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Subwoofer behind bench seat in a singlecab. Done- with pics

I already have 6" splits in the truck, but it lacked in bass and music sounded tinny. So i decided to put in a subwoofer for some bass

I went with the new model 10" Pioneer slimline. Made my own box and put it together tonight. Ill cover it with carpet tomorrow. I have put an A4 piece of paper next to it so you have a size reference. The enclosure is 750*300*100mm if and has an internal volume of .5cubic ft.

All fits comfortably behind the bench seats with them positioned all the way back. Ill add some pics of it all in the truck soon.






















 
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looks fantastic......i was wondering, and looking, for a box that would fit behind mine
cant wait to see it installed !
 
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Die lot variance on the tile, but great job on the speaker box!
 
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Die lot variance on the tile????

lol i dont understand what you're saying
 
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Die lot variance on the tile????

lol i dont understand what you're saying
The color variance on the one tile behind the speaker compared to all the other tiles. When purchasing tile by the box, the boxes all have run numbers you should make sure match. No big deal, I just notice stuff like that.
 
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FYI i am very very happy with the sound quality and would recommend doing this
 
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FYI i am very very happy with the sound quality and would recommend doing this
I was referring to the tile floor. Your Sound box looks great! I have a store bought unit that doesn't fit. I was about to give it to away, but I think I'll strip the components & build something like yours now instead.
 
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lol yeah understand the tile thing, it's all good. It looks odd in the photo but not when looking at the whole floor.

what speaker does the unit you bought have? Is it a slimline?
 
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Looks great! Nice and simple and clean. I want to do a sub but there just isnt any place to put one in the extended cab.
 
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Don't you have even more space with the extended cab? I've but annoyed at myself for buying a standard cab because of the lack of space.

Is it because you have seats in there? If so what about shortening the seats or have an enclosure like mine up against the side wall?
 
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Don't you have even more space with the extended cab? I've but annoyed at myself for buying a standard cab because of the lack of space.

Is it because you have seats in there? If so what about shortening the seats or have an enclosure like mine up against the side wall?
Yeah. I have tons of space. There is just no logical place for one. Behind the seat like you have is nice because it doesn't take up any room and you cant see it.

I suppose I could build something under the rear seat but that could get hokey when the seat is flipped down.
 
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great great great ! i love this thread.......thank you so much for sharing, im looking for a
slimline sub as we speak

ive been racking my brain looking for something to go in the factory locations because i
couldnt find anything that would fit back there....

how much room is left with the seat all the way back?...im 6'4 and mine stays as far back as i can get it all the time......im assuming the size of the box is due to airspace
needed for the speaker?
could you have kicked the bottom of the box out a bit and maybe fit some decent 6x9s
in there as well?
 
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Glad you are liking the thread man

I'm 6'1 and have the seat all the way back, all the time too. I figured the space to be about 100mm at the top, 150mm at the bottom (this is including the space that the speaker will stick out from the box), and a max height of 400mm if you want to fit it under the lip in the metal on the back wall. I had to limit the width of my unit because i also put my amp and crossovers against the rear wall.
If you mounted the amp under the seat or something you could make the enclosure the full width of the cabin, and put in speakers that are designed for a bigger volume.

As far as i know, most 6x9s dont need to be in a sealed enclosure so you can just mount them on a piece of board behind the seat or something.

Just my personal opinions but i dont like 6x9, speakers are meant to be round and they are primarily for people who need to put them in narrow places, like the parcel shelf of a sedan...

I would just buy a quality set of 6" splits

This speaker required a closed volume of 0.35 to 0.7 Cubic feet and so i made the internal volume halfway between - 0.5cf.
 
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I have a kicker comp vt tcvt 10 i bought a few years back and it sounds great. its not ported although i have heard they now have a ported version..........
 
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Originally Posted by Big Ruth View Post
Looks great! Nice and simple and clean. I want to do a sub but there just isnt any place to put one in the extended cab.

I've been looking at my center consol, thinking maybe a 10' might fit. Downfiring, maybe having to ruin the consol by cutting holes in the bottom or maybe the sides. But again just an idea.
In the past, I've removed the rear seats, made my own box then covered it with material to make it look like the seat! It worked great until I lent my truck to my brother. I guess his girlfriend thought my truck was a set on monkey bars! She let her kids climb ALL OVER my poor truck!!! Feet thru both of the subs, and worse thru the fabric as well. I don't know how, but there was a muddy shoe print on my headliner!
OTC- LAST time I lent my truck to anyone!
 
 
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