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Old 02-14-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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SUBTHUMP 2010-2012 Camaro Complete Drivers Side 12" Stealth Package

I have a 2012 2LT that came with the Boston Acoustics 9 speaker system I did not get the factory installed sub woofer and amp. If I get the SUB THUMP 2010-2012 Camaro Complete Drivers Side 12" Stealth Package what else will I need? How much wiring will I have to do? Will I have to get at the back of the stereo in the dash to do the install?
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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You will need a LOC (Line out Converter). You use it to tap in the rear deck speakers to send a signal to the amp.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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You will need a LOC (Line out Converter). You use it to tap in the rear deck speakers to send a signal to the amp.
So the only wiring beyond the trunk will be the power for the amp and the remote bass knob?
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:33 PM   #4
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So the only wiring beyond the trunk will be the power for the amp and the remote bass knob?
The battery is in the trunk. So the only thing you'll need to wire in the cabin is the bass knob. Gotta love this goofy car.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:24 AM   #5
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The battery is in the trunk. So the only thing you'll need to wire in the cabin is the bass knob. Gotta love this goofy car.

No Sh*t! Hmmmm! may have to order this UNIT.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:47 AM   #6
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If you also buy the FARK kit from Subthump you don't have to tap into the speaker wires. Only +, -, and REM for amp. Gain knob if you want it.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:16 AM   #7
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If you purchase the 5.1 kit, you will have everything you need for the install. This made a big difference in the sound with the stock radio. I am waiting on the Kenwood 9990 HD radio to install.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:55 AM   #8
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No Sh*t! Hmmmm! may have to order this UNIT.
I plan to keep my stock BA system for a little while and add a sub. I already have a 12" sub and amplifier so I ordered the Subthump 5G-X3 RCA and 5G-LDS.

That is the plug and play RCA T-Harness ($59) and Large Drivers Side Stealth Enclosure ($165).

It should be delivered this Friday and hopefully I'll have time to install it Saturday.

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One more question. Like I said earlier I have the 9 speaker Boston Acoustic system but did not get the sub woofer. Does my system still come with an amp in the trunk?
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Yes, all Boston Acoustic systems have the amp. The subs are just an optional addition. I opted out due to pricing.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #11
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I envy all you guys with the BA system.

Just waiting for my box and subs to arrive tomorrow.

Also hoping it doesn't rain. Grrrrrrr......
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After reviewing everything on their site I may get the 2012 & Up Camaro Coupe 5 Channel Total System Enhancement Package instead. Called them on the phone but got voice mail. Once they call me back and answer a few questions I think I will place my order.

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:27 PM   #13
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if you call Steve @ SubThump he can put the Line Out Converter in your kit. He did this for my 1SS without the BA stereo. Makes install a breeze. Hardest part is getting the box into place. After that it's all gravy.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:01 PM   #14
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if you call Steve @ SubThump he can put the Line Out Converter in your kit. He did this for my 1SS without the BA stereo. Makes install a breeze. Hardest part is getting the box into place. After that it's all gravy.

Steve called me back today and recommended the 12-5g-INT12 for what I want. Plus it is the simplest to install so I ordered it and the woofer grill. Can't wait for it to arrive and get it installed.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #15
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UPS Came Today

Now I just need to get it installed.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:09 AM   #16
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Looks amazingly similar to a UPS box I opened last week..

I have to install mine. I'll probably do it this weekend.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:53 PM   #17
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Good idea having your guard cat keeping watch over your stash.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #18
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Good idea having your guard cat keeping watch over your stash.

I think he thought he had new scratching post I had to put it back in the box.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:09 PM   #19
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Got it installed today. It took me about 5 hours. I took my time, had breakfast, coffee, and what not... Brought the box and supplies inside the house and did the wire up and preparation of the box before taking apart the car trunk area.

I read the instructions about 3 times last night... Re-read threads on here last night and today and felt confident I was ready to rock!

Overall a very simple installation... I did nick the speaker cover / protector with the drill gun ... Grrrr... But not very noticeable.

I have to tweak the settings. Got the last of the remote bass control in and hidden just as it started to sprinkle rain here ....

Anyone have suggestions on where they like the settings on the amp knobs? Maybe a good starting point?

I couldn't say enough good things about the kit. It really makes it easy to put a sub in and an amp!!! Good package Steve!!!!

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:39 AM   #20
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I got mine in yesterday too. Also took 5 hours with 2 people working it. One in the trunk and the other outside the car. I did not install the remote bass knob. I may add it later.

It was not that hard but it was tedious since I took my time moving the wires and per Steve's guide. Then running the power and ground took some time. As for settings, I set the LPF at 80, gain and bass boost wound up at around 1/4 of the dial. As for the head unit I found I had to set the fader to 7 towards the rear to balance out everything.

The kit contained everything I needed except:

Harness clamps
self tapping screws
enough tie wraps
screws to mount the speaker to the box


Where did you put the fuse? I would up tie wrapping mine to the battery mount as shown below.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:51 AM   #21
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One more picture showing the final results
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:06 AM   #22
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Looks great. I think this will be my next mod after I'm done with the springs and sways that go on this week.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #23
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I tie wrapped the fuse to the main line coming off the battery...Right below the corner bend reinforcement for the main cable. A little forward of where you have it, took off the nut on the post of the battery and connected there. I wanted to ground to the battery so I cut the extra power cable away and used that to give me enough line torun back down to the battery negative and marked it with a black sharpie for idiot proofing. I capped the ends until I was ready to connect them to the amp. Then I put the carpets back after power and ground connection to battery.

I had to go out for the screws for the speaker.. Home depot run! I also grabbed zip ties and self tapping screws for sheet metal as well as some cable clamps. I ended up using some adhesive zip tie clamps to hold some cables out of the way rather than the sheet metal screws. I also zip tied all of the power wires together along the cable channel.

Last connection I made was the remote wire while my son held the box in the trunk at an angle so I could screw it down tightly. Then pushed the box into place and voila. It's a very snug fit and it's not going anywhere. Nice work again on Steve's part.

I screwed the speaker and grille down after I laid the box into the trunk.

I think my amp settings are darn spot on to yours. I haven't changed the forward /rear balance yet, but did take all radio gains to zero.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #24
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I wound up grounding behind the stealth box. I used an existing hole, sanded away some paint and put a bolt thru it.

I had the box completely wired with the sub, grill and amp all set to go. I left the remote turn on, ground and power a little long so I had some play to hook up the wires before I slid the box in place. Last thing I hooked up was the power to the battery.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:16 AM   #25
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And mine

Here's a shot of my completed Subthump install.

I would take a few more, but I just don't want to see the inside of my trunk for about two to three weeks! LOL

Looks great... sounds great... and I am a happy camper!

Next up (within about 2 months)... replace the factory amp and factory 6x9 speakers with some better stuff for a crisper, and cleaner sound. So there's a FARK and 6x9 subthump brackets in the near future for me.

In the immediate future, I've got the Dodge style cup holder illumination coming and LED interior light this week.

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