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Old 03-22-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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JBL Subwoofer Install

Over the weekend I installed a sub and amp. I wanted to just 'fill in' the missing low tones of the stock system. Yes, going with a 12" sub is overkill, but the price was right...

I purchased a box kit which came with the enclosure, sub and 300 watt amplifier.

Following some instructions on the site there, I tapped into the low level rear wires with an rca cable for my pre-outs. Very, very easy.

I also wanted a sub that I could completely remove if needed quickly. This is why I didn't want to go with a subthump type enclosure as I sometimes may need my entire trunk space back. I simply used a couple hinges with wing nuts that I can undo, unhook the wires in the front (capping with some wire nuts) and pull the amp/sub out. I can accomplish this task in about 2 minutes.

Also, I installed the sub level control knob that came with the sub inside the center console (by the usb port). I forgot to take a picture of it however.

To adjust, I put the bass control knob all the way to minimum, then just brought it up until the lows that were missing filled in nicely (probably about 1/20th ‘open’). I will admit however, the other day I broke out an old EazyE cd and was shaking the neighbor’s windows! (high school days came out of me!). Being a 36 year old man I felt a little 'odd' installing a sub, but wow does the stock Boston stereo now sound amazing.

Here are a few pics:

Wing nuts to hold firmly in place:


box and sub:



From inside with the rear seat folded down:
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:29 PM   #2
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:34 PM   #3
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:18 PM   #4
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Sweet! I agree the stock BA system sounds much better with some bass.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:42 PM   #5
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how much did it cost you?
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:19 AM   #6
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how much did it cost you?
The sub/amp were on clearance for like $299 and then I had a few $ into wire/connectors/etc. So probably just under $400 for the entire thing, minus my time of course.
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