Can You Put Subwoofers in a Pickup Truck?

Adding subwoofers to a pickup truck can be a great way to enhance the sound of your vehicle. Not only do they add more bass and power, but they also help fill in the gaps in frequencies that factory speakers often can’t reach. With the right setup, you can transform your truck into a mini-concert hall on wheels.

When it comes to installing subwoofers in a pickup truck, there are several things to consider. The first is size – you’ll need to make sure you have enough space in your cab for the speaker enclosure and amp. If space is an issue, consider adding a shallow mount subwoofer or an enclosed subwoofer with slim design features.

The next thing is power – you’ll want to make sure that your amplifier has enough wattage and RMS power for your subwoofer. Generally speaking, it’s best to match the RMS power of your amplifier to the RMS rating of your subs. This will ensure that your system is getting adequate power and won’t be overworked.


Once you have picked out the right size and wattage for your subs, it’s time to install them. Depending on which type of subwoofer you have (enclosed or shallow mount), it may require different installation steps. For example, shallow mount subs typically require mounting plates or “shallow” brackets that attach directly to the truck bed or rear seat area.

Enclosed Subwoofers

Enclosed subs are usually more difficult to install than shallow mount subs as they require cutting into the cab area for proper fitment.

You should consult with an expert if this is something you are considering doing yourself as improper installation can lead to damage or even voiding of warranties from some manufacturers.


In conclusion, installing subwoofers in a pickup truck can be a great way to increase sound quality in your vehicle. It’s important to consider size, power output, and installation type when selecting equipment for your system. With the right setup and installation process, you can transform your truck into a mini-concert hall on wheels!

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Stephen Dunn