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8" subwoofer box for 2016 double cab build.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Malibu7tss, Feb 14, 2018 at 6:28 AM.

  1. Feb 14, 2018 at 6:28 AM
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    Malibu7tss

    Malibu7tss [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Old man emu with 885's and headstrong off road progressive aal, trd pro wheel, bfg k02 275/70r17
    So as a ton of us have done I followed the $250 upgrade for the speakers in this truck installing the kicker subby tweeters and kicker cs 6x9 and 6 3/4. I was very happy with the sound but longed for just a bit more. So since i had a Jl Audio 8w3v3-4 sub sitting around that I removed from my 4runner I figured that would be a great place to start. I removed the cubbies and started planing.


    I figured out that to get the cubic feet this speaker requires, and to clear the mounting depth i needed a box that was 18.5" long, 6" deep and 9" high. To fit this box some slight trimming of the cubby was needed.


    Once i had that part figured out i needed to build it. Now i have never attempted this before so I watched some youtube videos and started in.


    And then The trial fit and wouldn't you know it the damn thing fit.


    Carpeted the box and made the final install into the cubby. I attached the box to the cubby from the bottom and sides. Had to trim the front to clear the speaker movement.


    Now all that was left was to install the amp and run the wires. I used the add an amp harness from Amazon. To connect to the head unit.

    $30 Add An Amp Amplifier Adapter Interface to Factory OEM Car Stereo Radio System for select Toyota Scion Subaru Vehicles- Add Subwoofer Bass Amp etc.- No Factory Premium Amp- Vehicles listed belowhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQUL240/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    And used a Crutchfield amp install kit for the rest. A long with the Jbl gtx 500 amp to power it.


    Speaker

    https://www.crutchfield.com/S-KmpcJPJVpvQ/p_1368W3V34/JL-Audio-8W3v3-4.html

    Amp

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_109GTX500/JBL-GTX500.html?tp=35834

    It absolutely completed the sound. I am for once happy with the sound of this stereo. Hope this helps anyone that wants to add a little more to the sound of the $250 upgrade.
     
  2. Feb 14, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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    mjc251

    mjc251 Well-Known Member

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    Looks good! I really the little cut out of the front lip of the tray around the sub. I know it is there for necessity, but a very nice touch to notch it vs cutting out it completely.
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    Malibu7tss

    Malibu7tss [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Old man emu with 885's and headstrong off road progressive aal, trd pro wheel, bfg k02 275/70r17

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