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Unread 12-23-2009, 11:21 PM   #76
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I only use the gray and black wires. Grey to the positive side of the speaker and black to the negative. The rest of the wires were not used. I taped them up

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Unread 12-25-2009, 04:39 PM   #77
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just got done installing the 6.5" kicker sub and much better sound quality than stock. i had to use the black and red wires red- black+. now just waiting for the adapter plate for the 5.25 front speakers. already have upgraded speakers in the sound bar and aftermarket stereo.
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Unread 12-26-2009, 05:54 AM   #78
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just got done installing the 6.5" kicker sub and much better sound quality than stock. i had to use the black and red wires red- black+. now just waiting for the adapter plate for the 5.25 front speakers. already have upgraded speakers in the sound bar and aftermarket stereo.
Any pics? What brand of 6.5 kicker did you use and where did you get it?
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Unread 12-28-2009, 12:11 PM   #79
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Sent the wrong sub.

Just an update on the Bazooka, Although the box said it was a WF621, I actually received a WF821, an 8 inch sub. After MUCH internal strife I decided not to bust out the Dremel and *make* the sub fit. Bazooka said they will ship out the correct sub with a paid return shipping label for the wrong sub.

Hopefully the sub sounds as good as their customer service was nice...

Will give more info once installed.





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Hi Guys, I have a 2002 Apex edition Wrangler. It's factory sub was blown by my wife rocking some Brittney Spears or other such lameness... Anyway, somewhere I found a link for this Bazooka 6.5 inch, 2 Ohm DVC sub

I have not put it in yet so I can't say if it's any good yet. I'm hoping that it's a bit better then the factory sub being a "bazooka". I suspect it will behave better the 4 Ohm speakers just because it can utilize the factory amp better. On paper, it appears to be the closest thing to a direct replacement for the factory speaker.

I'll give an update once I have the thing installed. Hopefully I'll have the time tomorrow, Christmas eve.
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Unread 12-29-2009, 08:58 AM   #80
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Bleachedrock,

Well when you get it installed let us know how it sounds. I also have a 2002 Apex. I don't mind the original sub this string suggests, but I would like to know if the bazooka you found gives more "volume" since it matches the ohms more closely.
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Unread 12-29-2009, 01:20 PM   #81
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Any pics? What brand of 6.5 kicker did you use and where did you get it?
sorry i didnt keep the info of the sub it was 6.5 kicker 2 ohm slimline i got it at sonix electronix. with the slimline i didnt have to make any adjustments at all just slipped it in and it was a perfect fit. i think it is the only 6.5 they sell
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Unread 12-29-2009, 01:23 PM   #82
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just checked online and the kicker was model 08cvt652
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Unread 12-29-2009, 03:19 PM   #83
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Hey thanks. Did you wire up any amp or just ran the new sub off the existing setup?
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Unread 01-03-2010, 11:36 AM   #84
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Just installed the Pyramid and it sounds very good. I blew my stock speaker several months ago and just replaced it. I think the pyramid is very comparable to the stock sub. I had to use brown+/gray-
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Unread 01-06-2010, 08:23 PM   #85
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Just an update on the Bazooka, Although the box said it was a WF621, I actually received a WF821, an 8 inch sub. After MUCH internal strife I decided not to bust out the Dremel and *make* the sub fit. Bazooka said they will ship out the correct sub with a paid return shipping label for the wrong sub.

Hopefully the sub sounds as good as their customer service was nice...

Will give more info once installed.
I installed the Bazooka WF621.5DV last year. Much improvement over the factory sub. It does not 'hit hard' like the cars at the local high school, but is louder and more clear than the factory. It is a dual voice coil so there is nothing perplexing about the wiring either!

Factory Vs. Bazooka:



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I attached the wires just as the factory sub was. Red/black up top and the others at the bottom.

Fitted box, sealed with RTV around the edge:
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Unread 01-08-2010, 06:41 PM   #86
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I just got done installing the pyramid sub, cost me $19 shipped.
I hooked up all four wire to the sub. I hooked the red and white to the Neg side and the Black and Brown to the Pos side. Tested the sub before putting it back in the consul and everything works great. It nice to actually have a little Bass in the Jeep again.
Thanks for the great write-up.
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Unread 01-23-2010, 06:01 AM   #87
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About to order a Pyramid, figure it's better to spend 10 bucks on a replacement especially when I don't particularly care about the sound. I just want it to stop sounding like pounded crap.
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Unread 01-23-2010, 10:16 AM   #88
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Just for reference... It looks like that bazooka is a much easier fit than a 6W3 JL.


But i managed to cram it in there.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/j...nstall-935510/
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Unread 01-28-2010, 09:01 PM   #89
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I just finished replacing my blown factory subwoofer with the Pyramid WX65X sub from Parts Express, and the thing sounds great! I was a bit skeptical as I used the factory enclosure and amp.

The cone of my factory unit was torn all around the edge. The job took me about 2 hours (including dragging tools out, removing old console, trimming to fit, rewiring, coffee, pee break, more coffee, chasing the puppy around, cleaning up residue from soda previous owner spilled, and packing up tools).

I have a 2002 Jeep Wrangler with a Pioneer stereo and factory speakers. The sub sounds great! It impressed me, especially since I only invested $27 including shipping!

Now note that I am not into radio competitions and such, but for my purposes the thing sounds great (it will shake your behind)! I highly suggest this mod if you are tired of hearing the fuzz from the blown factory sub, and don't want to waste $400 for the factory unit, or more on system mods!

Oh yeah, for my '02, the brown wire was positive, and the gray wire was negative. I hope this helps someone out there!
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Unread 02-01-2010, 10:43 AM   #90
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I installed the Pyramid sub last week, and this thread was very helpful, thanks!
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