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post #1 of 3 Old 04-09-2013, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Quick Disconnect Rear Sub Box

I have heard of the idea being thrown around here a few times so I took it upon myself to build an easily removable sub box for the back of my Jeep.

Like most, I find space to be an issue with my Jeep. The factory sub gets drowned out pretty easily with the top down, and since summer is upon us I wanted to address this issue. Modifications of the center console are convenient but I find them to be rather expensive, and you still need to find a place to hide an amp. I don't use the rear "cargo" behind my back seat that often but I still wouldn't want a sub box there permanently, and it also runs the risk of water damage when off roading / getting caught in the rain with the top down.

I used Industrial grade 3 pin connectors you can find at any hardware store. The two power pins are the battery and ground, the one meant for the ground prong I used for the remote wire. They were large enough for the 8 GA amp wire. I used wire loom and proper fuses on everything, when not in use I'll just pull the fuse from under the hood. The RCA cables and yellow plug sit in where the factory hardtop connector is, it works out very nicely! This whole thing costed me under 50 bucks, but I already had the sub and amp.

I like having the whole subwoofer/amplifier as a single removable unit. It compliments the rest of my system very nicely and should be great with the top down! Hope this helps someone!

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-09-2013, 04:02 PM
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Nice job.

Next would be some keyed bolts (think replaceable cleats on a soccer shoe) to keep honest thieves from walking off with it. A real thief isn't going to care what you have it bolted down with they will get it...


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post #3 of 3 Old 04-09-2013, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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That will likely be next, as you can see I just have it ratchet strapped down right now. Once I take my carpet out and put down the bedliner, I will do something like this. Thx for the idea
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