Facing up is the worst. Downfiring works GREAT in Rangers (and in general). I matched my system when I had 3 12w3s in a sealed downfiring with a JL 1000/1 up against another Ranger edge with the EXACT same equipment but with a ported forward firing box and not only was mine 10x cleaner, but the bass completely put this guy to shame. It was louder, cleaner, and waaaay lower.
the guy flat told me that it made him sick.
Barrman can attest to the insane volume and quality of my downfiring setups. Aside from downfiring you can also cornerload and get great results; typically grabbing 2-3 dbs.
2005 White Lariat 5.4 Supercrew
Roush Stage 2 Conversion
2/5 Drop, Air Shocks, Branzach BZ-11 22s, Nitto A420 305/40/22s. Magnaflow catback. GREEN Coldair Intake. Troyer Tuned Xcal2, Re-geared 4.1 LS, Line-X, Window Tint, Mark LT Handles, White Tailgate Oval, Roush Stage 2 Badges, Upper/Lower Polished Carriage Works Grills, Roush Front Spoiler, JL Cleansweep, JL 500/1, JL 450/4, JL Stealthbox, Polk MOMO 6.5 seperates Front, MOMO 5x7s Rear, 100 FT Dynamat Xtreme, Xm Commander.