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Old 10-19-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Sub Enclosure.

Does any one make a sub enclosure for a JK that looks semi stock. IE not a JL that sits on the side or is your floor (160 lb dog rides in back every day). IE want to put a decent 10 inch sub where the stock enclosure is. Or has anyone fortified the stock sub enclosure..Just want one high quality driver out of the way. If I have to stay with 8 inch that is fine. Dont want to hang it on the door. More than poly fill, has anyone done any work to the OEM enclosure.. Thanks in advance

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Old 10-19-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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What year is your Jeep and what is your current audio setup? Do you have the stock sub in the console? Pictures help too.

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Old 10-19-2013, 06:49 PM   #3
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I apologize..2014 Rubicon X. Did not read enough and went with 730n.. Will upgrade all but head unit. So far alpine SPR-60C components, Similar coax for sound bar. Audio control LC7i, Alpine PDX-V9. All low key.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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I couldnt find one for myself. So i bought a jl audio 8 inch with a slotted box. Its real small and sounds amazing. I have a dog in my back so i wedged it behind my front seat
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:18 PM   #5
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Thanks will look that up
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:32 PM   #6
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Are you running a stock sub in the console, or are you looking for a compatible sub setup for your 500watt sub amp? Are you willing to sacrafice your trunk space for the sub enclosure, or are you seeking other alternatives. With that much power from your amp, I would suggest the trunk, and get at least two 10" subwoofers. I doubt that one 8" or even one 12" will be compatible with your amps power. 500watts will blow most 8" subs easily, and you won't really get the advantage of your 110watt speakers if you have to turn the gain down because of a weak subwoofer.

I'm running 4-110watt RMS speakers and a 450watt RMS subwoofer enclosure with my PDX-V9.

I don't really see the point in upgrading anything but the sub woofer. The speakers and the amp seem to be some of the best available, and match each other as far as power and handling capacity well.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:22 AM   #7
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:44 AM   #8
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JL stealth box. 13 inch sub. big $$$$ but best stock quality install.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:35 PM   #9
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There is no way, I would want my subwoofers directly under my seat. It would shake the teeth out of my head. I can see my back window shaking when its going good. You must be a real young tike. lol.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #10
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Also, popular opinion is that for Hip-Hop music you want two subwoofers, but for other music one sub is okay. Here's my 450watts RMS, Thunderbox. 2-10" MTX subs.



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Old 10-20-2013, 01:00 PM   #11
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There is no way, I would want my subwoofers directly under my seat. It would shake the teeth out of my head. I can see my back window shaking when its going good. You must be a real young tike. lol.
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Haha. You are so far wrong on your assumptions. 1) I got the idea from BMW. They mount their subwoofers under the front seats of their highest end sedans. 2) I tested rear mounted and backseat mounted subs before settling on this design and it was the only one that you could still hear with the top off. 3) You feel well calibrated bass, you don't just hear it, 4) By having it under your seats, it doesn't have to be turned way up to hear it. 5) I just turned 47 last week but thank you for the "tike" comment.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:57 PM   #12
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Haha. You are so far wrong on your assumptions. 1) I got the idea from BMW. They mount their subwoofers under the front seats of their highest end sedans. 2) I tested rear mounted and backseat mounted subs before settling on this design and it was the only one that you could still hear with the top off. 3) You feel well calibrated bass, you don't just hear it, 4) By having it under your seats, it doesn't have to be turned way up to hear it. 5) I just turned 47 last week but thank you for the "tike" comment.
Well, a some what belated, happy birthday, is in order then. Happy Birthday!, Matt. And, if it works for you, that is all that really matters, right?

I just like the swell, of the sound coming from the back. I can't imagine the intensity of it coming from directly from under me. But, that's just me.

The "tike" comment was meant to be humorous, not offensive, and I'm glad you understood it that way.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:43 PM   #13
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Well, a some what belated, happy birthday, is in order then. Happy Birthday!, Matt. And, if it works for you, that is all that really matters, right? I just like the swell, of the sound coming from the back. I can't imagine the intensity of it coming from directly from under me. But, that's just me. The "tike" comment was meant to be humorous, not offensive, and I'm glad you understood it that way.
. No offense at all and thanks. But you do know that sub 80hz bass is non-directional, so you don't hear it coming from the back, front, under or whatever if your box is built properly. Sub-bass is meant to be felt. Bass is the reason deaf people can dance to music, they feel the beat, they don't hear it. My home theater has two custom 18" subs in cabinets that are 8 feet tall behind the screen powered by 4000 watts. I also have a Buttkicker built into each of the 7 recliners powered by 1000 watts. Again to feel the bass. So I guess I'm a bit of an old bass head that knows a little bit about building subs since I've been doing it for 30 years. Anyway, like you said, to each their own. I'll keep my full storage area and ability to fold my back seat down when I need to. You enjoy your "swell from back". (I'd insert a winking smiley face right her if I knew how to). Haha

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