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The Sub kit guy
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The kicker CompVRs are a great sub for the price. depth wise they do fit, but they ahve a prety big excursion and the cone tends to hit the upholstry if you try the stealth style install. I'm not saying they don't work, you will just need to find a way to get good cone clearance, but not push the panel out so far that the foam floor won't fit back into place.
 

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I'll have to play with it. Maybe I won't go completely stealth, and instead cover it with a regular speaker grille that would give the cone some clearance. That might mean modifying (cutting) the stock upholstery, though, which I really don't want to do. If I didn't let myself get used to all the cargo space back there, I'd be happy with a box and quick-disconnect wiring. But, I really like that stealth install a lot.
 

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I'll have to play with it. Maybe I won't go completely stealth, and instead cover it with a regular speaker grille that would give the cone some clearance. That might mean modifying (cutting) the stock upholstery, though, which I really don't want to do. If I didn't let myself get used to all the cargo space back there, I'd be happy with a box and quick-disconnect wiring. But, I really like that stealth install a lot.
I installed a Kicker 10" L7 in a 2001 Forester last year. We had to cut out the upholstry and put a grill on the speaker, but it still left the entire hatch open for hauling stuff. The only problem was since the sub is connected to the chassis, there was major rattles. It still sound great and was extremely loud.
 

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Kicker Comp VR's are very good speakers. I have a pair of 12" with Dual Voice COils.. and I am trying to find a way to get them installed in that space.
 

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bookmarked! great job guys. i'm currently building my 04 NA and these stealth installs are wicked! hoping to post my build once finished and would really love to hear your suggestions.
 

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I sell kits now to DIY the install if your interested. It will save you a lot of time. Either way post some pix when you do your install!
 

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Fantastic, Clean install

I've been dreaming of doing what you so expertly did. After seeing your install, I can stop dreaming and start doing. Thanks for the motivation:biggrin:
 

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I can totally recommend the DIY kit from Sea-Scooby. Saved me a huge amount of time trying to meaure/fabricate the stuff myself.
 

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Sea-Scooby I pm'd you some time ago about getting one of your double rear hatch sub kits... not seen a reply yet?

How much are your dual rear sub install kits?
Can you let me know a list of goodies required on top of your kit?

I have an xt, pre-fitted factory sub on the left, so I guess I am either looking for a second matched factory sub to insert to the empty right pocket, or a matched pair to insert into both locations.

Let me know what you have available in your kit please.
 

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Sea-Scooby I pm'd you some time ago about getting one of your double rear hatch sub kits... not seen a reply yet?

How much are your dual rear sub install kits?
Can you let me know a list of goodies required on top of your kit?

I have an xt, pre-fitted factory sub on the left, so I guess I am either looking for a second matched factory sub to insert to the empty right pocket, or a matched pair to insert into both locations.

Let me know what you have available in your kit please.
Hmm... I don't know how I missed it. Sorry about that! I'll PM you back and answer your questions!
 

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any one got any got any suggestions to any good subs for this fitment? I was looking for something that sounds clean. Thanks!
 

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The insert used for 10" kits. This gives you .6-.7 cu ft of airspace vs. the normal .3-.4.

Take the turkey leg looking piece and push it back against this brace:



 
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