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does anyone know the dimensions of the facotry sub enclosure? more specifically has anyone put a "better" 8" sub in there that worked?

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I will also be interested in the responses to this thread... I am partial to JL Audio but seriously wonder if the OEM equipment could drive it as a straight swap. And I swear that even though the sub is back there, most of the bump I feel and hear comes from the front speakers regardless of any fade adjustment.

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I will also be interested in the responses to this thread... I am partial to JL Audio but seriously wonder if the OEM equipment could drive it as a straight swap.
I'm a JL guy myself. I think the amp can power it...sort of depending on the efficiency of the sub you purchase. Having said that, getting a more powerful amp is the best option.

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This was discussed on the other forum for a bit. A few replaced the driver with an aftermarket driver, with limited results. For them it was marginally better, but really not worth the cost.

The consensus was to go with an aftermarket upgrade.

I ended up going JL Stealthbox and can't be happier. Expensive but worth it.

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This was discussed on the other forum for a bit. A few replaced the driver with an aftermarket driver, with limited results. For them it was marginally better, but really not worth the cost.

The consensus was to go with an aftermarket upgrade.

I ended up going JL Stealthbox and can't be happier. Expensive but worth it.
I'm outlawed over there Does JL make one for the two door?

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does anyone know the dimensions of the facotry sub enclosure? more specifically has anyone put a "better" 8" sub in there that worked?
I put a Bazooka 10" Bass Tube in Jenna's Smurffete.

http://www.bazooka.com/products/mobi...ified-Tube-P32

It has been well over 10 years since the last time I messed around with a Bazooka Bass Tube.. I had a Marine one in one of my past boats. I was never really impressed with their sound, especially in an open air environment so I wasn't expecting much from this new one I put in Smurffette.

Man, was I wrong.. It sounds killer! It even sounds awesome with the top down. I love to be surprised like that!

We mounted it so that I can unplug it and take it out fairly easy whenever we want.

For $300.00 bucks it is a simple solution that sounds awesome.

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I'm outlawed over there Does JL make one for the two door?
Bummmer, I just looked at JL's site and it looks like the stealthbox is a 4-door only. http://mobile.jlaudio.com/products_s...hp?fit_id=1610

May not hurt to contact JL to see if they will do one for a 2-Door. If they don't, then you can get that JL 13.5" driver from any JL authorized sound shop and have them do a custom fiberglass enclosure, probably for the same price that I paid from JL.

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I put a Bazooka 10" Bass Tube in Jenna's Smurffete.

http://www.bazooka.com/products/mobi...ified-Tube-P32

It has been well over 10 years since the last time I messed around with a Bazooka Bass Tube.. I had a Marine one in one of my past boats. I was never really impressed with their sound, especially in an open air environment so I wasn't expecting much from this new one I put in Smurffette.

Man, was I wrong.. It sounds killer! It even sounds awesome with the top down. I love to be surprised like that!

We mounted it so that I can unplug it and take it out fairly easy whenever we want.

For $300.00 bucks it is a simple solution that sounds awesome.
Did you wire is to factory amp?

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Did you wire is to factory amp?
Good question...i wonder the same thing. Wouldn't it have two amps then?

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Mist of those bazooka tubes are powered so you wouldn't need another amp if I recall correctly.


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I put a Bazooka 10" Bass Tube in Jenna's Smurffete.
where did you mount it?
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Did you wire is to factory amp?
No.

We used a powered Bazooka Tube... you just send it signal, it has its own amp you built in you wire up. They sell passive Bazooka Tubes as well, but the factory amp isnt gonna be enough to push it.

On Smurfette her Pioneer AVIC NAV head unit powers the front and sound bar speakers and the Bazooka Tube powers itself.

On my rig I went a different route, I had the Infiniti Sound but I ended up taking all that crap out when I put in the Kenwood NAV because the Infiniti System didn't want to play nice with the new head unit.

I put in Zapco splits and Zapco 6" coaxial's with some poly fill in the sound bar. I am still running the factory sub as of now which sounds good, but no where near as good as Jenna's Bazooka Tube.

I powered my system with a pretty slick little Kenwood eXcelon XR-4S amp which we mounted in the glove box cause I don't want anything on the floor.


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where did you mount it?
We mounted the Bazooka Tube on the opposite side of where the factory sub would be. It comes with its own brackets. Used some quick disconnects on the wiring so it can be easily removed.

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I'm running JL's marine sub in their fiberglass enclosure and love it, best thing is I don't have to worry about it getting wet. Its about the size of the factory one and pushes 250RMS, ned a separate amp though.
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I used an old 10" Fossgate Punch Z, a 10" wallmart sub enclosure, a 150-2 Rockford Fosgagate amp that I bridged.. 300 watts to the sub. I only paid $90.00 for the amplifier and pactec remote on/off/line out converter. It sounds great!
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