Info/background: I am planning an SQ system for my ’08 Ram quadcab, and am looking at using a single sub. Right now I am debating between the 10” and 12” JL Audio W3v3, and best placement for either. Budget for everything (HU, front speakers, sub+enclosure, multi-channel amp, wiring, etc) is to be between $1500-2000.
How do you guys feel about going with a prefab composite or thermoform enclosure (like FoxBox) versus a ¾” MDF custom box when placement is beneath the passenger rear seat?
I read a thread elsewhere that was “downing” the wood boxes in comparison, due to the shallow mount situation beneath the Ram’s rear seat (and it is a small area!), but I worry about the rigidity of the composites…. Any thoughts? Pros/cons of each?
Also have thought about an enclosure that replaces the center, front console.
One of the large audio sales sites has a custom-fit fiberglass enclosure with 13.5" JL Audio W3v3 for $900, but I don’t need that large a sub, nor do I wish to invest that much $$.
I might consider a 12” version downfiring in this placement, though, so as to skip the headaches of the shallowness of the passenger rear seat position, but am unsure how favorably this placement would compare to that of a sub in the rear of the cab...?
All assistance and suggestions appreciated, and thanks in advance!
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