DODGE RAM FORUM banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
27 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
So although I had no plans of modifying my truck when I bought it the tuner bug got to me and it all began again. I wanted a subtle yet noticeable sound system that would not completely remove the rear under seat cargo storage. This is what I came up with. ( Sorry if the pictures aren't the greatest quality I get caught up in the garage and forget to take some or rush them but this is enough to get the jist of it, not completely done but working on it.)

20140109_122110.jpg
What I started with
20140109_123124.jpg
After I Removed the factory fold down storage.
20140109_200155.jpg
The sub in the box making sure it fits ordered it from a local sound shop. Pioneer is my brand of choice for a few years now.
20140109_130030.jpg
Trace out the opposite sides storage fold. I used quarter inch sheet wood
20140109_131705.jpg
View attachment 43632
20140111_171919.jpg 20140113_085355.jpg
This is where you will have to do some of your own calculating because every sub box will have different measurements. My trucks the quad cab btw.
20140113_114358.jpg 20140114_082110.jpg
Now I had to build a new hinge bracket to go underneath the seat. giving a place to bolt the hinges to the new flip up storage compartment. Just painted over the wood with black metallic spray paint because where it is you can really see it anyway. this bolts into the stock seat bracket. you will notice where the original fold down flaps bolted in, I even used the same nuts.
20140115_093703.jpg 20140115_125356.jpg 20140115_144742.jpg 20140115_144746.jpg .
Sanded down the board and made it all smooth and even Then wrapped it with sub enclosure box cloth. grey to match the stuff of the sub box I bought originally.
20140115_153025.jpg 20140116_221906.jpg 20140117_061145.jpg
This is where I am at and what the final product looked like for the amp mount with storage underneath.
20140117_085842.jpg
I am in the process of running the wires to run my door speakers off of the rear amp. I ran all the wires properly hidden with the original harnesses. I drilled holes out and sealed them for the positive and negatives. note that my front and rear are both 6x9 speakers. not sure where the 5 and 1/4 size that I keep reading comes from. I grounded the grounds from my rear amp to the seat belt bracket for the front seats because the rear was an awkward spot to get to. I have a power converter wired in behind the sub box that I will post pictures of soon. a xxx 2 farad capacitor also running to the amp that powers my sub.
20140120_144359.jpg 20140120_144522.jpg 20140121_131912.jpg
I am in the process of picking a pioneer set of 6x9 for the front and a head unit. I want to wire it in with the steering wheel control adapter too. if you have any questions feel free to ask. comments or suggestions are welcome.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
868 Posts
Black2010 the install looks great! I have a new head unit and backup camera coming Friday, after that I'm going to replace the speakers. Did you have any problems fitting the 6x9's in the door? I was messing around on Crutchfield and a couple of other sites that claim those speakers won't fit without some modding.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
27 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Black2010 the install looks great! I have a new head unit and backup camera coming Friday, after that I'm going to replace the speakers. Did you have any problems fitting the 6x9's in the door? I was messing around on Crutchfield and a couple of other sites that claim those speakers won't fit without some modding.
Hey, I had no problem fitting the 6x9 they bolted directly into the factory holes even with the factory screws. Every site told me 5 and 1/4 but that's bs they didn't fit front or back.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top