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Old 05-29-2005
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Sub Box underneath fold down seats in my Four Door

I posted this in the A/V section, but this might also be a good place to bounce my idea and get some input, rather than all those techies in the other section.

I just got my 2003 Ford Ranger FX4, Four Door about two months ago. I am getting ready to overhaul it (4 inch Suspension Lift, 35"s, the whole shebang) and I want to put in two subs, either two 10'"s or two 8"s but I also want to be able to have the seating in the back of the cab. My dad suggested that I try to build sub boxes UNDERNEATH the fold down seats, but I measured it and its only about 7" high, and about 14" deep. I guess I could put the subs diagonally, and leave the seats up most of the time, except for when I need to haul around a couple of friends. Here are some pics to show you what I mean...





I am pretty handy with all the audio gear and with making boxes, so I should be alright in the labor aspect of it... And I have probably $600 to spend, so I think that should be plenty to get a couple decent $200 subs and a decent amp then build the enclosures

Has anyone seen this done and/or done it? If so.. Got pics?

I have been looking around on this site and on Car Domain and havent seen anyone do it, or maybe I am just blind.

Any response will be greatly appreciated!!
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Your best bet for mounting under the seats is http://www.blaupunktusa.com/Blaupunk.../ODw1000HP.htm


Its super thin but the draw back is it rms's at 200 watts and its a little pricy.


Your best bet is probably take the cover/jack mount out between the seats and put a single 10 or 12 in a truck box
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I have a Sony 10" sub under my fold down seats... give me a few, I'll get a photo...
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I have a Sony 10" sub under my fold down seats... give me a few, I'll get a photo...
Here ya go..

This sub rubs, but not enought for me to care.
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Awesome.. So you would suggest it I am guessing? I was thinking about going the Sony Xplod route too, what are those? --- I looked at your profile and read that they are 10"ers

Are there any draw backs besides the fact that they rub--because I can design my box(es) so they dont rub? Do you actually use the seats?

Sweet, now I am thinking about getting this sub box thang going.

PS. I wish I could afford $400 a piece subs.. maybe on my next truck, thanks for the suggestion tho
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Thats a 10". Yea I would suggest it. I have one sub on a 400watt single chanel class "D" amp and it sounds very good for what I use it for. (cant stand rap so I dont bump it)

Yes I have had people sit on that seat with the sub there. Its just the right height that it touchs, but that is all the way down so with a person there its not putting any extra pressure on the sub.
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Cool--I am gonna check out Crutchfield for some pricing and such. Then I will be sure to post my before during and after pics for future prospects

Peace easy--Thanks rngprerunner--a lot of help in a quick manner
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YOu want one of the xplods? I have 1 10inch
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rubbin sucks...
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Look into subs that come with grills, or purchase a grill, then you won't have to worry about any rubbing (at least any interference with subwoofer travel)
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Ive been slowly workin at my sub project for awhile now in my spare time, One of those flat pioneer subs into the rear door where the speaker goes, You have room to do a small 10. That pocket goes in the door. Im just figuring out how to design a door panel to make it look right again
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Here's what I did, you can bring the seat down and it doesn't hit the sub. If you are looking to put in two subs, you can create a box that would work for both sides. I can get you dimensions if you want em.


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I built the same style box as you see in these pics. Just don't expect to get enough volume to really let a sub hit. Mine is actually small enough that it is restricting the sub.
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Thats the reason I removed my jump seats. Besides the fact they were never used, they are for sale if anyone needs them as well pm me.

I am saving up to do 3 10s in a custom enclosure (duh) anyways the photos of the subs under looked painful for the sub
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