Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: north of Houston, TX
i just put a new subwoofer in from quadartec. it's an exact replacement for the original one. same space, wiring, etc. perfect fit and took moments to install once i got the subwoofer unit out of the center console. one tip on getting the subwoofer unit out of the console, be careful getting the push washers off the stems to remove the unit. i broke off one of mine but it's still long enough to hold a washer. i got an assortment of push washer sizes from my Ace hardware so had new ones to use.
the new speaker is $89.99 from quadratec. it may seem like a lot but it is an exact drop in, wire for wire fit for the old one. BUT it's BETTER in that the speaker is coated to be water/weather resistant.
my old speaker was totally shot! it had come off the speaker frame all the way around. no wonder it sounded like junk.
i would not recommend buying an OEM whole subwoofer unit, for mega $$$. one reason is they are the same old paper speakers that are probably already old and ready to blow again. another reason is, some new replacement subwoofer units have entirely diffffferent wire plugs that may NOT match your jeep wiring. i know, i got taken buying one. the replacement unit i bought had a plug with about 8 pins in it. while the subwoofer unit in my jeep had a much larger plug connecter with about 16 pins in it, and was a total different design of plug connector. Quadratec came out with their new exact replacement speaker about a week after i dropped about 300 for the replacment OEM Jeep subwoofer but with the wrong plug. i didn't notice the plug difference until i had it installed. DUH on me.
go with the quadratec unit, and you get a nice exact replacement and you dont have to cut and drill out your subwoofer, no new amp, no wiring nightmares....
north of Houston, TX
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