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Old 11-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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Blown subwoofer, looking for suggestions

I'm on my iPad (1st gen) and the search doesn't work so hot, keeps kicking me out to a a generic type looking at JKs, etc. anyway, I still have the stock head unit as I'm pretty happy with it. It's the 6 disc changer with Sirius radio. I had already upgraded the front speakers to Polk and sound bars to Kicker. I listen to mostly country, but that not to say I don't turn it up. And from time to time, Eminem has been known to rage from the speakers. Thanks in advance!

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What year is the Jeep? Is it a console stock subwoofer or a rear enclosure subwoofer, and what size is the stock subwoofer?

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The JL W7 8" sub has a phenomenal sound for the size.
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What year is the Jeep? Is it a console stock subwoofer or a rear enclosure subwoofer, and what size is the stock subwoofer?
'06 Rubicon with the stock sub in the center console
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The JL W7 8" sub has a phenomenal sound for the size.
Do you know if this is a direct replacement fit for the stock one? Thanks!
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Do you know if this is a direct replacement fit for the stock one? Thanks!
Quadratec has one!
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The kicker 6.5 shallow mount will fit fine and works well. The 8" will not fit without modifications to the mounting area. For the kicker 6.5 all you have to do is snap off some plastic support below the speaker in the box. The kicker is much better quality than the pyramid 6.5 that some recommend.
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Quadratec has one!
Way too expensive... Doesn't sound great at all for what you have to pay either. On a budget do the pyramid 6.5 and to do it right get the kicker 6.5
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I have a excellent condition Kicker 6.5 for sale! As of today

Pm me if interested. $50 + shipping
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I have a excellent condition Kicker 6.5 for sale! As of today

Pm me if interested. $50 + shipping
And its sold already! Def look at the Kicker, it was a good setup but I just went with a more over the top system for my taste
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Thanks for the info. The Pyramid is a decent replacement for $20 or the Kicker too. The Kicker is probably the best performance choice. But, you may be happy with the $20 pyramid too.

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http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...mid-WX65X.html

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Thanks for the info. The Pyramid is a decent replacement for $20 or the Kicker too. The Kicker is probably the best performance choice. But, you may be happy with the $20 pyramid too.

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I blew the pyramid in a short amount of time listening to music not specifically bass heavy. Nothing that should have blown it. I've had the Kicker for probably a year now with no problems.
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Our TJ had no subwoofer when we bough it, though it had the console space for it and was set up for a 7 speaker system so I figured the previous owner removed the sub because it was blown. Rather than adding a stocker back, I picked up a JL 6.5" sub and also a new mono amp to power it. Looking at the specs for the stock sub amp, it won't drive much, so you may consider replacing it if you want to drive a decent sub. This also allows for future expansion if you later decide to ditch the 6.5" and get some larger subs in the rear, for example. Of course, you'd probably ditch the stock head unit too if you were going this route.
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I'm on my iPad (1st gen) and the search doesn't work so hot, keeps kicking me out to a a generic type looking at JKs, etc. anyway, I still have the stock head unit as I'm pretty happy with it. It's the 6 disc changer with Sirius radio. I had already upgraded the front speakers to Polk and sound bars to Kicker. I listen to mostly country, but that not to say I don't turn it up. And from time to time, Eminem has been known to rage from the speakers. Thanks in advance!
Verf: When my stock sub woofer went I replaced it with the Kicker PlugNPlay from Quadratec but did not really like it all that much (still have my stock HU as well). I decided to go this route (owned one in diff vehicle & really liked it) there .
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Wanted to thank everyone for the advice! Sucks Kicker stopped making the Kicker CompVT 08CVT654. I'll hunt around and look at the other option you folks gave me. Nothing worse than the sound of a blown sub, no matter how low u turn the bass, lol. Speaker taken care of, advice for a cost efficient amp? I won't be doing any more than the one sub. I'm 40, did my time with radios 15+ years ago. Now I just enjoy, lol
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Our TJ had no subwoofer when we bough it, though it had the console space for it and was set up for a 7 speaker system so I figured the previous owner removed the sub because it was blown. Rather than adding a stocker back, I picked up a JL 6.5" sub and also a new mono amp to power it. Looking at the specs for the stock sub amp, it won't drive much, so you may consider replacing it if you want to drive a decent sub. This also allows for future expansion if you later decide to ditch the 6.5" and get some larger subs in the rear, for example. Of course, you'd probably ditch the stock head unit too if you were going this route.
I cut a nine inch diameter hole in my center console and mounted a 10 inch sub in it. drilled a hole for the speaker wire and it sounds pretty good.
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I cut a nine inch diameter hole in my center console and mounted a 10 inch sub in it. drilled a hole for the speaker wire and it sounds pretty good.
But then the speaker doesn't have the minimum cubic feet of airspace behind it that it needs to work properly
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But then the speaker doesn't have the minimum cubic feet of airspace behind it that it needs to work properly
very true i did not think about that. it seems this may be only a temp relocation of said subwoofer. i appreciate the response.
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I replaced mine with the Quadratec direct replacement. It sounds fine and was not that expensive. It is a well made speaker, requires no modification, and takes less than an hour to pull the console, install, and reinstall the console.

