Adding powered sub to company cascadia

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by Polie, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Polie

    Polie Bobtail Member

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    I have a couple of lowe profile powered subs i was thinking of tossing in my truck for a bit better sound. I have been looking at these:
    Scosche LOC80
    And just splicing into one of the lines going into the sleeper speakers and installing a sub behind the drivers seat. Any thoughts? I could possible get power from my power invertor for some juice.

    Yes, no, heck no?
     
  2. Mullet_Head87

    Mullet_Head87 Medium Load Member

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    Your truck go Boom Boom Zoom Zoom
     
  3. Shaggy76

    Shaggy76 Heavy Load Member

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    Why run off the power inverter? Run directly from the batteries with a inline fuse for the amp. You run power from anywhere else on a Cascadia and you will throw codes like crazy. They are very particular on where they see power spikes and when. They are literally rolling computers and every point is connected to a module somewhere.
     
  4. Polie

    Polie Bobtail Member

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    Thatnks will do. I was just trying to avoid running cables. Would it be better to grab power from the battery bank for the apu? (not really an apu just a masive of batteries under the catwalk but it works most of the time)
     
  5. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    Whatever you do, get the green light from your company shop first. Then if it goes boom boom whoosh, you're covered by their blessing.
     
  6. Shaggy76

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    You can, but those batteries are usually deep cycle batteries so it will kill them out running amps off of them.

    It's not really difficult to run amp cables at all. Just run off the power to the middle of the cab with a 6 inch lead, then wire tie to frame. This way as the cab is rocking and rolling around from I-40 in AR, you won't pull anything out. Then run the ground to the frame. The batteries will keep up and the alternator should as well. The alternator will protect itself and go to trickle mode if the amp pulls too much, but it won't be an issue if you stay under a 650 watt amp. If you go 1000, then put a capacitor in. Mount the amp behind the driver seat to the cabinet, then run the speaker wires over to it. I'm presuming you will change the deck out so you can run the amp signal cable to the passenger side, down to the floor mat, then remove the foot strip at the door and there is plenty of room in the valley to run the cable to the amp. Then run the speaker wires behind the cabinet or under (there is room under them) and into the storage under the bunk. I'm presuming that is where you wanted to mount. Unless you are doing shallow in boxes and putting them behind the seats, then you can go under the mat for the speaker wires.

    It's not difficult. Just takes some time is all. About 3 to 4 hours and the first 2 hours of it is just running the wires for the deck and the amp. The rest is deciding where you want to place it all.

    You can run a 12 in sub through a hole under the bunk. Just put a grille on the front to keep from kicking it. Freightliner did show off some trucks that had 2 of them that you could order. Well, it was show trucks anyway and we know they love to glorify the trucks at their shows, but never have those features on road trucks.
     
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  7. Grumpyman

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    Anyone tell me how to fix the problem with the factory front door speakers on a 2019 cascadia, I have the lane departure system in this truck. There are two sets of wires going to the speakers.... I have the info center on truck and since replacing my speakers with kickers have no idea what to do with other set of wires..
    They need a connection to get rid of info center displaying - problem with speaker get serviced soon.
     
  8. Shaggy76

    Shaggy76 Heavy Load Member

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    Put a small speaker on the other set of wires and hang it in the door somewhere. Those wires have to see the resistance of the speaker during the initial key-on test or that fault will never clear.
     
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    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    CousinVinny Thanks this.
  10. Grumpyman

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    Thank you guys for that info... now how would I change the factory radio out... I found out the radio has that Cbus thing going on. Changed it out and found that the truck could not connect to the omnitracs properly. Do I need a newer radio so that I can use a subwoofer and power to the speakers I put in? Was looking for a single din, with dvd and equalizer for sound.
     
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