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Chadwhitehead10 01-24-2013 01:07 PM

Budget bass?
 
Looking to upgrade my speaker system (specifically bass) I would like to stay out of the trunk area since I usually have some kind of object in there. I keep the back seat in due to the fact that I'm in high school also. My jeep is a '99 tj. My budget is up to 250$. Does anybody have any suggestions or personal experience?

Mattk11 01-24-2013 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Chadwhitehead10
Looking to upgrade my speaker system (specifically bass) I would like to stay out of the trunk area since I usually have some kind of object in there. I keep the back seat in due to the fact that I'm in high school also. My jeep is a '99 tj. My budget is up to 250$. Does anybody have any suggestions or personal experience?

My 10" Rockford Fosgate sub and 300w amp were about $220 on eBay and I spent about $30-50 on the fiberglass enclosure. Mine's a JK so I re-used the factory enclosure and location. You might try under one of the seats.

Jma20a 01-24-2013 03:19 PM

The infinity basslink doesnt take up much space and sounds great for a powered sub.

allblackedout 01-24-2013 03:40 PM

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It'll take up some trunk but 1000W, powered, for $100 you can't beat. It may not be a kicker or a R&F but it is 1000 watts..

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Jma20a 01-24-2013 04:06 PM

^thats MAX power not RMS power, there is no way that that can even pump out 100 watts, pure garbage.

Jerry Bransford 01-24-2013 07:33 PM

This is guaranteed to get you more bass...


http://www.landbigfish.com/images/st...s/Reb-WeeR.jpg

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Jma20a 01-24-2013 10:27 PM

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

allblackedout 01-25-2013 03:22 PM

Oh my god please don't buy the sub I posted the other day I was on Vicoden when I put that up :rofl: I thought I was helping :hide: Don't hold it against me...

Luck881 02-11-2013 08:11 PM

Upgrade your stock speakers to whatever you can afford (5.5 dash/6.5 soundbar) then buy a bag of polyfill or cut up an old memory foam mattress and stuff it in behind your new speakers.
Instant improvement!

Jma20a 02-11-2013 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by allblackedout
Oh my god please don't buy the sub I posted the other day I was on Vicoden when I put that up :rofl: I thought I was helping :hide: Don't hold it against me...

Does anyone else smell that? Its smells like bs to me

willybTJ 02-12-2013 11:23 PM

Unfortunately your best bass pickup and placement would be in the trunk. If you have the stock sub setup you can replace that 6.5" sub pretty cheaply. I put a 10" in the console and decided fairly quickly that I didn't care much for the bass there, not enough space for the sub to breathe and it rattle everything in my cup holders (not a good rattle).

I think your best bet was stated above, replace the stock 5.25s in the sound bar with a quality 6.5" set.

Another inexpensive option is a sealed single truck box with a 12" with quick disconnects and an amp under the backseat (with a grill cover). Not the best, but adds bass & can be taken out fairly easily...of course by you or someone else.

All this is just my opinion and according to my wife, that opinions usually not worth much. Good luck.

xjdreaming 02-13-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by willybTJ (Post 3361220)
Unfortunately your best bass pickup and placement would be in the trunk. If you have the stock sub setup you can replace that 6.5" sub pretty cheaply. I put a 10" in the console and decided fairly quickly that I didn't care much for the bass there, not enough space for the sub to breathe and it rattle everything in my cup holders (not a good rattle).

I think your best bet was stated above, replace the stock 5.25s in the sound bar with a quality 6.5" set.

Another inexpensive option is a sealed single truck box with a 12" with quick disconnects and an amp under the backseat (with a grill cover). Not the best, but adds bass & can be taken out fairly easily...of course by you or someone else.

All this is just my opinion and according to my wife, that opinions usually not worth much. Good luck.

Any ideas on good 6.5's?

willybTJ 02-13-2013 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by xjdreaming (Post 3365665)
Any ideas on good 6.5's?

Depends if you have the sound pods or sound bar.

I bought the JBL 6.5" 638 3-Ways and they were absolutely awesome (link below & read the reviews), BUT and a big but I had two issues because I had the sound pods; 1...there was so much power that the light covers rattled, so I had to pop them out (not the lights, but the covers) which I didn't like the look of; more importantly 2....the sound pods have a recessed mount, so I had to dremmel out a bit and ultimately too much to get them to fit which 'caused a rattle (cause of lack of dremmeling skills) so I pulled them out all together.

Now I just picked up a 97-02 sound bar on craigslist and since their is no recess to mount, you wouldn't (and I won't now) have that same issue. There is another thread on here that discusses 6.5" upgrades to the sound pods with minimal or no adjustments.

