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I'm looking to add better bass to my truck so I'm looking at getting a single sub. I'll be placing it behind the drivers side rear seat of my Super Crew. I was looking at the MTX FPR12-02 but they do not recommend ported boxes so I kept looking and now looking at the Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-12. I'm keeping my factory head unit so I'll be limiting myself to a remote turn on mono amp to avoid a amp turn on cable. I was thinking about getting the Pioneer GM-D8601. Thoughts, opinions or suggestions?
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400 watt sub, 1600 watt amp? Seems a little over kill on the amp side of things
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The amp is 1600 max watts. It's 300(4)/500(2)/800(1) RMS watts the sub handles anything from 50-400 RMS and 800 max watts
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W7 is one of the best subs out there for sure but the 12" needs well over 1000rms to start making noise, I havent personally used the 8's/10's but I would expect them to be just as good and have a lower power requirement.

If I was you I would see what JL supplied box would fit in there and just go with that, if you are just looking for something that will sound nice and smooth which I think you are aiming for.
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The amp is 1600 max watts. It's 300(4)/500(2)/800(1) RMS watts the sub handles anything from 50-400 RMS and 800 max watts
What brand/model is the amp?

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Oh GM-D8601, I would go with something bigger in their line up, closer to 1200wrms, subs sound a lot cleaner with headroom IMO and they always take well over rated power too in most cases as long as it is clean.
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I'll need a shallow mount sub and ported box to fit behind the seat which takes a W7 out the equation
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How shallow? A w6 would be nice and I think a 12 is only 500 rms. With a box that is tuned correctly it will sound amazing. I have a 13w7 and a 12w6 in h.o. box. The w7 is over kill imho. Don't get me wrong I love it but the w6 is all I need.
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I had the shallow Fosgates in my truck for a while. I hated them. I was pushing them with my JL/500 slash amp. Sound good for any higher ranged bass but there just isn't enough surface depth to hit the lows and they would bottom out. I'm running JL 10's now. Ported custom built box. Same amp. Kenwood head unit. Sounds much better. Hits a lot lower than the Fosgate shallows. I will say also, JL makes a newer shallow that sounded pretty damn good. I almost went that route until I saw the price tag. JL makes those stealth boxes for just about any popular vehicle. I've had one before. They aren't cheap either. You can get it to sound better with a custom box from a local shop. I had NW Audio in Platte City do my install. Tommy is a good guy and they did good work on the install. I had all my own equipment and kits though. Might want to look at Sundown subs also.
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best sub for a truck IMO, Sundown audio SD2. I had a 10" in my Silverado with a 1k watt amp and it was begging for more power, they way under rate their subs.
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best sub for a truck IMO, Sundown audio SD2. I had a 10" in my Silverado with a 1k watt amp and it was begging for more power, they way under rate their subs.
Came in here to say this shallow sundown and audiopipe 1500 amp. It's a cheap amp but has proven to do what it states
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I'm liking the Sundown SD-3 10 D2 I'll keep looking into them
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I've got a sub with a factory radio. I can't turn up my stereo too loud tho or the sub gets quieter. I have a LC2 module but couldn't figure out how to get the thing to work. But I know those are recommended with factory stereos and running a sub.
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That's one of the reasons I'm going with a auto turn on amp to avoid RCA. I'll just have to splice into my rear speaker harness and once the amp senses audio frequency it automatically turns itself on
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That's one of the reasons I'm going with a auto turn on amp to avoid RCA. I'll just have to splice into my rear speaker harness and once the amp senses audio frequency it automatically turns itself on
That's what I did but my amp still needed the remote turn on. It took me like two weeks to research, buy the stuff, and install. I'd never installed any car audio before.

I believe I used scosche to tell me what all the colors were for the speaker wires.
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