Replacing the stock sub. Different center console.
Hey own a '99 TJ and I've been searching all over for how to even get into the sub. Seems everyone center console is different than mine I don't have any rear cup holders nor do my front ones come out. So I am confused where to start how to even access the sub. Thanks.
I did search and I saw that post. For some reason everywhere I look everyone has rear cup holders and the front ones have a cover that pops off I don't have either which is making me unsure where to start.
I have an '03 TJ and my console had the slats. I suggest not putting a sub in there. I did and the place that installed it said they had a hell of a time getting it to b airtight. I only had a 6.5 sub in there and the sound from it was ok.
I would recommend either a pre-amp bass tube for behind the rear seat OR a sub enclosure that is designed for behind the rear seat. Both of those options allow the amp to b right there too. Instead of stuffing it under the drivers seat.
Yeah just checked and had no slats so is that enough indication there is no sub or even sub box? I don't think so because the side the parking brake is on takes that up and the bucket (lack of better term) seems to take up the other side.
There are several companies out there that make slim mount powered subs that will fit under the rear seat, usually 8" but I have seen a 10". Somewhere on this forum I saw where a guy mounted one of them in his console.
I picked up a sub and the correct console at my local salvage yard pretty cheap. My '00 just had the half console and one cup holder so I bought the one made for a sub and has two cup holders up front and two in the back. They still have one sitting in a wrecked jeep now.
I am pleased with the OEM one I got from the salvage yard. Only paid $40 for the sub, enclosure, harness, and the pocket that goes between top of sub enclosue and the bottom edge of the console under the arm rest. I had previously purchased a full console from the same place and it just had the big white plasctic insert in it. The hardset part of the install is the wiring of it. Wiring the enclosure is no problem if you got a copy of the wiring diagram and the color code for the wires. For the power to the built-in amp, I connected it to the fuse box using an empty fuse slot for switched power and the turn on lead from the sub to my aftermarket radio's amp lead. It's no competition style sound. but I don't think it's too bad. When it eventually blows, I'll replace with a JL Audio 6" seperate sub.