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Old 02-23-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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How much room under the passenger seat?

I want to install a Clarion SRV303 powered sub under my passenger seat and I'm wondering if anyone has removed that seat and can tell me how much clearance is under there. The thing is a little over 9" deep. Will it fit? I just want to get some bass in the car so I can turn the bass down to the rest of the speakers (the dash speakers can't do much volume at the current bass setting of "8").

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-MPAjsjvqYBK/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=51000&id=features_and_specs&i=020SRV303

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Old 02-23-2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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I guess it depends if you have a height adjustment for the passenger seat.
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I have never tried this but would be astonished if there was room to do this.



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I want to install a Clarion SRV303 powered sub under my passenger seat and I'm wondering if anyone has removed that seat and can tell me how much clearance is under there. The thing is a little over 9" deep. Will it fit? I just want to get some bass in the car so I can turn the bass down to the rest of the speakers (the dash speakers can't do much volume at the current bass setting of "8").

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-MPAjsjvqYBK/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=51000&id=features_and_specs&i=020SRV303

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Old 02-24-2005, 10:53 AM   #4
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One way to find out is just take a cardboard box and cut it down to the size of this subwoofer and shove it under the seat and see if it works.

I bet it would fit behind the driver or the passenger seat, providing you're not 6 foot 2 inches and needing the leg room. A sample box the size of the unit would tell you for sure.
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Old 02-24-2005, 02:13 PM   #5
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If you intend to be able to still move the seat with the sub in place, I think there is no way. If I remember correctly, there's a bunch of wires down there too (mine has heated seats). But like Randall says, put a cardboard model in place and see. Be sure to try all the seat adjustments to see what happens.
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Old 02-24-2005, 02:52 PM   #6
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Based on just shoving my hand underneath and feeling around, I think you guys are right. There are wires, metal supports, etc. It's not going to fit. It could potentially go behind one of the seats, but that would limit seat travel more than is reasonable. It looks like I'll have to come up with a new plan.
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I don't know where you are in CA, but these guys have a footwell box for a low-pro sub. Looks like there's no volume to the box so I don't know how good it would sound...

http://www.monney.com/boxster02.htm
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I'm not far from them. I called once to ask what it would cost to do an overall upgrade like the Boxster they feature and the price was $2500, so I figured they might be pricey all around. I am going to call and ask just about that sub enclosure, though. It looks like the footwell solution is probably the best one.

There's an installer at my local Good Guys who has done a number of Boxsters and has also built those footwell enclosures. I've never seen the result of what he does, though. His price is $400.
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