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Icon5 Extended cab enclosures

i already tried to search and found a little but sill need help
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I'm trying to find out how yall get your boxes to stay still and sit flat

please include pictures if you can
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when i had two the weight of them both kept it down pretty well
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Mine bolts to the floor where the jump seat mounts were





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Downfire F150 Box in a ranger ftw, still can use back seat
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Heres my system in my extended cab ranger. Its not quite finished.

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The bottom of the box screwed to the floor i made
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The box in the truck. Its the best pic i can get since my windows wont roll down.
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holy crap! isnt that a lil bit overkill??
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holy crap! isnt that a lil bit overkill??
Not really to me. Im doing this for competitions.
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so your runnin a 2k amp with all that... at least so your sig says...
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so your runnin a 2k amp with all that... at least so your sig says...
No, that was for my old system. I will be running 4 1500s at .5 ohm.
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no pics right now but i got just a standard rectangular ported box with 2 12in's and its held in place with tow straps connected at the jump seats. its pretty bad but works
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Does anyone have a box that covers the whole extended cab floor? What I'm thinking of is a box that creates a false floor so that the jump seats in the doors still fold down and are usable. I'm sure the box would be shallow, and that's fine. Just looking to see if it's been done and how you like it. Thanks!

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Does anyone have a box that covers the whole extended cab floor? What I'm thinking of is a box that creates a false floor so that the jump seats in the doors still fold down and are usable. I'm sure the box would be shallow, and that's fine. Just looking to see if it's been done and how you like it. Thanks!

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That was my original plan for my system. The problem is having enough air space in the box for the sub. They make shallow subs that take up little space, but it won't be easy
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That was my original plan for my system. The problem is having enough air space in the box for the sub. They make shallow subs that take up little space, but it won't be easy
What if you only ran on sub utilizing the airspace on both sides of the transmission tunnel? You'd have room to hide an amp under that too if that type of setup is possible.

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True, there's guys on here that are pretty good with audio so hopefully they'll see this and give you some input
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Does anyone have a box that covers the whole extended cab floor? What I'm thinking of is a box that creates a false floor so that the jump seats in the doors still fold down and are usable. I'm sure the box would be shallow, and that's fine. Just looking to see if it's been done and how you like it. Thanks!

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yes... you could do 2 of these, and then a small flat section to level it out for the d-shaft tunnel...

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box is built almost exactly to spec on what the sub needs, it's a 10" mtx shallow mount, i think it's 4ohm

if you get these, i would recommend making it a little shorter, the seats don't quite want to go down all the way... i used 1/2" plywood for the bottom, where i was supposed to use 3/4 MDF... if i were to do it again, the top and bottom would be 1/2" plywood, so that it is a little shallower and would fit just a little better
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Do you want the seat to sit on top of the sun like that. I'd want to have a guard on that just in case
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well i got my done finally and i hit 121.1 decibels last-night so it turned out pretty good
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Do you want the seat to sit on top of the sun like that. I'd want to have a guard on that just in case
I would mount them so they are down firing. More protection for the sub, plus I want to be able to use all the space back there when the seats are folded up.

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Do you want the seat to sit on top of the sun like that. I'd want to have a guard on that just in case
i ended up spinning the box, so the hole was closest to the center console, the seats are angled, so the inner part (where your calfs hang over) is higher from the floor, than where the backrest meets the seat, i have about 3/4 of an inch clearance on that end... although i have yet to use the backseat, since i bought my truck, for anything but storage
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I went out to Lowe's and bought a piece of flat aluminum, cut it and bent it to form a support. The box sat level in the truck, but wanted to slide around. These pretty much just keep it in place. They're held to the floor with one of the bolts that held the seats in and then screwed into the box.

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