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    8" sub recommendations

    I'm planning to install a budget system in my 2017 F-150 and finally want to try 4 8's. The box will be sealed and will have about .4 cubes per sub. My budget is at $200 so I was looking at some Skar IX-8s (cheapest option) and NVX VSW8s. Are there any other budget friendly 8's out there that will sound decent? I'm not concerned with spl but the lower they hit, the better.



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

    I doubt you would notice the difference between any $50 woofer. Get the one you want to run. Never Skar



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by tooshort_128 View Post
    I'm planning to install a budget system in my 2017 F-150 and finally want to try 4 8's. The box will be sealed and will have about .4 cubes per sub. My budget is at $200 so I was looking at some Skar IX-8s (cheapest option) and NVX VSW8s. Are there any other budget friendly 8's out there that will sound decent? I'm not concerned with spl but the lower they hit, the better.
    if youre looking at 1.2 cu/ft sealed, why go with 8"s? you could get a very good 12 for around 200 and blow the 8s out of the water



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

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    if youre looking at 1.2 cu/ft sealed, why go with 8"s? you could get a very good 12 for around 200 and blow the 8s out of the water
    4 8s would smash a 12. That’s more then 2x the cone area.
    I would do 6.5s sealed in 1.2



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-MB-Quart-...0AAOSwIspaavGW
    I myself would run these or look at some Polks or Infinity.Maybe even Dayton if they make 8s



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

    I’ll have 1.6 cubes for all 4. Why not skar? Are they that bad? I’d be interested in the MB’s if they weren’t shallow. The subs will be under the seat down firing but don’t need to be shallow. Ive got over 5” of mounting depth to work with so full size subs will work. I feel like the shallows won’t have the excursion to hit the lows.



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

    Any sub will play sub bass.



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

    my choice would be the nvx. for that price that look to be like decent drivers.



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

    Nvx... f* skar

    My brother blew an IX 8 in a few weeks on a 250w amp set properly



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by kr15 View Post
    Nvx... f* skar

    My brother blew an IX 8 in a few weeks on a 250w amp set properly
    Here they are for $42.49

    https://express.google.com/product/1...695361_8175035

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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by LosIsATool View Post
    4 8s would smash a 12. That’s more then 2x the cone area.
    I would do 6.5s sealed in 1.2
    why are you running a single 12 then?
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    why are you running a single 12 then?
    It fits the install and for SQ a single cone is better.
    Less is more. I was going to do 3 10s.



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by LosIsATool View Post
    It fits the install and for SQ a single cone is better.
    Less is more. I was going to do 3 10s.
    gotcha. its not quite double tho, 3.14*36= 113.04 and (3.14*16)*4=200.96



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

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    gotcha. its not quite double tho, 3.14*36= 113.04 and (3.14*16)*4=200.96
    If they where 2508s they would be more then double. But yeah



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    Re: 8" sub recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by mestapho View Post
    Here they are for $42.49

    https://express.google.com/product/1...695361_8175035

    Use code extra25 for 25% off





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    Never ordered anything there. Looks like they ship from Walmart? Looks like they're sold out anyway. For that price and 25% off, I'd jump all over that.



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