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FX4
11-13-2009, 10:29 AM
I want to see some pics of people that have added a sub (or two) in their extended cab trucks. However I want it to look as OEM/factory as possible. The idea in my head is to use the OEM jack cover from the back of my truck as I want to keep my seats back there. The cup holders will be removed and holes will be filled. I will also extend the back as far as possible to the end of the cab (through the plastic piece in the rear of the cab) and mount a single 10" shallow mount sub in it. SO when it's all said and done, it will look like an OEM jack cover with a sub mounted inside. I know it's going to require some fiberglass work, but that's not a big deal. I'm just trying to get some idea.

Sorry for the horrible photoshop, but here's what I kinda have in my head:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc230/krzemienr/sub1-1.jpg

Fx4wannabe01
11-13-2009, 11:25 AM
If a box is built then covered by the jack cover, I really don't think it'll have the size requirements needed for a 10...maybe not even an 8.

FX4
11-13-2009, 12:36 PM
I might have to build a narrow but wide box that will get covered by the plastic trim.... I mean I could do a 20"x20"x3" and I that would give it plenty of volume (.7 to be exact) and those 10" shallow subs only require .31-.7, I just don't know how well that would sound....

I could do something like this? And then cover the opening with the plastic jack cover and the large part of it would hide behind the plastic trim:
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc230/krzemienr/subbox1.jpg

whippersnapper02
11-13-2009, 12:41 PM
Well if you think about it the Tremor model has a box on the floor in the cab similar to this box (http://supercrewsound.com/commerce/product.jsp?prodId=22&catId=60) but with only one sub in it.

Jay FX4
11-13-2009, 01:01 PM
My setup:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/audio-video/2177-jay-fx4s-infinity-basslink-setup.html

FX4
11-13-2009, 01:04 PM
I saw that one, however, I was looking for something that would fully enclose the sub with no wires showing to make it look OEM, although your set up looks pretty good, I might have to go that route if my idea doesn't work out....

Jay FX4
11-13-2009, 01:36 PM
That is the one thing that bother me, but there's nothing I have thought of yet that I can do about it. The damn exposed wires. :( If nothing else, I might wrap them in black electrical tape. But you're right, it's the one thing that keeps the install from looking 100% clean. Too bad it can't be mounted with the wire side down, or I would have done that.

Fx4wannabe01
11-13-2009, 01:47 PM
You want a stock looking setup and I assume you want to keep both seats.....where you going to hide the amp?

Fx4wannabe01
11-13-2009, 01:51 PM
This is what I plan on building but mirrored. Clean install, maximize floor space and space behind seats because as of now(and the last 4 years) you can't recline all the way back in my truck. Also, space for mounting a second amp to power the door speakers down the road.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk165/08Ranger4x4/Ranger/DSC00440.jpg

FX4
11-13-2009, 01:54 PM
That does look clean... thanks!

edog
11-14-2009, 07:07 PM
Jay FX4 said:
That is the one thing that bother me, but there's nothing I have thought of yet that I can do about it. The damn exposed wires. If nothing else, I might wrap them in black electrical tape. But you're right, it's the one thing that keeps the install from looking 100% clean. Too bad it can't be mounted with the wire side down, or I would have done that.


You could hide the wires in some black tubing. I even have some that is flat and wide so it can be laid down flatter. And isn't there a cover that can cover the fuse area of the amp?

And the set up in #9 post is one of the cleanest I have ever seen,!! Great Job

DisturbedESV
11-14-2009, 11:30 PM
I loooooove that setup that shane posted... I wanted that w/ am & sub swapped... I have a tiny box around my 10 and it barely fits where the seat was. I actually had to cut off that little lip on the bottom of the jack cover to get it to fit just right...

TheBrain
01-19-2010, 05:17 PM
This is what I did in my 08 XLT. I have an 8" in, but could easily make it a little bigger to fit a 10".

