I’ve had a 2011 Dodge Ram since 2015 and I’ve been a bass head since the 1990s, but it can be difficult to find easy solutions or much information at all about subwoofers for Dodge pickup trucks, so I’ve rounded up a list of seven sub enclosures and sub boxes for dodge trucks fitting Rams from 1998 to 2017 to make it easier for the rest of you out there.
I picked the Kicker C10 Subwoofer Dual Box Enclosure by American Sound Connection because it met all my needs for volume, sound quality, and super low bass hits.
Table of Contents
- Subwoofer + Enclosure
- Just the Enclosure
- The Value Break Down
Subwoofer + Enclosure
Kicker C10 Subwoofer Dual Box Enclosure by American Sound Connection
150W RMS 300W Peak Power
Single 4Ω Voice Coil
86.2 dB Sensitivity
30-500Hz Freq. Response
7” Mounting Depth (Box)
This Dual Sub 10” Kicker Comp Box is all there. The Kicker Comps are high quality, nice and loud, with great sound quality. The build quality of the subwoofer is really good. The Kicker website says it features a “thick woofer cone… a strong motor structure and perimeter venting…” meaning it will last a really long time because the parts are durable and it vents heat efficiently.
The box fits under the rear seats, it seems like a tight fit at first but it’s really not bad. The wiring to the subs comes to terminals on the ports of the enclosure and just needs to be spliced into the audio system for your truck. I made sure to buy a DX amplifier like the website recommends because two subs this wattage need a lot of power to sound good. The sensitivity is above average, and with two cones putting out those decibels, it makes the windows rattle.
The Freq. Response is impressive, and in all, it sounds very clear. Overall, it isn’t as powerful as the other dual 10” preloaded sub boxes on the list, but it’s more than adequate for me. The freq. response doesn’t hit the 1500Hz of the Harmony R104 preloaded box, but it beats the 45Hz low end of the Rockford Fosgate woofers.
Harmony Audio R104 Dual 10” Sub Box Enclosure
250W RMS 500W Peak Power
4Ω Single Voice Coil
86.1 dB Sensitivity
30-1500Hz Freq. Response
7” Mounting Depth (Box)
This is another great preloaded sub box that is compatible with 2002-2015 Dodge Ram Quad or Crew Truck. The speakers are really good looking and they sound great.
Here’s what the company has to say about the build of the speakers, which feature “interwoven tinsel leads, a durable rubber surround and a high-quality polypropylene cone” increasing performance and minimizing vibration, and to minimize heat there are “large slotted vents directly under the spider which allows cool air to quickly reach all the sensitive components” and “a unique, fin-shaped heatsink that transfers heat away from the voice coil.”
These will last a long time and perform well. The 250W RMS is a high power draw for the same sensitivity as the Kicker Comp 10s, and once again, there are two speakers so you need a powerful amp if you want to run this setup. The high-end Freq. Response tops out at 1500Hz which is also impressive.
The box itself is similar build quality to the Kicker Comp box, and the push terminals are really nice and feel very secure. The 7” mounting depth is also the same, so it will still feel tight. My friend had it in his 2014 Quad Cab Ram and I was jealous until I got the Kicker preloaded box installed in my truck. You really can’t go wrong with this subwoofer set.
Rockford Fosgate R2D2-10 10” Sub Dual Enclosure
Fits Dodge Ram 2002-2015 Quad and Crew Cabs
250W RMS 500W Peak Power
Dual 2Ω Voice Coils
86.9 dB Sensitivity
45-250Hz Freq Response
These Rockford Fosgate speakers are great too, but in my opinion, the narrower Freq Response range, with the 45Hz low end, makes the fact that it takes more wattage than the Kicker Comp and slightly higher Sensitivity ring a little hollow.
The tinsel leads and StampCast basket with integrated spider venting are nice features that are going to keep this set of woofers bumping for awhile. They have dual 2Ω Voice Coils, but I couldn’t think of a reason why you would take the speakers out of their enclosure just to change the wiring. It sounds good and would be a great budget option if you really can’t get the funds up for one of the other two preloaded doubles, but it’s not very much cheaper and all three are affordable.
