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Old May 17th, 2010, 04:33 PM
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Subs and Bass - What are you using?

This is a bit of Looking for Help and Misc. Chit Chat.

Anyone using an 8" Bazooka tube for bass in their D-90? Does it fit behind the rear bench under the seat belts between the bench and the belt mount on the floor?

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So, I have Bostons all around as my regular speakers and love them.

A few weeks back I upgraded/installed my head unit to the newest Pioneer DEH-P5200HD. I must say that thing is sweet! It has both AUX inputs for normal MP3 players, as well as a USB port that both charges and integrates directly with my iPhone and iPods, and so plays Pandora and other music apps I have. And yesterday one of my friends plugged his Droid into it, and same full functionality to his music through the Poineer! I was surprised as it only advertises full integration with Apple products. Also has iTunes tagging when listening to the radio. Highly recommend this head unit.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...rs/DEH-P5200HD

Anyway, the purpose of this thread is that I'm looking to change my sub. When I bought the truck, it came with a 6" Bazooka tube which was great. It was unsophisticated bass rumble which I wasn't too impressed with, but the ease with which I could disconnect it from behind the rear bench under the seat belts and bring inside for safe keeping for the night was ideal.

But, its internal amp blew about two weeks ago, so no Bazooka tube. I installed the additional sub that came with the truck, which is a 10" JL Audio rear-hatch-mounted box system. I'm going to install some spring clip wire terminals to the outside of it to make removal and re-install nice and easy (so I won't actually have it mounted), but I'll likely sell it soon after for something a little smaller, as I got used to having some room behind the rear bench seat!

What are you guys using for subs?

If you're picturing me as this dude, you're getting it all wrong. Just want to round out the audio in the truck, and be able to hear a Chello while at highway speeds.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 05:04 PM
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No we are picturing you as this dude.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 05:24 PM
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I have the factory rear door sub on my ST, it works great.
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Wow, you can hear music in your Rover? What is it electric powered or sumpthin? Neato.
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Wow, you can hear music in your Rover? What is it electric powered or sumpthin? Neato.
Yeah, before my 90 arrrived I had plans to put some well hidden audio into it. Between the time it arrived and the time it caught fire I decided I'd be better off buying ear plugs.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 07:39 PM
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Old May 17th, 2010, 08:05 PM
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Wow, you can hear music in your Rover? What is it electric powered or sumpthin? Neato.
Yeah i carry a generator and a boombox...
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Old May 17th, 2010, 08:49 PM
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Wow, you can hear music in your Rover? What is it electric powered or sumpthin? Neato.

Yeah, I have the factory radio, CD changer and the factory amp and rear door sub, and it rocks. I do have Boston Acoustic speakers.

I can hear it perfectly with the top off speeding down the road on 35" Super Swampers.
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Does anyone make/sell the rear door sub anymore?
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Scott, is the factory sub a 8"? Any idea on the enclosure's dimensions?

Woody, not sure if the stock ones are available. What I'd want from an enclosure is:

Lightweight. Shortest/smallest profile possible While accomodating the speaker.
10" JL (I have). Or a 8" JL.
External spring clip wire terminals.
Enclosure must be able to clear the bench seat seatbelt floor bracket.
Rhinolined.
Maybe even a sleek little handle for when I have to remove.
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let me know if you want to hear the factory sub .
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Theres a guy by me who has the Bazooka deal in his ST. I think he strapped in right behind the cubby box. I can ask him how it sounds and grab a few pics.
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Hey Tom. I had the 6" Bazooka tube before the sub's internal amp blew. I wasn't too impressed with it, as I think they go for just high dB with little regard to what it actually sounds like coming out. I was contemplating buying the 8" Bazooka tube, just because it was easy to install/uninstall when I leave the car on the street. I've changed my mind though I think.

I'm going to check out how to accomplish most of what I'm looking for from a hatch-mounted sub enclosure for either my 10" JL or perhaps a new 8" JL.
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When I re-visit the idea I think I'll do something similar to what ATV riders use:

http://www.mototunes.net/

Marine quality components in PVC pipe, mounted behind the driver's seat / cubby. The link show's ATV specific designs but it's not much of a stretch to imagine using longer sections of pipe etc.
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They couldn't get tight bass from a 6" driver? That shouldn't be difficult to accomplish... A 10" driver, now that's more difficult.

If a company can't pull decent tight, discernible bass from a 6" driver, they should probably be avoided.
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Hey Tom. I had the 6" Bazooka tube before the sub's internal amp blew. I wasn't too impressed with it, as I think they go for just high dB with little regard to what it actually sounds like coming out. I was contemplating buying the 8" Bazooka tube, just because it was easy to install/uninstall when I leave the car on the street. I've changed my mind though I think.

I'm going to check out how to accomplish most of what I'm looking for from a hatch-mounted sub enclosure for either my 10" JL or perhaps a new 8" JL.

I have two JL 8" in my discovery and they sound really good. You wont be disappointed.
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Factory set up is nice, you could just build a box and then paint or line it (I'm not being a smart ass). It bolts on the door and then uses the rear light path for the wires. IIRC correctly it's 6 inches deep so you have room behind the seat still. I didn't feel like I had lost any cargo/passenger room with it. Factory up is a box and then of course a plastic cover and then grill. The factory bass wasn't' bad but you could put whatever you wanted in it. I believe it was 8" but it could have been larger.

Anyway, I uploaded the installation instructions a while ago so you could probably build a box from those.
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Thanks for the info, Alexandra. In this pic you can see my old Bazooka behind the bench, and on the rear door you can see plate I have (and the bolt pattern) for supporting the sub enclosure.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...4&postcount=11
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if you want the best....then go with the best.... 3 JL 8 W6s with 6 1/2 componets canton speakers... been happy ever since...along with my friends can you can hear it at 70 mph....and now issue compard to a friend who had a D90 with a 12' and it rattled the car it was horribale...

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Josh, I think you need to stop trying to kid yourself. Just do what's deep down inside. Slam the 90 on bags with twenny fo's, convert to an SW and fill it full of 18's. You know you want to.... flat black your ride and put a sticker on the windshield that reads.... "under construction".
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