Great Bass, if you can handle the installation
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I installed this in my 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD extended cab due to the space limitations. Going into it and before I purchased the box, I knew the installation would be a big job. However, the space in my vehicle is extremely limited and the time it was going to take was worth it to keep all of my space. Also, I knew that the 10 W3v3 was an amazing sub (and it really, really is amazing). One of my good friends, who used to be a professional car stereo installer, helped me with the installation. There is a lot of cutting, resizing, tough angles and steps involved in the process. The entire installation between the two of us probably took around eight (8) hours. At the end of the installation, the only item that did not completely fit back was the cup holders, which need about 1/8" more clearance to snap back into the console; but you can't even tell and there is no vibration. I also put Dynomat down where the carpet was taking out just below where the sub was downward firing. I installed a JX 500/1D to power the amp and also installed the remote bass control (RBC-1) so that I could control the bass from the front of the vehicle. First, the installation was worth it. The sub puts out SERIOUS bass, the hits are so hard and precise, and you would think there is a 12" sub in the vehicle. The bass control is an absolute must as too much bass, depending on the song, will rattle the dash. Overall, if you are a savvy installer or have help of one, go for it.
Pros: No one would ever know it was there, until you hear it!
Cons: Very difficult, tricky and time consuming installation