View Full Version : Pictures wanted (non OEM subwoofer)

02-20-2011, 01:39 PM
I am thinking of adding a subwoofer to my audio setup. From some reading I have concluded that a subwooofer in a sealed box would give the best results. And the best place is under the drivers dash. I am looking for some pictures of what others have done, to give me some ideas.

I am thinking of adding a single 10". I don't want to give up all my leg room from the drivers area. Thanks

02-20-2011, 03:46 PM
I'm assuming you have a late model LSV. We really need to know what you want to spend. No brainer for most would be the Ported Exile box built specifically for the LSV. Simple plug and play. Brian with Exile also has subs to fit different power applications. That and he will answer any questions you have for set-up. You will pay a little more up front but ultimately you will be very happy and you won't have to revisit subs again.

02-20-2011, 03:53 PM
His sig says he has a 03 outback if thats still current. Honestly I like what you did newty by cutting the hump out.

ian ashton
02-20-2011, 05:51 PM
Here is a picture of a custom build box for a Kicker 10" L7 under the drivers dash:

Here is a link to the thread I made with the build photos:

If you do in fact have an Outback and are taller than 5' 10" I wouldn't recommend putting the sub there - it takes up a ton of leg room. I'm 5' 7" and have the seat all the way back when I drive with the sub where it is. I actually like it, but if leg room is a concern don't put the box there.

I have another 10" L7 behind the observer seat, and it also sounds great and doesn't take up an room - I'd go there if you are worried.

02-20-2011, 06:33 PM
ill have plenty a pictures in a month when i get mine put in!

02-20-2011, 06:47 PM
I do have an 03 Outback. I saw some pics of others the completely consume the entire space under the dash. I saw one pic of one mounted in a box ontop of the foot rest-Kinda thinking something like that. I think it was Viking that did it. I guess I will have to venture out in the cold and get some measurements to start with and go from there.

I do have access to some decent woodworking tools and have some ok fabrication skills. I was looking to see what others have done. I am right around the 5'10" mark

KG's Supra24
02-20-2011, 11:15 PM
dunno if you can see jonyb profile since he has been booted but he had a nice setup. You can def fab your own and save serious coin and space.

I took some measurements for one but right now I'm thinking about running free air. Tested it and it produces pretty good bass.

Earmark also makes some nice boxes if you decide not to build.

02-21-2011, 07:32 AM
wish I had a better shot to show the legroom I did not lose. my recommendation is to cut out the footrest and build a box to replace that. you don't lose any legroom that way.
before the box is finished. used the water resistent mdf and set it up on top of acrylic blocks to keep it off the carpet if it gets wet.:

02-21-2011, 09:18 AM

Oem placement but did it aftermarket....

you da man
02-21-2011, 12:13 PM
10" JL Audio sub in custom sealed enclosure.


02-21-2011, 02:36 PM
Wetsounds 12. 2008 LSV

02-21-2011, 02:36 PM
Page 7 is a sub i had built and ran in the boat for a month


this is my current one. Only pic i can find right at the moment.


02-21-2011, 02:55 PM
Exile Big15 in an Exile Vented Enclosure


KG's Supra24
02-21-2011, 04:01 PM
Couple gigantic boxes posted up. Here is what came to mind when you said you wanted to keep legroom. Might even be the one you were referring to as it appears to be all above the hump. Also flush mounted. His setup was my original goal but it has been pretty difficult to get setup as it requires alot of wires to be moved.


02-22-2011, 01:39 PM
Here is a link to some photos of what I did I my 2001 Outback.


02-22-2011, 03:12 PM
Thanks guys, it gives me a few ideas to work with. I just put my order in for an amp, a JL E1400D, always been a fan of JL products.

02-22-2011, 08:29 PM
I'm got to JL 10W1s under my front driver side seat in sealed boxes and a JL M1700 pushing them. Gets good bass throughout the boat in my opinion without hearing rattle. It will vibrate the throttle back and disengage perfect pass however.

02-22-2011, 09:47 PM
Thanks guys, it gives me a few ideas to work with. I just put my order in for an amp, a JL E1400D, always been a fan of JL products.

Me Too!
Here's a link to a pic in my profile. Squeezed a JL 12W3 in a sealed box above the footrest hump. This was before the grill installed and no better pic at the moment. No legroom lost and up and somewhat out of site.