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Just got my headunit and backup cam installed with the help from you guys. Thanks. Also decided to follow the guide on installing the boss 200w amp to keep the stock subwoofer going, but in under a week it has already blown.

So here's what I need help figuring out... If possible I'd like to use the boss amp that I already have installed along with the factory wiring to the stock sub. What kind of box/sub combo is my best bet for installing behind the seat in the factory location? I'd prefer to not have to run power and audio cables back there.

If that isn't an option what do you guys think about the Soundstream 800w powered 10" sub? I'd be putting it where the stock sub is at now.

Any ideas? I really appreciate you guys. This forum is awesome.
 

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Your best easiest bet is to hop on ebay and purchase a factory sub. You would need to run power wires etc to use the soundstream and the time and money building a box for a aftermarket sub that the boss amp can power would be a bit of work for what it is worth.
 

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Your best easiest bet is to hop on ebay and purchase a factory sub. You would need to run power wires etc to use the soundstream and the time and money building a box for a aftermarket sub that the boss amp can power would be a bit of work for what it is worth.


I'd probably just blow the new one in under a week too.. didn't even have the amp turned up but half way
 

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Ok so how about this... what's the easiest way to run the power and rca cables to the factory sub location. Think I'll just get the sound steam powered sub


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Which is weird cause I had mine for about 2 weeks and gain was set to about half. But I could not stand the popping of the amp turning on and off so went with the alpine amp. OhSix has/had this amp for awhile and recommends it. He has a thread that is awesome somewhere but cant find it...
 

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Which is weird cause I had mine for about 2 weeks and gain was set to about half. But I could not stand the popping of the amp turning on and off so went with the alpine amp. OhSix has/had this amp for awhile and recommends it. He has a thread that is awesome somewhere but cant find it...


Did notice that popping sound too.. damn annoying. so any recommendations on the easiest way to run the wires?
 

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Down the passenger side of the dash and under edge of carpet. Only have to pull up the door sill panels and the rear seat assy
 

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Im no 100% sure even though ive had the interior out on mine like 3 times now. I would guess 8-10 would be plenty. Just in case I would get some cheap string and just lay it out in the general place and add 4 ft or so. Or get a guesstimate with a measuring tape.

One of these threads might help

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/...g-stock-sub-new-radio-hu-boss-ce200m-amp.html

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/9-1g-mobile-electronics/104465-couple-audio-upgrades.html

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/...39073-pimp-your-factory-sound-15-minutes.html

http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/...ctronics/41328-adding-amp-loc-factory-hu.html
 

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Im no 100% sure even though ive had the interior out on mine like 3 times now. I would guess 8-10 would be plenty. Just in case I would get some cheap string and just lay it out in the general place and add 4 ft or so. Or get a guesstimate with a measuring tape.


Cool cool.. last question I promise;) what's the size of the factory box? The one I'm looking at getting is 12.4 x 13.4 x 3 inches

Here's the link to it: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019Z3R582/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_70oezbF9540VF
 

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Question,

Is it not possible to just swap the factory sub speaker out with an aftermarket 8" shallow woofer, and keep the factory enclosure?

Crutchfield Filtered for 8" shallow depth woofers.
https://goo.gl/dPI0mg

I assume you may need to drill some mounting holes in the factory enclosure?
 

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Question,

Is it not possible to just swap the factory sub speaker out with an aftermarket 8" shallow woofer, and keep the factory enclosure?

Crutchfield Filtered for 8" shallow depth woofers.
https://goo.gl/dPI0mg

I assume you may need to drill some mounting holes in the factory enclosure?

No. The factory box is ported and more then likely wrong volume etc. Would probably sound worse then a factory sub.
 

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Not sure anyone has accurately calculated the volume of the factory box.

Your sub is blown anyway, leaving the blown sub in place you could fill the factory sub enclosure with water, measure the volume of water you pour out and calculate the size in cubic feet. Also measure the port diameter and length. With an accurate measurement of the enclosure volume and port dimensions, you have a much better chance of matching an aftermarket sub to the OEM enclosure.
 
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I ordered the rockville 10" powered sub. Should be here today. Will install it tomorrow and let you guys know how it is.


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I ordered the rockville 10" powered sub. Should be here today. Will install it tomorrow and let you guys know how it is.


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Get it installed yet?
 

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Get it installed yet?
Just finished up the install... Subwoofer sounds awesome and with the help of you guys the whole process was a breeze. Would definitely recommend​ this to others. Would be happy to answer any questions you guys have!

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