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Marine speakers in bed

I was thinkin for like tailgate parties wouldnt it be cool to put speakers in the bed, and since marine speakers are water proof it should work. Just an idea
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if you do it enough it would be worth it...that would actually bekinda cool and if you could run it off an extra battery....
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That is a pretty cool idea, as long as you don't use your bed to haul stuuf all the time.
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i was thinking of doing this with my two Hella lights that i have on my front bar.... i have never used them, they're there for looks.

but since it has been nice out (no more winter), we've been having bon fires and stuff out in the field next to our shop...

i always have to keep my windows down and the system goin for music, so i was thinking about mounting a couple of speakers in the light housings on the front of my truck for easier listening. for me, that would involve ampling them and all other kinds of fun stuff however.. but's it's still a cool thought.
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I'd be afraid to put speakers on the front because of road debris and such. I've broken 2 foglights from crap on the road already.

It's an awesome idea... I don't know if you could just mount them in the bed though... perhaps build a small enclosure for them? A removable speaker rack?
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Just devise a contraption where you have fog lights on one side and speakers on the other. With a quick twist the best of both worlds. I don't know how it would be done I like to think to much.
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Jus get a ****load of speaker wire(like 20 feet) and get yourself some portable 6x9 speaker boxes. I went up to a bangin party that someone did this. You could hear it a good distance away wonderfully. Wire it up to your truck so that the intruck system works(to provide base). I wouldnt drill holes anywhere though because that'd be a lotta work for one thing and a place for moisture to get in the cab.

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I was thinking about mounting some Marine speakers into the side of my truck box, but I don't have enough money to spend on them right now, and I dont wanna cut into my box really and I dont really do that anymore
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Sometimes i hate of having my windows down, because here in florida it randomly rains. It makes me angry when im out chillin and it pours and the whole inside of my cab is full of water
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I'd be afraid to put speakers on the front because of road debris and such. I've broken 2 foglights from crap on the road already.
i've got the Hella light protector cover things still sitting in plastic in my garage, so i'd make sure to have them on there while im driving and not using the speakers.
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Sometimes i hate of having my windows down, because here in florida it randomly rains. It makes me angry when im out chillin and it pours and the whole inside of my cab is full of water

Whiner! I used to vacation in florida during the summer and the weather was a set pattern. sun at 6 am. 1 hour thunderstorm at 4 pm. Pitch black at 9 pm. It was the most predictable weather ever and pretty sweet.


Oh, and when it poured it poured. and thunder. and mad wind. And scared Alaskan boy hidin in the closet.

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Alaskan boy hidin in the closet.

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What else is new?
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Whiner! I used to vacation in florida during the summer and the weather was a set pattern. sun at 6 am. 1 hour thunderstorm at 4 pm. Pitch black at 9 pm. It was the most predictable weather ever and pretty sweet.


Oh, and when it poured it poured. and thunder. and mad wind. And scared Alaskan boy hidin in the closet.

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Wimp! Our thunderstorms are nothing to worry about. My dog doesn't even hide in a closet and she's a chicken. She does try to get under the bed though, but all that will fit is her head and she thinks she is ok then.
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The weather is predictable, but i just always get distracted and because it gets so hot i leave them down so it isnt an oven when i open up the door
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Back onto topic....

Standard marine speakers will hold up through a lot. They also sound horrible. They are not meant for an open area as big as the bed of your truck.

You will be a lot better off finding a true outdoor speaker.

Tannoy makes a nice set, I really like these. They are not the lodest on the market, but hold up through anything, and aren't a battery killer. They retail for around 160 each. http://www.tannoy.com/i5AW

Or, If you want the volume, EAW has a few small speakers like the Tannoys, but will pull a few more db.
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yea marine speakers are lame sounding, but i have seen some good ones, and subs for boats too. when our boat got trashed in a storm it was completely upside down and under water and they still worked
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Wimp! Our thunderstorms are nothing to worry about. My dog doesn't even hide in a closet and she's a chicken. She does try to get under the bed though, but all that will fit is her head and she thinks she is ok then.

Yall are all wimps!!! I work in that ****!!!
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yea marine speakers are lame sounding, but i have seen some good ones, and subs for boats too. when our boat got trashed in a storm it was completely upside down and under water and they still worked

I have had those Tannoys under before, just to see if they would work afterward.

I am telling you, go with the outdoor already in a box speakers. A lot better sound.
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^ya for sure
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brother's ranger

My brother has mounted 4 marine speakers underneath his truck in the front, rear, and both sides. they are tucked away pretty good and sound good as well. loud and clear. He has them wired to an Amp in the cab to give them that extra sound, but could be heard fine either way.
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haha only black thugs put marine speakers outside the car or truck lol, i mean if u tailgate alot it would be worth it. but if ur just tryin to be louder than someone i wouldnt!
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lol i forgot about this thread.. but yeah i havent found any money to do this type of mod.. but i did go tailgating alot.. im not into trying to out play the "thugs" around my school.
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I am planning on mounting 2 or more speakers on the underside of my toolbox lid when I get it so when we are sitting around the fire I just pop the toolbox open and pop the top lol!! Blades
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