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Dbl cap rear seat back modifications

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by mrmumbels, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    mrmumbels

    mrmumbels [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone modified the back of their rear seats to give subs a little room? If so, do you have any pictures?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    pudge151

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    check out the stereo section, a lot of guys have removed the plastic on the back of the seat
     
  3. Dec 13, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    dolbytone

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    There are plenty of sub options so you shouldn't need to make drastic changes to your back seat to make something fit, unless you are just wanting something unreasonable. The only modification I made to my rear seat was to put some washers between the mounting bracket and where they bolt to the back of the seat. This gave me another 3/16" - 1/4" between the back of my seat and my subs, which is nice if your subs have a lot of excursion.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    mrmumbels

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    Good idea dolbytone. I've already removed the plastic which makes a bit more room. Can't see why anyone would cut the plastic when you can just remove it and keep it uniform. I was thinking that if necessary the thin metal framing behind the seat foam could also be modified. Anyone tried that?
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    YP4269

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    20" rims, pioneer 4200 DVD, 2- 11" screens in head rest, 2 jl 12w1s, jl 1000/1 for subs jl 300/4 for highs. Alpine 6 1/2" components in front and Alpine 3 way 6 1/2" in back. Also bunch of other stuff to come as time permits.
    Mine is still a work in progress. i modified my seats by spacing them out and building a bracket for the seat latch spacing it out. i fit 2 jl12w1's back there and it sounds great. everthing looks factory and nice. It can be done just take your time and think it out. good luck brother
     
  6. Dec 15, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    DevL

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    Not allowing the rear seats to fold with sub installed allows about 4 inches to be saved and the sub can sit at an angle. If that's not an option the seat backs can be removed to save over an inch in the folded position. I have an IDQ 10 with 19mm one way excursion... you wont find many subs with more that fit. It fits with seat folded using 3/4" mdf and has about 5 mm clearance for the rear of the magnet. You don't need to use seat bracket spacers or modify the seat back further. Its the largest, deepest, longest excision sub that you can put in a Tacoma and still let the seats fold.
     
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