built boxes before, but not to this detail. I would say have approx. 18 hours in this build including wiring. Taking my time of course.

    *Please not this is not a How To. These are my dimensions and what I used to get there.

    1x - Sheet of 1/2" MDF
    2x - M6-1.00 x 30 Hex Cap screw
    2x - 1/4 x 1-1/2" Fender Washers
    2x - 1/4 x 1-1/2 x 1/16" Rubber Washers
    2x - 1/4" Lock Washers
    1x - tube of DAP Silicone
    1x - Duplicolor Bed Armor spray

    I had to use a shallow mount sub as there is only roughly 4 inches of top mounting depth.
    I went ahead and got the Kicker CompRT 12".


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    Side Dimensions.jpg

    Front.jpg

    This was a tricky part. I had to cut out a square to account for the bracket that is affixed to the rear of the truck. I then cut out a separate square of MDF to recess the hole. Then if you look close, I dremelled out a section to allow clearance for the bracket.

    Back.jpg

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    The fender and rubber washers were used to secure the box to the back of the truck using the existing threads from the storage compartment that was removed.

    IMG_0305.jpg

    I hope this helps anyone who wants to attempt to make a box for themselves.

    I really enjoyed this build (my wife did not).

    The Kicker 12" is a great all around sub so far. Its not earth shattering, but I am very impressed with this sub. Nice clean sound that hits all the lows and highs.

    theBoss-
     
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  2. May 16, 2017 at 11:00 PM
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    Eabcobra

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    Great write up. I'll be using this soon. Just curious where did you mount your amp at?
     
  3. Oct 30, 2017 at 5:10 PM
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    Zeke2487

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    Looks great! I am currently doing research so I can get a sub and amp in my Tacoma. Did you happen to take the internal measurements of the storage space of the Tacoma on both sides?
     
  4. Dec 22, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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    Technique

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    Thanks for posting the box dimensions. Going to be making my own sub box over the next few days and your pictures provide a very good starting point. I have a 2017 TRD Offroad, so it may be a bit different so I'll double check the measurements and probably make a few tweaks here and there..but very happy you posted the dimensions!

    P.S sorry for reviving an old thread, just needed to thank the OP!
     
  5. Dec 22, 2017 at 8:27 PM
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    timmaayyy

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    FYI it's possible to get a little more depth out of your box with some creativity. I've got an Image Dynamics IDQ10, 5.81" mounting depth. What helped the most was taking out the plastic cover on the back of the seat. This is my old box, but same concept...

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  6. May 15, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    TRD.Taco.2015

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    What's up. What box did you go with on here? How much airspace is in that box
     
  7. May 15, 2019 at 6:40 PM
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    Thegenerik1

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    What’s DBCB?
     
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  8. May 15, 2019 at 6:42 PM
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  9. May 15, 2019 at 11:21 PM
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    i think he was asking what the CB stood for.
     

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