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Old 10-09-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
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A ? for svt owners

I noticed the other day that svt comes with a sub inthe back, maybe its with a certain package, but how is it? Does it hit hard? How big is it?


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It is only an 8" it is great for a factory install, but nothing worth entering a car audio competition with.
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Comes with the Audiophile sound package. It is an 8" sub with it's own separate amp and it's enough for me and most SVT owners but honestly it doesn't hit very hard and the bass is on the "muddy" side. You'd be much better off buying an aftermarket sub and putting that in. If you like the factory look of the thing, buy a used one or better yet the empty shell and then you only have to modify it a little bit to squeeze an aftermarket 8" or 10" into there.
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I changed mine because of the quality. It is very hard to modify the box because it is very shallow maybe a better quality 8" sub would work.
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Old 10-09-2004, 05:30 PM   #5
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I'd like to mod it to something better. It sounds great when you are seated or maybe walking around the car but when you pop the hatch it sounds like ass. Not really a biggie with me because when I drive the radio is usually turned off so I can listen to my car.
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I just replaced my sub with an 8" JL and head unit with a clarion deck. The whole sound system sounds much more crisp, and less of that "muddy" bass as aformentioned. It's got some pop to it now. I used the stock amp by the way...
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^^ Did you put the 8" JL Audio inside the factory housing or did you get another housing? I'm surprised the stock amp is adequate for an aftermarket sub, I don't remember the power output offhand but it didn't seem like nearly as much as you would get from an aftermarket amp?

Anyway yeah the 8" is your best bet if you want to stick a new sub in the Ford box, but as mentioned above it's a tight fit so you have to cut and modify the box and then fiberglass the new "back" end of it. Almost positive I've read at least one post that said someone had used the same method to squeeze in a 10" sub into the box...
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im almost 100% correct here the amp is 290 watt...
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Really? That's more than I thought. I know the exact specs of the system were posted here a long time ago but I'm too lazy to look it up.
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Someone did a how to for a 10" install of the factory box. I have been looking for it but nothing yet.
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