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Sub on a base or upgraded aftermarket system

Hi guys/gals.

I have a '14 JKU that has the base stereo system. No bluetooth, u-connect or navigation.

I do have a JVC stereo ready to go in as well as new polk components for the fronts and polk 6.5's for the overhead bar.

As of right now, I am trying to decide on the amp (looking at a 5 channel that is around 50watts x 4 rms for the polks and 200+ rms for the sub). I am also looking for a sub. There are plenty of subs to choose from, but I have yet to hear one in a jeep. I was leaning more towards a 12" than a 10", but either would suffice.

Music that I mostly listen to classic rock, some country/80s/90s and the occasional hip-hop/r&b. I'm not looking to shake the windows/rearview mirrors, set off car alarms or wake the neighbors at will. I want something that can be heard, even with the hard top off, yet sound good (I know that's personal preference). I understand with the top off, the sub will not be anywhere near as loud, but I probably will not run with the rear section of the top off very often.

If anyone has any suggestions on a sub/box and/or amp, I'm all ears (no pun intended).

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A hon-duh? (sarcasm). Didn't know they made amps and speakers. (/sarcasm)

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Nevermind that guy, he's mildly we todd did, but we still accept him.

You have room for a 12, two 10's or two 8's in the back. Top off, a 12 or two 10's would be ideal in a down firing setup. I would skip the multi channel setup unless you go big. I'd honestly get a good head unit with high/low pass crossovers and use that to power the mids/highs crossed over and then devote a really nice monoblock to getting that missing low end back with a good quality sub in a relatively low key and hidden sub enclosure. You won't be disappointed with that recipe. I have basically the same setup except I am running a Polk DB DVC off a R150-2 bridged and I am able to enjoy my music top off. I have an Infinity 1262W DVC and GM-D8500 Pioneer I have been trying to refrain from wedging into the back of my 2 door for a while now. LoL

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LoL

That made chuckle!

Right back at yaa!

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Not as funny..........

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JKCTAZ,

Thanks for the help. I fear that the JVC stereo would be to weak to properly power the Polks, but I'll give it a shot.

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That made chuckle!

Not as funny..........

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You can also call him Assfault.

The JVC should be sufficient as long as you can crossover and filter out the sub 80hz frequencies. Once you do that, the limited power most midrange head units have will go a lot further with less wasted cone excursion.

I am running a Pioneer DEH-X3600UI with four Infinity Ref6022i coxials and they are plenty loud and clear just running off the head unit.

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