Could subwoofer under the seat damage battery?

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This will be my first hybrid. Anyone thinking of putting a subwoofer under the rear seat. Could the vibration from a subwoofer could damage to the hybrid battery.
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I don’t think so. Road vibration is much higher g force. In fact, ideally the sub vibrates very little. It is just trying to move air back and forth. The weight of the cone is relatively small compared to the enclosure.
 

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I "THINK" they put in under the rear seat with the Lariat Luxury Pkg. So I would guess under the rear seat would be a great idea.
 

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I "THINK" they put in under the rear seat with the Lariat Luxury Pkg. So I would guess under the rear seat would be a great idea.
Photos going around here have shown it behind the seat back.
 

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Yes, it is behind the seat.

Depends on what the B&O sounds like. Hubby has already said we will put one in under the rear seat though. As soon as he saw that storage his lightbulb went on. 💡
 

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Photos going around here have shown it behind the seat back.
I think you're correct. I was thinking under the seat when in fact it was behind where the put the inverter.

Edit: Added Photo of Woofer.

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Thanks everybody. I love going to audio competitions. I was hoping that buying a hybrid wouldn't stop me. Just have to figure out where to put my subs from my 2001 single cab ranger. Into my new Maverick LoL

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If your woofers are big enough to cause your Maverick to start hovering, yes the battery is in jeopardy, but less than your eardrums.

The Batteries are well isolated, heat will ultimately be the death cause for them at least it was in my HCH2.
 

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Do we know if those mounts are still there in the xl and XLT? Would be interesting if suppliers could put together a drop-in system.

Edit: find this image in another thread. I can't tell if the sub mounting holes are there, but it looks like the amp bracket is there?
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It's kind of obvious that the subwoofer we see is too small to act as a subwoofer, without some sort of resonant cavity. In Escape, the subwoofer is ported into the fender. Many Escape owners know this because they had to tear the thing apart to eliminate a loud BUZZZZZ around 65Hz.

Any idea what the back of this looks like? In Escape, you can see the port mouth at the lower left when the driver is removed.
Subwoofer driver removed.jpg

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It's kind of obvious that the subwoofer we see is too small to act as a subwoofer, without some sort of resonant cavity. In Escape, the subwoofer is ported into the fender. Many Escape owners know this because they had to tear the thing apart to eliminate a loud BUZZZZZ around 65Hz.

Any idea what the back of this looks like? In Escape, you can see the port mouth at the lower left when the driver is removed.
Subwoofer driver removed.jpg
Maybe that "used to have been the case", but no longer ! They now make very strong, very capable 6 1/2" subs, that can take as much as 500 wts RMS ! And they play, loud, deep, and solid ! However, they need to be used in the correct enclosure, with the proper amount of airspace.... and NOT just some unsealed space surrounded by sheet metal.
I have a single 8" Sundown Audio subwoofer in a custom built (by me) enclosure in my Prius (also, of course, a hybrid) and everyone that hears it, even myself, are blown away that a little 8" sub can sound like it does !

Keep in mind that these "little" 6 1/2" and 8" subs still have very beefy motors. Mine weighs over 25 lbs. The motor is nearly as big in diameter as the cone. Not cheap either. My little 8" was almost $200.
 
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