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 Post subject: slim subs for utes
Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:04 pm 
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I was thinking of getting a slim active sub for my XH. I have a sony head unit (with only 1 RCA out set though) and Rockford 6.5" 3-ways in the doors. I don't want to cut the rear wall to put a big sub and amp in.
I noticed there are a few brands around and was wondering if there was anything that was particularly good or brands worth staying away from. I don't want to be shattering windows but an easy install to help bass would be nice. I was looking at the log subs but I don't think they will fit in my ute so probably go for the flat ones. I found Fusion and Boss ones so far, and some brands I never heard of (Titan, Blitz) on ebay. Any opinions would be great as I have only started looking into this recently.
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 Post subject: Re: slim subs for utes
Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:34 pm 
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i'm fairly sure JL do an active slimline, i'd look at that over fusion or boss...
i know XHs don't have much room behind the seats, but maybe a passive tube 10" and get a small d-class amp under the seat?

 

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 Post subject: Re: slim subs for utes
Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:26 pm 
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I doubt you would get a sub behind the seats without modding the firewall, atleast I couldn't in mine anyway.
What I did instead was rip out the bench seat, throw in some buchet seats, then put a 10" pioneer slim sub in between the seats. I did make up a whole custom centre console (with cupholders!! 8-) 8-) ) for a little bit more practicality and looks.

I can get some photos if you would like to see how it looks.
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 Post subject: Re: slim subs for utes
Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:49 am 
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Haha that sounds cool. I have a manual so no bench seat. Could you put a picture up, I'm interested to see what you did. Cupholders would be nice too. Man they build XHs no space.
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 Post subject: Re: slim subs for utes
Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:01 pm 
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I'll have to get a pic tomorrow for you. (Girlfriend nicked my camera)
I know what you mean about having no space, I can barely fit a piece of paper behind my seats, really makes you think outside the box though if you want to do anything.
And the cupholders are the freakin' best thing EVER!!! 8-) I really don't know why the XH's didn't get them as standard.
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 Post subject: Re: slim subs for utes
Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:10 pm 
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Here's a pic of my setup for you.
Will all be covered in dead cow eventually. :D

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 Post subject: Re: slim subs for utes
Posted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:54 pm 
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depending on how much you use the full tray, you could make a box with an internal mount sub, waterproof it i.e checkerplate or paint and run a port through your back wall to the cab
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 Post subject: Re: slim subs for utes
Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:39 pm 
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I'm trying to avoid cutting stuff up, including the rear wall and my tub liner in the back. The bit between the seats might be the best bet, cause then I can take the box out and not have any holes left. There's a bit of space behind the glovebox too.

That custom setup looks sweet too, though my gearstick might have to take priority over my drinks.

I still think an underseat setup will be best, but thats for the other options given.
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