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djorgensen3 
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Hello all.  I have been reading for a few days now and would like to tap into some great minds.  I have a 2005 Silverado and replaced the center console/sub/amp setup for a center jump seat.  I needed to do this to fit two adults and four children.  Anyway I am going to build a sub enclosure for this truck and have purchased two Kicker S10L7 d4 and a Kicker 400.1 mono amp.  I am only going to use one of the subs for this truck.  I don't know what I'll use the other for yet.  Which is the best direction to fire this sub, down or forward?  I can raise the seat about 3/4 inch if necessary to forward fire it.  any other tidbits of info you all can provide will be greatly appreciated.
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Under the rear seats or behind the rear seats is an alternative. They sell pre-fab boxes for both areas or you can make your own.
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djorgensen3 
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Okay let me reword this question. I know there are pre-fab boxes that fire either forward or down for this truck. Whether I buy one of these or build one for myself, which is the better way to fire this sub for the best sound? I could also build a box and fire it up through the rear seat but I'm not sure that would sound very good. I listen to rock more often that not so I'm not into making this truck boom for miles. I prefer the sub to hit hard and low and fast and sound good at the same time.
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Down fire!

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i must agree down fire si the way to go
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You're problem is actually to your advantage.

1) You listen to rock rather than Bass Mechanix.

2) Stuck with limited space = No choice but a small enclosure firing down like the boys say = no sonic boom just tight bass. Bring on the Black Sabbath baby! 2005 Silverado Z71 Ext Cab -- posted image.

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djorgensen3 
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Exactly what I wanted to hear.  Okay  I know that a sealed enclosure will give that tight bass but will it extend very low with the limited space I have or should I make it a ported enclosure?  I can make the enclosure to take up both sides under the rear seat but use only one sub and put a por in the other side.  It should give me approximately 1.4 ft^3 for the sub.  I will make the port appropriately sized for the enclosure.  Thanks for the help.  I do appreciate it as I have been out of it for quite some time.
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Get a very powerful sub amp with bass boost at about 40-50 Hz, and you can get pretty similar results from a small sealed enclosure.  You won't wake the neighbors, but your low extension should be fine.
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What schmiddy said.
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djorgensen3 
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Okay so firing up through the seat is a no go?
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