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  1. #16
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    I ended up going with the walmart jensen sub in the tube....about $40. It's tolerable with the stock JBLs...but still there's a hole where more bass and forward mid range should be.
    I think the solution for this low cost project (have to put the bucks into the exhaust) is to simply add a couple polks in the rear.

    I have a set of Polk 5X7 in my other SC and the sound is considerably better than what the stock JBLs could do unless there's a quality sub plus higher bass end included.

    My basic theory is that the stock sub, connected into the car deck, has extended bass range and actually operates to provide the necessary regular bass end, not just the sub end.

    Personnally, I think the most satisfying and long term tolerable sound is to have quality mid with adequate bass, not trobbing bass.

  2. #17
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    Cool ok...heres what you do...

    check ebay....look for an 8" sub from polk, kicker, jbl, JL, infinity, etc....dont spend more than $40....try to find one with the highest sensitivity rating you can....build a box out of mdf for $5...now you will have solid, tight bass that is WAY better than stock for under $50.

  3. #18
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    An option is to box a sub and run it off the stock sub amp. My stereo was shot: head unit, door speakers and sub. Put in an Eclipse cd and Boston RX87's in the doors and a cheap-ish 10" Rockford Fos Punch in a premade (sealed) box. All run off the stock amps, which were in great shape. Not too boomy and it's not a high end/high wattage speaker so it works well off this amp. Just right to balance with the other speakers, but it isn't going to blow you out of the car by any means. The box isn't too big, so it doesn't take up a lot of space:


  4. #19
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    yes, don't know the wattage of the stock sub amp...but I'm guessing it's around 30 or 40 watts.....it was just sufficient to run the walmart jensen sub...and I imagine yours is more efficient a speaker so that should be a pretty decent sub for the car.

  5. #20
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    VetteWars:
    Its actually got 6 screws in it, so don't try to pry it apart.
    Here's what I would do thats cheap:
    1. keep your factory JBL speakers. the're pretty good.
    2. get a 6.5 JL Audio to put in speaker sub box- its about 75 dollars.

  6. #21
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    Better sound than stock JBL's

    Try the pioneer 5x7's, here's 2 links from Crutchfield. I have a set of them in my wife's escort, and they kick some serious ~~~!!!

    These are the ones that I have in the wife's car

    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...SA6867&o=m&a=0

    These are the ones that I'm thinking about putting in my 90 SC

    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...SD680R&o=m&a=0

    Hope it helps.

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