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    Cut a hole

    You really don't want anything making contact with your subwoofer while it's moving, so I cut a hole in the carpet under the jeep seat to accommodate it.
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    Notching the bar

    Now, before you can zip the seat up, you have to use your grinder once again. This time you'll be cutting the bar that attaches the seat to the floor. You can see in the first photo how the new box keeps the bar from attaching correctly. Just cutout the section you see in the second photo.
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    Finished

    That's it! Just take your time and zip the seat back up and you'll be ready to tick off the neighbors and walk around saying "huh? I can't hear you" all day long.
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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    Wow, that's more work than I expected... great write up man.
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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    hey man that is awesome i have never seen it down that way. does it only work with shallow mount subs i have a 12 with about a 6.5" mounting depth. how much room was under there. o and where do you have ur amp located. later

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    You have to have a shallow mount sub. I only had about 0.5 inches to spare with my shallow mount 10.

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    question,,, would this write up work with earlier tj's specificals 1997...? my back seat looks diff than yours, thanks!

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    Quote Originally Posted by gittman140 View Post
    question,,, would this write up work with earlier tj's specificals 1997...? my back seat looks diff than yours, thanks!
    This will work with any TJ seat as is, and will also work with YJ seats with some modifications.

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    Great install i have a couple questions tho, first one is where did you put your amp? ,second is would it fit a 1997 wrangler sahara?, and the third is would any one be able to sit in the seat? Thanks

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    Can anyone sit on that seat?

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrangler97 View Post
    Great install i have a couple questions tho, first one is where did you put your amp? ,second is would it fit a 1997 wrangler sahara?, and the third is would any one be able to sit in the seat? Thanks
    Thanks. I never mounted my amp anywhere. I had big plans, but I never got around to doing anything. Right now the amp is just laying behind the rear seat.

    My Jeep is a 2005, and I believe the back seat came from a 2000 Wrangler. This design should fit all TJs.

    As for sitting on the seat, sure - there's no reason that someone couldn't sit on the seat. The MDF is very strong, and braced well. I can't tell the difference between stock and mine, but I've never been on a 4 hour ride in the back seat - I'd imagine that it won't be as soft over rough ground.

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    hands down the coolest do-it-yourself mod idea ever. great work as usual man, inspiring. all of your how-to's really make me wish i was more of a do-it-yourselfer or that you lived close to me to give me a hand.

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan9 View Post
    hands down the coolest do-it-yourself mod idea ever. great work as usual man, inspiring. all of your how-to's really make me wish i was more of a do-it-yourselfer or that you lived close to me to give me a hand.
    Heck, I had never done anything like this before. It ended up being hard work, but it turned out great, and it really feels good to know that I built it myself.

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    Nice mod but I have a few questions. Is it possible to mount two 10" subs, or have 1 sub and recess the amp into the other side while maintaining the integrity of the seat? How much time and money do you think you invested in this? Thanks!

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    Quote Originally Posted by 2000Wrangler6.0L View Post
    Nice mod but I have a few questions. Is it possible to mount two 10" subs, or have 1 sub and recess the amp into the other side while maintaining the integrity of the seat? How much time and money do you think you invested in this? Thanks!
    You could to 2 10's, or even 3 8's in this box. You'd be hard pressed to put a 12 in though - unless you made it deeper.

    I'm a pretty bad woodworker - this was probably the first serious project I had ever done, so I guess I put 10 - 15 hours into it (just a guess). The box was cheap - just to large pieces of MDF, glue, screws, and the like - probably under $100.

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    How many watts is your amp? And what kind of modifications would you have to do in order to put it into a YJ.. thanks and great job..

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    I'm not really sure how many watts my amp is, it's not labeled. As far as putting it in a YJ, you'd just need to have the box be a slightly different shape.

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    ok.. well i was putting together my box (i have two ten inch subs) and he kept asking me if i accounted for driver displacement and did the recommended cubic foot enclosure.. did you do any of this..??. sorry if i am being a bother about this whole thing..
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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    The box has plenty of airspace for 2 of the pioneer slim subs - they only need .35 - .7 cubic feet each. You can check them out here:

    Pioneer TS-SW2541D 10" 4-ohm shallow subwoofer at Crutchfield.com

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    Re: Subwoofer inside of a Jeep Wrangler rear seat

    yeah.. i was just making sure.. i already have the subs, amp and wiring.. i was just making sure.. haha.. thanks again..

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