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


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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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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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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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Any sub will play sub bass.


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


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Nvx... f* skar

 

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


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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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2002 Honda Accord sedan V6 (automatic slushbox)

2 Rockford p3 12s (dual 2 ohm)

Pioneer AVH-2300NEX

2 PPI PC275's running 1 sub each atm, waiting to put the SQ 2200.1 back in and add the PhoenixGold Elite.4 once my electrical is up to snuff

Front stage:PRV Audio 6MB200 6.5 and Massive Audio CT2 tweeters

Rear speakers: stock

I just added 5 SoundQubed stickers, and despite having no equipment upgrades, it added 76 DB!!!

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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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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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Rear speakers: stock

I just added 5 SoundQubed stickers, and despite having no equipment upgrades, it added 76 DB!!!

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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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Here they are for $42.49

 

https://express.google.com/product/17809978860319491503_6201671522325695361_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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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.

 

Google express is just a front end for a whole bunch of retailers. They are trying to establish (I think) so have tons of coupons right now.

 

Here are a few more options for you (I'm just getting back into this, so I'd let other members speak to the quality of these but they all look decent to me at your price point):

 

25% of with the coupon code

 

Rockford Fosgate P2D4-8 8" Punch P2 4pack

https://express.google.com/product/15905531030100048822_15449872545437166426_1699011

 

Kicker Comp R

https://express.google.com/product/13018215130688951744_6772161905402420548_1109049

 

Massive Audio GTX84 Dual 4-Ohm 8-Inch Subwoofer (2 Pack)

https://express.google.com/product/5969793554659785206_11914995371704100640_1699011

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I'm going to give it a few days and see if the NVX's come back in stock. I could get 4 subs and shipped free for $129. That's a steal. I'd even have some extra headroom if I get an amp with a more powerful sub channel. They're 250rms and the amp I'm getting would only give them 150rms each.


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I'm going to give it a few days and see if the NVX's come back in stock. I could get 4 subs and shipped free for $129. That's a steal. I'd even have some extra headroom if I get an amp with a more powerful sub channel. They're 250rms and the amp I'm getting would only give them 150rms each.

 

 

Yeah. For the $$ I'd get the Massive subs. $217 shipped and they'll outplay those NVX's.

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I'm more so concerned with SQ over SPL. They're going in a supercrew pickup so it'll be plenty loud either way. I don't have enough power for 4 anyway. I'm only pushing 600rms through the sub channel.


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Cut any peaks in the sub bass. Match the phase to the mid range. Don’t have the sub bass more then a few DB higher then the mid range.

You have SQ in the sub region.


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Cut any peaks in the sub bass. Match the phase to the mid range. Don’t have the sub bass more then a few DB higher then the mid range.

You have SQ in the sub region.

 

I guess this is where my novice tuning skills will have to come into play lol


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I guess this is where my novice tuning skills will have to come into play lol

 

Yeah. If you can’t do that then it won’t matter what you use.


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This will be my first go at a DSP and an active front stage, so I'm sure there will be a learning curve. But I'm always down for a challenge.


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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.

 

What about a pair of Dayton HO 10s?

https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-rss265ho-4-10-reference-ho-subwoofer-4-ohm--295-462


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Those are above the budget and I don’t think I’ll have enough mounting depth to let it vent properly.


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