Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    104

    Default Need help if possible with speaker hookup

    I bought a cheapy little bass tube for car, and part of it says "Connect blue wire to source unitís accessory lead or switched 12 volt source (REM)". My head unit has a wire for 12v ignition/Acc and 12v battery/memory. Which should I plug this blue wire to?
    Update: Once again allowed on polk forums from work! New job yaaaay. Well sorta.

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Levittown, PA
    Posts
    805

    Default

    I have not messed with car audio for some time but I would say connect to ignition/Acc. The memory lead is hot all the time. Is the sub always powered on or "auto powered"?

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    104

    Default

    I went with that one yes. I think the sub is just powered when ignition is hit, but sorta a who knows. I guess I will find out if battery tanks tomorrow.

    Now to figure out how I am going to fit standard 4x6's in a jeeps 4x6 spot. For some odd reason, jeep calls them 4x6's, but they are skinnier than normal, so tall wise, my speakers fit, but they wont fit wide...wise.
    Update: Once again allowed on polk forums from work! New job yaaaay. Well sorta.

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    He is correct, connect it to the ignition wire. You will need to build an adapter to properly fit your 4x6s in.
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Levittown, PA
    Posts
    805

    Default

    Crutchfield has a great speaker size selector. It will advise you of what size speaker will fit into you Jeep.

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    104

    Default

    Any suggestion on what to build it out of? Oh and Hi in College Station, I am a few hours away :)

    I am trying to finish this project tonight, so I stayed up at the shop where I work. We have a machine shop, but we build reamers and stuff for horizontal drilling, not sure we would have the materials to do what I am wanting to... I may end up zip tying these fuggers in... >.<
    Update: Once again allowed on polk forums from work! New job yaaaay. Well sorta.

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Levittown, PA
    Posts
    805

    Default

    Zip ties fix everything.

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    104

    Default

    I may have to camera phone a bit of my dash to see yalls input on what I should do :p
    Update: Once again allowed on polk forums from work! New job yaaaay. Well sorta.

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    104

    Default

    So umm... I am thinking about building a fugging box for these damn speakers. Nothing fancy, in fact, I dont think I even have the proper tools to make the oval look right. But I want to finish this damn project tonight, one way or another...
    Update: Once again allowed on polk forums from work! New job yaaaay. Well sorta.

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    They sell cheap plastic cutting boards at Dollar General and the like. You could make the adapter plate out of those.
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    104

    Default

    This is true, but they arent open at this hour :p

    Walmart is about my only option, and my jeep is basically in pieces. I have a huge shop right behind me, but its not exactly made for this sorta thing, but if I sit here and ponder long enough, surely I can think of something. We have wood, plywood, etc, we just dont have good cutting tools for making ovals, would have to hacksaw it. We use the wood to make boxes, nothing fancy, so about all the tools we have are a skilsaw.
    Update: Once again allowed on polk forums from work! New job yaaaay. Well sorta.

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    7,176

    Default

    No jig saw?
    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    104

    Default

    No jig saw. I got a plywood cutout but no real way to cut out middle so sound can actually come out, and got no nuts the right size to put on the original mount screws, which I would have to cut short so they dont tear through cone of aftermarket speakers. Looking like I am just gonna have to wait a few days till I get paid and actually buy some damn speakers.
    Update: Once again allowed on polk forums from work! New job yaaaay. Well sorta.

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (3)

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    256

    Default

    What you need is a metra 821010 jeep wrangler speaker adaptor..

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Need Help Plate amp hookup speaker wires
    By hydrostream in forum Subwoofer Hookup & Bass Management
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-13-2008, 11:31 AM
  2. speaker hookup to sub
    By K-daugh in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-06-2007, 05:54 PM
  3. rt1000 speaker hookup question
    By charlesw in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-15-2006, 09:25 AM
  4. surround speaker hookup
    By chefsdm in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-03-2003, 01:36 AM
  5. I got a ques about speaker wire hookup
    By GoMets17 in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-21-2002, 10:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts