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Replacing stock JBL subwoofer

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 03f5sp, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Jul 8, 2013 at 2:55 AM
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    03f5sp

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    I recently got an '11 TRD with the JBL audio ('09 taco was totalled by a 16 y.o. girl). I'm impressed with the audio but it needs more bass. If I replace the stock subwoofer with a decent aftermarket sub, will it be any louder? I'm only looking for more db/volume. Thanks in advance, Bill Brunsell
     
  2. Jul 8, 2013 at 3:03 AM
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    No. I don't think so. If you want more db/volume, you will need to upgrade the amplifier. And the sub to a model designed for your new output wattage. Just replacing the sub might make it sound better, but not louder.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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    Dam, that's what I thought but I was hoping I was wrong. Where is the stock sub amp located? Can I use those inputs for an aftermarket amp?
     
  4. Jul 8, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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  5. Jul 9, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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  6. Jul 10, 2013 at 6:46 AM
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    I'm not sure on an '11...
    On my '13 dc, it's behind the passenger side rear seat. It's enclosed so I don't know if it utilizes standard RCA jacks or not...
     
  7. Jul 11, 2013 at 5:07 AM
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    Should I assume that replacing the sub in conjunction with adding a bigger ground wire from sub-ground still wouldn't make a difference in volume?
     
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