1. Tip...
    If you hold most smartphones sideways
    you can bring up a more full featured version of the forum.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

How To: Install aftermarket sub with stock enclosure in non-factory sub 2nd Gen Ex

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by Joe Dirt, September 19, 2010.

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^





  1. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,409
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    $160 otd included my JL sub, my amp, and my wiring kit shipped to my door...
     
  2. Support EF

    Join the Elite Explorers for $20

    Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.


  3. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,409
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    Ah ok... Was it the 8" that was made to fit the old 6" enclosure?
     
  4. toypaseo

    toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    January 3, 2003
    Messages:
    6,886
    Media:
    38
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    301
    Trophy Points:
    103
    City, State:
    outside shovelling snow
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    ................ 96 XLT ™
    Yep.
     
  5. jrford

    jrford Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    March 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,541
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    48
    City, State:
    Birmingham, MI
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '10 Sport Trac
    Great write up, i could have used it couple of years ago. . . .

    I did the similar thing with a 3rd Gen, but was able to mount a 10". . .

    Question: what is the plan for the panel hole? I bought a stock panel, but it only has a 6" in speaker grill . . .thinking of enlarging it somehow.
     
  6. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,409
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    I just used a stock grille, it fits the 8" sub since that was the stock size anyway...

    [​IMG]
     
  7. sarge816

    sarge816 New Member

    Joined:
    September 6, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Houston, TX
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    98 Sport
    The grill is something I've been looking for, since I plan on doing this for my non-sub equipped 98 Sport. Ebay seems to be a wash, and I can't find one anywhere online. Guess its going to be trips to the junkyard, ugh.
     
  8. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,409
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    I have a couple for sale here:

    CLICK ME
     
  9. sarge816

    sarge816 New Member

    Joined:
    September 6, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Houston, TX
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    98 Sport
    Thanks Joe, PM sent.
     
  10. GRNMACHINE

    GRNMACHINE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    September 11, 2000
    Messages:
    2,485
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    48
    City, State:
    IL
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    95 Sport 4x4
    1 Sub Enclosure and grille received by Joe D!! Another fantastic purchase. Thanks Joe!! These arent the easiest things to find and Joe is the man.

    One other question - would it be better to ditch the factory amp if running aftermarket radio and get a 5 channel amp instead?? Not sure if I am missing the reason to keep the Ford amp?
     
  11. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,409
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    Only to use the factory wires. In an ideal world, I would hook a new amp to the radio, and still might amp the sub separately, and run new wires to the doors to handle the upped power.

    Glad it made it! :thumbsup:

    If I see the larger stock subs, I'm going to pull them, so keep eyes open if y'all are looking for one.
     
  12. shipwreck17

    shipwreck17 New Member

    Joined:
    April 20, 2010
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Kentucky
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2003 limited V8
    How deep is the factory enclosure in a 2003?

    The JL Audio 8W3v3-4 has a mounting depth of 4 9/16"
    Will it fit? Also do you have any estimations on the enclosure volume?

    Thanks this was very helpful.
     
  13. GRNMACHINE

    GRNMACHINE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    September 11, 2000
    Messages:
    2,485
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    48
    City, State:
    IL
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    95 Sport 4x4
    Any recommendations on a 5 channel amp for cheap. I think I am still going to do what you did Joe. Seems easiest and cheapest! Dont feel like running new speaker wires etc. The colder it gets the less my desire to tear apart the Ex is....
     
  14. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,409
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    No idea. I never felt like my aftermarket decks were not loud enough, and never desired running all new speaker wires...
     
  15. GRNMACHINE

    GRNMACHINE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    September 11, 2000
    Messages:
    2,485
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    48
    City, State:
    IL
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    95 Sport 4x4
  16. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,409
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    It's a good sub, but I just looked at the JL box- the JL 8" is a 3.85" mounting depth. The RF is 4.1"

    I know the JL fit perfectly with about 3.75" being totally perfect. The fled of the box was enough to make up the difference. You might have to put a small ring below it in order to get it to fit good, I think 4.1" is too deep for an unmodified stock enclosure... The indentation for the bolt that held the stock sub in is what screws you there...
     
  17. GRNMACHINE

    GRNMACHINE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    September 11, 2000
    Messages:
    2,485
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    48
    City, State:
    IL
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    95 Sport 4x4
    10/4 Joe-thanks, was wondering that. Will go withe JL. I was not sure of depth of the box. Was going to measure it but it is so much easier to wait for you to respond!
     
  18. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,409
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    lol! :D
     
  19. sean99

    sean99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    December 13, 2005
    Messages:
    1,291
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    City, State:
    Sunnyvale, California
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    01 Limited 5.0
    I used fuel line as a spacer on my 99 sub. Quick and easy, no squeaks or vibrations :)
     
  20. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,409
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    I've found that most of the squeaks in my Ex come from the occupant in the passenger seat. I've found that turning the radio up drowns said squeaker out. :D
     
  21. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,409
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    Ok, thought I'd drop this in here as well...

    Picked this 8" factory enclosure up at the junkyard today. Anyone need an enclosure? (Will be selling stock sub separately unless someone wants it with the enclosure for some reason...)

    $60 shipped to the continental US, business address. Will include the grille no charge. When someone pulled the grille off, 2 of the tabs popped off, but I'll include enough velcro to fasten it to the trim panel since that's how the cool people do it anyway, so it's easier to get to your sub... :D

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page







We Support Our Troops!