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Old 02-06-2013, 08:26 PM
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Lightbulb My Sub in Center Seat install

Hey guys. Just finished up my install of my sub, thought I would throw up a few pics and show you what I did. I wanted a little punch, but I use my truck for work and always have a bunch of tools and junk with me, so I really didn't want to use up the under back seat space, or behind the seat. I also don't need 4-12"s or anything like that, so I decided to get a 10" shallow mount, and mount it in the center seat by carving out some of the foam and building a box to fit in there. That way, I still have a usable seat when I need it, and a totally hidden sub!

Here is the leather pulled off before any modifications:


Foam carved out, ready for a custom box:


Box built and test fit in the foam (speaker hole not cut yet, it will fire down):


Stock mounting bracket cut up and mounted to box:


Test fit in the truck:


With the foam sitting on top (it doesn't sit up this high when done):


Leather wrapped back up:


Sub installed ready to go back in the truck!!




basically looks totally stock, the center seat ends up 3/4" higher than it was before, not even noticable. It actually is now the same height as my drivers seat which is power and usually all the way up. It sounds awesome (the 5 minutes I played with it ) and I can't wait to drive around tomorrow!!

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Wow! thats creative. Good job. how does it sound ?
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:44 AM
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It sounds pretty great. I am not going to say 'it sounds like I have 3 12"s!' Because I don't, but its perfect for me. Nice thump inside, not shaking the ground outside. The box has the minimum airspace spec'd for the sub, and then I filled it with polyfill. Hits nice and low.
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That excacly what I am doing right now. I am going to need .5cu/ft...
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Yeah, my came out to .35, min for my sub is .34. Perfect!
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I cant see any of your pics...Can I ask what sub you put in there?
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Not sure why you can't see any pictures, they are all there and showing for me.. I used a Pioneer TS-SW2501S4 and I absolutely love it. I have been in my truck a total of about an hour and a half today and am completely happy with it. Totally perfect amount for what I wanted
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Do you have it covered yet? I would like to see the finished product.

Looks good!
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The last two pictures show it covered, just the whole thing is upside down. When its mounted in the truck, the speaker is pointed at the floor, and the seat/arm rest looks completely factory. You can't even tell a difference. I will snap a picture or two today though of it in the truck.
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The last two pictures show it covered, just the whole thing is upside down. When its mounted in the truck, the speaker is pointed at the floor, and the seat/arm rest looks completely factory. You can't even tell a difference. I will snap a picture or two today though of it in the truck.
I gotcha. For some reason I was looking at it wrong. I was thinking you put the sub in the backrest for some reason.
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