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Old 10-20-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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Sub in rear seat!

So I just sold my old iPhone for $200 and I really wana do something to my jeep. I pretty have everything I need for off roading. The only thing i don't have is a decent sound system

So I've decided that I am going to put a sub and amp in but i read this build thread on another forum about puting the sub +box in the rear seat! I wana do this pretty bad so I'm gonna check it out more tomorrow talk to an audio shop about it (just to see their thoughts on it) then I am gonna break ground this weekend!

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Old 10-20-2010, 12:59 AM   #2
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It's a cool project and here is a great write up on how one guy did it

Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat - Jeepz.com

I like the concept, but I hate the fact that you have to use a shallow mount sub. I actually purchased a truck sub box off ebay and it fits PERFECTLY in the back (no room back there but I'm not that concerned). I can fit 2 12" Sony Xploads with no problem. If you have the time and skills its a decent project, just realize that you will be stuck with shallow mount subs so you sacrifice some bass.

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Old 10-20-2010, 01:45 AM   #3
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ok have to comment on this one...

i did the same exact thing, and have a 10" memphis shallow mount. do not think that you are sacrificing anything when you buy a shallow mount sub. my memphis can hit just as hard as any other 10" sub and some 12"'s out there that are not shallow mount.

and it takes very little skill, alot of commitment because once you start tearing up the back seat you cannot go back.

the best part about this setup is that is takes away NO storage space, and the sub is kept away from wandering eyes.



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Old 10-20-2010, 08:13 AM   #4
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ok have to comment on this one...

i did the same exact thing, and have a 10" memphis shallow mount. do not think that you are sacrificing anything when you buy a shallow mount sub. my memphis can hit just as hard as any other 10" sub and some 12"'s out there that are not shallow mount.

and it takes very little skill, alot of commitment because once you start tearing up the back seat you cannot go back.

the best part about this setup is that is takes away NO storage space, and the sub is kept away from wandering eyes.



yeah i am going from the stock 6" sub so pretty much anything better than that i will be happy with. my most concern is space. I have to be able to put stuff in the back with the seat up so i can drive people. so it is an ideal project for me. also i love the fact that no one can see it and if they wanted to take it they'd be seating my whole back seat... so i wont worry to much when i have my top off!

what write up did you follow? or did you just did it on your own? cuz i like how you put the sub and amp in there i was gonna put the amp where my stock sub is now
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:14 PM   #5
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No it can't a shallow mount sub doesn't have the same amount of excursion as a regular mount subwoofer. And a 12" subwoofer has a larger surface area so it's hitting lower ranges with a wider range of travel. That's the difference between 10, 12 and 15 inch subs.

But, it sounds like a shallow mount sub will suit your needs with no problem... unless you're trying to pull hairtricks.

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nhahah yeah i dont need to do hair tricks =P I just want something with some good bump that is hidden
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actually it can, I have a premier flat sub in my DD that is louder and lower than the 2 10's I had in there before.

That being said, I am not a fan of this box design. I don't wanna waste my rear seat, make it a PITA to take out on long travels, and the ones I have heard sound like poo IMHO
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actually it can, I have a premier flat sub in my DD that is louder and lower than the 2 10's I had in there before.

That being said, I am not a fan of this box design. I don't wanna waste my rear seat, make it a PITA to take out on long travels, and the ones I have heard sound like poo IMHO
how are you wasting your rear seat?? and whats a PITA??
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:29 PM   #9
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By wasting I mean its never gonna be the same again if you go cutting on it...and rear seats are worth money...not to mention the next owner might not like boom boom lol

PITA is pain in the a$$. We we plan a trip to ride, everyone removes their rear seat to store more gear, food, etc etc...if you have a 50 pound sub in a 50 pound box its gonna be kinda hard to get it in and out.....just my 02 cents
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:34 PM   #10
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I can see where u are coming from but I am not gonna sell my jeep pretty much ever, I know thats not always realistic to say but I plan on keeping it and once the engine dies doing an engine swap.

But I never take out my rear seat. if anything i flip it up and the sub won effect anything being in the seat flipped up. Having a box in the small little truck would just kill me cuz i would have no room for my baseball stuff which has to always be in my jeep and i take people to the field so i need the back seat
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I understand and its just my opinion....if it were me, I would build a console instead, but I know that is more work
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I understand and its just my opinion....if it were me, I would build a console instead, but I know that is more work
What do you mean a console?
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Between your front seats, then you could incorporate a sub, cup holders, etc etc

You could make your own, or buy one and use whatever sub you wanted

http://www.selectincrements.com/intrapod.html
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Between your front seats, then you could incorporate a sub, cup holders, etc etc
Ohh I get what you mean haha well I was thinking of maybe doing that instead I'm not 100% yet
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The only think I don't like about that is it can be seen by anyone walking by =\ and back in cali if I take my top off it would get stolen so yeah =\
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The only think I don't like about that is it can be seen by anyone walking by =\ and back in cali if I take my top off it would get stolen so yeah =\
That and also those dont have enough air space in them for a nice sounding sub
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Heres mine just for some ideas:



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what did you use to make the box??
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3/4 mdf , all siliconed, glued, screwed and nailed together then i sprayed a rubber coating on the inside and out.



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That and also those dont have enough air space in them for a nice sounding sub
Ya only need .35 for a flat piston

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