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JL Audio Stealthbox®

Custom-fit fiberglass enclosure with two 10" W1v2 subwoofers
Fits 2005-up Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Item #: 13694312

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The JL Audio Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer delivers incredible bass in a package that takes up minimal space and blends in with your vehicle's interior. JL Audio designs Stealthboxes to fit in specific vehicles, then loads them with appropriate subwoofers for optimal performance. Pair the system with an appropriate amp and wiring for stellar concealed bass.

Perfect sound to go with the perfect fit
JL Audio puts months of research and design into each Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer to ensure not only that it fits, but that it sounds better than any other custom enclosed system. First, JL Audio determines the ideal shape and mounting location for each enclosure, so that it looks like an original part of the vehicle it's designed for. Next, they mount each high-performance subwoofer so it delivers amazing firepower from within its unique enclosure, without sacrificing clarity or musical depth.

The fiberglass enclosure offers superior rigidity while allowing more interior volume, so the sub can turn out louder, deeper bass. JL Audio craftsmen then laminate, grind, join, and finish each Stealthbox® by hand. The end result: full-bodied, distortion-free bass from an impressively stealthy enclosure.

Enjoy enhanced, custom-fit sound
This Stealthbox® enclosure fits 2005-up Toyota Tacoma Double Cab pickups. It installs behind the passenger side rear seat. This Stealthbox® includes two W1v2 10" 8-ohm subwoofers from JL Audio, wired for 4-ohm mono. A pair of steel-mesh grilles are included to protect the subs. Please check with us before purchasing by using the vehicle selector on our site, or calling a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to verify fit information.

JL Audio has rated the difficulty of this Stealthbox® installation as moderate or high. Crutchfield recommends using a car audio professional to install this enclosure, unless you have extensive experience installing car audio gear.

Product Highlights:

  • Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer
  • sealed fiberglass enclosure
  • two W1v2 10" 8-ohm subwoofers (wired for 4-ohm mono)
  • installs behind passenger side rear seat
  • power handling: 100-600 watts RMS (300 watts per speaker); 1,200 watts peak power
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Vehicle-specific enclosures with subs? Say what?

Instead of the usual sub in a box, the manufacturer creates a molded enclosure that fits perfectly into a convenient spot in your specific vehicle, housing a high-quality sub. Some enclosures even include a built-in amp, for the ultimate in stealth bass. The advantages? You don't lose much space (if any), your sub is perfectly matched to its enclosure, and your enclosure has a factory look that won't tell potential thieves you have an awesome sound system. Doesn't get better than that.

JL Audio Stealthbox® Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

Happy with purchase

Written by: Jason W from Pawleys Island, SC on June 6, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was looking for something that would not take up all of the space behind my back seat when I purchased this Sub and figured I would give it a shot. With this sub you still keep the whole driver side space open to store stuff unless you decide to mount an amp on that side. I liked being able to store items back there so I had the amp installed under my drivers side seat. I had it professionally installed at a local place. If you are planning on installing it yourself I do have a tip for you. The easiest way to do it is to take out the back seats so that you have room to work with. I also had them Dynamat the entire back wall and sides before it was put in. I'm running a Kenwood XR-5S 5 channel amp that pushes the Sub and my door speakers and I couldn't be happier. Its not going to win any Bass contest but for the average person that listens to all types of music from Country to Rap it will keep you happy. It will rattle your teeth if tuned right.



surpassed my high expectations

Written by: Abe from Harrisonburg, Va on January 17, 2011

First, be reasonable with what you're expecting. If you want to rattle the teeth out of someone's head 3 cars away, nothing you could fit behind the rear seat of a double cab Tacoma will do that job. These are not JL's premium drivers. You couldn't fit a 10W7 back there WITHOUT a box. The 10W1v2 (used here) is a decent sub. I'd heard it in showrooms only before this purchase and was impressed with its low end extension for the price. But I didn't expect it to perform the same in this application. I was wrong. With a tone generator, this stealthbox rang out loud and clear down to 35hz in my truck. It hits plenty hard for a moderate bass junkie like me. I really didn't expect that chest thump feeling out of a unit this size, but it delivers. To eliminate a nasty 125hz resonant frequency in my front doors, I dailed the crossover point up to 180hz, expecting my midbass to get a little mushy - didn't happen. The sealed enclosure gives a nice, tight accurate reproduction throughout it's effective range. Installation was difficult, but sound deadening material on my back wall may have made it tighter that normal. I'd strongly recommend you remove the seats completely before you begin. I'm using the JL HD900/5 amp, and I couldn't be happier.



