Is that the same one I've seen on E-bay, or is it some custom job? I've thought about replacing the bass tube behind the seat with that type of setup.ewarnerusa said:I have an 8" Kicker CompVR subwoofer in the passenger side. Fills out my stereo system nicely, but doesn't shake the earth. There's a pic in my sig "Pics" link. Driver's side is just the jack and some jumper cables I crammed in there.
It is custom, but I got the idea from the ebay auction. It was $100 or something on ebay?!! Mine was made from scrap particle board in the garage.... I haven't really heard any bass tubes before, but I would guess that this cubby stealth plate setup is about equivalent. If you're into mirror shaking, glass flexing, earthquaking bass then you'll be disappointed with this setup. But for a single 8" it sounds great.Breathegood said:Is that the same one I've seen on E-bay, or is it some custom job? I've thought about replacing the bass tube behind the seat with that type of setup.
Can you still use the seat with it installed like you have it? How much does it stick up from the board? I was thinking you could use a router and cut the mount surface down some so the speaker sits flush with the board.ewarnerusa said:I have an 8" Kicker CompVR subwoofer in the passenger side.
the woofer is recessed into the particle board. It is actually two pieces of particle board with the woofer mounted to the bottom piece. I put a grill over the woofer and the top of the grill sits flush with the top. The seat is still fully useable. But when the seat is down and someone is sitting on it you lose all of the bass. But who really has regular passengers in their xcab? I can go into more detail about how it is done if anyone wants.Jamier2 said:Can you still use the seat with it installed like you have it? How much does it stick up from the board? I was thinking you could use a router and cut the mount surface down some so the speaker sits flush with the board.
I don't have passengers that often, but I like having that option, so your setup sounds nice. If you could give me some more info I'd appreciate it.ewarnerusa said:I can go into more detail about how it is done if anyone wants.
Cool, how does it sound? I think there are too many air spaces to seal the compartment. The biggest I can think of is the air space between the passenger and driver's side cubby. I stuffed that chair padding I was talking about into the spaces between the driver and passenger cubby to "seal" that. Then I laid the foam down on all the exposed sheet metal I could get to. I think the stuffing with polyfill is key, too. But honestly I think it is futile to seal the cubby. Even if you do manage to get it sealed, then you have a sealed sheet-metal box which is not the best speaker enclosure material. I thought about dynamatting all the sheet metal, but it seemed too expensive and like too much effort. I'm not sure about your plastic sheating idea because I picture the sheating flapping and being noisy as the air moves from the woofer. And proper porting is much more than just cutting a hole in an enclosure. There are proper port lengths, positions, diameters, etc. that all need to be right for proper sound and not damaging the speaker. I have never tried it, but reading an instruction manual about building a ported enclosure makes it seem tough.... I think the ideal way to make this enclosure sealed is with fiberglass. When i was researching this I found some write ups and posts about people doing just that, but I can't remember where I found them. But in the end, it is only a 8" woofer...... No enclosure magic can make it shake the earth like a pair of 10's or 12's. At least no magic that I know of, i'm not an audio buff.Breathegood said:I made one these very quickly this weekend, but instead of a paper stencil, I just pulled the plastic ring from around the hole to use as a template. This ensures you get the mounting holes drilled in just the right spot.
Have you looked into sealing the cubby at all? I just quickly made the mounting plate and installed a speaker, but thoughts of sealing up the cubby and possibly installing a port for a boomier sound have been running though my head every since I got it done. Free air speakers need to be bigger than 8". Any ideas on how to seal the cubby, or at least where the biggest holes to fill are? I was thinking of just stuffing the major gaps with foam batting and using plasting sheating to make it air tight.
Yup. My wife commutes to the Springs airport and my office is in south Denver, so Castle Rock is a reasonable split.ewarnerusa said:Breathegood-
I just noticed you live in Castle Rock. I lived in C Springs for acouple years. Castle Rock is just north of the Springs, isn't it?