03-05-09, 11:42 AM
This is for any EXT owners with a midgate subbox (particularly a box from CarAudioFactory). Has anyone experienced any issues with weatherproofing or water leaking into the cabin due to replacing the midgate. I'm still on the fence about the under the seat box or midgate replacement. My concern with the midgate box being weather proof and keeping water out of the cab has been a lingering concern.
If you have one and have the time to post a reply to this (even a quick one liner) - please do so as it will be much appreciated. Thank you in advance for any/all feedback on this topic!
03-05-09, 12:24 PM
I'm planning on getting this box that goes under the seats. The mid gate will not fully come down so I plan on installing the box and amp with quick disconnect wires, so in case i need the midgate all the way down, i can easily remove the box. I wouldn't even think about changing the actual midgate! I dont want any water leaks!
03-05-09, 04:42 PM
I have had both, I personally prefer the Midgate box, The idea of the underseat box sounds great but when you hit the home depot and end up needing that midgate its not easy to remove that stuff on the fly. Also the under the seat box I had Kicker, Boston Acoustics and JL audio they all sounded like they were in a can very hollow sound. They state they have .50 CF that is width not depth my JLs magnet was right against the back the BA and the Kickers had to have a plate on the box to make them fit. As for the Midgate it fits fine as long as when you remove and install make sure you have at least 2 people if possible 3 to make sure the seals do not get crushed or pushed side to side on the corners of the gate. I have had 0 leaks and love the amount of options for speakers these boxes offer. Mine lays down fine and the box even offers a stop for the front wheels of my sons four wheeler. IMO for the sound the midgate is the way to go.
03-05-09, 07:46 PM
I have the midgate box and love it. Honestly those underseat boxes are ok but nothing compares to the midgate box. No leaks or anything like that and fitment is perfect....
03-05-09, 08:06 PM
where can u get the midgate box?
03-05-09, 08:23 PM
jl audio has em, but I dont wanna pay $1800 + shipping
03-05-09, 08:41 PM
This site has a pretty good selection...
03-06-09, 12:11 AM
I custom built mine to add my subs and fridge. No leaks or issues.
03-06-09, 08:53 AM
My problem with the idea of the midgate box is the amount of cargo space lost in the bed.
I've moved, and continue to move regularly, motorcycles and ATVs and have yet to have to drop the midgate.
My truck is regularly used as just that... a truck.
I much prefer being able to haul things and retain an air and water tight cabin!
I built my own custom Midgate also and have not had any leaks or any problems with it. And i still haul around my quad in the back too...
03-06-09, 08:29 PM
I was planning on building a ported midgate box to my subs specs but gave up for this reason. I haul bikes, quads, and occasionally some stuff for work so I needed the flexability of a removable box. I just built a ported box tot he subs specs and removed the midgate. I never got around to rhinolining the box and my panels leak. The box is all moldy now, but interior is still fine.
06-01-09, 09:17 PM
You can still roll without the window right??? I want to go this route on the ext I should be getting this week once I go pick it up! Best deal was 400 miles away from seattle lol