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post #211 of 415 Old 03-13-2011, 04:54 AM
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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!
Those appear to be the model years, 2008 and 2010.

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post #212 of 415 Old 03-13-2011, 08:30 AM
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I replaced the blown factory sub on my 05 TJ with the cheap Pyramid sub and the sound difference is obviously better but still not really noteworthy. I then replaced the factory head unit with a Sony and all four speakers with the Kicker factory replacements from Quadratec and it is much better now.

My question is whether the Kicker sub will sound much better than the Pyramid? I tried multiple wiring configurations with the Pyramid and it just is'nt very loud.

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post #213 of 415 Old 03-13-2011, 11:59 AM
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I replaced the blown factory sub on my 05 TJ with the cheap Pyramid sub and the sound difference is obviously better but still not really noteworthy. I then replaced the factory head unit with a Sony and all four speakers with the Kicker factory replacements from Quadratec and it is much better now.

My question is whether the Kicker sub will sound much better than the Pyramid? I tried multiple wiring configurations with the Pyramid and it just is'nt very loud.

Cheers
I usually steer people away from pyramid because their quality is dismal, they are a cheap foreign company that basically completely falsely advertises on all their products. The kicker might last the life of the vehicle. I bet the pyramid wont.

How did you wire it? Isnt the pyramid a 4 ohm sub?
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post #214 of 415 Old 03-15-2011, 12:26 PM
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thank you

Thank you for the help and pics for removing the center console and speaker-we took it out yesterday and had the speaker reconed and reinstalled it this afternoon- sounds good again to purchase a new one would of cost almost $300. and to have it reconed was $100. and we did all the other work ourselves
thank you again
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post #215 of 415 Old 03-15-2011, 03:15 PM
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I replaced the blown factory sub on my 05 TJ with the cheap Pyramid sub and the sound difference is obviously better but still not really noteworthy. I then replaced the factory head unit with a Sony and all four speakers with the Kicker factory replacements from Quadratec and it is much better now.

My question is whether the Kicker sub will sound much better than the Pyramid? I tried multiple wiring configurations with the Pyramid and it just is'nt very loud.

Cheers
I have gone through 2 Pyramids and decided to spend $75 on Ebay for the 6.5 kicker, it sounds much better than the Pyramid. don't waste you money on the pyramids...they are just not worth having to continually change out subs.
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post #216 of 415 Old 03-27-2011, 04:25 PM
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Replaced my blown stock sub today with the Pyramid, sounds....okayish. Once it goes out I will order the kicker. Was a piece of cake, thanks for the write up!
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post #217 of 415 Old 03-28-2011, 02:16 AM
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I just finished installing a new sub in my center console and I'm happy with the results. I went with the 6.5" Bazooka 2 ohm DVC sub so I could wire it in parallel to take full advantage of the factory amp. I installed it and blew the factory amp with in 30 minutes or so. So I ordered a Kicker class d amp from parts express for $10 that pushes 100 watt rms @ 1ohm. Wired it all up and got everything installed. The sound output is similar to stock, maybe just a tad bit louder. But the difference can be heard when the radio is cranked. Very little distortion at louder volumes, cleaner tighter bass, and better/cleaner low end extension.

All in all, I ended up paying around $100 when it was all said and done. For that price I probably could have fabbed something up to go in the trunk that was a bit louder but since I will be moving to downtown Atlanta in a few months, it was important to me to have a sub that looked factory and wasn't easy to steal.

If anyone is interested in links to any or the parts or how I wired anything, let me know and I'll post up.

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Also, for anyone who is considering upgrading the factory sub and wouldn't mind losing some trunk space, this would be a nice upgrade for a great price.

http://www.halfpricecaraudio.com/Kic...-Amplifier.htm

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Did this last Friday. Sounds fine, mine is hooked up to a Pioneer head unit. Also, had to use the red + black - wires. The write up was perfect, thanks!

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Installed the Kicker sub, man it makes a world of difference coming from that paper factory sub. Great write up!

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My factory sub was completely blown so it had been unplugged for at least a year. Did the Pyramid install today and it sounds worlds better.

For now I think I'm happy with the sound, sure sounds better than no sub at all. I didn't read all the posts about how poor of quality the Pyramid is so I'll see what I get out of it. For $19 shipped to my door it was worth the try and so far so good.

If it goes out, I'll give the Kicker a try.


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Awesome thread! I was able to quickly replace my sub this past weekend. I used the Kicker 6.5 inch Sub and I am thrilled with the results!!
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Awesome thread! I was able to quickly replace my sub this past weekend. I used the Kicker 6.5 inch Sub and I am thrilled with the results!!
I am going to do this. Do I want the 2 or 4 ohm?

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post #224 of 415 Old 05-07-2011, 10:10 PM
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Just replaced my blown stock sub with the Kicker 6.5" 2 ohm myself about a week ago. Used both sets of wires on the terminals... figured this is not really any different than the 2 circuits going to 2 separate coil connections on the stock speaker, and it was the most effective this way. And I read somewhere on here that the factory setup used a 2 ohm speaker with the 2 circuits operating at 1 ohm each from the amp. No issues yet, and sounds much better.
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Just replaced my blown stock sub with the Kicker 6.5" 2 ohm myself about a week ago. Used both sets of wires on the terminals... figured this is not really any different than the 2 circuits going to 2 separate coil connections on the stock speaker, and it was the most effective this way. And I read somewhere on here that the factory setup used a 2 ohm speaker with the 2 circuits operating at 1 ohm each from the amp. No issues yet, and sounds much better.
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