A let down . ..

Written by: Rob from Corpus on July 27, 2010

Well, I love my JL HD900/5 but this setup left me saying "glad I can return it". For the money and JL's name on it expected way more. I took it to a local shop to make sure I did not screw up somewhere, but they told me I had all my settings correct. I am no a huge BASSHEAD, but I do like deep bass at moderate volume and this sub left me waiting for the low end. It is great if you are looking for some bass and don't want to build your own box, but I think I will be doing my own setup with some help from bass box pro.



JL Audio Stealthbox®

Written by: shadowpuck from Salt Lake City, UT on September 10, 2008

2008 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Though this custom sub box is a bit pricey, it was really worth it. It fit perfectly behind the seat in my truck. Also, the JLAudio subs sound great. I'd reccomend this model to anyone with a double-cab Tacoma.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Custom subwoofer box
  • Socket cup set-screw
  • Split-lock washer
  • Flat washer
  • Hex nut
  • Fender washer
  • 3" x 3" Wax sheet
  • Installation Guide
  • Warranty sheet

Product Research


Overview: JL Audio's Stealthbox subwoofer systems are designed to hide away in a specific vehicle. Please consult "Outfit My Car" to confirm compatibility with your vehicle.

Construction: Stealthboxes are hand-crafted from fiberglass and/or Advanced Molded Composite (AMC) materials. Fiberglass delivers a level of enclosure rigidity and dimensional stability not possible with other enclosure materials, allowing wall thickness to be reduced compared to a typical wood enclosure. This gives you more interior box volume for a given external volume. Fiberglass and AMC materials are very strong and can be molded into very complex shapes; giving JL Audio the ability to design your Stealthbox to fit perfectly into tight spots and minimize intrusion into your vehicle's useful space. Each Stealthbox is laminated, ground, joined, and finished by hand in the USA. Proprietary techniques and materials developed by JL Audio through years of fiberglass manufacturing experience ensure consistent quality and performance.

Woofer: Two 10" JL Audio W1v2.8 subwoofers are loaded in this sealed enclosure and wired as a 4Ω load at the enclosure's 5-way post speaker terminal. The JL Audio W1v2 subwoofers feature an injection-molded, metallic-finish polypropylene cone woofer with an embossed metallic JL Audio logo with a butyl rubber surround for added durability, woofer excursion and bass response.

  • Surround Stress Relief: By creating a radius feature on the edge of the cone, stress is relieved from the surround material at  maximum forward excursion, resulting in longer life and more consistent surround behavior
  • Interlocking Cone & Dust Cap: The W1v2's utilize a dust cap that is not just glued, but also interlocks with features molded into the cone body for a tight snap-fit. This creates a more rigid cone assembly and a more reliable dust cap attachment.
  • Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W1v2 motors remain linear in motor force over a very long range of excursion, and also maintain a highly stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. The result is vastly reduced distortion, faithfully reproduced transients, and tight, clean, articulate bass.
  • Floating Cone Attachment Method (FCAM): JL Audio's patented FCAM technology is an innovative method of bonding the surround/cone assembly to the voice coil/spider assembly. This assembly technique ensures proper surround geometry in the assembled speaker for better excursion control and dynamic voice coil alignment.
  • Vented Reinforcement Collar: The Vented Reinforcement Collar (VRC) is a composite structure that addresses two issues related to reliability.
    • Stress Relief: By reinforcing the critical junction between the cone, voice coil and spider, the VRC greatly reduces failures due to glue breakdown or material weakness. It does this by greatly increasing adhesive contact area and providing stress relief to the spider material at excursion extremes
    • Air Flow: The VRC also features slots that facilitate air flow directly onto the voice coil windings. This reduces thermal compression effects and enhances reliability
  • Insert Molded Suspension/Coil/Terminal Sub-Assembly: The W1v2 features a unique spider, coil and terminal subassembly which is assembled prior to installation in the speaker frame for optimum alignment and glue-joint integrity. This type of assembly ensures precise lead wire length, lead wire entry and exit angles; and coil to spider perpendicularity.
  • Elevated Frame Cooling System: The elevated frame design of the W1v2 delivers cool air through slots directly above the top-plate to the voice coil of the speaker. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression.

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Customer Q&A

2 questions already asked

Yes, the seat will be able to be used after the installation. [ Jeff  Nov 11, 2014 ]  Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Feb 02, 2014 ]  Staff

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