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Sub Box '04 Dcab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ska Himself, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Nov 4, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    Ska Himself

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    I know there are issues with mounting any sort of decent sub box in an '04 Dcab unless you're willing to toss an unweildy box in the back or settle for some 10" shallow mounts (or some 8"s) behind the seats.

    But what about the floor? Why couldn't you build something that takes advantage of floor space?

    I attached a shitty diagram to give people an idea of what I am thinking. Ideally it would stretch from door to door across the back (50"), be wide enough that the front seats can slide back all the way (9"), and tall enough that it clears the tranny hump in the middle while taking advantage of that space for a couple extra inches (8") of air flow.

    If my calculations are right, you should be looking at ~ .6776 cubic feet on each side (if you divide it into 2 boxes). I know volume can be improved by taking advantage of actual angles in the truck floor + tranny hump + rear seat vs the 90 degree angles I drew.

    Thoughts? Improvements?
     
  2. Nov 4, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    Why did you buy a double cab? :confused:
     
  3. Nov 4, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    Ska Himself

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    Why did you buy a double cab?

    It was an '04 w/ 37K for <$20K (bought it in Jan).

    Why not buy it?

    If you're alluding to being able to haul people around, well, I'm trying to work that out with this design. But frankly, this truck isn't the family chauffer and I rarely have more than 1 passenger.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    personally i like the box i have behind my back seats. fits 2 8" subs and it sounds beast. plus i can still utilize my back seats for hauling people around.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    Hey Ska.

    I was pondering the same thought: if they can build a sub enclosure box for behind the dcab seats, why can't they build it for under the dcab seats?

    I did some browsing, and found this thread:
    http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum...ed/29557-jl-audio-thin-line-subwoofers-3.html

    A guy there has a sub enclosure box under his double cab seat in his tundra! So I do believe it IS possible, just not sure how to go about it as I'm not that savy when it comes to electronics. :(

    I am interested in this thread as I'd like to put some subs in my dcab as well. I know Pioneer makes the shallow 10's and 12's, Alpine has the typeR in a shallow 12, and JL Audio makes a shallow 13.5!!! :eek:

    subscribed to this thread in case there's more info posted!
     
  6. Nov 6, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    where did you get this box and what do you have in it?
     
  7. Nov 6, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    i bought it from a member on here but it looks just like this one.
    https://www.soundoffaudio.com/item.cfm/id/2118
    I'm running 2 8" pioneer subs powered by an 800W pioneer amp.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    Believe me, I've looked at your set-up numerous times and I like what you've done. I'm just trying to decide whether or not I am going to go with the 8"s (like you did), a 10", or do a custom enclosure and try and fit a 12" or 2.

    I re-measured everything and I could fit 2 12"s on the floor in a custom box that spanned the back, but I would be giving up all of my floor space.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    ^ x2. Conti's .pdf plans attached. I'd prefer a 10 or 12, but I haven't seen it done this clean.
     

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    Here's a simple DC install...

    tacoma1.jpg
     
  12. Nov 18, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    it all depends on the amount of space your subs require. if you dont have the correct volume of air in the box they wont work as efficiently as they should and you wont get the bass you are looking for.
    i bought a sub enclosure from bright star car audio which holds 2-rockford fosgate p3 shallow mount 10s driven by a power series 500.1 amp(776 true watts) it has .77 cubic ft. of volume and is rediculously loud. and it all fits neatly behind the rear seat.
     
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