As far as quality/budget in mind, the Polk DB651s or the Infinity Reference 6032 two-ways would both be really good choices (JMPO). Of course your focal & rockford punch line are high end and good quality, but I'd be hard pressed to put that much money into speakers in my Jeep.

And I always buy on Amazon, 'cause the local Car Toys is hella expensive and Best Buy basically cut their car audio down to almost nothing a couple years back.

Sorry for all the info, just trying to pass my experience along since I can't talk too much on axle/gear ratio/etc...ha. :doh:

Amazon.com: JBL GTO638 6.5-Inch 3-Way Speakers (Pair): Car Electronics

willybTJ 02-13-2013 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by xjdreaming (Post 3365665)
Any ideas on good 6.5's?

Sorry brother, just realized your a JK, ignore all the fitment stuff above, pretty sure the sky's the limit for you. Do ya'll have 6.5 stocks?

If you, I would go the JBLs if your trying to mix budget & performance.

Gixxer86g 02-17-2013 12:52 PM

I'm looking to do a similar upgrade to my 98 TJ.

There is already a Pioneer DEH-14UB in the dash. I purchased some brackets to install 5.25 in speakers in the dash. Polk DB521s are on the way. Should I use polyfill behind those speakers? And how should the polyfill be packed? Do you leave some space to enhance the little bass those small speakers produce?

In the near future I will upgrade the soundbar speakers. I will also get a small four channel amp (50w RMS x 4) to power the dash and soundbar.

I'm thinking of a 8in powered sub that fits under a seat, like the Sound Ordnance B-8PT.

So, what do you audio experts think? I want to stay as "stealth" as possible, and get the best bang for the buck.

Chadwhitehead10 02-17-2013 03:12 PM

Thank you all for the information, I'm definitely planning to upgrade the dash speakers to 5.25's instead of the 4x6. Those really kill me, I've resorted to fading all the music to soundbar. I plan on doing that first, then the soundbar, then trying to come up with some idea for a sub somewhere, maybe pull the whole cut a hole in the backseat thing. Any recommendations on 5.25's for the dash, and how difficult is it really to install the bracket?

willybTJ 02-17-2013 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Gixxer86g (Post 3380497)
I'm looking to do a similar upgrade to my 98 TJ.

There is already a Pioneer DEH-14UB in the dash. I purchased some brackets to install 5.25 in speakers in the dash. Polk DB521s are on the way. Should I use polyfill behind those speakers? And how should the polyfill be packed? Do you leave some space to enhance the little bass those small speakers produce?

In the near future I will upgrade the soundbar speakers. I will also get a small four channel amp (50w RMS x 4) to power the dash and soundbar.

I'm thinking of a 8in powered sub that fits under a seat, like the Sound Ordnance B-8PT.

So, what do you audio experts think? I want to stay as "stealth" as possible, and get the best bang for the buck.

You can't polyfill because it is open ended behind the front speakers. You just need to pick up a 5.25" baffle off of ebay (link below) and install that when you put the new speakers in....best bet.

I understand stealth, but I don't know of any sub that will fit under the seat, and if thats the case where will the amp go? There is a mod where you install a slim sub actually in the framework of the backseat, but thats a major mod...IMO.

XTC 5 25" Foam Speaker Baffles VXT55 Acoustic Baffle for 5 1 4" Speaker 1pair | eBay

willybTJ 02-17-2013 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Chadwhitehead10 (Post 3380930)
Thank you all for the information, I'm definitely planning to upgrade the dash speakers to 5.25's instead of the 4x6. Those really kill me, I've resorted to fading all the music to soundbar. I plan on doing that first, then the soundbar, then trying to come up with some idea for a sub somewhere, maybe pull the whole cut a hole in the backseat thing. Any recommendations on 5.25's for the dash, and how difficult is it really to install the bracket?

I feel ya on the fading of the music, I did the same thing until I upgraded my speakers. The install is no problem whatsoever, super easy. If you are looking at your front right speaker panel, there are two screws on the right of the speaker grate, remove those, and then you pull the speaker panel towards the passenger seat (there is a clip that holds the left side of the speaker grate, it pulls out with a little bit of force).

Once the speaker grate is off, there are only 4 screws to remove (2 up top & 2 below), reinstall the same way.

I just pulled my infinity reference 5.25s 5032cfout that I've had for 3 years and they are in great shape and fairly inexpensive ($57.00 on amazon)...that would be my vote, but people also go with kicker & polk.


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