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OK I recently got my hands on an 05 console and installed in my 98. Got everything wired up and it all works but the sub is blown. I have read so many threads on here but can't for life of me determine for 100% sure that the sub is 1 ohm dual voice coil. The kicker sub that most recommend (the CVT 651) is not a dual voice coil (DVC). Does that make a difference?? Crutchfield has one that is 1 ohm DVC for just a little more. like $120 I think.
 

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I didn't fuss over single/dual voice coil or 1, 2, 4 ohm. I used the Kicker 10CVT652 (~$80). It fills out the sound nicely (all other components are OEM) but it's not going to boooooooooooom.
 

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I didn't fuss over single/dual voice coil or 1, 2, 4 ohm. I used the Kicker 10CVT652 (~$80). It fills out the sound nicely (all other components OEM) but it's not going to boooooooooooom.
ok and you just run it with the factory amp?
 

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ok and you just run it with the factory amp?
Yup. I just removed a little of the plastic ribbing behind the sub (inside the box) so the Kicker would sit flat, drilled new mounting holes as they don't line up with the OEM sub, stuffed some polyfill in the box, plugged everything back together and bolted it down. It's very easy. Here's a link to a forum write up: Replacing a blown TJ subwoofer speaker
 

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OK I recently got my hands on an 05 console and installed in my 98. Got everything wired up and it all works but the sub is blown. I have read so many threads on here but can't for life of me determine for 100% sure that the sub is 1 ohm dual voice coil. The kicker sub that most recommend (the CVT 651) is not a dual voice coil (DVC). Does that make a difference?? Crutchfield has one that is 1 ohm DVC for just a little more. like $120 I think.
Did you have to modify anything to fit your 98?
 

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Did you have to modify anything to fit your 98?
Only had to cut a small piece off the 05 console where the shift boot bezel snaps in to fit my bezel. That was it.
 

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I have a 2000 TJ sahara. I replaced the stock speakers in the soundbar and dash but no sub. Any suggestions on a powered sub that may fit under seat or in a nice enclosure??
 

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I read too many posts of that speaker being garbage. It's a $15 speaker for a reason.
I value everyone's opinion and appreciate input. That said.... I agree, you get what you pay for. I'm going for the kicker.
 

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OK I recently got my hands on an 05 console and installed in my 98. Got everything wired up and it all works but the sub is blown. I have read so many threads on here but can't for life of me determine for 100% sure that the sub is 1 ohm dual voice coil. The kicker sub that most recommend (the CVT 651) is not a dual voice coil (DVC). Does that make a difference?? Crutchfield has one that is 1 ohm DVC for just a little more. like $120 I think.

I have the Crutchfield sub and it is amazing, 8/10 would recommend.
 

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I didn't fuss over single/dual voice coil or 1, 2, 4 ohm. I used the Kicker 10CVT652 (~$80). It fills out the sound nicely (all other components are OEM) but it's not going to boooooooooooom.
My 10CVT652 kicker goes boom hooked up a 125W kicker amp made a world of diferance.
 

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I have a 2000 TJ sahara. I replaced the stock speakers in the soundbar and dash but no sub. Any suggestions on a powered sub that may fit under seat or in a nice enclosure??
There are a number of compact powered subs out there that can fit under a seat (front or back) I have a Kenwood SW10 in the TJ under the rear seat bolted to the floor and a Sound Ordinance in my Mustang. Both with the same head unit. I like the Bass much better from the Sound Ordinance B-8PT. I've had the SW10 (and previously a SW1) in the TJ for 5 years and liked it but I just got the Sound Ordinance and again, think it is better. Note I originally had the SW1 under my drivers seat but after a week or two of thumping on my ass, it went under the rear seat. Just FYI if you are thinking on putting it up front. The only thing I did not like about the B-8PT is that there is no mounting hardware (The SW10 has brackets that attach to the enclosure) For the SO there is a single bolt in the bottom that looks like it screws into the back of the woofer. I got a longer bolt. In my Mustang, it is mounted to an interior trim panel in the hatch so I went through the back of the trim to mount the enclosure.

Note I also have the stock sub enclosure. The PO had some half ass speaker sitting loose in the enclosure. I modified the enclosure and have a 7" sub from a Bazooka bass tube.
 

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I have a 2000 TJ sahara. I replaced the stock speakers in the soundbar and dash but no sub. Any suggestions on a powered sub that may fit under seat or in a nice enclosure??
I would try to get one of the factory consoles with the sub and upgrade to that. I got my console with the amp and blown sub in it for $50 (a really good deal) then I made sure everything worked and built the wiring harness for it with stuff I had laying around. Today I sold and shipped my stock 98 console for $100 (so $70 after shipping) spent $120 on the sub today, so all in all I have $100 in a newer console that has a sub and also the rear cup holders. I didn't want a sub sitting around inside somewhere. I try to use as much factory stuff as possible on the interior as possible, with the exception of the camo stuff that I have added.
 

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Well I pulled the trigger today and ordered a Kicker sub. This one is actually a DVC 1 ohm speaker. It also has a 2 3/4" mounting depth as opposed to the 2 7/8 of the CVT 651. So I may not even have to cut any of the fins inside the enclosure.

Let us know how it performs. :thumb:



My 10CVT652 kicker goes boom hooked up a 125W kicker amp made a world of diferance.

No doubt. I was referring to an OEM amp setup which as you probably know is fairly anemic. I'll eventually get an aftermarket amp for it.
 

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[QUOTENo doubt. I was referring to an OEM amp setup which as you probably know is fairly anemic. I'll eventually get an aftermarket amp for it.[/QUOTE]

I have a MTX road thunder amp if you want it let me know. I will be more than happy with just a little bit from the factory amp.
 

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The OEM sub is a 2ohm Dual voice coil sub. It's actually a 6.75" and not a 6.5" but most 6.5"s work. I replaced mine with a Bose 6.5" 2ohm Dual voice coil that I purchased on Ebay from SpeakerGeek. I've had it used it for about 4 months now with no issues and it sounds very good. If your staying with the OEM amplifier, you definitely want to stay with a 2ohm DVC sub, otherwise you'll be cutting the sub output by half with a 4ohm DVC sub and increasing the resistance on your amp.
 
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