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post #9721 of 10778 Old 02-20-2014, 04:43 PM
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do it right, do it once, go MTX Jackhammer 22" might need to get some extra suspension for the 370lbs of sub, though!
If I went that route, I'd go with the Trantric 24in sub. I owned 2 JL W6 13.5s for my old Jeep, it was only 1k watts. I figure 2 higher end subs on a Crescendo BC3500D would be much better.


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post #9722 of 10778 Old 02-20-2014, 04:49 PM
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Personally, I'd never go above 14" subs and would double up to increase overall displacement. There's a reason the pro comp guys have twelve 14" subs or something like that. More displacement per used space = more overall power, or something like that.. I can't remember. It's been some years since I last had any involvement in that stuff. But if you want to wow the clothes off some lady friends, have at it, go big as can be

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post #9723 of 10778 Old 02-20-2014, 05:24 PM
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post #9724 of 10778 Old 02-20-2014, 06:08 PM
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Personally, I'd never go above 14" subs and would double up to increase overall displacement. There's a reason the pro comp guys have twelve 14" subs or something like that. More displacement per used space = more overall power, or something like that.. I can't remember. It's been some years since I last had any involvement in that stuff. But if you want to wow the clothes off some lady friends, have at it, go big as can be
Two 12" subs will have half the surface area of a 24" sub. You'd need four 12" subs to get the same displacement, but the shallower body would be nice for saving space
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post #9725 of 10778 Old 02-20-2014, 06:38 PM
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I'm running 2 x 10" Memphis Mojos on a 1600 w with a 2 farad cap on my isolated 2 battery setup. I don't know why anyone would need more bass than that. I knock pictures off the wall inside the house when I'm only running at 60% power.
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post #9726 of 10778 Old 02-20-2014, 07:11 PM
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My car is for my real car audio. My Jeep just has to have a small system in it. I'm not quite sure anything about MTX can really be "right" anymore though. Years ago, their 8500s and 9500s were pretty serious subs. JL is cool but you pay so much for the name. I wouldn't run their equipment. I've got buddies running stuff like Sundown, DC, Cadence, and whatnot and have had really good results with properly built boxes. I just bought a set of Fi 12s for my Caprice yesterday to replace my Image Dynamics that I have in there now. We'll see how I like an American built sub.

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post #9727 of 10778 Old 02-20-2014, 07:45 PM
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My car is for my real car audio. My Jeep just has to have a small system in it. I'm not quite sure anything about MTX can really be "right" anymore though. Years ago, their 8500s and 9500s were pretty serious subs. JL is cool but you pay so much for the name. I wouldn't run their equipment. I've got buddies running stuff like Sundown, DC, Cadence, and whatnot and have had really good results with properly built boxes. I just bought a set of Fi 12s for my Caprice yesterday to replace my Image Dynamics that I have in there now. We'll see how I like an American built sub.
My JLs were my first real system. I spent $2700 on a system...I could've gotten all sundown for a lot less than that, and been a lot louder.
JL has it's extreme quality, and i did kinda fall in love with that.

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If I went that route, I'd go with the Trantric 24in sub. I owned 2 JL W6 13.5s for my old Jeep, it was only 1k watts. I figure 2 higher end subs on a Crescendo BC3500D would be much better.
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you know you drive a ZJ when you install a sub so that you have something else to blame the rattles on

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you know you drive a ZJ when you install a sub so that you have something else to blame the rattles on
Subs were the reason stuff rattled in my WJ. Totally silent before the system went in. 6 months later, it all rattled.

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post #9733 of 10778 Old 02-22-2014, 08:16 AM
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Subs were the reason stuff rattled in my WJ. Totally silent before the system went in. 6 months later, it all rattled.

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I blame all my rattles on my sub setups I've had in there as well as the stiffness of my suspension and wheeling it. Compared to it's 90s American competition, ZJs had really solid, nice interiors. My old stock Jimmy (no system, no lift, I did wheel it a little though) was a rattle box. My Caprice was also pretty bad when I got it with 16k miles on it in 2004. 30k miles later and I've tracked down and fixed most of the squeaks and rattles in there and have introduced new ones through music and have fixed those as well. When you have a system, even a crappy one, rattles are a never ending battle.

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When you know your rattles are from wheeling it because your antenna/stereo combo is garbage and you just don't use it. Period.

More than 200w of sound in a confined area, such as a vehicle cabin, is overkill anyway.

After playing gigs drumming in a metal band for 4 years, my ears ring pretty seriously 24/7 and my doctor said they will for the rest of my life.

The band had a 1,000w system and we played in good sized venues, probably 10,000+ times larger than the cabin of a ZJ(cubic footage-wise).

Just a friendly reminder that you shouldn't be so hard on your ears folks.

You do not want to hear what I hear all the time.

A cheapo 50w head unit is all I'll ever need for audio power in a vehicle now. I never used to think that.

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When you know your rattles are from wheeling it because your antenna/stereo combo is garbage and you just don't use it. Period.

More than 200w of sound in a confined area, such as a vehicle cabin, is overkill anyway.

After playing gigs drumming in a metal band for 4 years, my ears ring pretty seriously 24/7 and my doctor said they will for the rest of my life.

The band had a 1,000w system and we played in good sized venues, probably 10,000+ times larger than the cabin of a ZJ(cubic footage-wise).

Just a friendly reminder that you shouldn't be so hard on your ears folks.

You do not want to hear what I hear all the time.

A cheapo 50w head unit is all I'll ever need for audio power in a vehicle now. I never used to think that.
That's great advice. I do agree with you. However, music is a serious hobby of mine and I enjoy it immensely. I protect my hearing at work so I can hurt it doing what I love doing. I'm okay with that. Maybe eventually I won't be able to hear that well, but for now, I'm going to enjoy. I'm not saying I take it for granted either. I realize the consequences. I enjoy in great moderation in order to preserve my hearing. Hearing tests at work show that I haven't lost any hearing in the last few years so I'm doing something right.

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