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Had a few inquiries about this so....

Basically.....to increase cargo space, I decided to ditch the plastic sub box. I also wanted to keep the stock sub, since most 10" sub upgrades all had large magnets and a deeper profile (preventing a flush mount when the lid was closed). I also have a 10" Kicker sub in a JL box that is hooked up when I'm not on the trail......so I switch between the two.

Somebody could absolutely modify and improve what I did, by adding some Dynomat, a better sub (that still fits), and a better box. The box that I used is actually a table. Its a piece of 1/2" panel that's cut to 10" x 16" square....with an approx 7" hole cut dead center for the speaker. Also drilled 6 small holes around the speaker hole.....to bolt everything together.

Only other steps are to lengthen the wire, hide it under the carpet, and cut the hole in the stock POS plastic trunk-lid.

Dirt hasn't been too much of an issue.....or moisture, but I am sure that water damage could be more likely with it relocated like this.
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Looks good Subbie!

Does it rattle the lid? Or does the little retainer hold it tight enough?
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Looks good Subbie!

Does it rattle the lid? Or does the little retainer hold it tight enough?
Zero rattles. Bad thing is that that cargo hold attracts a ton of debris, so you have to kind of keep it clean in there. I also used rubber feet along the bottoms of the 2x4's to insulate it from the tub. I also used pipe insulation between the tub and box/table. It's perfect....doesn't move at all with the lid closed. Snug.

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Thats hardcore!

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Yea....I know. Just throwing it out there for others to consider if they wanna free up that space and retain an 8" sub.

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You should put the hardcore stock enclosure up for sale....

PM Karn, I think he was looking to buy one.
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Yea....I know. Just throwing it out there for others to consider if they wanna free up that space and retain an 8" sub.
It's a good idea, just keep the standing water out of that sucker. If I didn't use that cubby I'd certainly consider it.

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I'm considering moving mine under the driver's seat. My rear passengers always complain about too much bass, then when they ride up front they say it sounds great. I had a Nissan Armada that had the sub under the drivers seat and it sounded good no matter your seat position.

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I'm considering moving mine under the driver's seat. My rear passengers always complain about too much bass, then when they ride up front they say it sounds great. I had a Nissan Armada that had the sub under the drivers seat and it sounded good no matter your seat position.
I don't have the stock sub but do plan on glassing in a sub (8 or 10") under the front seats. It's on the short list of stuff to do.
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