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Mach subwoofer replacement

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by floatingpig, September 3, 2010.

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      Just bought a '98 Mountaineer, it's my first car in fact...

      I soon found out that the subwoofer in the Mach premium sound system is blown. As far as I know, it's a 8" JBL. It was $260+ to have it fixed through the dealership, so I have decided to go aftermarket. I purchased a new amp, which I should have no problems wiring up. I also bought a 10" shallowmount subwoofer to be mounted in place of the old JBL speaker, behind the factory panel.

      What I was wondering is, do I need to fabricate a new speaker box for behind the panel? Has anyone done this and have any ideas? To save room, I was thinking that I would cut a hole to put the sub in, and mount some sort of box behind the panel.

      Any ideas? Anything would be appreciated!
      Thanks! :p:
       
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      The stock enclosure works fine, and fits perfectly obviously... :)

      A JL audio 8W1v2-4 fits in the stock location perfectly and sounds great with an aftermarket amp...
       
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      What a sucky coincidence.....I reply to this post this morning and this afternoon I notice a funny sound in the Ex. Yup you guessed it the JBL sub went poof. :( Joe what did you have to do to add the aftermarket amp to the stock system?
       
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      hey nd4spd- sorry I didn't see your question... If you haven't fixed it yet, here is my writeup: CLICK ME

      I replaced it with a JL Audio 8w1V2-4 sub from carstereoonline.com which fit perfectly, I re-tapped new screw holes, but just drove them in with my cordless screwdriver, no fitment issues at all.

      I bought a new amp to drive it, the JL sub, and sub wiring install kit for $160 delivered.
       

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