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Help a noob, sub in 1st gen xtra cab

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Rebel Taco 22, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Feb 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    Hey, im a complete noob when it comes to this stuff. I know my way around the truck pretty well mechanically, but im totally lost in the electronics department. So bare with me when I try to describe this. Thanks in advance.

    Im looking to get some subs or sub for my 1st gen xtra cab. It will go behind the driver seat. I would like it to only take up the driver side rear seat. I would like to be able to still fit one passenger on the pass side. Im not sure if I should go with 2 10s or 1 12. Im not looking to spend a lot of money, 500-600 max, so I was thinking a pre-built box would help cut down on the price. If anyone could point me in the right direction for a sub, box, and amp combination I would really appreciate it. I listen to a little bit of everything, just depends on what kind of mood im in. I would like to be able to turn it totally off if I wanted to listen to country or something, but then turn it up loud easily if I wanted to listen to rap. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Feb 19, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    I fit two 12's in the back for under 300 bucks
     
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    Could you give me some more details? What kind of subs and box? Is the passenger seat still open?
     
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    Two kenwood subs in a sealed box bought from a speaker store installed by myself only took an hour sit behind passenger seat still have one seat behind the drivers seat.nanything else man?
     
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    That looks awesome. Thanks! Thats pretty much exactly what I want to do.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    I can send you more pictures tomorrow evening if you would like fair warning these might cause hearing loss... I'm running them on a 3500w amp :cool:
     
  7. Feb 20, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    no way in heel those kenwoods, or any kenwoods for that matter will take a true 3500 watts for any real amount of time
     
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    This dude's shit is pretty sick.

    If you have some kind of wood working knowlage you can build you a decent box for about $30 and have some wood left over for 2 boxes. Crutchfield has a pretty nice sub set up for $350 you can go with 12's or 10's you just need to measure to make sure that you have the room.
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_700308...arch=kenwood+kac8105d#Dual 12-inch Subwoofers
     
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    Yeah the amp is on 1 and the subs are on 1 with the defeat on
     
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    Best Buy at Christmas time had a sale buy a Polk 12" sub and get a prefab ported box for free. I bought 4 of them. The box is perfect if you just want to take up 1 jump seat.

    My son had 3 of them in his truck but, took 1 out. If you want me to tommorow, I will find you the link for the box. I don't know if they will have another sale but, the price couldn't be beat.

    Never mind this is the box: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Fierce+...sure/9853887.p?id=1218186321886&skuId=9853887

    I can take pictures, if you want them.

    I also have a JL Audio stealth box 10" that I could sale you too. It is grey. It goes between the jump seats.

    http://www.jlaudio.com/product/54216.103634.6683.55053.106239/Toyota_Tacoma_Xtracab_'96-'04
     
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    I got one 10 behind my seat in a bandpass box and it's plenty
     
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    I just bought 2 12'' Kenwood KFC w3012 subs. Bought them used from a buddy at school and got a decent deal. But now, I am having trouble finding a box. I read a few places to go with a ported box with these subs but all the ported boxes I have seen are to big. I only want to take up one jump seat so anything over 29'' wont work. It starts to get into the next jumpseat after 29''. Could anyone help me out with a box? Does it necessarily have to be ported? I have found a couple sealed boxes that would fit but not sure if I should try to get a ported one or not. Thanks.
     
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    A ported box will be louder and more efficient, can do more with the power you put to it, but a little bit sloppier bass whereas a sealed box is tighter and not as loud or efficient. In an Xcab though I don't thing it will make much difference because 2 12's in that small of a truck will bump hard no matter what box you've got as long as it is within specs.
     
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    Thanks, would this be the specs for the box I need to be looking for?

    http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Car_Entertainment/Subwoofers/Subwoofers/KFC-W3012
     
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    If you want to build on like that then yes that would be fine but you can make the box however you like as long as it has 1.25^3 of air space per sub. You can cheat a little bit by making it a bit smaller and filling it with polyfil, stuff they put in pillows you can buy it at walmart for $5 for a big bag, but how much I'm not sure of.
     
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    Thanks for the help.

    How does this box look? Its 1.21 cubic feet so its a little on the smaller side. But i could add a little polyfil like you were saying and it would work?
     
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    You will probably be fine with that. :thumbsup:
    A little reading tells me that for every pound of polyfill the sub will think that it has about 30% more airspace so I'd just put in a few handfuls.
     
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