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Old 11-11-2009, 11:27 PM
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I have an 03S and am looking for a strategic location for a sub enclosure (8"-10"). Ive heard of a possible shallow "false floor" under the passenger front seat, under the carpet (maybe oem location for nav brain?). I havent had much time to tear everything apart to check. Any ideas? The rear is already taken up for my amps.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:31 PM
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pretty sure the area under the seat is a good size for an amp. not sure how a sub would fit under there...
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:27 AM
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For a 10" inch sub your looking at 18L (about half a cubic foot) for the sub to work correctly, give or take depending on model. Most subs in the 10" range are 13 cm (5 in) deep minimum, however pioneer do make a slimline one which is 10 cm deep (4 in). Then you have to account for the material to build the sub enclosure. Even so there is not much room to play with down there, best bet is put the sub in the boot and the amps under the seats.

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Old 11-12-2009, 07:01 AM
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that would be sweet
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:31 AM
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if you did manage to fit one down there it would be like the Imax cinema.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:28 PM
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You may be able to place an 8" sub under the seat but if you've already filled the back with amps I bet that wouldn't be enough for you.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:33 PM
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Thanx for all the info and the great bare shot. Here is an "in the works" photo of what i have in the rear, still need to get the links for the amps. fiberglass is pretty much done, just some more smoothing and ready for paint, so id hate to have gone through all this work to not use it. Im just looking for some "fill" in my system, not looking for any crazy bass, so an 8 would be fine.. i think. Im not partial to under the seat, but i dont think i have many other spots to cram a sub. Ive had these amps for a long time and just wanted to use them.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:29 PM
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Niceeee, painting the fibreglass body colour? If you want to go a bit wild you can remove the rear seats and mount the subs there.
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Since it doesn't seem you're afraid to do some fiberglass work what about removing the rear speakers and trying to mount a pair of 8s or 10s in those locations?
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:16 AM
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Okay so some info for you. While I was working at my old "Car Audio Retailer", I had done an install in an 05 mcs we pulled out the front seats and carpet like the pic above and installed 2 8" pioneer shallow mount subs (1 under each seat) We had to fiberglass the enclosure into the Vehicle to save space and get as much air space as possible. We also had to cut the carpet out over the sub. it came out very nice and it sounded very good. not overwhelming. I can try to answer any questions that you to the best of my abilities. as I can remember
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Wow, great ideas! Thanks
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