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Old 11-17-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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Replacement Subwoofer????

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I've got a 2001 TJ Sport and I'm in need of new speakers for my stereo system. The dash and sound bar speakers are easy to find, but I can't seam to find a replacement center console subwoofer. I've been told that they didn't make a subwoofer in TJ's by both local and online stores. Anyone have suggestions?
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I've got a 2001 TJ Sport and I'm in need of new speakers for my stereo system. The dash and sound bar speakers are easy to find, but I can't seam to find a replacement center console subwoofer. I've been told that they didn't make a subwoofer in TJ's by both local and online stores. Anyone have suggestions?
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Do you already have a center console from the factory installed? If not you will need a box, amp, and sub. Of it already came with one and you are looking for a replacement, go for the Kicker 6.5"

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Old 11-17-2012, 01:43 AM   #3
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Kicker 10CVT652 - $69 on amazon. It isn't direct fit per se.

1. cut down a small amount of some internal plastic so that the depth of the speaker will fit (easy)
2. drill holes that align with the new speaker (easy)
3. stuff box with polyfill (optional)
4. reconnect and enjoy


The speaker doesn't produce the boooooooom of a high wattage sub but it fills out the sound nicely. I highly recommend it.


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Do you already have a center console from the factory installed?

This would help.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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Mine didn't come with one stock, so I had to buy the black plastic insert that goes inside the center console from someone on here to use and also install an amp in the instatrunk in the back. Some people build boxes that will fit in the center console and can be made to hold 8", but the 6.5" was easy and works great for me.

Here's a picture of how I installed my amp if anyone needs it.

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Hi All!
I've got a 2001 TJ Sport and I'm in need of new speakers for my stereo system. The dash and sound bar speakers are easy to find, but I can't seam to find a replacement center console subwoofer. I've been told that they didn't make a subwoofer in TJ's by both local and online stores. Anyone have suggestions?
Thanks!!!
They did have an optional 7 speaker upgrade from Jeep in the TJ's. This setup added a center console sub and upgraded the front speakers to a woofer/tweeter component set in pods. If you have a sub in the center console, but it's blown, you have a few options to replace it. If your center console does not have a sub in it already, you will need to get a center console with the enclosure, or fabricate your own enclosure.

To replace a blown center console sub, you can stay original, or go with an aftermarket setup. Quadratec offers a direct plug-and-play solution for around $90; this will only work if your factory subwoofer amp is still functional and you just have a rattling sub to replace. Many people (myself included) are in favor of going aftermarket. I once replaced a customer's blown sub with a Quadratec replacement, she blew that one within a few months as well.

As long as you have the factory sub and enclosure, you can modify it fairly easily to accept a stronger and more reliable aftermarket sub. The Kicker CompVT 6.5 was mentioned above, and is a popular choice because it is still the original 6.5" diameter, but just needs a bit more depth in it's box. You can cut some plastic out of your stock enclosure, and the Kicker will drop right in. There are other options out there, and I've even heard of people cramming an aftermarket 8" sub in the center console; the sky's the limit if you have the skill and know-how.

If you do go with an aftermarket sub, you will want an aftermarket amp to power it. Some people mount this in the rear cargo area, or under a front seat. I found the idea on this and other Jeep forums to mount the amp under the driver's dashboard. There is enough room to fit a small 5-channel amp under here, I have an Alpine MRX-V70 mounted under my dash - my feet never hit it, and my steering wheel still has full tilt. New Class D amps have small footprints and big power outputs, and are much more efficient than older Class A/B amps, so their mounting options are nearly endless.

Also, for the dash speakers, a popular choice is to upgrade to a 5.25" speaker with the Nalin MFG adapter plates. If you haven't already looked into this, you should; I did 5.25" components in mine with tweeters mounted on the top of the dash corners. The difference is amazing, especially once I amplified them with my Alpine amp. Check out my audio thread for what I did... I still need to get the pictures of the amp up there, though.
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ready to buy & am torn between the Kicker CVT654 (6 1/2" sub) or Kicker 10C84 (8" sub). Anyone have experience with enlarging the holes in the center console for the larger 8" sub? Can the stock amp still be used eventhough I know it wont be ideal? Last, anyone know the specs of the stock subwoofer amp on the 01 TJ (watts, ohms, etc)?
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scratch that... i just order the Pyramid WX64 from Amazon. Nice n cheap, heard on other threads that this is a good one for simple stock replacement.
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Quadratec has an exact replacement, I just installed it last night and it works great. Install take maybe 45 minutes tops.
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scratch that... i just order the Pyramid WX64 from Amazon. Nice n cheap, heard on other threads that this is a good one for simple stock replacement.
I blew mine in less than 2 months with normal volume country music, nothing bass heavy. At least its a cheap replacement if it does blow! I have the kicker 6.5 now and have had no problems at all
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I blew mine in less than 2 months with normal volume country music, nothing bass heavy. At least its a cheap replacement if it does blow! I have the kicker 6.5 now and have had no problems at all
The kicker sub is the best one out there. The pyramid is not work it. U r going to end up blowing that one and your going to b in the same situation.
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The kicker sub is the best one out there. The pyramid is not work it. U r going to end up blowing that one and your going to b in the same situation.
Yes! I listen to just about everything. Mostly Metal And no issues with the Kicker. You aren't going to "thump" but it does balance everythi9ng out.

And as mentioned above, it is a little bit of a pain to install as you do need to trim some plastic inside the center console. But nothing a Dremmel or a good pair of needle nose pliers can't handle.
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I was considering the kicker & if I blow the Pyramid sub then I'll probably end up with the Kicker 6.5" sub. I have done quite a bit of research and have found that the Pyramid "can" be a good replacement. It's only costing me 15 bucks and if it doesn't work it'd be a worth while experiment. I did order some Kicker dash and sound bar speakers too.
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Steve76t,

How did the Pyramid work out for you? I am looking for a replacement - decent and cheap. I am even fine without the woofer, but I had having things broken or not working on my vehicle. Let me know. And Thanks.

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Steve76t,

How did the Pyramid work out for you? I am looking for a replacement - decent and cheap. I am even fine without the woofer, but I had having things broken or not working on my vehicle. Let me know. And Thanks.

John.
Bro, I just finished installing the kicker 6.5 sub and it sounds great. The pyramid one is not worth it. I had it and is nothing compared to the kicker. Just go to Amazon for 60 with shipping is worth it.
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Quadratec has an exact replacement, I just installed it last night and it works great. Install take maybe 45 minutes tops.
Put mine in a few weeks ago. Easy install and sounds great!
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Figures. The Kicker COMPVT65 6.5Inch Subwoofer 4 Ohm is unavailable on amazon. I understand that particular sub is a shallow mount. Do I have to buy the shallow mount for it to fit. Btw I dont mind trimming some of the plastic from the console.
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Infinity sub, mount behind back seat. Most any sub mounted back there is going to blow away anything in the front. BTW, the Infinity and many others have an amp built in. Many threads here address subs - search.
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Figures. The Kicker COMPVT65 6.5Inch Subwoofer 4 Ohm is unavailable on amazon. I understand that particular sub is a shallow mount. Do I have to buy the shallow mount for it to fit. Btw I dont mind trimming some of the plastic from the console.

The Kicker 10CVT65_ is discontinued. The Kicker 40CWRT672 is a good option (~$120).
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I replaced mine with the Pyramid. Sounded better than stock but blew it after about 3 months. I was going to order the Kicker when I found another Pyramid at a close out store for only 8 bucks. That was a year ago and it still is working great!

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