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Old 06-06-2013, 02:50 AM
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Can you install an oem subwoofer on a none upgraded Jeep?

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I was just wondering if I could come across a stock subwoofer could it be installed in my stock Jeep? My friend just bought a new Jeep to but he got the one with the upgraded sound, I am all about music. He says that the subwoofer is awesome. So I was curious if the wiring harness was in mine and just behind the panel or if it did not come with it how hard would it be to add?
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You could, considering you had an aftermarket amp, but why would you want to? Aftermarket sub woofers are superior to factory stuff - that's why people take them out.

I just installed a new sub. Check out this thread.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f40/201...ll-246076.html

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I appreciate that, but I am trying to save as much room as possible. Anyone with a slim line system?

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Your friend doesn't know much about car audio, or is doing a sales job. The stock sub is at best very mediocre.

If you want it, then there's no reason why you shouldn't install it in your Jeep but I don't know if the wiring is already there in a stock build. It's simple enough to run if not, the trim panels all come out very easily. It's a 2 ohm dual voice coil unit, meaning you'll need two pairs of wires and a 2 ohm stable amp. I'd recommend after market though.
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Your friend doesn't know much about car audio, or is doing a sales job. The stock sub is at best very mediocre.
Woansleftpeg is being nice. The stock sub is a piece of crap. I couldn't even hear mine on my 2013 JKU let alone control it. You might be saving money, but in my opionion, you are not gaining a heck of a lot. Do it right the first time.
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subscribed, I am also curious if the wires are already there.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:03 AM   #7
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The wiring goes down the passenger side through the trim panel on the floor - if you have a four door, just pull the plastic panel inside the sill and see if they're there. There should be three pairs, I think - two pairs for the sub and one pair for the 12V outlet.
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Mine came with it and frankly, I wish it didn't. It adds very little to the sonic environment and most anything from the aftermarket has to work better.
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I appreciate that, but I am trying to save as much room as possible. Anyone with a slim line system?

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My JKUS came with the (piece of crap) Alpine system. I got rid of everything and replaced everything with Rockford Fosgate components...I attached a 10" slim sub enclosure to the rear gate and got rid of the stock sub enclosure and replaced it with the one that comes in the Sport.

I wish I had pictures in my phone to post but I'm at airport waiting to hop on a plane.
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I appreciate that, but I am trying to save as much room as possible. Anyone with a slim line system?

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I've seen many people attach a subwoofer in a truck/slim box to the tailgate with great results.

I went with the JL Audio Stealthbox. It's a custom fit sub box that replaces the toolbox/storage in the back of the JK. It sticks up about 2 inches out of the tub, takes up almost no additional space at all. You can hardly tell its there unless you know what you're looking at.
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My JKUS came with the (piece of crap) Alpine system. I got rid of everything and replaced everything with Rockford Fosgate components...I attached a 10" slim sub enclosure to the rear gate and got rid of the stock sub enclosure and replaced it with the one that comes in the Sport.

I wish I had pictures in my phone to post but I'm at airport waiting to hop on a plane.
Off topic, but love the avatar. Hope to be able to get mine next year.
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Off topic, but love the avatar. Hope to be able to get mine next year.
Which IM are you doing? I've done IMFL twice and Cozumel

I found this photos in another thred...this is my same setup
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Which IM are you doing? I've done IMFL twice and Cozumel
Not booked yet and I won't do until I'm sure I'm going to be ready, it's a ridiculously daunting task - likeliest target is Tremblant in August next year (assuming the schedule stays much the same as this year) as it's local to me and the timeframe is hopefully about right. Did you get the tattoo?
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This is what I was going for.



My set up takes up only a little room.







All wiring except the RCA was run inside the stock wire loom for the 3rd brake light wiring. Sounds good Hits pretty hard good enough for me. But when me and a friend built the box we did all the measurements for air space and got it perfect.

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This si something I am building for a tool box. making it from wood then dropping it off at shop to have it build in metal but it could as well be a decent speaker box.

From the front looking back








Like I said this will be a tool box for my usage. will be made of metal and bed lined to match interior. But one could build it from wood and seal it to make a nice speaker box.
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Thank you guys for all of your help! Especially the pictures. I am working on a tailgate box right now. Hopefully soon I can post pics.
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Resurrecting this thread...
I'm not a big audiophile so out of curiosity, I understand saying that th e factory sub needs to be replaced and is crap, but why remove the factory sub box ? it cleanly fits into the jeep interior, I would think that it would be good to retain the box and buy an upgraded sub ?
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I removed mine to get more room for filling the back end with camping gear.
Bought the basic trim panels to replace the Subwoofer cabinet completely.

There is a guy who makes enclosures that fit under driver and/or passenger, and can fit the stock sub, or a 10". Look at the Bruzer build by JCDriller, in the build forums.
This would stage the sound better, and wouldn't be affected as much by top on or off.



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I'm not a big audiophile so out of curiosity, I understand saying that th e factory sub needs to be replaced and is crap, but why remove the factory sub box ? it cleanly fits into the jeep interior, I would think that it would be good to retain the box and buy an upgraded sub ?
Because the factory "box" is made of about 1/8" flimsy plastic. For comparison most wood boxes are made out of 3/4" MDF or about 1/4" fiberglass.
Also, there is entire thread dedicated to people that do in fact just replace the woofer.

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