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Hey there fellow ranger enthusiasts! I'm somewhat new to the forum. (had to make a new account cause it was deleted). So I was recently looking into subs for my truck, I have an 04 extended cab so I have space. Unfortunately the custom enclosures are either so big they take up the whole floor space, or they are discontinued because the year of the truck is so old. But anyway, so I was looking into portable sub enclosures, nothing fancy, not a powered one as we had recently discovered that we have a kenwood x500-1 mono amp with 300w RMS @ 4 ohms and 1000w max. The guy we bought the truck from didn't tell us about this. So we had gone to Grande Prairie for groceries and stuff, and decided to head over to Visions Electronics. We had asked if there are any portable sub enclosures in stock. He showed us a pioneer ts-swx2502, it's a little shallow mount 10" with 300rms and 1200 peak at 4 ohms. So we said sure why not. But the next fun thing was to install it.

Now I was originally looking at some Rockford Fosgate p2-d2 or the other way around little 8" subs to go in the storage compartments on the rear doors, but fabrication is lengthy and had decided jot to do it. So the real question was "where do we mount it?"

Well, turns out. If you take the jack cover off, unbolt the jack assembly from the floor. You have just enough room to fit the box with the sub facing outward (or in, but we wanted the letters facing forward so we could read Pioneer on the box). Used the two mounting brackets and mounted them below the lip where the plastic joins together. Wired it up and called er good. But where would we put the jack? Well, turns out, if you set the box on top of the plastic covers for the jump seats, and mount it like that, you still have enough room for the jack to be put back on (mind you we had to use 2 zip ties to hold the jack in place). Bit it fit perfect, then all we had to do was cut the jack cover just so it could fit underneath the box. We left the 2 middle clips in place and simply cut an L shape so it could clip in place without rubbing against the box. And voila. For those of you with an extended cap with jump seats, this'll work perfect for you! The sub kicks *** in the little cab too, I have a kenwood deck, kenwood amp, Pioneer speakers and the Pioneer sub. Sounds phenomenal. The only issue is I have to constantly adjust my rear view mirror after cranking the tunes up. Love the build and highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to sacrifice the seats, or floor space. also, if you are re-using the plastic jack cover, cut it flush with the 2 middle clips on the plastic, then make an "L" shape about 1/2 to 3/4" below the clip, so you can still clip the cover in place.

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I like your thinkin'

Sounds soooo much better, right?

My stock 6CD unit took a dump, so I shopped around for a new head unit, but I got caught up in upgrades

I added two 10" subs (downward firing) in the back of my 2003 supercab, and they're in separate, smaller enclosures, so there were no alterations to the stock jump seats so I can still take some extra passengers along for the ride. A definite plus is I had no alteration/deletion of the jack cover nor the seats, and it looks stock AF; no prying eyes will want to break a window to get at it.

To power the subs, I used a simple 300w amp (installed under the driver seat) hooked up to the sub output on the Alpine head unit...plenty of bass to give a full range in conjunction with the door speakers' mid and highs.

My metal sounds amazing

My hip hop bumps!

Drawback:

I can't play it at home because I live in a "questionable" area. I stop playing my music 5 blocks from home
 
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Nice! yeah, even though the jump seats are very uncomfortable to ride in, the floor space was key for me. i have just posted some URL's of the pictures if you want to look
 
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Do you cover that monster with a towel at night? Scary!
 
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I have two of these; one on each side of course


10" Kenwood subs in non-ventilated enclosures. I argued as to the bass response to the guy, but he hooked them up and it blew me away. they tuck under the jump seats when I have friends uncomfortably back there LOL

They are powered by this little 300 watt amp.


Tucked under the driver seat.

All of these are concealed as to keep prying eyes from turning into sticky fingers. Privacy tint helps where I live currently.

My interior looks bone stock, and that's how I keep nice things

Pardon the mess in there. It's all my future parts to really make my truck 10x more usable and enjoyable
 
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Ya man, looks great! My amp is in the same spot, but my wires face the other way so I can adjust the settings👍 sounds soo good.
 
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