Don’t forget that this one will also need a high powered amp to make it sound good. The box is not molded quite as nicely as the Harmony or the Kickers’ box, which is actually made by American Sound Connection and is the nicest looking of all three. It features compression terminals like the other two sub-woofer boxes, so it’s just as easy to install.
Harmony F104 Single 10” Enclosure
Fits 2002-2015 Dodge Ram Quad and Crew Truck
350W RMS 700W Peak Power
87.1 dB Sensitivity
25-1,500Hz Freq. Response
4Ω Single Voice Coil
This single speaker preloaded enclosure made by Harmony Audio should be plenty for most bass heads, especially if you need the space under one of those rear seats for tools.
This is a really powerful speaker in a compact package. One speaker this loud should be enough for most truck cabs. It takes 350 Watts under normal load and 700 at Peak Power, which is a lot of power. The Frequency Response doesn’t disappoint and neither does the 87.1 dB sensitivity. The 25 Hz low range the lowest on this list and the 1,500 Hz high range matches the HarmonyR104.
The build quality of the speakers and box is very similar to the Harmony R104 but better. This is one of their premium speakers and it definitely shows. I told my plumber friend about this preloaded enclosure because he carries around a lot of tools in his cab. He absolutely loves it, even though sometimes sockets fall on the cone and he rides all the way home wondering why his speaker is vibrating.
It’s a cheaper alternative to the dual speaker boxes, but it’s not a bad trade-off at all, because the speaker is such high quality. Harmony really made a good product here.
Fits 2009-2016 Dodge Ram Quad or Crew Cab Trucks
200 Watt RMS Amplifier/Sub Combo
Built to fit in factory mounting locations
This Kicker speaker is an upgrade for the speakers that ship factory with Dodge trucks, and it fits in the same factory mounting location. It comes with hardware and wiring harnesses so that you can take your door unit out of your trump and upgrade to a performance unit.
It’s a square loudspeaker with its own 200W amplifier attached. It even comes with an inline fuse holder and 25 Ampere ATO fuse. Anyone with a 2009-2016 Dodge Ram Quad or Crew cab pickup can replace their old door unit without having to cut any holes in their interior, which is a welcome change of pace if you’re used to mounting speaker cones directly into the interior panels of your vehicles.
There’s no depth measurements or cutout diameter measurements to worry about, it’s a simple swap job. This is by far the most expensive item on the list, though, so you can’t always get what you want. I was unable to find any data on sensitivity, Frequency Response, actual speaker wattage or impedance, but everyone I know that has used it has loved it.
Just the Enclosure
Atrend Bbox A202-10CP Dual 10”
Fits 2002-2018 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
Up-firing Style Sealed Enclosure
Must Remove Jack Mount Metal Fold-out Tray
Fits Full Bench and Split Seat Models
6.5” Speaker Mounting Depth
It’s just a box, so do whatever you want with it. Put any speaker cone that will fit inside, the loader the better. It’s an up-firing model, so if the metal under your seat rides on the cone, it will vibrate, and you’ll need to get a spacer.
With a 6.5” mounting depth, you can put almost any 10” subwoofer inside, and it’s the largest mounting depth on this list, but you sacrifice air-space which will dampen the sound from whatever speaker you put inside. The height also increases the likelihood you’ll have the problem I discussed earlier, objects touching your cone and causing vibration, and no one likes a vibrating subwoofer.
So try to choose one that’s low profile. It fits in both full bench and split seat models, but if your truck came with a metal folding tray or a jack mount, you will have to remove them. It’s a carpeted, well-made enclosure, just be careful about your speaker selection and take measurements under your seat before you purchase.
It would be perfect for someone with their eye on powerful 10” subwoofers that require more space.
American Sound Connection Dual 10” Subwoofer Enclosure
Fits 1998-2001 Dodge Ram Extended, Quad, or Club Cab Trucks
Down-firing Style Sealed Enclosure
Must Remove Jack Mount Metal Fold-out Tray
46.2 x 16 x 10.6 in
5-1/4” Speaker mounting depth
This down-firing model increases sensitivity and air-space and keeps subwoofers out of view, which gives you a nice added anti-theft benefit.