FX4
01-19-2010, 05:59 PM
This is what I did in my 08 XLT. I have an 8" in, but could easily make it a little bigger to fit a 10".

that looks great... what size amp are you running... I'm just worried that jack cover is not big enough for a sub...

TheBrain
01-19-2010, 06:08 PM
I'm running an Alpine MRP F-300 4 channel amp. 2 channels running factory speakers, 2 channels bridged to the sub. There is plenty of room for the speaker. I made the box a little taller than the jack cover. You can also put polyfill inside the box to make it seem larger. I like my set-up. I don't like brain rattling bass anymore, just nice rear fill and this works great for me. And my daughter doesn't complain about not having cup holders in the back anymore.

silver
01-19-2010, 06:53 PM
i like the cleanest look of TheBrain's install

but i like this one better lol than again i never used the driver side jump seat and only have two door's to worrie about.shane's is a very clean look

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk165/08Ranger4x4/Ranger/DSC00440.jpg

Tom
01-19-2010, 11:51 PM
This is what I plan on building but mirrored. Clean install, maximize floor space and space behind seats because as of now(and the last 4 years) you can't recline all the way back in my truck. Also, space for mounting a second amp to power the door speakers down the road.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk165/08Ranger4x4/Ranger/DSC00440.jpg

Cleanest setup I've ever seen right there.

This is what I did in my 08 XLT. I have an 8" in, but could easily make it a little bigger to fit a 10".

Nice man, I'm definitely digging the low-profile of that setup and how you don't really lose anything space wise. Sweet work.

01 Ranger
02-15-2010, 12:27 AM
I like both of those setups, very nice. Thinking of doing something like that in the future, just wondering if you guys just scrap the jack, or hide it somewhere else. I kinda wanna keep the jack just in case.

TheBrain
02-15-2010, 11:00 AM
Moved mine to the tool box.

STL
02-15-2010, 11:15 AM
ever consider making another if someone pays ya?

01 Ranger
03-29-2010, 06:34 PM
Heres my "OEM looking sub enclosure". Built it like this so I could keep floor space, use the jumper seats, and make it look kinda OEM. It was actually FX4's idea. Also installed 4 Kicker speakers and new head unit. Trucks a little dirty so don't judge haha. Let me know what ya think.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/picture.php?albumid=905&pictureid=5578
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/picture.php?albumid=905&pictureid=5579
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/picture.php?albumid=905&pictureid=5580

JULIUS
03-29-2010, 09:08 PM
Looks good but how does it sound?

01 Ranger
03-30-2010, 06:40 PM
it sounds good. I made sure it was sealed real good and put polyfill in it. I love the way it sounds. I've got it setup good with the speakers but I can tur.n the sub up really loud if I want

JULIUS
03-30-2010, 07:00 PM
What kind of amp are you using and how many watts?

Tom
03-31-2010, 02:45 PM
Looks very nice Justin! What kind of sub do you have in there? Do you know how many cubic feet the box is?

01 Ranger
03-31-2010, 06:32 PM
its a Rockford Fosgate 10", i think 400w max with a 400w max amp. The amp is just like an off brand amp I got at Fry's. The box is just under 1 cubic feet

rflo32
12-29-2010, 08:09 PM
hey justin where do you have your amp at?

2010danger
01-14-2011, 07:36 AM
hey justin where do you have your amp at?

this x2

asilaydying333
04-28-2014, 10:04 PM
Heres my "OEM looking sub enclosure". Built it like this so I could keep floor space, use the jumper seats, and make it look kinda OEM. It was actually FX4's idea. Also installed 4 Kicker speakers and new head unit. Trucks a little dirty so don't judge haha. Let me know what ya think.

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/picture.php?albumid=905&pictureid=5578
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/picture.php?albumid=905&pictureid=5579
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/picture.php?albumid=905&pictureid=5580


I would like to know the measurements of the box so I could build one. And what kind of material did you use.