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andy
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11/13/2001
20:09:46

Subject: Subwoofers in a regular cab 1990
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I have a 1990 Dodge dakota standard cab pickup and my best friend recently bought 2 12" subwoofers for a good deal....They are the Kenwood kfc-3003 tornado subs. He dosent have a vehicle right now and wants to put them in my truck....(a deal i am not going to pass down!!!!) We plan on building a custom box to put them behind the seat, but i dont know what design to do for the box. I have all the tools i need and the MDF and everything. Thanks for your ideas



BlakDakMagnum
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11/13/2001
22:43:37

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You've got a standard cab 2nd gen and so do I, what a coincidence that I had two of the same subs your talking about in my truck, well let me tell ya, it's a mess. I had them in my Caddy before I bought my truck (Caddillac got totaled) and they hit better than most subs on the market that sell for twice what they cost. They are great subs and they sound awesome, coming from a trunk that is. In a pick up you have to be very choosy with your system. In the trunk of a car you can drown out all the rattling and other crap through the rear seat, in a truck it's right there and you can't stop it from rattling, sure you could build a box that offers 3 total cubic feet for the subs, but you'll be driving down the road about like my grandmother, hunched over the wheel like I was. It's a mess and here's why:

1. You can't fit a box with 3 cubic feet of air in that cab, I don't care how hard you try I went through 3 boxes trying to find a good mix of comfort and quality.

2. The lack of appropriate space creates an ever so annoying rattle, when the sub hits a really low note you're gonna consider pulling over and throwing it out the window cause it rattles so bad.

3. IT JUST WON'T FIT.

I finally broke down and bought a bazooka tube, don't make my mistake, just be happy they belong to your buddy and not you, also, you'll need at least a 600 watt amp to push them right. I don't mean to shoot ya down on the idea but they won't work, I loved the way they sounded in my Caddy, but my dodge and my caddy have something completely different, the caddy has space, the dodge has none. The 8" dual voice coil sub hits like a 15" and I can drive laid back again, try a bazooka for your own system. However, once you get like me and realize that you have to have serious bass sometimes just buy a camper like I'm doing, carpet the sum' b!tch and throw 8 back there. Can we say thump?

Hope I could have been of help.



andy
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11/13/2001
22:50:23

RE: Subwoofers in a regular cab 1990
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where does the bazooka tube go?
will it fit behind the seat?




BlakDakMagnum
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11/13/2001
22:55:35

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The tube is a subwoofer that is built into it's own enclosure, some even have built in amps to push them. They mount on the floor right behind the seat, just make sure the speaker faces the door, not the center.



Spyder343
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11/15/2001
20:59:01

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Does a Bazooka tube need an amp?



Ryan
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8/04/2012
21:49:29

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NA I have a 88 dodge dakota standard cab and im 6ft 3" I fit fine I have a 1000 watt amp in the middle behind the seat on the wall. and 2 12 inch subs behind the seat custom made boxes they fit perfect! And I Have the seat kicked back all the way, and The subs are 4" away from the back off the seat. Just make a wide slanted box my truck kicks like a bitch along with 2 6x9s in each door with bass lights!

You just gotta have patience and take your time and really look at everything really well before your just start cutting wood.



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