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Subwoofer Installation Guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

This article describes the steps involved in installing a subwoofer in your vehicle.

Helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for designing and building your own custom subwoofer box.

Video: Car stereo installation tools
by Robert Ferency-Viars

This video showcases some of the tools and accessories that are frequently needed when installing car stereo equipment. These tools are some of our favorite toys.

Subwoofer wiring diagrams
by Buck Pomerantz

Our wiring diagrams will help you find the best way to connect your subs and amps so you'll get the best performance out of your gear.

Confused about wiring your subs and picking the right amplifier? Crutchfield will get you on the fast track to big bass with this simple guide.

What are dual voice coil subwoofers?
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Dual voice coil subwoofers are a popular choice among car audio enthusiasts who want more flexibility in wiring their sound systems.

Our subwoofer shopping guide will help you determine which kind of subwoofer and bass system you need, to get the sound you want.

Subwoofers FAQ
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Which subwoofer will sound the loudest? Or the deepest? Which hits harder: one 12" sub or two 10" subs? How much power do I need? These answers and more in our FAQ.

Subwoofers Glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the features and technical specifications included among today's car stereo subwoofers.

Subwoofer Enclosures
by Crutchfield Writing Team

The type of bass you get from your component subwoofer doesn't depend on the woofer alone. You'll need the proper sized enclosure for optimum subwoofer performance.

Car amplifiers FAQ
by Buck Pomerantz

Our Amplifier FAQ answers many common questions like: How can I add an amp to my system? Where should I mount it? What wiring do I need? What size fuse and power wire?

All about subwoofers
by Buck Pomerantz

All the information and links you'll need to plan, install, tune, and enjoy a subwoofer system in your car or truck.

This step-by-step guide will help you make sure that your amps and subs are evenly matched and work well together. We explain how to select one to go with the other.

Undercover subwoofers
by Buck Pomerantz

Three of us here at Crutchfield installed subs that added punch and presence to our music without losing cargo space in our cars.

How to install a powered subwoofer
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Powered subs include all the elements of a subwoofer system — subwoofer, amplifier, and enclosure. Here's how to install a typical powered sub.

James G's 2012 Ford Mustang
by Dominic Devito

James G. from Bentonville, AR, revved up the sound on his 2012 Ford Mustang with a Pioneer DVD receiver, plus two 10" subs, some speakers, and an amp from JL Audio.

Once you've built your subwoofer box, it's time to finish it with carpeting, vinyl, or other coverings to give it a custom look.