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    Subs Firing Down, Up, or Forward?

    I have 3 (three) 12w3v2's (on a JL 1000/1) to put into a 2003 Tacoma Extended Cab (not crew cab) and was wondering what is the best way to fire them to get clean, tight bass? Subs Firing Down, Up, or Forward (at your back when sitting in the seats)? I am thinking a SEALED enclosure would be best.







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    Originally posted by Jmac
    I would fire them up ... but forward could also work well ...
    So why not down? In my old setup, they made the box firing down with 2 JL 12w0's with a plexi-glass front with neons inside. It look great and sounded great. I still have that piece of plexi from the old setup...




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    I wouldn't fire them up simply for stealth reasons. First, I'd try it facing down by putting some temporary blocks, spacers, to see how it sounded. If it sounded good, I'd make it permanent. If it doesn't sound good, I'd experiment with firing forward or back. Personally, I like firing down. Most JL stealthboxes and MTX thunderforms for extended cab trucks, with back seats, fire down. I've tried all different ways and get a better bass response firing down. It looks stealth, no need for grills, and produces clean, tight bass.




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    Originally posted by buster
    I wouldn't fire them up simply for stealth reasons. First, I'd try it facing down by putting some temporary blocks, spacers, to see how it sounded. If it sounded good, I'd make it permanent. If it doesn't sound good, I'd experiment with firing forward or back. Personally, I like firing down. Most JL stealthboxes and MTX thunderforms for extended cab trucks, with back seats, fire down. I've tried all different ways and get a better bass response firing down. It looks stealth, no need for grills, and produces clean, tight bass.
    Thanks. I believe this is the route I am going to take.




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    I heard 2 type rs in a ranger.. fireing down about 2 inches from the floor it pounded! fire down




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