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post #1 of 5 Old 04-05-2010, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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I am needing some more bass in a TJ????

I am starting to upgrade my tunes in the TJ. Picked up a sony head unit and speaker for the front and sound bar. 5.25 up front and 6.5 in bar. These are running off the head unit. They sound ok.... but I would like a little bass just not screaming highs HAHA.

So I was digging around in the garage over the weekend and came across some equipment I had back 12 years ago. I have a little rockford punch 60 old school and a rockford punch 150s that is somewhat newer. Also I have a 12'' pioneer sub IMPP 450 watt max in a huge box.

I installed it this weekend and everything works fine, but the sub box is big.

Now I want to use the amps I have now. But I am willing to upgrade the sub with something smaller to help with the space issue. I would still like to use at least half the trunk space if possible.

I would like to do this project on my own and not have to buy something someone else made.

Any ideas on a box design or a sub choice? Should I build it pointing at the back seat, at the tail gate, maybe down? Pictures would be great.

Thanks For your help....

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-05-2010, 07:40 AM
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Downfiring in the rear is the best TJ option without doing something completely custom like in-seat or something.

Have you considered just making a smaller box for the sub you have? I really can't tell you what's possible without accurate model numbers. (IMPP isn't it)

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If I were to buy a new sub for a down firing set up and have around 200 watts of power what would you recommend?
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-05-2010, 11:14 AM
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Hopefully not to hijack (hopefully it will be beneficial to you as well kooter1)...

In regards to down firing, how much space do you recommend between the unit and the floor under the seat? Do you attempt to keep all four sides clear, or enclose 2/3 of them to force sound in a certain direction? Have a 10" boss unit for example that I'm not getting great performance out of (didn't expect it to blow out my eardrums at highway speeds), but wouldn't mind getting a little better sound out of if possible.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-05-2010, 11:33 AM
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About 2" for most drivers in real-world situations. Doesn't matter about enclosure but having only the front open can help protect the driver from stored items.

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