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subwoofer relocation

hey. i have a 2007 and as you know, the subwoofer is not in the most convenient location, as it takes some cargo space and makes it difficult to carry some things that would fit in the rear but wont go inside because the subwoofer is in the way.

so, im making a wooden enclosure to move it higher. is there anything i must be aware of? i read somewhere i should keep the same volume, which, they said, was about 10 liters in the original enclosure. the box i made has more volume than that, i could always reduce it with an inner wall if required... i have never messed with sound systems besides installing aftermarket stereos, so, i dont know if its just like that or i should take special care of something...

it will be carpeted after applying sealant...


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how are you mounting that ?

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How about moving the entire assembly to over the wheel well? I have seen that done in one of the forums.

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how are you mounting that ?
with three U bolts to the rollbar

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How about moving the entire assembly to over the wheel well? I have seen that done in one of the forums.
i thought of that at first but didnt like the looks of it....

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You build the box to the subwoofer, not just build a box to fit in the space and hope it works ok.

Get the T/S parameters of the sub first and find out if your box is on the right track. IE too big, too small, etc.

The stock enclosure is sized for the generic sealed requirements of the sub so you could measure its volume and compare, but I'd rather start out with the TS and know exactly what the manufacturer says the sub wants.
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It's three plastic nuts and a plug, you could just remove it when you need the cargo space and reinstall. It's as inconvenient as folding down a seat...

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this is from where i took the idea, he says the stock box is 10 liters....

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...Sub-Relocation

i could probably remove it when i need to, its really easy, but i would like a more permanent solution, besides when i need the cargo space is for camping, and when we go camping we put music, so....

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That location looks like it will interfere with a soft top, if you run one now or in the future. Have you thought about moving it in front of the rear roll bar, on top of the wheel well?
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That location looks like it will interfere with a soft top, if you run one now or in the future. Have you thought about moving it in front of the rear roll bar, on top of the wheel well?

i thought about on top of the wheel well first, but didnt like it... and im not going to run a soft top ever. where i live, thats not an option... i do plan on removing the hardtop for some longer camping trips, but while in the city, a hardtop is a must...

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well, im almost finished with the box. i plugged it to test before carpeting, and it sounds as good as the stock box, i cant notice any difference.

since i had a lot of material left, i made a box for the other side to store some things i had just laying around in the cargo area...


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well, im almost finished with the box. i plugged it to test before carpeting, and it sounds as good as the stock box, i cant notice any difference.

since i had a lot of material left, i made a box for the other side to store some things i had just laying around in the cargo area...


That looks good. Now you have me thinking what I could do.....
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thanx.

today we finished the other one. it sounds just like the stock one, at least for me. im not musically inclined so maybe someone with a better ear would notice a differente. i dont, so im happy with it.

i also added a 12V outlet and a small compartment under it...


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