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Old 06-16-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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Infinity subwoofer enclosure, can it be modified?

I'm looking for subwoofer and enclosure and I like the clean look of the factory wranglers with the infinity sound system. I have a 2012 without infinity but was wondering if i bought an enclosure if i can put a different sub and then wire it to an aftermarket amp like I plan on doing with any sub i end up with. Also, does the 2010 infinity enclosure fit in a 2012? Ive seen them for a lot cheaper than ones listed for 2012's, and they look a little different but i cant find any info on this. Thanks

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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I have the Infinity Sub enclosure and would actually be interested in in going to a non sub set up

I have the 4 dr so not sure if same. If so, you interested? I have a 2012

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I'm looking for subwoofer and enclosure and I like the clean look of the factory wranglers with the infinity sound system. I have a 2012 without infinity but was wondering if i bought an enclosure if i can put a different sub and then wire it to an aftermarket amp like I plan on doing with any sub i end up with. Also, does the 2010 infinity enclosure fit in a 2012? Ive seen them for a lot cheaper than ones listed for 2012's, and they look a little different but i cant find any info on this. Thanks
You can, but it's not a great enclosure. Its biggest advantage is the factory look.

If you go this route you'll need to put an 8" sub in, and you may need to fashion a spacer ring to enable it to fit.
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I originally did what you do and put in a Polk MM840 sub and a jL 5 channel amp. It did ok and was a lot better than stock. I wanted more punch and ended up upgrading to a separate box with a single 12. It fits want I want.
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Im not a bass head, just look for a little bit of beat. Im replacing the HU and all the speakers, but i know the quality of sound coming out of the sound bar isnt going to produce any good bass.. I think that an aftermarket 8 inch with an amp would sound good and give me the nice clean look. What is the spacer for?
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What is the spacer for?

It's an adapter ring to get a aftermarket sub mounted into the factory enclosure

Screw the ring to the housing ... Then you can mount any sub to the ring
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Im not a bass head, just look for a little bit of beat. Im replacing the HU and all the speakers, but i know the quality of sound coming out of the sound bar isnt going to produce any good bass.. I think that an aftermarket 8 inch with an amp would sound good and give me the nice clean look. What is the spacer for?
The stock sub is quite shallow, a lot of after market subs will need a bit more depth. Also, you'll find that the mounting holes in the enclosure and the speaker probably won't match up, so you need something to screw the sub to. I mounted a JBL GTO804 in there; I made a spacer ring out of 3/4" ply, spray it black to make it blend in, and screwed it into the factory mounting holes. Then I put a bead of black silicon sealant all round the edge of the spacer, and screwed the new sub to it. Worked fine; the bass is not bad, but not earth shaking.
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I'm looking for subwoofer and enclosure and I like the clean look of the factory wranglers with the infinity sound system. I have a 2012 without infinity but was wondering if i bought an enclosure if i can put a different sub and then wire it to an aftermarket amp like I plan on doing with any sub i end up with. Also, does the 2010 infinity enclosure fit in a 2012? Ive seen them for a lot cheaper than ones listed for 2012's, and they look a little different but i cant find any info on this. Thanks
Yes you can. Im using my OEM enclosure with a rockford 8" sub. It is flimsy, so you need to dynomat the interior and fill it with polyfil to stop the plastic from resonating. You also can't pump a ton of power through the sub...the enclosure can't take it.
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It's expensive but it's a good box, and very clean.
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Anyone know the difference between the 2010 box and the 2012?
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It's expensive but it's a good box, and very clean.
It costs around a grand and to buy the sub on its own is about $500, which means that you're paying $500 for an MDF box covered in carpet.

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