03-27-2002, 09:12 PM
I know that there are a few guys on here that have the MTX thunderfoam in their single cab. I have S-Runner Bucket seats with the center console and have put a picture of how much room I have. Do you think the box will fit?
Also I want to keep my OEM head unit for certain reasons, is it possible to keep it and run a sub with an amp? How big of amp should I go to power the one 10"? I am not too worried about replacing the door speakers cause they already sound pretty good.
What do you guys think?
03-27-2002, 10:17 PM
If I'm right, most amps should have high-level inputs on them as well as having rca outputs. Since your stock unit most likely doesn't have rca's, you'll probably have to use the high levels. They're basically like speaker wire inputs... Or maybe get a little piece of equipment (I forget what it's called, modulator maybe?) that splices into your speaker wires to pick up the signal, and has rca's on the other side of it that you can run to the amp.
As far as how many watts to run, depends on the sub's recommended and peak ratings. I have a ten, I run a steady 300 to it and it sounds great.
03-28-2002, 07:28 AM
get the infinit Basslink...then you'll have room and you can keep you stock h/u....it sounds really great and it's cheaper than the thunderform I believe..check it out
03-28-2002, 09:17 AM
You got a link to webpage? Sounds interesting!
03-28-2002, 09:56 AM
Here ya go bro. My friend lou has one in his S and is using all stock speakers, and it sounds awesome. Plus you can find it a lot cheaper than the 399 here at cruthfield...it was just a good pic of it
03-28-2002, 09:59 AM
I can get the MTX for A LOT cheaper then $400 bills. That does look bitchen though. What size amp would you recommend for the 1 ten? Anyone have one lying around or got hookup?
03-28-2002, 10:01 AM
yeah bro, you can get it much much cheaper now I think...crutchfield is all jacked up anyways..you can get it now for about 230
03-28-2002, 10:02 AM
are you going to run all your speakers and the 1 ten with the amp?
03-28-2002, 10:05 AM
after looking at it, it may not work.... here are dim: 14-1/2" x 12-1/2" x 8" .....hmmm I wonder
03-28-2002, 10:06 AM
Yeah that was the idea, I want to keep my OEM head unit and want to keep the door speakers for a while cause they sound pretty damn good for stock.
All I want to do is add the sub and an amp. Is this even possible?
03-28-2002, 10:08 AM
yeah, it's possible, but I dont know exactly what you'll need since your stock h/u doesn't have rca's...and from what I hear you lose some sound quality that way. dont really know bro...is the mtx box self powered??
03-28-2002, 10:13 AM
You can get it self powered but I'm not getting that one. I only can get a hook up for the sub and the enclosure
and heres the specs
Thanks for your help. you think it looks good?
03-28-2002, 10:17 AM
yeah, if it fits go with it, it looks great...but what about an amp? Hmm, we need someone to step in here and tell us how to wire in an amp to a h/u w/o rca's
03-28-2002, 10:18 AM
Yep, what do you think a good size amp would be? How many Channels?
03-28-2002, 10:23 AM
if you have 1 set of comps and that box, then all you would need would be a 2 channel amp 50watts/channel RMS and a tryway passive crossover...
03-28-2002, 10:39 AM
Allright, as mentioned earlier, the piece of equipment you need is called a Line Level Converter. They're pretty cheap, here's a link to one that costs about 15 bucks.
Anyway, you wont get much interference or lose sound quality if you connect the speaker wires right up at the stock h/u, and run the rca's down the length of your vehicle.
03-28-2002, 02:56 PM
u can get the powered thunderform all u do is run power, ground and regular speaker wire..the internal amp automatically turns on so u dont have to run a remote wire..so u can run it off ur factory head unit...i have the amped thunderform and i like it....it cost 460 i think
03-28-2002, 10:48 PM
I can get the non-powered one for a really good price so I am going with that one. I just scored a 400watt 4 channel. It's got HPF and LPF so it should work fine, what do you think?
03-28-2002, 11:42 PM
OK, in my wife's new Accord I kept all speakers and added a box with an amp and 2 10" JBL's. I spliced into the factory wiring for the rear speakers, hooked the wires into my line level converter, then plugged the converter's rca's into the amp. I bridged the 2 channel amp into a single channel and it works perfect. I turned the stock headunit's bass way down to like 1/4 of the way and it sounds really good. It's perfect for adding alot more "fill" to the music. It's not for letting everyone else hear me, just for the passengers inside. The amp is a Kicker Impulse 352xi. I'm pretty sure it is fairly weak, but it was given to me so I don't even know the power rating of it.
03-28-2002, 11:45 PM
Haven't been online for a couple of days...I really could have helped you all out with your problems but it seems you got it all figured out. Anyway, I personally feel you lose alot of punch and sound quality when you use speaker level inputs either through an RCA converter or inputs on the amp. I think it's totally worth it to replace the head unit with one that has RCAs even if it's only a cheapo $80 pioneer deck. Also, Have you looked into amps with speaker level inputs. A lot of amps come with them, espically Rockford fosgate. good luck
03-28-2002, 11:49 PM
I agree about changing decks out in the Tacomas. There really isn't anything special about them. However in our Accord (2002) the deck is a 6 disc in dash changer, and it has audio controls on the steering wheel which we use ALOT, so I didn't want to change that one out. If it was my Tacoma, I'd do like he said and buy a deck; any deck.
03-28-2002, 11:54 PM
I dig the stock one cause It has cd/tape and redio and it matches the amber lights perfect and it dims with the gauges for late night driving.
03-29-2002, 08:39 AM
hey IMO infinity basslinks are OK if you are not a bass lover and just want to make your music full sounding .....two of my buddies have em in there single cabs ,they are regreting getting them .....ive heard multiple mtx thunderforms and you can get a pretty decent sub into them with good power and youl bee happy ...with the right sub and amp they have much more capability than the basslink ...
03-29-2002, 02:19 PM
I have a 02 reg cab and I need to upgrade the sound system I already have a good Head unit ( Premiere with the screen savers on it) anywho what would be a better setup a 8" Kicker L7 with a mono amp or going with the powered Thunderform?
03-29-2002, 02:58 PM
with the thunderform you wont lose any seat room and u dont have to find another place for an amp, so youll have more room for more amps later if u want em
03-29-2002, 04:36 PM
jeez guys, space and sub matching isn't that painfully hard, just measure out the area of what your capable of building a box too, and divide by 1728 and thats the cu.ft of your area, then build the box into those specs and match a sub to it.. if you don't want to lose seat space, build it width wise.
03-29-2002, 05:24 PM
Well, box building for the standard cab is a little more intricuit due the the hump behind the seat. Sure, it's doable as I have made my own but if you got the money to buy a box you might as well.
03-29-2002, 11:23 PM
True dat! They is like NO room back there! I am going to go ahead and go with the Thunderfoam and the 400 Watt amp I scored. I will update you guys with sound and everything. I'll also post a pic, thanks for all your help and opinions!
03-30-2002, 08:17 AM
I would build my own box but I dont have the tools I need that and I dont have the space or area to do it in (stuck in an apartment for now) I was just curious what worked for other people