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Old 02-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Lots of sub replacement instructions on here. Please use the search function up top.

See page 4 on this link
Replaced My Blown Subwoofer!

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:40 PM   #4
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Do you actually have one?? They all have the slats for them. It took me few months to even know I had one.
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I'm unsure if I do have one either blown or I don't have one. But I still read the box would be there and I could install one.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:04 PM   #7
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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.

Thanks for all the help so far.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:06 PM   #8
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No slats = no sub. If u don't mind losing the trunk space then put something back there.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:15 PM   #9
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Ahh darn, well atleast it saved me from tearing it open! Not too interested in losing the little space I have and don't care that much about having a good audio system. Thanks a lot though!

One idea though--could a sub go into the center console just easy and safe as it is to lock it up?
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I was thinking that only the Rubicons had the factory sub. The slats are on the drivers side.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #11
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Either way I don't have a sub, bummer. Still kind of interested if I could install it in the center console, any insight?
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #12
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I was thinking that only the Rubicons had the factory sub. The slats are on the drivers side.
There are some tjs with subs I have Lj came with it.
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My 03 Sahara has the factory sub. Still sounds great. :-)
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My 03 Sahara has the factory sub. Still sounds great. :-)
Go rub it in why don't you
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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.
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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.
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Here is a link with the different kind of consoles for ya!

Best Jeep Wrangler Console For Your TJ
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Here is a link with the different kind of consoles for ya!

Best Jeep Wrangler Console For Your TJ
That was going to be my next suggestion, but bigcrave beat me to it
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Here's another way, something I was thinking of doing since I'm in the same situation.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/cent...on-167612.html
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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.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:52 PM   #21
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If you look at the replacement speaker sold at Quadratec, they also include the replacement instructions.

http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/152546.pdf
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:09 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the replies everyone! I'm not in any hurry to get a sub but will definitely consider it this summer. Thanks again!

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