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Does any one have a sub in the small compartment behind the drivers seat in an extended cab... I saw a picture of one and was wondering if anyone know how to make the sub box...
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If you are talking about the cubby that that jack tools sit in...yes. I made one last weekend for an 8" sub. Here's a recent thread that got me started. http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?postid=30477#poststop
If you are talking about the cubby on the drivers side that houses the jack, it's too small. I just used a piece of scrap 5/8" particle board. I used a router to recess the speaker and board into the hole. If you carefully remove the plastic screws from the plastic liner around the hole, you can use it as a template to cut the mounting board and drill holes. I don't think you'll get any more than an 8" sub back there unless you build it up above the floor a little bit. The sound is okay. The compartment needs to be sealed to get the best sound. That's my next project. I used this to replace a 6" bass tube behind the driver's seat. The frequency response with the 8" speaker is much better, but it doesn't hit nearly as hard because it's not sealed. I plan on pulling up the carpet this weekend to see how difficult it will be to seal up the space. Send me a PM and I'll take some pics for you.
 

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I want to use a 6" not an 8 and yes I do want to use the drivers side cubby.. Man how do you copy and paste pictures to you reply. That way I could show you what I mean....
 

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Wow, that's pretty snazy. It looks like they did manage to squeeze an 8 into the driver's cubby. I wonder if they've got an enclosure made for the driver's side as well. I can't imaging paying for those JL speakers and just leaving it free air, but there is not a lot of space for an encloser in there. I am a little curious about his enclosure volume. Sometimes you have to trade optimum efficiency for whatever fits, but I'd be surprised if that passenger side box is any bigger than .75 cubic feet. That's about as small as you want to go for an 8" sub. Even if you wanted to use a 6" sub on the driver side, making an enclosure big enough to sound good might be pretty difficult, and I don't think you'ld be happy with a 6" free air sub. I know I wouldn't. I just made a mounting plate without the box. Doesn't look too difficult to put together though. Just get out the tape measure or mom's sewing tape. That may actually be easier than trying to seal up the existing space. I'll measer it out this weekend when I pull the carpet and share my findings if you like.
 

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Some older tacomas, or maybe it was still the truck, had idendical sized driver and passenger cubbies. When I was building my setup a guy showed me a pic of his and he had a 10" in each cubby. Yeah, a 10" fit! that actual sealed encluse for the cubby looks pretty slick. Mine is just free air.
 

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ewarnerusa said:
Some older tacomas, or maybe it was still the truck, had idendical sized driver and passenger cubbies. When I was building my setup a guy showed me a pic of his and he had a 10" in each cubby. Yeah, a 10" fit! that actual sealed encluse for the cubby looks pretty slick. Mine is just free air.
Yeah, that enclosure is pretty neat. The more I think about it, the more I think I'll just put one together this weekend. I'm not happy with the free-air performance of my setup. It just doesn't hit as hard as a sealed setup would. I measured every which way to try to squeeze a 10 in there, but decided it would only work if the box was built up above the floor a little bit. I removed the seat so I could do that if I wanted, but I don't want to. That box on customtacos must just sit down in the hole. There appears to be no hard mount to the truck unless they glue it.
 

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cool. good luck with the sealed enclosure, i'm sure it would sound better! In performace products they sell an actual mounting setup for a Tundra that fits two 8" (I think) into the cubby. I'm surprised that Qlogic or some other "stealth" enclosure company hasn't designed and marketed something.
I think the space is just too small to get optimal audio quality and that's why you don't see the big manufacturers making them. JL makes a downfiring stealth box that fits between the seats pretty nice and I think one of the Texas members makes one that puts a forward firing 10 between the seats with the speaker right between and behind the front seats. Both setups are nice, but don't leave room for my dogs. Here's the one from the Texas member.
 

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yeah, i've seen quite a few setups that go pretty well back there. But like you, i want the room in my Xcab for whatever. I have a topper on the back so my three dogs have a great setup back there. That tundra box has 0.70 ft^3 for two 8"s. That seems like a small box for a pair of woofers. It seems like a nice sealed enclosure with a premium solobaric woofer would do well for these enclosure companies. But I don't know alot about that stuff, just the basics that I learned in high school when I was obsessed with making my $500 car shake the earth....
 

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That is a small volume for two eights. I always wonder why they do stuff like that. One 10 or 12 will sound better than any two 8" speakers anyway. Mabye I'm over-estimating the volume an 8" speaker needs. The one that I have says that it needs .75-1 cubic feet on the spec sheet. I just can't imagine going much smaller than that regardless of brand. I'm sort of like you. I started with a cheap ass truck and more stereo equipment than the truck was worth.
 

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SurfingDrunk said:
get ready to really have to seal the inside with some fiberglass if you plan on making anything half decent sounding.
Mine sounds pretty good. Stuff with polyfill. No sealing or fiberglass. Way better than "half decent sounding"
 

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Is anyone out there using a JL stealthbox?

I'm looking to put a sub in my extra cab and am weighing the options on whether to keep or loose the rear seat. I'd love to hear people's opinions on how hard this enclosure hits. I'm not looking to attract the panda bears, nor provide a concert for anyone not in the cab; I just want my bass deep and clear.

EDIT: this is what I'm talking about:
http://www.jlaudio.com/stealthbox/tacoma_ext.html
 
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