Of course, it's all about opinion, too.
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Haven't heard of too many people installing sound systems on a wrangler, I would guess it has to do with the fact that it would bounce/roll around while off-roading. But I guess you could build a custom box to compensate for that. Anyway from past experiences on other friends cars, I would recommend "kicker". It seem to me that it's sound was good. But again don't know much about sound systems. I've only experience them in other peoples cars. Good luck anyway.
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Haven't heard of too many people installing sound systems on a wrangler, I would guess it has to do with the fact that it would bounce/roll around while off-roading. But I guess you could build a custom box to compensate for that. Anyway from past experiences on other friends cars, I would recommend "kicker". It seem to me that it's sound was good. But again don't know much about sound systems. I've only experience them in other peoples cars. Good luck anyway.
What box would roll around? A 6x9 box? I know my box isnt going anywhere and no one is stealing it out my jeep.
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It depends on the kind of off-roading you do. I can see a 6x9 box staying in place while being 40 degrees horizontal while rock crawling. I mean again it really only depends on what you do. The box is irrelevant if you don't do much actual off-roading/rock crawling. If I were to ever consider having a sub in the back of my jk I would bolt that sht straight to the rear. Lol
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It depends on the kind of off-roading you do. I can see a 6x9 box staying in place while being 40 degrees horizontal while rock crawling. I mean again it really only depends on what you do. The box is irrelevant if you don't do much actual off-roading/rock crawling. If I were to ever consider having a sub in the back of my jk I would bolt that sht straight to the rear. Lol
I was kidding...i dont have a 6x9 boxes but was saying if my jeep flipped over today, my sub box enclosure that is in there is not bolted down and i guarantee its not coming out.
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I was kidding...i dont have a 6x9 boxes but was saying if my jeep flipped over today, my sub box enclosure that is in there is not bolted down and i guarantee its not coming out.
I wasn't going to assume you were kidding about the 6x9 sub box out of respect. What you decide to do with your car is up to you. I would only image that if your jeep flipped over, so would your sub with whatever size box you may have? (that is if like you say "is not bolted down") tell me if I'm wrong, but unless your driving your jeep in outer space where the basic laws of physics don't fully apply then anything,such as the sub, that isn't tided up/bolted on/locked in place ect..will according to Newtons Law of Universal Gravitation mimic the movement of the jeep (in basic terms for ya ). Again, I will not assume you were as you say "kidding," I'm black and white with my intuitions.
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The kicker 6.5 shallow mount will fit fine and works well.
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Wanted to thank everyone for the advice! Sucks Kicker stopped making the Kicker CompVT 08CVT654. I'll hunt around and look at the other option you folks gave me. Nothing worse than the sound of a blown sub, no matter how low u turn the bass, lol. Speaker taken care of, advice for a cost efficient amp? I won't be doing any more than the one sub. I'm 40, did my time with radios 15+ years ago. Now I just enjoy, lol
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Whats the dimensions of that?
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Nevermind. I see its a pretty large amp.
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Quick question. Will this kicker sub be as good as the one mentioned above? I'm not a audio guy, don't know enough about them, I can remove/replace 'em and enjoy listening to them, lol.

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Quick question. Will this kicker sub be as good as the one mentioned above? I'm not a audio guy, don't know enough about them, I can remove/replace 'em and enjoy listening to them, lol.

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Wow, I'm surprised they discontinued the old model. The new one you gave a link to will fit depth wise, its actually even thinner than the last model, but its 1/4" wider at the top. I forget how snug mine was when I put it in so I just can't say for sure if a 6.75" sub will fit in that box without cutting a larger hole. 6.5" seems to fit well.

Also that new one is 2ohms while the old one was 4ohms. I'm not sure what the stock amp wants to put out (if you have a stock amp)

I would try to find the 6.5" kicker shallow mount somewhere and if no luck either get a different sub or see if the 6.75" one will fit.

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