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Old 01-11-2014, 01:52 PM   #1
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Need help replacing subwoofer in 2001 TJ

Just bought my first Jeep, 2001 TJ, 3 weeks ago and I am fixing all the problems one by one. The subwoofer is blown, sounds awfull.

I have to pull the center console but have questions.

1. they say to pull up on the automatic shift handle. Does the transfer case knob slide right off too? Are they easy to put back on?

2. The Chiltons I have is crap, the drawing they show doesn't match my center console. How to I remove it? I found a screw under the plastic cup holder.

Inside the storage area I found 2 philipps screws and 3 or 4 screws that I have never seen before. They have a hollow center and what looks like 3 slots. Doesn't look like torx. Do I need to buy a tool to remove them?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 01-11-2014, 02:19 PM   #2
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sounds like you need a tri-wing driver


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Old 01-11-2014, 03:50 PM   #3
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Here are a couple threads that might help you.

How To Replace The Factory Subwoofer - JeepForum.com

Replaced My Blown Subwoofer!

A lot of people talk about the super cheap Pyramid subwoofer as a decent replacement.

Other people say the Kicker replacement is best. With the Kicker replacement you might get better performance with the 2-ohm or the 1-ohm replacement. Others will probably comment and tell you which speaker is best for the subwoofer replacement.

It really depends on how hard you like to drive your subwoofer. If you like to drive it really hard, then the proper Kicker 2-ohm subwoofer, might be best. If you just want a quick cheap replacement and you don't drive it hard, then the pyramid will suffice.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KICKER-10CVT...-/360819090069

http://www.parts-express.com/pyramid...m_campaign=pla

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_2064CRT...72.html?tp=111
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:03 PM   #4
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Thanks to everyone's comments I have decided on the Quadratec plug and play sub. What is great about the Quadratec site is they show you how to remove the console and speaker too!

So I ordered the sub. Can't wait to get it.

JC



http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/152546.pdf
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:32 PM   #5
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Although I didn't get the new sub woofer yet I wanted to look at the old one so I took out the center console and sure enough the sub is bad. Here is a photo showing the ripped edge.

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Just replaced the stock blown sub with the Pyramid. Sounds awesome and easy to install. I had a hard time finding wiring pics so here is what i found to work after trial and error.
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If you go to jeepslimited.com and create a user id, you can download a free factory service manual and parts manual for your TJ.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:31 AM   #8
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does anyone know were I could fing the pyramid sub in Canada?
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Looks like my factory sub has just stopped working? Anyone ever have it just stop?
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:05 AM   #10
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Looks like my factory sub has just stopped working? Anyone ever have it just stop?
To just flat out quit, my guess would be the fuse.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:27 AM   #11
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If you push components too hard they blow. Usually they start to make a crackling noise first indicating damage before they go. If you use an aftermarket head unit and turned up the bass boost and things like that it can add more stress.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:53 PM   #12
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Also, if the flexible ring around the outer edge has deteriorated you can apply black silicon to the damage and its good as new.
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Kicker 6.5" shallow mount to do it right, pyramid on a budget. I blew a couple pyramids before I went to a kicker, haven't had a problem since and I don't use the stock amp.
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What ohm sub is the best for stock setup? I read in a previous post 1ohm or 2 ohm? Also if you change out the stereo to a little more powerful stereo say a 20wx4 alpine radio with no amps what ohm is the best?
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The ohms will be determined by how many speakers being used and how you wire the speakers in question, so the formula will work in reverse: Figure out your output ohm given the wiring plan and select speakers to match.

This will give you some detailed information if you want to understand it, there's other info out there but this popped up in my google search and appeared to be thorough enough: http://www.prestonelectronics.com/audio/Impedance.htm

20x4 won't power a true "sub" bass speaker. Mid bass would actually struggle with anything over a 6" driver.
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What ohm is the factory sub that I have in my 2001? Mine is also blown and would like to replace it right now I have the fuse pulled for it cause it sounds that bad.
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What ohm is the factory sub that I have in my 2001? Mine is also blown and would like to replace it right now I have the fuse pulled for it cause it sounds that bad.
I don't have a factory sub so I can't say for sure but I would assume it would be a 4ohm speaker. It should say on the back, or on the basket somewhere. You could also shop for a replacement by vehicle and it should turn up a proper ohm rating.
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Cool thanks for the help
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What ohm is the factory sub that I have in my 2001? Mine is also blown and would like to replace it right now I have the fuse pulled for it cause it sounds that bad.
I believe it's a 2 ohm, dual voice coil. It's driven by a teeny-tiny little factory amp that's hiding inside the enclosure.
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If you have a multimeter you can test it and be 100% sure too.
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The OEM sub is a 2ohm dual voice coil sub. The OEM amp is rated at 80 watts.
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I have a TJ and trying to take the shifter handle off (auto trans). How do I remove/replace it?
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Just pull up. It will pop off
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