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-   -   jl audio w1 alternative - 4.4" mounting depth (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=586419)

dakid 06-02-2008 5:00 PM

i have a sub box similar to the pics below in my truck w/ 1 - jl audio 10w1v2-4. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/586420.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/586421.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/586422.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>not that i'm not 100% satisfied, but i'm curious if there's a "better" performing sub w/ the same mounting depth as my current w1.

titanwake 06-02-2008 5:22 PM

What's the volume of the enclosure it's in? Is it sealed? What amp are you using to power the JL?

soundbox 06-02-2008 11:46 PM

Boston G1 10"

thesack 06-03-2008 12:32 AM

Why is everyone so lazy and can't do there own research on there gear and what they want to replace it with?

dakid 06-03-2008 12:53 AM

the better question is why are people so gawd damn uptight about a thread? if you don't like it, click back on your browser. problem solved. <BR> <BR>numbers and figures don't mean shiat to me. i'd much rather hear from others their personal experience.

dakid 06-03-2008 1:15 AM

jason, none of the product description i found online mention box volume. it's a ported box. the amp i'm using (for now) is a koiiler xm-7676. it's just an amp that i bought a while back to put a bit of bass in my old car. i'm currently running that off the stock headunit. i plan on getting a new amp for the sub, and a 4-ch amp for the mids and highs (at some point). i have a set of jbl's for the front (not installed yet), i still need a set for the rear, and looking for an in-dash lcd.

jv210 06-03-2008 10:31 AM

Joe I have the same truck and run the MTX box thats goes under that seat, it a sealed box. Mine is mounted from the bottom of the box, not pointing up like in that picture. The speaker that came with it is only 4 ohm speaker and my amp pushes 400 watts at 2 ohms. It sounds alright, but once a get a 2 ohm speaker I think it will sound really good. The speaker in there now has a mounting depth of 5 9/16", but MTX has a 2 ohm thin speaker with only a 3.325" mounting depth. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by jv210 on June 03, 2008)

thesack 06-03-2008 2:12 PM

Don't get your panties in a knot joe. <BR> <BR>Q-logic Box for your F150 about 300. Its a down facing mount for the sub (bigger boon). It is made for a 10" sub, cut it out and add a 3/4" square spacer using Gorilla Glue. Then add the Kicker L5 10", make sure your amp can power it.

jv210 06-03-2008 2:16 PM

N Adams, those boxes only work in f150's up to 03. From joes picture he has a 04 or up f150.

thesack 06-03-2008 2:18 PM

I have an 05 with that box.

jv210 06-03-2008 2:23 PM

Your right, their websites sucks. It list a crewcab and super crew, with different years for each one.

denverd1 06-03-2008 2:27 PM

easy, Joe. Sounds like you're the one getting "so gawd damn uptight about a thread". <BR> <BR>to answer your question, JL came out with a TW5 line of subs. They have a 2.5" mounting depth and are available up to the 13.

dakid 06-03-2008 2:41 PM

after 13k+ posts, i think you'll know when i'm uptight. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>thanks for the help, y'all! the bass sounds really good right now, and know that once i do get a "real" amp, it could sound even better. <BR> <BR>n adams, i actually considered the q logic box, but i found the probox w/ the jl on craigslist for $90. i just couldn't say no to that. turned out to be one hell of a steal! <BR> <BR>nacho, would the tw5 line be considered an upgrade in sound quality with such a short mounting depth? is it a 2 or 4 ohm? <BR> <BR>jason, which mtx are you running?

dakid 06-03-2008 2:57 PM

nacho, according to jl's site, the tw5 is only available in 12s and 13s.

thesack 06-03-2008 3:01 PM

Only problem with that box its up firing. Your killing your sub and your sound quality. <BR> <BR>And before you consider buying a new sub. Get the AMP! The amp is more important. Save the money and buy one that will last for a few years that will work with pretty much every sub you will buy. Get like a Kicker 750.1 or 1000.1 or the MTX 8100.1 (my personal choice). Dont skip on the amp EVER, if you do your system will sound like crap. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by thesack on June 03, 2008)

denverd1 06-03-2008 3:09 PM

you like the 10? I thought you were upgrading... <BR> <BR>i'd put a decent sub under the seat before a screen in the dash, but thats just me. <BR> <BR>And I'll second NutSack said. How many watts is the Koala bangin out? Put an amp in there dude. You haven't maxed out your sub. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by denverd1 on June 03, 2008)

denverd1 06-03-2008 3:15 PM

NAdams, my bad. couldn't remem your name! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>

thesack 06-03-2008 3:21 PM

No problem Nacho. You gotta have it all in your truck thought. The DVD screen is a must. And you dont even have to try to install a by-pass for it to work.

dakid 06-03-2008 3:37 PM

koala <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>according to their site, the xm-7676 puts out 260 x 1 @4ohms. <BR> <BR>yeah, i know i need a good amp. unfortunately, a high $$$$ amp isn't in the budget right now, thus me keepin' an eye on craigslist. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>do you guys have a 4ch amp to power the mid&amp;highs? where did you guys mount it, under the front passenger seat? as you can see from the pic, there's no room for another amp. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/586830.jpg" alt="Upload">

jv210 06-03-2008 3:45 PM

Joe, I mounted mine behind the back seat.

dakid 06-03-2008 3:47 PM

how hard was it to r&amp;r the back seat?

jv210 06-03-2008 3:49 PM

pain in the arse. definitely need small writs. I had my lady help me out. I believe ford-trucks.com has a how-to on it.

thesack 06-04-2008 9:51 PM

I have a 4 channel amp powering the my component speakers. It is mounted behind the back seat. I have big wrists and its not that hard to get the rear seat out. Go in about 8 inches to a foot on each side of the rear seat in between the the back and the seat itself and you can feel the plastic piece you have to push it. Or just google how to do it, i am pretty sure like Jason said its on ford-trucks.com too.

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