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post #196 of 408 Old 11-19-2010, 01:05 PM
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I still am having trouble understanding what it looks like in there and I'm not about to open it up... The factory sub is in some sort of enclosure INSIDE the console? Is it possible to fit a small 4ohm amp in there too? I was thinking about the Kicker 4ohm and a small amp to run it.

Someone said that the stock "enclosure" would rattle and sound terrible. I used to have a ported box in my old car and I really miss the bass! I notice that stock subs just don't get low enough... they get into that "you'll get a headache after awhile" bass but not the true low wavelengths.

So, is it possible to fit an amp in there or is there room under the dash? I want to install the amp someplace where rain isn't a direct threat (like under the drivers seat).


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post #197 of 408 Old 11-19-2010, 01:48 PM
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There is an enclosure inside the console that houses the sub and the amp for the sub. If I were going to go larger I would just remove the amp from it's heatsink to get more room in the enclosure and go with an amp under the seat. I think that it would be fine against the rain unless you left the top down or something like that. As far as size of the sub, a seven inch would probably fit fine and maybe eight inch if were shallow enough. That new sub is four inches deep and as I said, I removed the cover off of the amp and taped over the screw holes in the heatsink that the amp attached to.
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There is an enclosure inside the console that houses the sub and the amp for the sub. If I were going to go larger I would just remove the amp from it's heatsink to get more room in the enclosure and go with an amp under the seat. I think that it would be fine against the rain unless you left the top down or something like that. As far as size of the sub, a seven inch would probably fit fine and maybe eight inch if were shallow enough. That new sub is four inches deep and as I said, I removed the cover off of the amp and taped over the screw holes in the heatsink that the amp attached to.
I was going to stick with the 6 1/2" sub for simplicity sake... so you can't use the stock enclosure and just remove the amp? There wouldn't be enough room to fit a small 100w RMS (or something like that) amp in there? And yea... the floor wouldn't work because it gets wet in my Jeep sometimes...

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post #199 of 408 Old 11-22-2010, 04:58 PM
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There is vary little room left in the enclosure. The factory amp is mounted on a triangular base-heat sink that is about 6"x5"x4" and is about an inch deep. With the cover it is another half inch and that is why I took the cover off to fit the Goldwood. I am going to pull it out sometime in the spring and look into fitting an 8 inch in there. I think that it should fit but unlike last time, I am going to measure everything before I order the speaker.
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post #200 of 408 Old 12-04-2010, 07:19 AM
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After three weeks and filling the bottom with polyfill, There is a noticable difference in the sound. Definitely worth doing. The other speakers are next.
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post #201 of 408 Old 12-21-2010, 09:13 PM
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I recently blew my factory sub, so I decided to go with this as a cheap replacement. I got the sub for 13.95 with one day shipping (amazon prime). The installation went well. At first I had some trouble taking off the harness for the wires to remove the console, but eventually figured it out.

I used wire cutters to break off pieces of the half moon shaped plastic. It wasn't the best craftsmanship, but I got it to work. To connect the sub I used Red+ Black-. These are the first two connections that I tested and they worked, so I didn't mess with the others.

OP, Great write up! I have bass again.

Thanks,
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post #202 of 408 Old 01-04-2011, 08:23 AM
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Has anyone put a sub in their console that did not already have a factory one in there?
I do not have this option and I am wanting to install a Subwoofer in the console.
Any info or links?
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post #203 of 408 Old 01-04-2011, 12:33 PM
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Somewhere else Jeep Forum is directions for making a sub enclosure out of MDF that wll fit under the center console.
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post #204 of 408 Old 01-04-2011, 01:48 PM
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Somewhere else Jeep Forum is directions for making a sub enclosure out of MDF that wll fit under the center console.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/8...inside-257123/

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Thanks for the detailed instructional post. I wired mine with red + / black - for best sound.

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post #206 of 408 Old 01-25-2011, 01:43 PM
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The Goldwood is still sounding good.
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post #207 of 408 Old 02-22-2011, 11:25 PM
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I replaced my sub the first time with the Pyramid sub listed in this thread. It sounded ok and I was content with leaving it at that. It also blew out in about 3-4 months. I thenk tried the Kicker listed in this thread and i must say it is a noticable improvement and built much better. I have been running it for 6 months or so and I am very happy with it.

I say do yourself a favor and buy the kicker sub from the start. yes the pyramid is cheap....but it isn't worth the aggravation when it blows and then you have to wait on another to arrive in the mail and then install AGAIN.

Kicker FTW!!
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I replaced my sub the first time with the Pyramid sub listed in this thread. It sounded ok and I was content with leaving it at that. It also blew out in about 3-4 months. I thenk tried the Kicker listed in this thread and i must say it is a noticable improvement and built much better. I have been running it for 6 months or so and I am very happy with it.

I say do yourself a favor and buy the kicker sub from the start. yes the pyramid is cheap....but it isn't worth the aggravation when it blows and then you have to wait on another to arrive in the mail and then install AGAIN.

Kicker FTW!!
I agree. I try to tell people not to buy the pyramid since its a low quality flea market brand. And also, you are supporting a company with extremely deceptive marketing practices.
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post #209 of 408 Old 03-09-2011, 01:00 PM
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I worked!

Well I am just sitting here in shock. Just bought my first Jeep three weeks ago and like a lot of people didn't even know I had a sub until I took the center console out for a repaint. I really didn't hold out much hope of this working because I had no sound at all so I suspected the amp not the speaker. I thought for a $20.00 investment it would be worth a try anyway. While I was waiting on the speaker I pulled the new JVC head unit out and hooked up the power antenna wire I didn't bother with during the initial install. Hooked everything up today and now I have a sub woofer! I have no idea what the stock sub woofer sounded like but this sounds great. Gotta love the internet and thanks for this thread.
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post #210 of 408 Old 03-12-2011, 08:43 PM
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Whats the difference between the Kicker 08CVT652 and the 10CVT652? I can't seem to Google a straight answer.

I am going to replace my blown factory sub next week when I decide on a sub.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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