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    Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    I bought a new F150 extended cab and I am trying to figure out what type of sub setup I can do to maximize my sound without sacrificing the interior.

    I am going from 2 10" RE SX subs powered by a 1000rms amp. so I want to get as close to this as possible but realize it probably won't happen.


    I was thinking of going with a single 8" in a ported box? or perhaps a 10"

    it seems that every box for a truck is sealed. Can I get as good or better sound out of a sealed box than ported?

    I plan on using my PPI amp so whatever sub/subs I get it will have a 1000x1 2ohm amp to power it.

    Any advice on this would be great...thanks.







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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    Haven't heard anything but good about DD 1008's




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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmanpc View Post
    Haven't heard anything but good about DD 1008's
    Word. ~1 cube each ported, and DD recommends tuning to 40 hertz. The DD's I've heard are unreal, IMO. Get loud and still sound really good.


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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    can anyone post up a link with more info on these subs?

    I think I found their website but it says they only handle 3-500watts I am assuming they are stating RMS but it doesn't really say.

    I want to use my PPI amp and it's 1000rms @2ohms. Forgive me because I am pretty new at this stuff but I don't think that sub can handle my amp. Plus I can't run two of them if they requre 1cuft of airspace.




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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    I dont know where you are planning on putting them, but mounting depth is critical in trucks,I could fit 2 jl 10w0 behind my chevy rear crewcab seat, but just barely at 5''depth. Whats your mounting depth max? I would say 2or 3 jl 8's if you can fit them. I know guys will say jl is over rated and big $, but its quality and lasts forever, My jl10w0 are 7 yrs old and still sound tight. Sealed boxes are usually the only way to go in a truck.




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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    well those are the same as I have looked at and unless I am reading stuff wrong a single 8" sub will not be able to handle the amp I am throwing at it.

    Any other suggestions?




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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    Quote Originally Posted by chucku View Post
    I dont know where you are planning on putting them, but mounting depth is critical in trucks,I could fit 2 jl 10w0 behind my chevy rear crewcab seat, but just barely at 5''depth. Whats your mounting depth max? I would say 2or 3 jl 8's if you can fit them. I know guys will say jl is over rated and big $, but its quality and lasts forever, My jl10w0 are 7 yrs old and still sound tight. Sealed boxes are usually the only way to go in a truck.

    I have ~5.25" Mounting depth problem is I have to put the box below the rear seat. This type of mount doesn't allow for much volume. I am probably gonna try and figure out a box design that will give me about 1cuft of air space in a ported box for one sub. either 8" or 10" if I can make it work.




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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChadS99SVT View Post
    well those are the same as I have looked at and unless I am reading stuff wrong a single 8" sub will not be able to handle the amp I am throwing at it.

    Any other suggestions?
    turn the gain down?




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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    Quote Originally Posted by PatFitz9 View Post
    turn the gain down?
    haha yeah....

    I am thinking of going a different direction now.....but thanks for the feedback that has already been given I appreciate it.




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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    RL-i 8





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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    Don't worry, that DD 1008 can handle the power if you put in the right enclosure, I believe the DD demo truck has 4 1008's on a Z1 or a Z2, thats almost 1000 watts a sub easily



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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    Check out a tweeter store ot jl's website, they have a custom built sub/enclosure for every vehicle, there big bucks, but you dont have to buy, just copy their design.




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    Re: Need help picking out a solid 8" sub.

    If you try the DD1008 you'll be good as gold.




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