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Old 10-05-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Buttkicker Silent Subwoofer for a Wrangler

Has anyone installed/tried the Buttkicker Silent Subwoofer in their Wrangler?

I'm thinking of installing it and wasn't sure where the best placement would be. I have a Buttkicker LFE in my home theater and it is awesome.

I think it would be awesome in the Jeep due to the fact I drive everywhere without the top on and like a nice thump in the bass, but I like my hearing more.

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Old 10-06-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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if u dont care much about ur center console, you could cut a hole in it and mount it to the body that way it will be out of sight and out of the way, if it fits under a seat that would work to, but it might be a bit tall for that

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If you have the top down on the jeep, you will barely notice any bass driving down the street. The difference in bass with my top up vs. down is quite significant.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:40 PM   #4
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The Buttkicker shakes the seat with vibrations to simulate bass. It's like feeling a kick drum without the damaging effects on your ears through volume.

I was hoping someone found a way to mount it to the seat somehow. I'm not sure if it was attached to the frame that it would have the same impact as it does directly attached to a couch.

Thanks for your help!
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The Buttkicker shakes the seat with vibrations to simulate bass. It's like feeling a kick drum without the damaging effects on your ears through volume.

I was hoping someone found a way to mount it to the seat somehow. I'm not sure if it was attached to the frame that it would have the same impact as it does directly attached to a couch.

Thanks for your help!
So it doesnt make any noise, it just makes vibrations?
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the buttkicker website says that for vehicle applications, it is supposed to be mounted to either the frame or the body structure, since the jeep is a body on frame design, it would probably be more effective if it is mounted to the body i think. being mounted to the frame seems like it would work better with a uni body vehicle, since the body structure is the frame in that case.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:57 PM   #7
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It's definitely giving me something to think about it. If it works the same way bolted to the frame it will be totally worth it.

The Buttkicker vibrates along with low frequencies through a magnetically suspended piston. It gives you what you want out of bass without disturbing the neighborhood. They have them at Sam's Club to try out.
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depending on their size you may be able to bolt them down behind the back seat...
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the subwoofer is about the size of a 6 inch square. or atleast thats what i was able to find on the website

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personally id still try and put it in the center console, that ways its out of sight and semi protected if the top is down and a bit of bad weather starts up
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Anyone have any advice of doing the install myself. I have the MyGig with Infinity 7 speaker system. The only thing I'm not certain with is how to run an "RCA out" of the MyGig without disturbing the other speakers or factory amp.

I basically want to keep the the factory stock the way it is and just add the Buttkicker and a Mono Amplifier(strictly to only power the Buttkicker) to the system.

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