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Subwoofer under back seat Access Cab

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Chad, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    Chad

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    Has anyone had any experience or is it even possible to put a subwoofer under the back seat(s) in an '09 access cab?
     
  2. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    It is possible but you run into issues with sound quality. It is hard to give a good subwoofer enough airspace to perform at its premium quality. When I get one I am going with Mr Marvs design right behind the center console.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    Are there wires back there for the sub, or would I have to wire them myself, or pay the geek squad to do it? And how big of a sub would it have to be?
     
  4. Apr 12, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    You would have to install everything seperately. No cars really come predesigned for audio upgrades such as this. Mainly you would need to run a constant power wire to the battery from an amplifier (which you also need to have for a sub), run speaker wire from your head unit to your amp then to your sub, run the remote wire from amp to the head unit (so the amp is only on when the truck is) and ground everything to your chassis
     
  5. Apr 12, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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  6. Apr 12, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    So I could just pay to have the geek squad do all of this for me?
     
  7. Apr 12, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    you can or there are some VERY good tutorials on this site that with serve you perfectly. Your main issue will be getting the constant power wire through the firewall in order to reach the battery. If you did some reading and research before hand, and took your time, you should be able to do it yourself and save some money. It shouldn't come down to lack of skill, but If you don't have the time I would look at an installer. It helps to have a buddy with a little experiance to help. I have done this with a few of my friends to save them a lot of cash in return for some pizza :)
     
  8. Apr 20, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    where can i get dimensions for the speaker box in this thread it is awesome!!!!:D
     
  9. Apr 20, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    contact Mr. Marv
     
  10. Apr 20, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    ight bro what you do for a box specification is go look at the name brand of the sub u got online down load the pdf and it will tell u how many cubic inch that sub need for a custom box....what i did was i just took out the back bench of my 09 taco and buld a nice big box holding 2 15's shakes the whole damn truck with a 3000rms amp instead of building under the seat try to buy the jl audio system i have that set up also a 13.5 tw5 shallow would fit perfectly behind the bench of and run the amy under the seat or the other space behind the bench. jl has a box built for the double cab tacos
     
  11. Aug 13, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    its possible, just in case youve been wondering this for 3 years now haha
     
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    Any girl sitting in that jump seat will get a lot of good vibes. :devil:
     
  13. Aug 13, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    hell ya, only people that are ever back there are my girlfriends hot friends ;)
     
  14. Aug 14, 2012 at 5:42 AM
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    another thought... and this is the route im going to try out, will have the results later this week...

    i was going to use a Zapco ST1 under the drivers seat (ST1s are tiny!) then stand my 10" enclosed Kicker sub on the access cab rear seat ledge... but in the name of maximizing space and reducing clutter im going to try this unit from Focal... it'll go under the passenger seat. Im reluctant to switch down from 10" to 8" but im hearing really good things about the sound from this sub.
    http://www.focal.com/en/car-audio-sound/subwoofers/subwoofers/ibus-20.php
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    did you ever end up installing the sub underneath the driver/passenger seat? I've been looking into them and am curious as to how they sound
     
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    just lose a back seat! lol. i didnt want anyone sitting behind me anyways.
     
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    Yes i did, i went with the Focal, I love the unit, while at the end of the day its still an 8" sub, it doesnt take up any useable space and its not exposed in anyway...



    ^ that is ridiculous. you might as well have bought a regular cab. oh wait, then you couldnt fit your speaker in it... :rolleyes:
     
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    this is the best one I have found so far for access cabs. it has .96 cf, good for a 1O" sub. Nice flat top keeps the sub protected (down fireing)
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