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Old 02-23-2013, 06:35 AM   #1
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Installed Rockford Fosgate powered subwoofer

Well, I finally upgraded my 2012 1LS non-BA system with a simple powered sub install for the trunk. I went with the Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-10, It's a 10 " sub.


The sub is great, I really like it. It was around one hundred fifty bucks shipped at Sonic Electronix.
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...e-P300-10.html

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575P300...10.html?tp=114

Here is a link to the manual/instructions for the sub:
http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchf.../575P30012.PDF

The install was super easy. Pos to battery, neg to bolt in trunk. Used speaker level inputs. I tapped into the rear speaker...easy. I did not need a separate turn on wire, as the sub turns on when an incoming audio signal is detected , and off when no audio signal.

No line output converter is needed. Just connect the pos/neg from the sub to the pos/neg of your rear speakers. I just used a t-tap so I didn't even cut the wire.
Here are the colors for the +/- for both the rear non-BA speakers (option code UQ3).

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Left (drivers rear):
(-) Yellow
(+) Brown

Right (pass. rear):
(-) Light Blue
(+) Dark Blue
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The only thing I needed to run up front is the PNC rotary control. Controls the bass level. It is optional, but it's a no-brainer install so you can fine tune the bass. If not, all the controls for boost/output would be in the back.

It also fits perfect. Push it all the way back, and it fits perfect, like it was made for the Camaro. Just used a little velcro. I'll post a pic later.

The sound is very good, and I can easily make the rear view mirror shake. Glad I made the purchase. It gives the stock stereo that missing low end punch that was missing without spending all that much.

Forum user Hayden installed the 12" version, and he is also quite pleased.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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Ill take some pictures and throw it up on here maybe even a video

Still working on the permanent positioning.
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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Pics of Sub




Note how well it fits...it was perfect.







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Old 02-23-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
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You weren't kidding about the perfect fit! If mine was just a little wider than it was tall It would have been nice to have it sit up like that!
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
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Wow. That looks great
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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Wow. That looks great
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:18 PM   #7
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Added a video Hard to really show the true sound though.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #8
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has anyone installed this with the BA system? Looks almost too easy?
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:55 PM   #9
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has anyone installed this with the BA system? Looks almost too easy?
Not sure why it would be any different. Tapping into the rear speaker. But I'm sure someone with more knowledge will tune in.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:50 PM   #10
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I'm putting one of these in this weekend.. got it from amazon shipped for about 200 bucks including tax...
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I'm putting one of these in this weekend.. got it from amazon shipped for about 200 bucks including tax...
Sweet, super easy.. Still enjoying mine!
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:36 PM   #12
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Looks great, would love to hear it. Its a reasonably priced alternative to some of the other set ups I have seen.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #13
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Installed, some trial and error on the BA rear speaker wiring.. but it works, and sounds great. Gives me just the punch I needed..

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Old 03-28-2013, 06:41 PM   #14
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What about installing this with the ******** harness? I'm looking at doing the 12" model. And I figured the ******** harness would make it much easier. Supposedly it's just plug and play and it gives you remote turn on with a set of RCAs.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:26 PM   #15
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What about installing this with the ******** harness? I'm looking at doing the 12" model. And I figured the ******** harness would make it much easier. Supposedly it's just plug and play and it gives you remote turn on with a set of RCAs.
This sub enclosure gives you an option of running just from the speaker input..so you don't need the harness. Simply connect to the rear deck speaker with a inline splice.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:34 PM   #16
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check it out

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Thank you for the video, I just purchased the 10". My main concern was fitment, and since Hayden states that he couldn't stand his up, I went with the 10". If the 12" was a square box instead of the hatchback box, I would have bought that. I'm slightly bummed about the 12" one not fitting upright. I just went and measured my trunk and it has the height until you get to the bottom of the speakers. So it's either you don't push it all the way back, or you lay it down. Laying it down is awkward because of the angle. Sonicelectronix has it for 149 but its back ordered. Hopefully they will get it in soon.
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Thank you for the video, I just purchased the 10". My main concern was fitment, and since Hayden states that he couldn't stand his up, I went with the 10". If the 12" was a square box instead of the hatchback box, I would have bought that. I'm slightly bummed about the 12" one not fitting upright. I just went and measured my trunk and it has the height until you get to the bottom of the speakers. So it's either you don't push it all the way back, or you lay it down. Laying it down is awkward because of the angle. Sonicelectronix has it for 149 but its back ordered. Hopefully they will get it in soon.
You will like it. Gives a nice bump, and the 10" fits perfect. Still lovin' mine! PM me if you have any questions.
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You will like it. Gives a nice bump, and the 10" fits perfect. Still lovin' mine! PM me if you have any questions.
Thanks Vic, I am looking forward to this. I have to wait, sonic electronix has it on back order but its 150 with shipping. So I will wait. I am going to install mine with the sub thump harness. I know it's unnecessary but I would rather pay the extra $ and not tap into the speakers. I'll take some pics when it's all done
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Bigvic/Hayden: did you guys tune your unit at all? I installed mine and I'm curious to tune it now.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:05 PM   #21
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I think this is just what I need. Stock 2013 1LS and this is all I would need? No amp or anything to power it?
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Duh.... Has amp included....
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Duh.... Has amp included....
Yeah just a wiring kit. I installed mine with the ******** harness to avoid splicing. Works really well and installed in 10 minutes. But you don't need it if you are ok with splicing into a speaker.
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I also made brackets to prevent it from moving around the trunk. Very pleased. Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366987018.962480.jpg
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