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Truck Bed Speakers

Has anyone ever done it? Mostly looking to have some sort of outdoor speakers. For camping and when we go dirtbiking. Is there a way to wire it so they will only come on if a switch is flipped? Thinking something like these in black of course Insignia™ - 130W 2-Way Indoor/Outdoor Speakers (Pair) - NS-E2111

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why not just roll down the window and turn the volume up lol
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personally id rather add an amp and put the speakers in the grill that way your music sounds pretty clean outside the truck if you have a sub and you can rock it all the time
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I just open the doors crank the stereo up and start occasionally to keep the battery from going dead...

Just ask Trent, Scott, Joey, or Dustin they will tell you mine works great for that
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Sounds like a good idea, but really almost seems like a waste,
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I did have a Filipino buddy who had some speaker on the outside of his expedition it was pretty sweet. but he kept having problems with them and i dont think it was worth it... Of course he wasent using marine speakers or anything waterproof
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ya if your going to put speakers outside your truck use boat speakers.
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two boat speakers in your bed will be more than enough!

those things are LOUD
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ya if your going to put speakers outside your truck use boat speakers.
damn i must have it backwards i put car speakers in my boat
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Its wayyyyyy to dusty to leave the doors open where i wheel haha i thought it would be a cool idea i have boat speakers laying around but where would i mount them, Google Image Result for http://cdn2.ioffer.com/img/item/114/901/509/PPMT.jpg

They are like those, how bout these puppies Google Image Result for http://photos.wakeboarder.com/data/3474/medium/DSC_6036.JPG
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I think that's a sweet idea.

I don't like leaving my doors open all the time
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why not just roll down the window and turn the volume up lol
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I think a custom built box, marine speakers, an amp wired to a seperate battery would work good
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just thought bout mounting them in a toolbox, could that work?
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it will work but then you really won't need waterproof ones....
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it will work but then you really won't need waterproof ones....
If it's permanently mounted it would be nice if they were waterproof
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in a toolbox though u wont need waterproof unless its a ****ty box lol
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Mount them on the tool box, cut holes in the box and mount them to it
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Yeah i like that idea Ben, like on the lid? just get some waterproof ones and im solid
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ive done it. i dont know if i have any pictures of it, but i made mine out of plywood, and it lasted 2 years, leaving it out in the snow and all. im sure you could use better materials.

what i did:

i had already installed a amp and sub in my truck. i dont know if you have one or not.

i had an extra amp, so i hooked up the speaker out RCAs to it( from my sony head unit) , and wired the power the amp i had already in the truck for the sub. i wired 6 extra speakers to the wooden bed toolbox shaped box that i made. it blasted really loud.

ill see if i can come up with some pictures.
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gotcha, i might be picking up a cheap toolbox tommorrow and ill do a test run
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