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I have a 1996 tacoma reg cab with the mtx thunderform sub and enclosure.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-noR6ykUP1Fz/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=530&I=236TTP1TT4



it has the single 10" Thunder4500 subwoofer

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-noR6ykUP1Fz/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=520&I=236T4510


I got a JL audio 500/1 amp wich did power my jlaudio CVS212G-W3v3 prowedge, but now cause of lack of room I cannot use without sealing my bed and putting a port whole and that whole thing, but thats a whole other storie and I dont know where to even start on being able to do all that.

Anyway as u know the MTX 4500 is only 225RMS well in about 3 months that amp made rubbish of the woofer now it rattles and sounds distorted at high volumes. I need something that can handel the power of my amp but that is made with small enough dementions to fit in my thunderform box... any suggestions?

Also if someone would like to point me in the right direction on how to get started porting and sealing my bed and using the 2 12' JL audio woffers I would highly appreicate it.

NOTE: Attachment is a stock photo from Crutchfield - Enola
 

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ok the enclosure has one cubic foot of air space


and the sub has a top-mount depth of : 4-5/8"

so I am guessing thats what I ahve to work with give or take a bit
 

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If you want to do a blow-through you'll have to have a sawzall to cut your sheet metal. Buy some accordian boot material and silicone. That is what you'll need to mate your cabin to the bed. Its not as easy as it sounds.

For subs you have quite a few choices. Your JL 500/1 isn't that big of an amp, but once you cut out the rear of the cabin you'll have ALOT of room for multiple 12's. I ran three 12" JL W7's once before.

If you didn't want to cut out the rear of your cabin out, check out Stereo Integrity's Magnum (http://www.stereointegrity.com/). I've listened to a 12" magnum in a 1cubic ft sealed enclosure and it was AWESOME. That would probably be the easiest way to go, but I'm unsure of how much room you have behind your seat. When I listened to it the subwoofer setup was in a standard cab 03' chevy fullsize truck.

There are other subs out there like Peerless and pioneer with shorter mounting depths, but none of them have impressed me like the Magnum yet.
 
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