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Old 11-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm in the middle of my audio project now - and I am also in the same boat with needing my trunk space. I put the amp on the back of the rear seat and added a 12" fender well enclosure in the same spot where the Kicker goes. Just another option for you...


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Another good place to install the amp so it's out of the way is on the underside of the rear package tray, between your rear speakers.
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Hey Fisch I love it! - I would like to use a 12" - even maybe both sides! But I assume that is a custom made enclosure.. Mind me asking what you paid for that? Cost is an issue - so custom is mostly a miss..
Just thinking... I have an SRT so I have the lovely foam air pump & fix-a-flat can holder in the wheel well.. Could hide the amp there.. Haha

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I like the OEM MOPAR KICKER sub and amplifier because I assume it plugs directly into the car with a harness and the car's radio has full control over it.

But, can you swap just the amplifier while keepin the harness the same? I don't want to use my Dual 12" boxes because I lose my trunk space.
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You could. The stock sub is 1 ohm. You would need a 1 ohm stable amp. And you would need to wire the amp like any other amp. It
will not just plug into the stock stuff & there's not really any stock HU adjustability. The only thing it does is cross over.
There's no sub level control.
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Hey Fisch I love it! - I would like to use a 12" - even maybe both sides! But I assume that is a custom made enclosure.. Mind me asking what you paid for that? Cost is an issue - so custom is mostly a miss..
Just thinking... I have an SRT so I have the lovely foam air pump & fix-a-flat can holder in the wheel well.. Could hide the amp there.. Haha
Thanks. It's a work in progress, but I'm getting there.

The enclosure is a handmade fiberglass enclosure, but it wasn't custom. Got it on ebay. And good news - it's cheap! AND, they make them for both sides of the trunk in 12". Just search ebay for "Chrysler 300 enclosure" and you'll see it. A couple vendors sell it ranging from $150-$240... same one... so... uh... go for the $150 one.

Since I needed the trunk space, a fender enclosure was really my only option. I was quoted $500 from the local audio shop to make a custom one, and I found a couple online (like Art of Noise, etc), but most of them were a minimum of $350. And then I bumped into this one on ebay, and for $150 it was worth a shot. And I'm VERY happy so far. The manufacturer is a company called NRG but I can't find info on them and all of the ebay sellers have no info. Somebody in my other thread said that it looks like Bassforms - and it just might be... looks darn close from the picture I see online.

One thing I should note - I did have a challenge figuring out a way to secure it in the fender area. The fitment is perfect and it is pretty heavy, especially with the sub loaded, but I felt it may want to tip inward. But I have found a good solution with a bolt/nut combo through the wall - if you go this route you can see what I did somewhere in this thread - My audio/video build progress thread...

One more thing - the trunk floorboard will not open with this enclosure installed. Just FYI. I plan to mod it at some point so that I can open it.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
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Oh nice! Either I have been typing 'enclosure' wrong or something. Because I wasn't getting those kinds of results on eBay.. I was only getting the OEM enclosure.. Thanks again man

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thanks for all the information guys
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The stock Kicker speakers are so powerful, I barely miss the trunk sobwoofer. I just wish the price had decreased over time. I could get a dual 12" Kicker L7 box for $500.
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