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    thats a good idea. basically youll get the same result from the stock carpeting and buy using piece from the pioneer box should get a good install.

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    ryanoz,
    if it works, maybe make extras to sell?
    Black/Alpaca RRS HSE Lux,RSE,CC,SideStep,PTI,Sirius,tint

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    Yeah the shop filled all my holes and put hushpad on my tailgate covering everywhere that they could reach and they even put special felt pad behind the sub on top of the hushpad. They also put polyfill in the tailgate to. They also put that felt stuff on my license plat braket and the license plate as well.

    I just called them today and on friday I having them take it out and put back in the stock sub with the stock power. I ordered the pioneer behind the seat box ($119) and they are going to put the sub in it and throw it in the back. I told them I want to easily control the bass and also be able to take the box out with no problem because I need the space for stuff like my wheels when I get them swapped.

    Ryan, I am not blamming you at all. It was a great idea and I did jump the gun. I thank you for all your input and hope you have better luck than me.

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    macattack-
    oh well, we tried I'm curious how the pioneer box will sound, I
    ordered the same one you did. Although I mainly ordered it for the
    cool metal speaker gaurd. Also, if my enclosure doesn't sound good
    I guess I can always use the pioneer. I'm also going to put the factory
    speaker back, and I'm going to try to make my box as portable as
    possible in case I need the little cubby hole space.
    I'm thinking my box is going to sound good. It was hard to visualize
    the actual size until I completely finished it and put the speaker in it.
    It may be a hair small, but I don't think enough to matter. I just finished
    sealing it up with caulk, that stuff smells bad and it has to dry so I'll
    have to wait till tomorrow to power it up and see if she bangs.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ado124
    ryanoz,
    if it works, maybe make extras to sell?
    yea I'll have my factory get right on it!
    Hell, I don't even know if I could build this thing again,
    I'd have to figure out what all the angles were I had to
    cut I'd consider building more... for a "small" fee.

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    OK, so I couldn't wait till morning (well, sunrise morning anyways) for the
    caulking to dry... I went ahead and powered up the speaker and...

    OH MY GOD! THIS THING SLAMS!

    It sounds REALLY REALLY GOOD! What a relief, after all the time and effort
    I put into this; it finally paid off. My custom enclosure works awesome, fits
    in the cubby hole perfectly and sounds STELLAR, no worries about it being
    to small, its perfect. It was 2:30am so I couldn't open the garage to start
    the car, so I only played it for around 15mins without the engine running.
    I need to play with some of the settings to get them just right, it sounds
    best when the radio fade and subwoofer are adjusted to even and bass +1
    or +2... then you adjust the amp gain and LPF along with the audiocontrol
    level from there. WHHHEWWW, man i'm excited!

    macattack- your going to be very happy with the pioneer box if it sounds
    anything like mine

    Next: getting matching carpet and paneling everything off, adding the
    metal pioneer gaurd. I'm also considering cutting out a small area of
    the board the covers the area where the amp is, and placing a piece of
    smoked plexiglass; the blue lights from the amp would shine thru.
    Maybe I could get pioneer to sponsor me (for something, geez)?

    EDIT: I found a place to get the tailgate panel fasteners from. They are
    1.50 each. I'm ordering some to replace the 2 that got bent, I don't think
    I will be trying the pioneer sub in the tailgate now, but I'm glad I did the
    dynamat to silence the tailgate. If I ever need to take out the new
    enclosure, I'm sure the factory sub will sound better also with the foam filling the trim panel too.

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    Ryan, I admire your dedication in carrying this project through.

    The one thing I thought was well done about the otherwise ghastly "Game / Gay Edition" RRS on eBay from a few weeks ago was the custom left panel in the trunk, which obviously concealed some sort of speaker - even though the cutout dimensions don't seem to match what your sub's would look like.


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    yea, I forgot about this.
    If you notice in that picture, that is a whole new rear panel;
    probably fiberglass. If you look at the metal strap hooks on
    the floor, you'll see that the panel doesnt even come over the
    top of them. There is no subwoofer shallow enough to fit in
    the cubby hole without bring the enclosure out over the metal
    floor strap hook. So I'm almost positive that they cut out the
    factory panel and their enclosure goes back into the vehicle
    frame, a lot of work. It turned out pretty good though, except
    the carpet doesn't match.

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    I just got the pioneer box in...
    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v ... 37,00.html
    Its really nice, well built, and if you have black (ebony) interior it matches
    perfect, looks good. Best place to put it is probably directly behind the back
    seats. It is small, but not small enough to fit in the cubby-hole space.
    I'm about to put my speaker in this box to see how it sounds compared
    to the one I built. I can't imagine it sounding any better, I've been enjoying
    mine the past few days, awesome! I'll be posting some results soon.
    Macattack- you get yours in yet?

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    The pioneer box and my box sound the same, I can't tell any difference...
    they both sound outstanding. I would recommend the pioneer box to
    anyone wanting a quick and easy subwoofer upgrade. It takes up very little
    space, its attractive, and can be removed instantly with ease.
    Here are some photos. I included a couple with my custom box, which is
    just giving me ideas that I don't need at this point
    I really could save myself a lot of work by just using the pioneer box, but
    I save room by using mine, and when I'm done it will look completely
    integrated into the side panel.




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    DONE!!!!FOR NOW

    Here is what I had done today:
    1. Pioneer sub taken out of tailgate
    2. Factory sub put back in tailgate with factory power and control
    3. Pioneer sub put in pioneer box with JL power and a long cord so I can move it around the back to find the best spot.

    Sounds great. It's a healthy amount of bass not a whole lot but just enough to know that you have another sub back there. It is nice because I can control the bass on the sub through the factory sub interface. I am pretty sure I am going to put it on the left side because it almost fits perfect over there. No rattles inside or out.

    Here are some pics:











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    Quote Originally Posted by macattack23
    Sounds great. It's a healthy amount of bass not a whole lot but just enough to know that you have another sub back there.
    Congrats, glad you like it.
    Are you sure your amp is turned up and everything set right? Cause
    I would not describe mine like you do, mine absolutely SLAMS... you can
    feel your hair and clothes shake!

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    hey ryanoz,

    did you ever consider fabricating a box where the back pullout panel is? i've been considering relocating the amp from there and trying to find someone who could make a box that would sit flush with the rest of the bed. i haven't measured the depth but i thought i could save myself the hassle of trying to make it work if you had already considered it?!

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    Mason-
    Yea I looked at doing that back at the beginning, its not deep enough.

    After all the work I did building my enclosure, I've decided to just use
    the pioneer box. It matches and look nice, sounds fantastic, and is easily
    removable. Saves me a lot of extra work. I'm very happy with it.

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    Re: installing a new subwoofer (complete with photos)

    Any advice on how to get the amp wire (4ga) through the firewall and back to the rear?

    Thanks,
    Jason
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