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Finding a spot for the Sub woofer

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dhawk1313, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Dec 10, 2011 at 11:39 PM
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    Dhawk1313

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    Hey guys. I'm looking to upgrade my sound system and I'm trying to figure out my options for the sub. I'd like to run 1 12 inch but I'm not exactly sure how it's gonna fit or where it's gonna go. The most obvious and probably only choice I have is to squeeze it in the Xtra Cab space. I'm curious as to what setups others have run. How did you fit a box back there? Pictures would be amazing. Really any pictures of the sub+box in the Xtra cab would be greatly appreciated and really help me on how to configure mine. Thanks in advance.

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  2. Dec 10, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    That's sick. I would have never thought of that. It looks perfect from the pics
     
  3. Dec 11, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    mine is somewhat similar to that but im running a Sundown sa-8 in it but im sure you could tweak the box design a bit to make a 10 or 12 fit...and you can see the L7 12 that was originally there behind my driver seat, ive also had another fiberglass box i made in the same spot as the L7 but i gave it to another member here (trd7) is his name if you wanna see pics of it cause i dont have any but htis is my most recent setup:

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  4. Dec 11, 2011 at 12:52 AM
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    Sorry, a little off topic. But, I really like that little platform you have there. Do you have any more info on this? I could see how this would be useful and I would like one myself if you wouldnt mind. Thanks
     
  5. Dec 11, 2011 at 1:00 AM
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    IDtrucks

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    genius! thats exactly what i want to do with mine. I was trying to figure out a way to keep the 10 and both seats but i didnt think i could make a box that fit, but it looks like yours is perfect. Im almost positive now im going to do the same thing just not have it stick out so far. How did you anchor it down besides just cut it out right and stick it under the back cushion?
     
  6. Dec 11, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    Two 10's and functional jump seats.

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  7. Dec 11, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    I'd love to know how you did just that one on the passenger side.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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  9. Dec 11, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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  10. Dec 11, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    wait did you have to cut into the metal to fit the 10's on the passenger side? i measured and its almost 2" too small...or did i just derp up measuring.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    I made it so the sides have to kind of push the jump seats a little and it holds itself in there and to put it in you have to fold one of the seats up and then slide the box in at an angle...and im actually goign to re-build another one that sits much lower but the seats still fold up and down front and rear and teh center console still has room to fold up and down. Down the road i think ill do like Jberry and put mine in the cubbies under teh jump seats...I just dont feel like tearing everything apart to seal everythign under there off right now.
     
  12. Dec 11, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    does your box shift around alot when off roading?
    im torn between doing a box like yours and trying to mount them in the cubby, im just not sure exctly how to fit it in the cubby.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    No when the seats are folded down beside it you can see where the seats are being forced against it...i think the gap between them is 6" and i cut it 6 1/2 to make it a tight fit...but as for actuall use, ive never had a speaker in it yet since im still trying to sell the L7 to get the Sundown...but the seatbelts are there still so if i have to ill just use that somehow or use that metal child seat thing to hold it in place but i dont think it will move at all..ill keep this thread updated when i make the other one thats a bit smaller
     
  14. Dec 11, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    I only had to notch it.
    Keep in mind a 10" sub doesn't need a 10" hole.
     
  15. Dec 11, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    oh ya, duh i never even thought to measure the actual box i had the sub in and see how big the hole in that is:facepalm:...god i feel dumb lol. how much of a "notch" did you take out? moar pics of install please (you have a long build thread, pardon me if i dont want to sift through 41 pages):D
     
  16. Dec 11, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    I never did a write up. The part I linked above is all I really have in my build about it. It was a really small notch though. Small enough that if I reversed it, the the cubby hole cover would still fit.
     
  17. Dec 11, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    gotcha. thanks for the info. ill just start playing around with it and see how i can make it fit.
     
  18. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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  19. Dec 12, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    I have a JL Audio Stealth Box that fits between the 2 rear jumper seats that I have been thinking about selling if you are interested? It is in perfect shape and nothing is wrong with it.

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    P.S. I don't really need the money and it is sitting in my closet, so if you got something interesting to trade, we might work up a deal.
     
  20. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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