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I was racking my brain for solutions to get an enclosure that could handle regular sized subs. I tried the under seat enclosure with slim subs and I wasn't happy with the low's that it put out, and didn't want to keep doing the whole trial and error game trying to find subs that sounded good. This enclosure acts as a center console for the rear seat. It's roughly the same width as the front center console, and goes all the way from the floor to the upright portion of the back seat. To allow enough space for the lower sub which fires rearward into the seat, I needed to pull the seat cover off enough to remove all of the seat foam in front of the steel bar in the seat. I then zip tied the excess seat fabric to the steel bar so the sub would not touch or be obstructed by it even though the sub has a grill over it. I have a grill for the top sub, I'm just waiting for the paint to dry as it needed a little touch up. Today I'm working on armrests for the top so passengers have a place to put their arms instead of on top of the speaker. I will post up pics of it installed once the contact cement for the vinyl cures. I hope the cement doesn't smell when it cures haha. I used an online calculator to estimate the air space of each chamber. The upper chamber without the sub is about .81, and the lower chamber without the sub is about .75. For right now I'm using 2 JL's out of a prefab box (used to prop up the new box in the pics), and they sound great. I will eventually install 2 JL 10W3v3's.

This is the view from the right rear passenger position:


Rearview if looking down from the rear window:


View from the front seats:


View from the left rear passenger:


Underneath from the rear:
 

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Wowzer!! I cant wait to see this installed. Also I will be your first customer to have you build me one of these if it works out for you!!! Seriously!


So you have about 1.5 cubic feet of space total. I would most likely just run one nice 12" for my setup. Awesome bro!!
 

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looks good. i wanna see the final pics of it finally installed. where are you puttin the amp
The amps are still behind the seats. I need to move the one on the drivers side to underneath the passenger seat for easier tuning.

Very nice. Just out of curiosity, what slim subs did you not like?
Elemental Designs SQ10's. I also bought an enclosure from supercrew sound that I later heard from tech12volt is better used for firewood. I can confirm that. I also read so many back and forth reviews about other slims that just didn't convince me to try anymore.

Wowzer!! I cant wait to see this installed. Also I will be your first customer to have you build me one of these if it works out for you!!! Seriously!


So you have about 1.5 cubic feet of space total. I would most likely just run one nice 12" for my setup. Awesome bro!!
Thanks to everyone. I would have to do some thinking about that one. I do the kind of work that is perfectly flawed for myself, but might not be acceptable to others, especially in a show quality truck like yours. :D
 

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The amps are still behind the seats. I need to move the one on the drivers side to underneath the passenger seat for easier tuning.



Elemental Designs SQ10's. I also bought an enclosure from supercrew sound that I later heard from tech12volt is better used for firewood. I can confirm that. I also read so many back and forth reviews about other slims that just didn't convince me to try anymore.



Thanks to everyone. I would have to do some thinking about that one. I do the kind of work that is perfectly flawed for myself, but might not be acceptable to others, especially in a show quality truck like yours. :D
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Nifty. I love the creativity. Now get us some pictures of it installed!
 

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Nice job . Do not give up your backseats yet,. I just bought a 2010 DC so audio chooses should be getting better . And whats up with feeling like you have a trailer in tow at 65 MPH?
Sweet man! Make that center console please! :)
 

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Nice job . Do not give up your backseats yet,. I just bought a 2010 DC so audio chooses should be getting better . And whats up with feeling like you have a trailer in tow at 65 MPH?
What's better about them? Aren't they still the same set up?
I don't mind losing the center portion of the seat since nobody likes the hump anyway. Having the subs out from under the seat sounds ten times better than the same speakers firing up into the seat, and they're about five years old. Can't wait to throw the new JL's in there.
 
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