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Just ordered a shallow mount sub (rockford fosgate punch p3). Going to hide it where my stock jack is in the rear quarter panel. Something like this: http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/t ... herokee-... measured it out the other night. Have plenty of room. Anyone done this? Its on a 92 rodeo.
 

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I put a hidden sub in my old 96 Rodeo which I no longer own. But here is a link to the pictures

http://s69.photobucket.com/albums/i72/jimretzer/Rodeo sub/
Hey, thanks for sharing that, that was exactly what I was going to do at one point, was probably going to build some kind of fiberglass/wood enclosure in that hole. Don't have the rear wiper washer so didn't have to get around that. When I figured I couldn't fit a 10" in there stealthy without some major engineering- like building up an enclosure from fiberglass and layering in an mdf ring, didn't seem practical. I did that in a car I was going to do car shows with (some 8's for mids in the vents in the kick panels of a '65 Cadillac, actually the hearse in my avatar, to go with horns under the dash) but the Passport's a driver.
Not terribly relevant to Isuzus but to stealthy enclosures, some pics of that are on page two of this album http://s353.photobucket.com/albums/r384/batvette/corvette IASCA/ I took when I was replacing the rusted floors. The enclosures, about .75 cu.ft. each, were built "in situ" with pre-'glassed birch plywood pieces- 7 sides and a back rivited together inside of the vents with aluminum extrusion, then fibreglassed in place then sanded and lined with modeler's clay for dampening and a layer of sikaflex polyurethane to keep the clay from migrating in heat. The only protrusion past the factory metal being the 3/4" mdf mounting ring, with the speakers and grill the factory kick panel plastic just fit back in with some grunting.
Pretty much what I was going to have to do to get a 10" in the passport's jack space, could have made the enclosure whole outside but would still have to bond it to something inside.
The choice seems to be stealth and meager bass or lose lots of space and get big bass, since I had a pair of 15's laying around and don't do a lot of hauling or anything I went with the latter in my passport, but put the resources in kick panels I was going to put in the sub enclosure.

http://s353.photobucket.com/albums/r384/batvette/passportstereo/

With the box cut at an angle hugging the seat back exactly, I lost less than half the cargo space and got over 4 cu. ft. enclosure volume. Thought about removing the stock rear speaker enclosures and having the box fill those voids but it would be much harder to construct and only make the box an inch or two thinner for the same volume.

Had some nice 10's to use too but the bigger speakers need much less power (not what you'd think) to make much more bass as long as you have room for the box. Currently using a bigger amp for the whole system in a 4x120 mode, so 120 to each sub and it's plenty loud.

The alternators in these things are only 60a, this amp on full tilt can suck 40a so I can't see a pair of 10's that need up to 1kw to really put out making much sense. In the corvette they used to be in, yeah okay.

Depends on where you're parking the vehicle, some areas a good sub box won't make it through the night with an alarm even.
 
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