My hidden amp (swap) in my 11 XLT

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My hidden amp (swap) in my 11 XLT

Postby neonoen - October 15th, 2016, 2:04 pm

From this....
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To this.

I think it looks pretty good. And it glows blue out the sub grate.
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Re: My hidden amp (swap) in my 11 XLT

Postby Mike Dee - October 17th, 2016, 9:07 pm

Is that amp mounted on carpet?
You removed the OEM sub and amp? Did you add another sub? What about putting the amp on the other side? I think its empty behind that panel.
I've seen a few different amps, one like yours, an aluminum one with the built in heat sinks and another steel one similar to yours. I dont know if theres differing quality or any differences other than the look.
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Re: My hidden amp (swap) in my 11 XLT

Postby neonoen - November 12th, 2016, 2:34 pm

Mike Dee wrote:Is that amp mounted on carpet?
You removed the OEM sub and amp? Did you add another sub? What about putting the amp on the other side? I think its empty behind that panel.
I've seen a few different amps, one like yours, an aluminum one with the built in heat sinks and another steel one similar to yours. I dont know if theres differing quality or any differences other than the look.


Yeah It's on carpet. It helps with vibration noise. Plus I'm a little ocd, so i finished it out with carpet. As far as the other side i didn't know if it would interfere with the filler neck , so i just used the passenger side. As it had all the holes predrilled already. And yeah I have a single non ported JL box in the cargo area. I have a quick connect on the cargo side panel, so I can remove the sub and not have any open connections. Just used a sub enclosure connection and mounted it in the side trim, just in front of the sub grate. Ill get pics up later.
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Re: My hidden amp (swap) in my 11 XLT

Postby neonoen - November 15th, 2016, 6:02 pm

Here's the replacement sub
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Here's My connection so I can take it out easier, and still have use of my cargo area.
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Re: My hidden amp (swap) in my 11 XLT

Postby backroad101 - November 15th, 2016, 9:38 pm

What did you tap into for the remote on on the amp?

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Re: My hidden amp (swap) in my 11 XLT

Postby neonoen - November 16th, 2016, 12:42 am

the amp remote wire. Since this came with a factory sub. Here's a link to the thread here http://escape-city.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11512 hope it helps.
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Re: My hidden amp (swap) in my 11 XLT

Postby Squirrel - November 18th, 2016, 8:27 am

:shades: Nice work! :thumb:
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Re: My hidden amp (swap) in my 11 XLT

Postby Dignan1443 - January 7th, 2017, 9:08 am

Very good idea putting a speaker terminal into the panel! I wish I had thought of that before I did my install. Makes removing the sub a breeze.
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Re: My hidden amp (swap) in my 11 XLT

Postby Squirrel - January 7th, 2017, 9:29 am

Did the hybrids come in XLT trim? :?
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