There’s a step down of 1.25” in speaker mounting depth, so you’ll have to mount a slightly smaller subwoofer inside, but it’s not the smallest on the list. The box comes with push terminals which make the wiring job a lot easier.
If your truck came with a jack mount or metal fold-out tray, you will have to remove it. Like all the others it’s covered in thick carpeting for sound quality. It should fit in 1998-2001 Dodge Ram Quad, Club, or Extended Cab trucks. So it’s the only option we’ll talk about today for Dodge Rams of that vintage.
If you want to buy an old Dodge Ram for bombing around the backwoods or the farm and trick it out, this enclosure is for you.
Soundbox Single 12” Subwoofer Enclosure
Fits Dodge Ram Quad or Crew Cab 2002-2015
Up-Firing Style Sealed Enclosure
Fitted to Rear Driver Seat
Mounting depth 5”
Must Remove Jack Mount or Fold-out Metal Tray
This Up-firing 12” Subwoofer Enclosure from Soundbox should fit in Dodge Ram Quad or Crew Cabs made between 2002-20015. Its low mounting depth will limit your options for speakers you can mount inside, but at five inches.
It’s the lowest profile speaker box on the list, so it’s your best opportunity to maximize the air-space benefit to sensitivity levels. It’s a well-made box with high-quality push terminals. It’s fitted to the rear drivers’ side seat.
Find a shallow mounting powerful 12” subwoofer and make it a loud one, because you only get one mount point in this box. Make a DIY version of the Harmony F104 Single 10” Single 4Ω Enclosure at a more significant cost and space savings.
The Value Break Down
The Kicker C10 Subwoofer Dual Box Enclosure by American Sound Connection and the Harmony Audio R104 Dual 10” Sub Box Enclosure can both put out some crazy bass drops. The Harmony R104 has a higher peak and RMS power than the Kicker Comp 10s, I didn’t need all that power in my truck, the last thing I need is to replace a windshield this year. Really it was the amplifier purchase, Harmony doesn’t recommend an amplifier size, so with the 250W RMS, I was worried I wouldn’t get the most out of my subwoofers.
Most Space Savings
A lot of us use our trucks for going to the work-site, so this can be pretty important. I wouldn’t want to bury my subwoofer with tools, so if that applies to you, you have several options.
The most expensive, but least space-consuming option is the Kicker SRAMCQO9 Powered Subwoofer Upgrade Kit for Dodge Rams 2009-2016 because it just swaps out with the door speakers that you have in your truck right now. It’s a great speaker designed specifically for your truck and it comes with its own 200W amplifier, and all the wiring and hardware you will need to make the switch.
Then you have the Harmony F104 Single 10” Single 4Ω Preloaded Enclosure and the Soundbox Single 12” Subwoofer Enclosure. You can’t go wrong with the Harmony F104, it’s a great speaker in a great box, but say you were really shopping for a specific 12” speaker that you’ve had your eye on. Then you should get the Soundbox Single 12” Enclosure and DIY your perfect Ram audio system from the ground up.
Should I DIY?
If you have experience with speaker installation or just want to try it for the first time, definitely! You might not get the greatest bang for your buck because the two preloaded dual subwoofer enclosures on our list are both sweet deals, but if you know exactly what speakers you want and want a project then give it a go.
The Atrend Bbox A202-10CP Dual 10” Sealed Carpeted Subwoofer Enclosure and Soundbox Single 12” Subwoofer Enclosure are both high-quality subwoofer boxes if you have two 10” speakers in mind go Atrend, if you have one 12” subwoofer in mind, go for the Soundbox.
If you have an early model Ram from the 1998-2001 lineup, you’ve only got one option, American Sound Connection Dual 10” Subwoofer Enclosure, but it’s a great option, the only down-firing model box on the list, which increases air-space and dB rating.
That wraps up my review of the best options for mounting subwoofers in Dodge Ram trucks, please watch the videos below for installation tips and information from Ram drivers who have installed subwoofers in their rides.
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