This is a brief build write-up for a local customer, Troy O., with a 2000 Jeep Wrangler soft top weekend toy. He expressed an interest in keeping the costs reasonable, and I kept this in mind while planning out a system that would utilize stock speaker locations. I wanted to give him the best value and performance for the bass possible given the space constraints and the 117 amp alternator.
This is the first time I’ve used speakers and subwoofers by American Bass of Solon, Ohio. I gave them a call to ask for a recommendation on the size and model of subwoofers to choose. Bob, the man I spoke to, was very helpful every time we spoke. We settled on the XD line in a 10″ size to work best with the 1.25 cu. ft of sealed air space available from the custom fit box I chose. I also used American Bass speakers to fit the factory locations. These feature a swiveling tweeter and carbon fiber cones for good sound quality.
The subwoofer amplifier was a no-brainer. The Precision Power P1000.1 had the small form factor I needed to fit under the rear seat, plus it’s got the power-to-dollar value that’s unmatched in this size.
- Kenwood KDC-152 Head unit: CD/AM/FM/Aux in. Very solid product.
- Precision Power P1000.1 amplifier – 1,000W at 1 Ohm, bass boost knob
- American Bass SQ 46 4″x6″ coaxials
- American Bass SQ 52 5.25″ rear coaxials
- American Bass XD 1044 10″ dual 4 Ohm subwoofers x 2
- Custom fit dual 1.25 cu. ft subwoofer enclosure coated in bedliner
- DB Link CK4Z amplifier installation kit
The vehicle had the carpet removed and the floor was coated with a bedliner product. I provided the customer with a subwoofer box that’s coated in bedliner to match. This makes for a very durable setup that’s easy to maintain.