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DIY Sub/False Floor

I decided to put a sub in my Jeep along with a false floor. I haven't seen it done like this but I think it turned out quite well.

List of Equipment:
Kicker 10CVT124
Kicker DX500.1
Kicker PK4 Amp Kit
Kicker ZI22


I bought the last three from Sonic Electronix and they gave me a 15% discount for ordering with them!

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This is what the cargo area looks like with everything taken out:



Cleaned:


The sub is spec'ed for a 1.0 cubic foot box so I decided to go make it exactly that:


We glued the middle part of the box first and then countersunk the screws:


Then we put the bottom part on:




All glued up, just need to put the top on:


We decided to caulk the inside of the box with clear caulking:



Instead of using glue on the top part of the box we used caulking:


Wired up the inside of the box and time to put the sub in!



Box is all done, just did some sanding on the outside to get all the glue and stuff off:



Then to make sure the box aligned with the stock cargo floor cover I cut out the back part where the sub is going to go:



We used the bracket for the old floor to temporarily hold the amp in:
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Re: DIY Sub/False Floor

Then we ran the power wire to the battery:






All the wires in the back:


Hooking up the LOC (I had to use the unamplified wires):



Already had a switch installed with an empty spot so I put in a cut off switch along with the bass knob that came with the amp:




Everything on the amp hooked up besides the speaker wires:


Hooking up the speaker wires:



Testing everything out to make sure it worked (gain has since be readjusted):


Everything temporarily in place until I cut the wood for the false floor:


Painting the box with truck bed cargo liner:






Time to put the wood for the false floor in for a test fit:


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Re: DIY Sub/False Floor

Carpeting the false floor:


Used grill grate metal for over top of the sub, counter sunk to make it level with the false floor:






Everything installed!





It looks good and it sounds amazing. Just the right amount of bass.
Sorry for the jumping around, let me know if you have any questions!
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Re: DIY Sub/False Floor

The Jeep doesn't provide much storage room, and I'm sketching something similar. I like some of your extra touches like the vent grate.
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The Jeep doesn't provide much storage room, and I'm sketching something similar. I like some of your extra touches like the vent grate.
Yeah, I wanted to protect the sub in case anything would be put in the back. I would definitely recommend!
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Re: DIY Sub/False Floor

Thanks for the Idea I'm definitely using it, and after seeing your install I really want to do this done soon. I'm not a big bass hog I just want a little extra fill. I usually end up with enough stuff for most emergencies in my trucks, and right now some of my junk is rolling around driving me crazy-lol
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Thanks for the Idea I'm definitely using it, and after seeing your install I really want to do this done soon. I'm not a big bass hog I just want a little extra fill. I usually end up with enough stuff for most emergencies in my trucks, and right now some of my junk is rolling around driving me crazy-lol
I am not a big bass guy either, but definitely pulls everything together. So much more room and I don't have to worry about hooking those clips on the stock cargo cover!
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Re: DIY Sub/False Floor

great work... not sure how I like the slanting floor... all these comments of saved space but you have to worry about anything you put back there falling out every time you open the door.

Great work none the less!
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great work... not sure how I like the slanting floor... all these comments of saved space but you have to worry about anything you put back there falling out every time you open the door.

Great work none the less!
my thoughts were the same on the slanted floor....when I get groceries with the stock floor i usually loose at least one item when I open the hatch at home. Although, it could be my driving LOL


nice work though! clean install
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I was trying to look at your wiring did you use the fronts, or rear as a feed?
Btw- I almost never open my tailgate when I have packages I open the window usually.
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great work... not sure how I like the slanting floor... all these comments of saved space but you have to worry about anything you put back there falling out every time you open the door.

Great work none the less!
Yeah, I haven't run into any problems yet. But I don't think it will be to bad.

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my thoughts were the same on the slanted floor....when I get groceries with the stock floor i usually loose at least one item when I open the hatch at home. Although, it could be my driving LOL


nice work though! clean install
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I was trying to look at your wiring did you use the fronts, or rear as a feed?
Btw- I almost never open my tailgate when I have packages I open the window usually.
Rears, and I usually just put them in the back seat. haha
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That's what I've been thinking, and then use the crossover from the amp. I keep seeing people recommend splicing off the front, and I don't understand why.
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