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Under seat Sub placement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TrueBLU08, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    TrueBLU08

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    What's up guys. I was thinking about putting a sub in and I was wondering where to put it. I figured under the seat would be pretty nice and out of the way. Pioneer makes an 8" sub that is also a shallow mount unit, it is 2.5" deep. I took out the tape and measured out the space under the seats. Its close, very close. Under the passenger sear the pisser is that there is a bar running along the length of the back that hangs down pretty far about 3/4" or so. So the only option is under the driver seat. For some reason that hanging bar thats on the passenger side is not also on the driver side. Don't ask me why. under the driver seat is where i used to store my CD's in a case and the case just fit under there. So i measured the case. It came out to about 2 3/4". It would be an extremely close fit if it fit at all. only one way to find out. Im not sure how i feel about sitting over a 500W sub.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Thats what i would do, under the seat would give your ass a massage.:p JL audio Stealthbox. I would make my own and use 8'' instead of 10'' pictured.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    That would be nice because it keeps the seats open, but doesn't it lose your center consel?
     
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    ^^^^One of the reasons i dont have one. I also find the stock speakers with my JVC Arsenal head work great, enough sub for me. Its a good project though.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    I would really like to add a sub, but I don't want to lose the seats (even if they are super small) or lose my center consel storage
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    Take a look at the Focal bus 20 8'', Mounts on the back seat between the 2 back pads. Toyota has a factory one too.

    DONT MOUNT IT IN YOUR DOOR. The vibration will distort it.

    Tacoma Factory Sub
    [​IMG]

    GO COUGARS
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    That what i have in my truck, sounds great. it take up about 80- 90% of the console, but the truck has more than enough other storage spots for what i carry. pluse it wont work if you have the inverter option in your truck.
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    ^^^^ Thats what that is, took of the back of the consol couldnt figure out that it was a inverter :facepalm:
    What size sub do you have and price?
     
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    i got it for around cost a few years ago when i worked at a stereo shop. it's a 10'' sub. http://www.performancecarstereo.com/
     
  10. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:17 AM
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    The JL Stealthbox is really nice...but its over 600 bucks! I'd love one if anyone has a used one...:D
    The bar under the passenger can be flipped around to make more room...you have to take the seat right out to flip it. I did this to make more room for the amp I installed under the passenger seat. Problem was that by flipping the bar around, a passenger under 200 lbs wouldn't activate the sensor for the auto air bag...so it said airbag off except when my very large friend rode in that seat. I flipped the bar back around, and the problem is solved now, but the bar now rubs the top of my amp and its hard to move the seat back and forth.
    There are a few threads about flipping that bar around...some have done it without issue, but for me it was a problem.
     
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