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Old 12-25-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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replacing console sub

i am replacing the center console sub with a jl audio w0 8" sub and want to know what a good amp for it would be. Any ideas?

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Old 12-25-2006, 05:12 PM   #2
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is that center console going to be airtight and if so will it have the correct amount of airspace for a JL Audio sub?? I have been wondering about replacing mine, but if it itsn't sealed or is way to small you will just waste your money and have worse sound than you do now.

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Old 12-25-2006, 06:17 PM   #3
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I don't believe you can fit the 8" sub in the center console without completely modifying the console. The 6.5 is the more drop in friendly option. Either or...

The 8W0 sub in either 4 or 8 ohm is rated for 75w. I would personally run a 300/4 JL amp. Run 2 channels to the front speakers and bridge 2 channels into the sub but knock those 2 channels back a notch. That will require new front speakers and I would choose a 5.25 driver. You need as much sound as possible coming from the front 2 channels. Jeeps suck for sound worthiness
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Old 12-25-2006, 06:24 PM   #4
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Yo, dog breath........do you work at Circuit City or sumthen?

Just havin fun there, Cliffy............
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:09 PM   #5
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:16 PM   #6
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lol, that is a good one, glad you still have your humor. Is there anything you don't know something about?
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:29 PM   #7
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If I don't know anything about it then how would I know what that something was?
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:33 PM   #8
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touche.......good answer.
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:36 PM   #9
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I lend myself to my hobbies. While I was in college I did work for a stereo install shop doing easier installs when they needed an extra hand. I have a fondness for loud stereos and built a bumpin setup in Double Duty. I can draw out a diagram if you are interested in getting your wrangler to bounce over rocks
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Old 12-25-2006, 07:43 PM   #10
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That is ok, I did all the homework on what it really takes to get over the physical rocks. I find loud music to be an annoyance, when all I want to hear is my 350 rumble, on the rocks.
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Dang! Me too I'm getting so close to firing up my V8 I can hardly stand it. LOL!
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:06 PM   #12
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I figured you were getting mighty close to completion. I have been watching your progress, as you allow us to behold. Your rig is looking good boss, and can't wait till you get r done. One of these days, we will all have to hook up, and have one hech of a wheeling adventure. Keep up the good work, you'll get there.
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Is this what Scout was talking about when he said to stay "on-topic" ?? LOL!!

Maybe I will start a thread to keep track with what I've finished.LOL
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:31 PM   #14
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just waiting for your end result............it ought to be a good one.
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I don't believe you can fit the 8" sub in the center console without completely modifying the console. The 6.5 is the more drop in friendly option.
I agree, I did work at Circuit City for almost 5 years doing installs and the like, an 8" sub would need some moding to get it in there. not to mention the fact the factory system is basicly free air. Not just any ol 6.5 will work, you can't just grab a set of infinitys and plug em in, you need a 6.5 replacement sub speaker. I'd almost recomend a Bazooka Tube behind the rear seat, not my first choice but its nice for the fact it is removeable and only straps in, not to mention that it sounds a little better than that factory setup and install is more twards the easy side.

Mr. Cliff I like the fact you do know what you were talking about too, any Tom, Dick, or Harry can give advice but it takes a big red dog to give the right advice.
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Old 12-26-2006, 06:17 PM   #16
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I don't believe you can fit the 8" sub in the center console without completely modifying the console. The 6.5 is the more drop in friendly option.
Cliff is right... the only console I know of to offer a 8" sub is from Tuffy. And they don't sound the greatest.
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I agree, it would take a lot of custom work to get the air space right in the center console. I like the idea of the Bazoka Tube. There is also the Infinity Basslink, and you could go with a small box and sub. It really depends on how much you want to invest into this. An 8" will fit in the console but it will take lots of fiberglass and time.......just my 2 cents
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:03 AM   #18
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Here is what I would love to do. I think this looks great and I am sure that it would sound better than a bazooka tube as well!!
http://www.sirgcal.com
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I have a tuffy but not the speaker console. I was thinking about getting my old console and putting like a 6.5 or 8 inch sub in there. Anybody ever done this or thought about doing this?
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:38 PM   #20
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I have a tuffy but not the speaker console. I was thinking about getting my old console and putting like a 6.5 or 8 inch sub in there. Anybody ever done this or thought about doing this?
I don't know how it would work or how much trouble it would be but I know JL Audio used to make a 6 inch sub that actually didn't sound bad for a 6. You might wanna check in on that and see what you can find out.

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