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Sub Enclosure Dimensions for Jump seat Cavity
Original thread: http://www.ranger-forums.com/f59/how...-cavity-53366/
Let the modding Begin!!
I've had several inquiries about how I built my sub box so that it would fit into the jumpseat location.
First off, let me give credit where credit is due. Special thanks to Maurice (lifted97ranger) and Logan (My91Ranger). Both of these guys had already built similar boxes and posted pics, I just asked them a few questions and went from there.
Tools needed are just basic shop tools such as:
Brad nailer (if you have one, not absolutely necessary)
Assembly of the box is pretty straightforward. Just make sure your cuts are true and that you use a good, long bead of liquid nail in all the joints. This will ensure you have a nice, tight seal all the way around.
Remove the jumpseat. This just takes the removal of a few bolts and it's out.
The following pics are of the finished box after final assembly. I didn't think to take pics as I was building it, so I removed it and took several shots and included a tape measure so you can get a better idea of the dimensions.
Be sure to use some silicone to seal the hole where you run your speaker wire so the seal of the box isn't compromised.
The following are shots of the hole that I drilled in the bottom of the box so that it could be bolted to the floor of the cab. Dont mind the small hole and the poker chip covering it, that was my first (missed) attempt. Measurements are taken from the front, left corner of the box.
This is the bolt hole you will use to secure the box to the cab floor (The one with the red triangle around it).
You will need to get a longer bolt in order to make up for the additional space between the bottom of the box and the bolt hole. I just took the original jumpseat bolt to the local hardware store and matched up the threads.
Here is the finished box before installing. I put some polyfill in it to help out with the sound. There will be plenty of room to get a ratchet in the speaker hole in order to bolt the box in.
After you've installed the box and bolted it to the floor, just screw in your sub of choice (mine is a 10" Kicker), wire it up and you're done!
For a little added bonus, I also took some shots of where I mounted my amp. All I did was pull the rear panel and cut out some of the foam padding. I then took a piece of 3/4" plywood and screwed that in place of the padding I just removed. Screw the amp into the panel and plywood, drill a few holes to run your wiring and re-install the panel.
Hope this helps everyone out. Any questions, please just ask!