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Old 05-11-2014, 11:27 AM   #1
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Powered subwoofer

'05 Willys TJ.....typical of the sub to act up or even start sounding terrible?

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Old 05-11-2014, 08:06 PM   #2
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Factory console sub? Yes! Mine sounded like a box of rocks. I just unplugged it.

2004 Unlimited
Still stock for a while!
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:16 PM   #3
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The foam surround on the speaker tears when it gets old. Sounds horrible when that happens.
It's easy to replace the speaker. About a 30 minute job.
2005 Rubicon LJ, 4.5 lift, 35's
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:26 PM   #4
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You have a few options. Depending on if it is just the foam, using Aleene's Tacky Glue. Just make sure to clean the foam off the metal. Cost only a few bucks for the Glue. I did the Tacky Glue route first but I did a lousy job cleaning it up before applying the glue. It worked for a few weeks until my niece inserted a CD of hers into it. It really pumped out some music until it detached again, but it was the material I had left on the metal that had separated.

Other option would be to replace the subwoofer, which I did the second time .I replaced my stock with Kicker 40CWRT672 and have not looked back. But I have cleaned up the stock sub for just in case something happens

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