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Unread 11-10-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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More Bass without backseat?

Hello fellow Jeepers. I have a '13 jk two door and tossed the back seat. I realize it's almost winter, but I'd like to prepare for summer with more bass in my Jeep. Aside from stuffing pillow filling in my bar, can I do anything else to increase bass? Has anyone put subs in the rear without a back seat? Pics requested. I plan on sticking with stock head unit as well. Soft top I have no hardtop.

Any suggestions would help. Thank you

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Unread 11-10-2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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Put subs back there... I had 2 12's on my old 08 JKU
I don't even own a jeep anymore
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Unread 11-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
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I got it from they make them for what ever size sub you want and they are custom made for jeeps. It sits between the wheel wells. I'm pretty sure you could run it without the seats but I've never tried.

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Unread 11-10-2013, 02:00 PM   #4
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Sadly, I don't have any pictures as requested, but:

To increase bass from your normal speakers you can improve the acoustics of the enclosures (polyfil, sound deadener), swap to high quality speakers, and/or amp them. Replacing the headunit can go a long way as the Uconnect system is preadjusted for their wierd factory speakers. The soundbar is an uphill battle because of it's size and single enclosure construction. The front enclosures are a respectable size but a pain to fit aftermarket speakers due to their unique factory mounting. Scosche makes a set of brackets to overcome this but their seal is poor, which you can get gasket tape to compensate.

For Subs:
I have a 4 door so I'm not 100% certain on the space in the back for the 2 door. In my 05 TJ I managed to fit a box for a pair of 10s downfiring behind the back seat.

If you don't care about storing anything in the back, you could just slap down a box and front fire the subs.
If you DO care about things in back, you could build it platform style and downfire to protect it. 3/4 MDF is pretty stout and would let you sit things on top.

I highly recommend downfiring or front instead of upward or rear into the tailgate. Come summer I imagine that top will be off, you will lose any form of cabin gain by reflecting it off the back.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 05:14 PM   #5
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I thought he wanted fish.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 05:23 PM   #6
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If you plan on putting in subs and taking the top off, I definitely recommend getting/making a down firing box. I went from a normal box in my cj (facing it front/rear didnt make much difference)to a down firing and it made a world of difference when the top is off.
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