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Unread 11-14-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Is this not a direct replacement for factory TJ Subwoofer???

Here is a 6.75" Kicker dual voice coil 2-ohm subwoofer...did alot of reading looks like nobody mentioned this one really.

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/det...=1219060406453

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Unread 11-14-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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I am looking for info if this would be a better option than spending $90 on the quadratec sub. Want to keep my amp and factory system functioning as it should without heavy modification just need something asap bc I removed my console and sub already and the factory sub was literally falling to pieces. Looking to upgrade and this looks like it might even fit depth wise w no modification to the speaker box. If this is a good fit as far as matching ohms I will also need an opinion on how to wire it in because I know the connectors are different. Don't know much about subs or amps any info will be much appreciated!
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Unread 11-14-2013, 11:22 PM   #3
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My factory sub went bad years ago. Got a bazooka dual voice coil and after cutting the crap out of my sub box I got it in there. When I saw this...
http://www.quadratec.com/products/14133_1001.htm
I bought and put it in.
If all you want to do is replace the crappy stock sub that probably rotted out after three years and are not looking to install more amps or want real booming bass... but just restore what you had, this is the way to go. It actually sounded better than the bazooka because it was the correct impedance for the stock system. It's a direct replacement. Just connect it up with the wires in the same place as the stock one.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 09:26 AM   #4
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That is good to know that the quadratec is a good sub I have seen mixed reviews on it. This Kicker is the same size as factory @6.75" and is thinner at under 3" not 6.5" like the older kickers and looks to be the same specs and has really awesome reviews on crutchfield as far as TJ owners replacing the stock sub and this one sounding way better. I just wanted to make sure it would utilize all the power from the factory amp and don't see why it wouldn't if it is dvc 2-ohm like advertised. If I am going to spend the money I would like to upgrade the speaker but I am just trying to find out if this Kicker will work just like the factory sub as far as the power and wiring matching up.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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Ok doing alot of talking to myself in this thread but I figured I would put this out there. Just got off the phone with Kicker technical support and this sub will in fact hook up the same exact way as the factory and utilize all the power of the factory amp in a much much better speaker. Basically could crank it and never worry about it blowing. I think this is the best solution to replacing the factory sub but will let you guys know after I get it installed!
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Unread 11-15-2013, 10:16 PM   #6
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Sounds like you've talked yourself into what you want to do with only one input.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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how did that kicker sub work out? I have replaced mine with a pyramid 6.5 two times. they both blew with the stock system. did you buy the 2ohm? Thanks!
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Unread 12-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #8
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Yea the kicker 2 ohm dvc 6.75" comp worked out great! Direct replacement just had to cut the normal pieces inside the box because it is a fatter sub hooked the 4 wires up just like they were + - on both sides and filled the box with polyfill. Sounds awesome can crank it loud and never have to worry about blowing it bc it hadles like 200w. To me it sounds just as good as my buddys 8" kicker in his jk. Overall really glad I found this sub over the quadratec replacement I originally found you won't be dissappointed.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 02:20 AM   #9
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Sweet! I'm ordering it right now! Thank you!
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Unread 12-07-2013, 12:45 PM   #10
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Yes it's a good fit wiring wise (DVC 2 ohm) but it's way too greedy for the OEM amp. Kicker makes a nice 1 ohm stable mini amp to match it, consider searching it put if you want a little upgrade.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 07:42 AM   #11
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Well I am sure you can always make something better but mine on the stock amp sounds pretty amazing to me. Much better upgrade over factory IMO.
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