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Old 05-28-2012, 03:29 AM   #1
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Smile clever ideas for a small subwoofer

As most of us know, when your topless you have to have the speakers cranked up. I'm entertaining the idea of a small subwoofer 8" to install, any clever ideas to make it near invisible and out of the way. I just can't seem to find a decient spot without it getting in the way. ANY idea WILL be entertained

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Old 05-28-2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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Under the seat, in place of the glove compartment or center console
Maybe attach it to the sport bar like a fire extinguisher if its tubular in shape

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Never thought of the fire extinguisher idea, have it made up like one and strap it to the rear bar isant a bad idea. Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:58 AM   #4
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I've always liked the "rock" idea.. cause I'm a mineral and rock collector. Here's what I'm talking about.. If your jeep really isn't used much in the rear/cargo area.. and you want something to show off..
Just do a molded texture look with many types of outdoor speaker rocks etc.. So at first glance.. just looks like a pile of rocks in your cargo area.. but each rock has it's own speaker, amp etc.. just don't forget to include the rock looking dash kit and the rock shifter knob..
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Never thought of the fire extinguisher idea, have it made up like one and strap it to the rear bar isant a bad idea. Thanks!
I actually like the fire extinguisher idea. Wonder how hard that would be to get to work. Need a pretty small sub though.
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Good Concept = Bad Idea.. suppose there is a fire in your jeep or around you.. You grab for the fire extinguisher and.. music come out..
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Hey, was looking up that idea to see if someone had tried it and foud a Sub that was made to look like a Nitrogen bottle. lol

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Now thats a better idea! mount two of the in the back and it looks like your ready for the drags strip.. or (assuming it's an outdoor style speaker) got a roof rack?.. mount those two on the roof.. or on the swing out spare tire/jerry can/storage box arm. It would filter in with the over all jeep look, Like your carrying allot of stuff for the trail.
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I've had several different varieties of subwoofer mounts. I've had the bazooka bass tubes (they make a marine version) mounted behind the back seat. I've had single box enclosures. One of my favorites was a modified insta trunk that had the back removed so that speakers were mounted facing the rear seat. Which I still had some storage room. My favorite though was having 2 10" subs in the bottom cushion of the back seat. It took some modification, but there are some easy to follow videos online. But definitely don't mount the amp there cause you don't want it to overheat.
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Yea. I've noticed the NO2 bottle but that would just look silly.

I'm only looking for 1 - 8" sub. I'm not looking to wake the dead with bass. Although I can't see a 9" tube for an 8" sub being a problem. I'll keep everyone posted on how it comes out.
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Make a box the fits to the contours of the fender well inside your jeep.
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Having subs on The roll bars would suck for the passengers in the rear. I couldn't imagine having my head right next to a sub. :bang head a million times a minute: literally.
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Having subs on The roll bars would suck for the passengers in the rear. I couldn't imagine having my head right next to a sub. :bang head a million times a minute: literally.
Not in a 4dr. The rear roll bars are located more towards the trunk area. I wouldn't sub-ject anyone to that. Than again I'm not lookin for a bass that would rattle your teeth loose
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:44 PM   #15
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An 8" doesn't require a lot of air space, make a flat mold of your rear door, then to a standard wrap over a ring, you can get great sound out of a small space that way. if you google how to fiber glass a sub woofer enclosure they are really easy to make. you can put an 8 pretty much anywhere by making a mold of an area and wrapping it.
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I put an 8" in a fairly flat box around 18X12X4 from a good stereo shop. They put it on a long free wire and put velcro strips on three sides. Sticks to the carpet where ever I want it. Sometimes behind the back seat. Sometimes laying flat in the middle. Sounds best in the middle right behind the front seats, even enough wire to sit it on the ground out of the way for cleaning or getting the rear seat in and out. I love the setup.
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This was built for me by my stereo shop. It sit on top of the rear wheel well inside the roll bar. It is approx. 6" thick and sounds great!
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wakeboard boom tower speakers.. attached to the roll bar. Great when the top is off bc they are weather proof.
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I built a removable sub/amp box that way i could just unplug it and take it out so it wouldn't get stolen. Got tired of doing that so i screwed in latches & locked it down, lasted 3 days. Fukn thief's!
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I think I am going to make a box to fit under the back seat(JKU), with an 8" sub.
Found a JBL that should do nicely:
Amazon.com: JBL GTO804 Reduced Depth 8-Inch Subwoofer: Car Electronics

Also found a RF Punch that would do well also:
Amazon.com: Rockford Fosgate P1S4-8 Punch P1 4 Ohm SVC 8-Inch 200 Watts RMS 400 Watts Peak Subwoofer: Car Electronics

Leaning toward the JBL only because it's less $$$.
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I think I am going to make a box to fit under the back seat(JKU), with an 8" sub.
Found a JBL that should do nicely:
Amazon.com: JBL GTO804 Reduced Depth 8-Inch Subwoofer: Car Electronics

Also found a RF Punch that would do well also:
Amazon.com: Rockford Fosgate P1S4-8 Punch P1 4 Ohm SVC 8-Inch 200 Watts RMS 400 Watts Peak Subwoofer: Car Electronics

Leaning toward the JBL only because it's less $$$.
did you ever do this?
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I got a bazooka 8" tube installed in my 2 dr wrangler sahara. With installation it costed me around 250$. Sounds descent.
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Built a custom box for my 8 and my amp is mounted behind that
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did you ever do this?
Nope...
Tried to design a box that was easily removable, and it just wasnt going to work. I lay the seats down a lot and it would just be a PITA!

Sorry to disappoint.
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I got a bazooka 8" tube installed in my 2 dr wrangler sahara. With installation it costed me around 250$. Sounds descent.
I was thinking about a bazooka tube. Are you happy with it?
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Nope...
Tried to design a box that was easily removable, and it just wasnt going to work. I lay the seats down a lot and it would just be a PITA!

Sorry to disappoint.
Damn... I never lay my seats down. if you have any unused design ideas through them my way
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I got a bazooka 8" tube installed in my 2 dr wrangler sahara. With installation it costed me around 250$. Sounds descent.
Did you use the stock amp or wire it to an aftermarket one?
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I was thinking of getting a bazooka tube too. Are you happy with it?

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