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Old 12-03-2007, 10:09 AM   #1
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Subwoofer

As all of us know if you want good tunes in a Jeep you gotta add some bass. Now I am not looking to be bumping my neighborhood at 2AM but i would like to hear my music on the highway top on or off without blowing my soundbar speakers. I am looking to put in a subwoofer but i do not want to put it behind my rear seat since i remove it most of the time and then the subwoofer would be exposed. And there are many people in my area looking for the 5 finger discount! Has anyone put in a sub anywhere else besides the center console or behind the seat?? Any recommendations for subs that wont be too loud but work nicely?

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Old 12-03-2007, 10:28 AM   #2
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This is what im going with

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but when he takes out his seat he'll be without a sub

I woudl either put one in the console or get one in a lck box kinda thing and put it behind the rear seat, i think tuffy has some of the sub box things that aren't consoles
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i got my amp bolted on to the metal right under the rear seat.. My sub is bolted on to those hooks on the sheet metal from the inside so i actually had to remove the speaker from the box and drill holes through the sub and used U hooks to tighten them from the inside... Worse part is there is no space for a screw driver so it's quite hard to get the speaker off the box to get to the nuts for the U hooks.

I currently have my rear seat taken out since the brackets that connect it (those towards the front of the jeep) are worn out and rattle... I have a black cloth over the back so all you see is black when you look through my hardtop tinted windows.
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Can i see a pic of that?
Does that mean you have no BOX just the sub cone under the seat?
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:08 PM   #6
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oh sorry i didnt clarify.. the box it self is bolted on to the hooks on the metal with those u bolt/hooks.. So the U bolts go under and through the hooks mounted to the body and then through the box and are screwed together from inside the box. Goods to that is it looks clean, doesnt rattle and you cant steal it unless you somehow rip out all the hooks off



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Old 12-04-2007, 12:14 AM   #7
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Hey guys, heres what I put in my TJ. It's a 10" Infinity Base Link w/an amp built in. Speaker cost $300 and installation was $75 (Purchased all at Best Buy). I can hear the stereo loud and clear with the top down on the highway. I positioned the base of the speaker to where you have to open the rear door to remove it. As long as the rear door is locked...you can't remove the bolts that hold the base down. Removing the seat won't give anyone access either. I live in Hawaii...theft capital of the world!!!! and no problems yet.....KNOCK ON WOOD.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:37 PM   #8
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zero options if you want to be able to hear it on the highway topless. my alpine type R is in the trunk with the amp under the rear seat and its the greatest sounding system in the state of oregon.

maybe you could try putting in some bass-inclined speakers in your soundbar.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:39 AM   #9
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i got my sub hooked up and its great. what you guys do for actual sound besides bass? how you making that any better?
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for actual speakers.. if you have a sub i'd recomend you shut off the bass for the speakers so you can get clearer power out of them. I'd recommend some tweeters or something for voice bolted to the top of the dash or around that area (as long as its at or above chest level). Anyhow check out my setup if you want to see what i have in mind.

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ya i cant figure out how to shut off the bass to my speakers, cuz when i turn it down on the faceplate, it also turns down the sub. how do you just do the stock sound bar?
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get a set of bass blockers. they filter out the low frequence hertz that damage the full range speakers. i have my mtx 2160 amp mounted in the dash. i removed the pocket part of the glove box door and it fits in there with room to adjust it. om running a audiobaun 12 ultra excurtion. right behind the console screwed to the floor. i have 2 other amps that i would sell 1 thats 2ch 400 watt and a 2000w 2ch that will run mono.
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ya i cant figure out how to shut off the bass to my speakers, cuz when i turn it down on the faceplate, it also turns down the sub. how do you just do the stock sound bar?
Do you have a high pass filter or do you have the stock cd player?

How do you have your sub connected? to the rear speakers with a converter or through the RCAs?
If it's an after market cd player, search the manual for "high pass filter"
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I went the cheap way, so when it gets stolen, no biggie. I picked up a sub, 10" in a box and an AMP. Wl-Mart had em as a package for......get this....40.00. I screwed the amp to the sub box. I set it behind the rear seat. If I need to remove it then it comes out as one piece. Or if someone steals it, it will be easier for them take...just unplug and go. I'm only out 40 clams and it sounds just fine for my needs.
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It seems the simplest thing would be to just start looking now for a factory sub console, so that when this setup gets ripped off, (cuz it most likely will, since you made it so convenient!) you could just go the route the factory did. It aint the most powerful, but it's practically invisible, does the job well enough, and you can still get more than a gallon of milk in the back of your Jeep!
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I went the cheap way, so when it gets stolen, no biggie. I picked up a sub, 10" in a box and an AMP. Wl-Mart had em as a package for......get this....40.00. I screwed the amp to the sub box. I set it behind the rear seat. If I need to remove it then it comes out as one piece. Or if someone steals it, it will be easier for them take...just unplug and go. I'm only out 40 clams and it sounds just fine for my needs.
Best Buy has a nice 10" sub for $35 i think im gonna stick that in my center console and make a nice hole pattern for the sound to get out.
Figure out somewhere to put the amp
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There is no place on my console for a 10" speaker.....I have a '98 TJ....With the one I picked up, it takes up half of the "trunk" space....a sacrifice, but I got used to it.
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I have my amp bolted on to the floor underneath the rear seat. Out of sight and not in the way..

I'll post a pic when i get home.
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This is what I have installed in my jeep, it is plenty loud and it fits right under the back seat. Here is a link to the information. click here


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