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Old 11-13-2009, 10:29 AM
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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:

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Old 11-13-2009, 11:25 AM
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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.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:36 PM
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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:
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:41 PM
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Well if you think about it the Tremor model has a box on the floor in the cab similar to this box but with only one sub in it.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:01 PM
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:04 PM
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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....
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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.
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:47 PM
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You want a stock looking setup and I assume you want to keep both seats.....where you going to hide the amp?
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:51 PM
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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.

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Old 11-13-2009, 01:54 PM
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That does look clean... thanks!
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:07 PM
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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
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:30 PM
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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...
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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".
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:59 PM
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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...
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:08 PM
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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.
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