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I've been having a tough decision about buying the 1999 subaru forester
subwoofer/amplifier for my car

A few questions

Is it even worth it? Sound quality/quantity

Will it work with an 02 subaru impreza hu? ( I remember hearing that they
only work with the factory head units)

Any feedback/comments are greatly appreciated, this isn't the type of
purchase I need to have done in x number of days etc.

Woot thanks!

Senor~subie
 

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yeah i want a little low end also and dont have room for a sub in the back. i was wondering if there was a way i could hook it up to my kenwood headunit since i dont have the stock one anymore
 

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The OEM sub will work with the Impreza HU, or just about any Subaru OEM HU made after 1993. The wiring harness is basically the same with all the subs. The main differences between the OEM SUB models is the mounting bracket, case shape, and wattage. The 98-2002 Forester subs are 80 watt, the 2003-2006 are 120 watt.

Scoobymods has a good write-up on the wiring of the subs.
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199&highlight=subwoofer

Connecting the sub to an Aftermarket HU is very easy. If you understand enough about wiring to install your own HU, you will be able to wire up the sub. Cut the plug off and connect 6 wires and your good to go.

As for sound quality, I'd say it does a fair job. It won't boom or kick out bass that rattles the car, but it does fill in the lowend quite nicely. I'd recommend adding it if your have a factory system or are using an aftermarket HU to power the door speakers.
 

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#8 Post ho
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Thanks for the info!

I'm most def. going to go this route

I had a 12" sub in the rear for a week, hated it

I dont need to sound like a tin can from the outside

I'm putting in an 02 wrx cd changer HU, so it would probally be a good
idea to buy the sub for the 02 impreza, right?

Hopefully my thinking is right, it might not even matter
 
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