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Audio Setup Info/Help

Im about to embark on tackling my audio setup and i had 2 ideas in mind. Im wanting to show my truck so its a matter of practicality vs. bling. Im wanting to either run 6-10"s or 2-15"s in a custom enclosure that will sit in-between my two front seats. I have a reg cab ranger and was wanting to know if anyone on here had either done these two setups before or had seen them. Advice would be greatly appreciated and so would pics. I have already browsed the setup thread and didn't see anything in there that gave me any ideas or starting points for my project. Thanks for any help you can give.-Dan
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I don't think there's enough room between the front seats...have you thought about a wall?
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its a reg cab. i can get away with 2-15"s if i do them in the center console. if i wanted to do 6-10"s i would have to build a two piece box in the shape of a "T" one behind each seat and 4 in the middle. but i have a buddy who is hooking me up with the 2-15"s Kicker CVR's and a 2000watt amp so i was kinda wantn to go that route.
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Way past my audio knowledge then, haha. Good luck with it, should be a cool project. I just can't see there being enough room, especially in a regular cab, but I've been wrong many, many times before lol. If you decide to do it you should start a build thread. I'd like to see how one goes about doing something like this.
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i shall do that then.
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its a reg cab. i can get away with 2-15"s if i do them in the center console. if i wanted to do 6-10"s i would have to build a two piece box in the shape of a "T" one behind each seat and 4 in the middle. but i have a buddy who is hooking me up with the 2-15"s Kicker CVR's and a 2000watt amp so i was kinda wantn to go that route.
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Why don't you offer some advice then?
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i thought the same thing and i know that its not putting out the full 2k since its one not a class D and two not a german amp lol(not saying american amps wont). I had 2 crossfire BMF 12"s in the truck about 4months ago with a memphis audio amp that was pushing about 600 to both at 2ohms and it sounded amazing. I might just go back to that setup and just fab a different box to meet my needs
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i would go with DC, FI, IA, or sundown for subs. and sundown, usamps, AudioQue for amps.
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thank you for the advice
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you have enough room between the seats for two 15s? really?
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Ive got a 15 in my truck and theres no way you could put in inbetween the seats.
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ya thats what i thought those things are huge and generally need a big box
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I have two 12" type r's in a huge box that when I bought, was hoping to cut my 60/40 seat into just a single bucket and stick it in between, but the box is pretty big, so I can say that with 15's, they won't fit between the seats. I was looking at a 12" l7 in a ported back, it'll fit, but itll be tight.. for some reason I feel I've seen a single cab with quite a few subs.. I think it was like the shape of the seat.. kinda like this _/ with two on the bottom straight part, and two on the top straight part. but, you'd have to partition it off correctly and know your cubes.

edit: if you want, I can make you a little picture on paint of what I mean with 4 smaller subs.
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im gonna put up a pic of dimensions i think will work.
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was tossn the idea around about 2 DD 8"s in a center console ported. any suggestions?
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2 8"s in a center console would be good, the only thing you will want to do is make sure they have the correct airspace, as for your 15" idea, there is no way you could get two in a reg. cab with a correct size enclosure. I work at a pro audio shop here in Springfield, MO and we see this all the time, people want a large, powerful setup, which just isn't possible in some applications. The thing to think about is you could take 4 very expensive subs and put them in the wrong size enclosure, and take 2 cheap subs and put them in the correct size enclosure, and they would out do the 4 expensive ones over and over again. Point proven in my truck, i have one Rockford Fosgate P1 - 12" and it is in the correct size enclosure, and it kicks the **** out of most of the systems i see where the guys are running something like 2 P3 - 12s or more. Basically what im getting at is that if you want a super powerful system, consider saving your money and get 1 or 2 - 12s and shelling out the extra dough to have a custom box built that is a console too, and i can guarantee that you will be more than satisfied with it. Just my two cents
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haha IF 2 15's would fit could you even imagine how loud that would be in a reg cab? my ears started bleeding just thinking about that!

totally agree with connor get a correct fit box. i just have a single 10" jl that was preloaded in a JL built box with just a 250 watt amp. it bumps louder than my two jbl 12"s i had in this dumb ported gargauntuan box in my old zx2.

my truck sounds ridiculously clean with that sub and the top end focals and fully dynamatted cab. i can max it out with no distortion and no rattles :) what more can you ask for?
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what type of encloser should i get made if im going to be running a kenwood 1000 class d,and 2 kicker CVR 10"s in a center console then?
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