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Old 02-17-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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Put in a Sub. Havent seen it done this way before. What do you think?

So I have a 2012 wrangler sport and didn't have the infinity system and wanted to put in a sub. Couldn't find a way I liked that would be subtle and unobtrusive till I found this and put it in. Never seen anyone do it this way before (neither has anyone I've talked to)
Let me know what you think


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Old 02-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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There's another guy here that did something similar with a Rockford Fosgate 12" in a truck box. I think it's the perfect spot for a sub, but I couldn't bring myself to drill into my tailgate. I also didn't want to add any more weight to the tailgate than I had to.

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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Yeah, thankfully it doesn't add much weight. It fit perfectly tho and added just the right amount of bass. I not gonna be shattering the neighbors windows, but I can definitely feel my music better.

BIG important thing though, is to use foam board or something behind it. Didn't at first, and well, yeah, a whole lot of rattle. The foam board worked just as well as dynamat and only cost me two bucks too
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:43 PM   #4
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That's pretty cool. So no rattle at all after the foam?
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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Before the foam, it was ridiculous how much it rattled. After, it has a little rattle at high volume, but the music's too loud at that point to even hear it. I only know because I stood next to it with the gate open and could hear a little. Also, the guy I bought it from does great installs and I showed him the foam board and he immediately went and got some because its so much cheaper than dynamat and seems to be just as effective.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #6
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I'm not trying to blow the neighbors windows off, just adding some good punch to my rock music. Kinda nifty that it naturally fits right there and there's about half an inch of clearance to the floor when the gates closed and its snugged up to the plastic bar. Only modification to the plastic wire cover was using a dremel to notch out the end for the wires to the sub. I really wanted the whole thing to be as clean as possible, not take up a lot of tailgate room, and add a clear bass punch to my music. Did all 3.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:57 PM   #7
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That's clean. I like it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #8
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #9
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I'm not trying to blow the neighbors windows off, just adding some good punch to my rock music. Kinda nifty that it naturally fits right there and there's about half an inch of clearance to the floor when the gates closed and its snugged up to the plastic bar. Only modification to the plastic wire cover was using a dremel to notch out the end for the wires to the sub. I really wanted the whole thing to be as clean as possible, not take up a lot of tailgate room, and add a clear bass punch to my music. Did all 3.
nice looking install......Would that sub fit under on of the front seats?
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:16 PM   #10
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clean!!! I'd thought about this approach without any action yet, thanks for the photos!
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #11
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Mine is under the drivers seat, out of the way, more cargo room.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:46 PM   #12
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I agree, and typically that's where people put them, but it doesn't stick out much and takes up way less than a sub and box would. Wanted the bass to more come from the back than say under the seat. Seen them done that way too though.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #13
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I did mine in a similar fashion. I hadnt seen anybody do it this way either. I think I like your sub better, but for whatever reason I didn't see those when I was shopping for mine. It's been a great solution for me, but I'm about to have to redo it because I just got rear ended and my rear gate got destroyed :-(

Anyway if anybody's thinking of doing this and worried about weight, mount it closer to the hinges like I did.

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:39 PM   #14
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I did mine in a similar fashion. I hadnt seen anybody do it this way either. I think I like your sub better, but for whatever reason I didn't see those when I was shopping for mine. It's been a great solution for me, but I'm about to have to redo it because I just got rear ended and my rear gate got destroyed :-(

Anyway if anybody's thinking of doing this and worried about weight, mount it closer to the hinges like I did.
What system is that? Did you have to make that box or was it all integrated?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #15
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Looks good. Great idea!
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #16
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What system is that? Did you have to make that box or was it all integrated?
It's an integrated powered sub that I bought on amazon...
Kenwood KSC-SW10 5x7 150 watt powered sub
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Nice clean install.
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It's an integrated powered sub that I bought on amazon...
Kenwood KSC-SW10 5x7 150 watt powered sub
Please tell us how you did the wiring. I am interested in replacing the Infinity sub but don't understand much but plug and play so your details would be most helpful.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:24 AM   #19
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It came with good instructions and I found a wiring diagram somewhere online. When I have some time I'll see if I can find it. I have to redo it soon and put a new one in because of the wreck and I'll take a couple of pics.

Maybe the OP has the info and can post it here quicker than I'll get around to it. I'm putting baseboards in the house this weekend...
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Looks great.
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I looked at that set up seemed alright but I built my own setup. Not tring to steal a thread just tossing in other options.

I just built my own box and put in the Kicker 10"





This is what I was wanting to make but I am not that skilled.
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I looked at that set up seemed alright but I built my own setup. Not tring to steal a thread just tossing in other options.

I just built my own box and put in the Kicker 10"

This is what I was wanting to make but I am not that skilled.
That's awesome. I decided to go with an integrated unit rather than building a box, but the objective was the same. Looks great!
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Looks nice though packig your jeep must be more difficult now that you have to take the space of the sub into account while packing?
And arent you worried about rain and such when your tailgate is open?
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:44 PM   #24
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I don't know about the other guys but I'm in an unlimited and this takes up way less space than the factory sub. Space was the primary reason for me to do it this way.

When I run topless I always put a duster on. No rain worries that way.

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