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Unread 08-04-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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04 Rubicon sub woofer

hey yall...i hear its really difficult to find a sub woofer to replace the one in the center console. i will put the new one in the original place...no boxes or amps.
and jeep dealership is outrageously priced.
ive just put in new kickers and a kenwood stereo, and want a great subwoofer, too.
i wanna listen LOUD even on interstate driving!!!!!!


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Unread 08-04-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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oh i was just wanting recommendations on brands and such and where to get one.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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Replaced mine with a marine certified Polk Audio 6.5" slim mount coaxial (sold in pairs). Cost like $90-100. Ordered from Crutchfield.
If I had the money, I would buy a Tuffy sub/center console and an amp.
Pretty easy install. Don't need to do any major rewiring.
Make sure you have a torx set.

Here's a link to a thread that discusses how to change the sub.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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The link below is from another recent thread on the same subject. From what research I have done, it seems to be the only "direct replacement" that requires no modifications.

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Unread 08-04-2011, 05:50 PM   #5
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I built a custom box based off plans on here. The box fits under the center console. I think the member was Adam something.

I the put an 8" polk audio marine sub in it. Sounds great.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 07:08 PM   #6
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You can get a pyramid brand 6.5 subwoofer that fits. You just have to dremel or notch out the back of the subwoofer box to accept the new deeper subwoofer. They go from 10.00 to 20.00 on Ebay. People have also used a low profile Kicker 6.5, but with the stock amp that Kicker is being wasted IMHO.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 07:12 PM   #7
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Just do what I did, rattles the whole jeep.

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Unread 09-21-2011, 11:54 AM   #8
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new exact fit subwoofer speaker from quadratec

I just installed a new subwoofer speaker from quadratec last weekend. it's a perfect match and fit, in the space as well as wiring.

quadratec has an exclusive on the speaker.

part number 14133.1001 \

it's worth it. swaping the speaker out of the subwoofer unit took about 5 minutes...

it's made of much better weather resistant and long lasting material.

don't mess with buying a new speaker unit from the dealer or another supplier. 2 reasons:

1) the electrical connector of the new subwoofer unit may be different. My Sahara connector has a connector with about 16 or 18 pins in it. I paid a high price for an OEM Jeep subwoofer box unit ( a week before quadratec came out with the new speaker) and the plug on it did NOT match my Jeep wiring!!!! It only had about 8 pins in the connector.

2) old OEM parts are going to be OLD and the same lousy material as the original speaker. i doubt any new old stock replacement from jeep will last long.

my old speaker was SHOT. it was separated all the way around to the speaker mount. no wonder it sounded like "crud".

by the way, to take out your center console you will only need a 13mm socket and a either a T30 torx.I don't recall which. the 13mm socket works on the front cup holder bolt.

my new speaker sounds great. and the wife can't beef about the old busted one anymore.
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