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I want to add subs to my '03 double cab

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by jalers, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Dec 13, 2008 at 10:29 AM
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    jalers

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    I looked and can't find anything on this truck. I like my bass but it looks like there is no space to install a custom box. Does anybody know if it is possible or would I have to get rid of some stuff? Maybe I have to deal without it. I was thinking of modding the back seat to mave them forward or something like that. What is my best choice?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2008 at 10:54 AM
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    I believe it to be possible behind the back seats. You won't need to mod the seats themselves. You will need shallow mount subs and a custom box. MrMarv will eventually post here and give you more information, as I think he as built boxes for your model.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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    yeah, it is possible. Just check out my set-up in my gallerie. Let me know if you have ?'s
     
  4. Dec 14, 2008 at 4:33 PM
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    Thats looks pretty good but is that all the speakers you can install? I was hoping for some 10's. I guess I can attemp to build mine or find one. How does it sound and what speakers do you have?
     
  5. Dec 14, 2008 at 4:47 PM
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    I have an '04 DC available to me and upon my initial inspection it didn't look like I could get 10's back there. I have however read where a couple of guys say they have done it so I'm going to take another look and get some detailed measurements as soon as I can get my buddy to stop by again.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:03 PM
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    It sounds awsome! I love the sound of these pioneer subs. I didnt think it would be that great or big sounding, but man... I was surprised. 2 8" subs is plenty. Most of the stuff I listen too, the subs are at -3 to -7. yes, thats negative! lol...
     
  7. Dec 14, 2008 at 9:06 PM
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    So what model of speakers are your pioneer's?
     
  8. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    I went to "supercrewsound.com" and got my custom box and subs. There the Premier TS-SW841D 8" shallow mount sub.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    I am in the same boat with you Jalers. Moving the seat up would work to get some bigger subs behind there. I have actually seen a Taco that had subs UNDER the back seat. they cut under the seat and welded flat metal for MORE room. thats probably more difficult but would work.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    I saw the supercrewsound box but it is more than what I want to spend and I had actually found that box with 2 good subs for $200 but I was to late.
     
  11. Dec 15, 2008 at 9:09 PM
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    8" subs have been known to surprise the crap outta people. Do not let the 8" sub thing scare you, matter of fact I listen to a car in a IASCA comp recently with 8-8" subs with 600wrms worth of power and it was friggin amazing, loud, deep and shook the crap outta the car. Matter of fact I am thinking of 4 8" subs in my next competition car. You do the 8" subs right and you will be in audio bliss.
     
  12. Dec 16, 2008 at 9:43 AM
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    Those Pioneers look pretty good, at $90 a pop they should be. Looks like I might be going with those.
     
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    I have an 8" JBL sub in the back of my 03 xtra cab and it sounds great
     
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    I have the same problem. I have an 01 DC, and it just looks like there is no room for anything besides those 8's.
    This is one video that shows 2 Pioneer Premier 8" shallow mounts.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xafGOsP_qew
     
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  15. Dec 24, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    Thanks for that video. Sounds like I will be going with those 8's and now all I need is to take time to build the box. Could Evertaco23 tell me what thickness was the wood of the box you got?
     
  16. Dec 24, 2008 at 6:23 PM
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    I got the same box that was just posted. Its from Supercrewsound.com. I bielieve they used 3/4" MDF. but you could use 5/8 or even 1/2", 3/4 is just stronger.
     
  18. Dec 25, 2008 at 12:28 PM
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    I saw that box but don't want to spend that much on the box unless I need to. I will attemp the build and if it don't work I will break down and get the box from Supercrewsound.
     
  19. Dec 25, 2008 at 6:44 PM
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    Cool. If you get it built can you take some pics and post them. Maybe I can copy off of yours if I decide to build one.:)
     
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