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Old 03-08-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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Replace Sony Sub

I have a 2012 SEL with the Sony package. I'm not a huge audiophile so the speakers suit me fine, but the sub is kind of weak for my taste unless I turn the bass all the way up then the other speakers do sound like crap. After replacing the OEM speakers and putting an amp and sub in my Mustang recently I don't feel like going through all that again right now so is it possible to simply remove the Sony sub and connect the wires to a better sub. I was hoping on putting in a single 10" sub. Thanks in advance.


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Old 03-09-2012, 01:42 AM   #2
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I have a 2012 SEL with the Sony package. I'm not a huge audiophile so the speakers suit me fine, but the sub is kind of weak for my taste unless I turn the bass all the way up then the other speakers do sound like crap. After replacing the OEM speakers and putting an amp and sub in my Mustang recently I don't feel like going through all that again right now so is it possible to simply remove the Sony sub and connect the wires to a better sub. I was hoping on putting in a single 10" sub. Thanks in advance.
I believe that would work if the stock sub is 10" and the depth of the new sub can fit into the box. In my opinion that really wouldn't make much difference unless you plan on adding a different amplifier to it or possibly a new box. Also make sure the sub you plan to use calls for that size of box and is the same impedance (ohms). A lot of times if the box isn't within the spec for the sub it doesn't sound that well. I'm sure someone with the 2012 model has done this and can let you know if it's worth it or not.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #3
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I did it with my expedition, I just got a 10" sub inside a bandpass box and the bass its MUCH louder. even with the stock amp it was way more bass
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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you will still have to deal with the stock amp which means your speakers will still be run of the same amp so as you turn up bass it will affect all the speakers.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:21 PM   #5
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Has anyone replaced their sony sub with an aftermarket using the stock enclosure/amp? Any improvements in sound??
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Anyone know the depth of the stock 8" enclosure?
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:01 AM   #7
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I know that eartquake makes a 8" dual voice coil 2 ohm sub for small enclosures.
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Kicker released 2 8" DVC subs recently.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_2064CWR...ml#details-tab
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_2064CWR...ml#details-tab

100-400w RMS
dual 1Ohm or dual 2Ohm

They are a bit pricy at 149.99, but I might take a chance on one. Looking to add the dual 2ohm sub to a 1ohm load with a Rockford Fosgate PBR300X1 (300w @1ohm) .
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The Kicker 8" CVT fits nearly perfect in the factory box and sound decent. They don't hit very hard but sound better than the factory sub. Hadn't seen the RTs. Anything deeper than the 8" CVT won't fit though.
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http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=315453

I started a new thread for my question.

The 40CWRT82 is about an inch smaller so that's not much of an issue I think.
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