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Old 08-04-11, 06:53 PM   #31
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Ok So I read through this thread and I still can't figure out what sub works in 97-01 ES's with Pioneer sound systems. I've installed a Pioneer nav unit with alot of add-on's but I've always thought the sub sounded weak. I don't want a box in the trunk, I just want to straight up replace the stock sub with something that gives more bang without frying anything in my car.
Yup, I want to know about this too. I had no idea I could replace the 8 inch sub in the back with an aftermarket unit.

Anyone with a Pioneer who has replaced it, please let us know.
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Old 08-08-11, 07:45 AM   #32
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put another amp with a super 8 inch....or f*** it cut the back to a 10 inch....im going to run new wires and install another amp..ill leave the factory for the door speakers!!!!
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Old 08-08-11, 07:57 AM   #33
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Knowing that the factory amp is wimpy, why not replace the 8" sub with the 8" sub of your choice, even if it requires alot of power. Get an aftermarket amp suitable for the sub you have, use the factory output into the high level input on the amp. That way you get a very high quality 8" sub that will keep the stock appearance, doesn't run the risk of burning up your factory amp, and is minimally intrusive in the trunk (sub likely to be deeper with a much larger basket and magnet and a minimal amount for the amp).
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whats the wattage of the amp already installed?
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Old 08-31-11, 04:26 PM   #35
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whats the wattage of the amp already installed?
If you have the Pioneer system it's 20 watts, if it's the Nakamichi (sell it to me!!) then it's 35 watts. If you replace the sub and the minimum recommended power is over this amount you will fry the amp.
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Old 08-31-11, 08:58 PM   #36
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Knowing that the factory amp is wimpy, why not replace the 8" sub with the 8" sub of your choice, even if it requires alot of power. Get an aftermarket amp suitable for the sub you have, use the factory output into the high level input on the amp. That way you get a very high quality 8" sub that will keep the stock appearance, doesn't run the risk of burning up your factory amp, and is minimally intrusive in the trunk (sub likely to be deeper with a much larger basket and magnet and a minimal amount for the amp).
interesting... i like the sound of that, i'll try and source a new sub & amp combo. I like the oem look of the radio, but more bass would be ideal for me.

Will that work in theory? what you're saying? I know nothing about car audio...
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interesting... i like the sound of that, i'll try and source a new sub & amp combo. I like the oem look of the radio, but more bass would be ideal for me.

Will that work in theory? what you're saying? I know nothing about car audio...
It's a clean install since you'll use the wires currently hooked to the factory sub as inputs to the new amp. The only pain will be running power and a 12v trigger to the new amp. Otherwise it will work perfectly, the one issue being tuning it to the proper level as it will be much more powerful than the stock unit. I'd recommend a good mono amp with a remote level control so you can tune the sub for what you are listening to.
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do I really need an amp for a kicker subwoofer or will the Lexus power it enough?
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Old 07-26-14, 10:11 AM   #39
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do I really need an amp for a kicker subwoofer or will the Lexus power it enough?
Your answer was stated in the previous posts..

If you want to use your subwoofer to its full potential, get an aftermarket amp.
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do I really need an amp for a kicker subwoofer or will the Lexus power it enough?
Did you get a 2ohm model? (stock sub is 2ohms) If so no harm in giving it a try especially if you have the Nakamichi it is a pretty stout amp. If it is not enough for you then do the aftermarket amp. If you bought a 4ohm sub you could still try but it will reduce the overall wattage as the amp is designed for the 2ohm stock sub, the experience will likely not be good. But nothing wrong with trying it since it is part of the steps you need to do anyways to get to an aftermarket amp. Make sure to share your experience if you do this!
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