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Subwoofer options for 1st gen Double Cab?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Geosh, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Mar 10, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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    Geosh

    Geosh [OP] Why yes, I AM a rocket scientist.

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    I have an 03 Double Cab and I am wanting to add a sub to fill in some of the lacking low end. Nothing crazy and I am not looking to win an SPL competition, just want to add a good tight punch.

    The limitations: I want to keep the latch system intact at least on one seat so I can put my daughters car seat in easily. Also, I still want to fit 2 adults in the back without having to remove the sub.

    Anyone done something like this? Pics would be great. Thanks!!
     
  2. Mar 12, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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  3. Mar 12, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    I had to use a very shallow mount sub to have the room. I endedup with some Hertz 8" subs that sound pretty good. Not tons of bass but def fills the truck. Rear seats are still fully functional. You almost dont know that there is a box back there. I had to remove the plastic covers on the back of the seats to provide the clearence needed. Hope this helps GL.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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    Yeah, I was looking at the Kicker Hideaway sub (http://www.kicker.com/hideaway) but I am hesitant to drop $300 without being able to hear it first. Let me know how yours works out.
    I would ideally like a single 10" sub. I was thinking maybe a console enclosure that fit between the center console in the front and the rear seats (so it took up all the floor space in the middle there, but left room for people on both sides). Anyone done something like that?
     
  5. Sep 27, 2015 at 7:15 PM
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    what exactly did you remove? just the plastic? and do you have any pics of it installed??
     
  6. Oct 16, 2015 at 10:14 PM
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    also wanting to see some pics
     
  7. Oct 20, 2015 at 5:33 PM
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    Here is a picture of the caraudiofactory sub box installed.
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    The plastic covers Astraa70
    mentioned just cover up the yellow foam and metal horizontal bars that can be see in the picture. The covers look like this
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    The 2nd picture is from the Caraudiofactory webpage that shows their sub that also fits behind the 1st gen double cab seats and supports up to a 10" woofer. Their web page is
    http://caraudiofactory.com/2001-toy....html?osCsid=8112a6e2134986b9faa64f82b1701be4

    Matt
     
  8. Aug 29, 2016 at 3:23 PM
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    I know this is very late but maybe someone will benefit. I'm almost done building a sub box/center console for the back seat. When done it will have cup holders. I had bought the Kicker 8" shallow sub to put in a box behind the back seat. Liked this option I saw in a forum better. Made from 1/2" birch plywood.

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  9. Aug 29, 2016 at 5:26 PM
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    built a box for 4 8's behind my seat.

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  10. Aug 30, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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    I like the behind the seat set up but I didn't want to remove everything. I bet having four 8s ROCKS!
     
  11. Aug 30, 2016 at 3:36 PM
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    That looks very nice. I would miss the storage back there though. I put a single 10" behind the seat and found the back cab wall rattled like crazy with the stock stiffener rails. Some mass loader (RAAMaudio) fixed her up though.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2016 at 3:37 PM
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    Good idea adding the top/cup holders to it. :thumbsup:
     
  13. Sep 1, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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    working on it!
    box is for sale guys. decided I don't need that much bass anymore
     
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  14. Sep 3, 2016 at 8:45 AM
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    Sprayed the box down with rattle can bed liner. Cheap cup holders are in shipment. image.jpg image.jpg Will get a black Kicker grill protector.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2016 at 8:55 AM
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    I went through lots of ideas before settling with the easy route. 1.0 cu.ft. sealed box and Alpine type R 12". Love the sound of a full 12" and install was a piece of cake.

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