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JL Audio Stealthbox®

Custom-fit fiberglass enclosure with 10" W3v3 subwoofer
Fits 1999-2006 Volkswagen Golf and GTI IV models

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JL Audio Stealthbox®

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The JL Audio Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer delivers incredible bass in a package that takes up minimal space and blends in with your vehicle's interior. JL Audio designs Stealthboxes to fit in specific vehicles, then loads them with appropriate subwoofers for optimal performance. Pair the system with an appropriate amp and wiring for stellar concealed bass.

The JL Audio Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer delivers incredible bass in a package that takes up minimal space and blends in with your vehicle's interior. JL Audio designs Stealthboxes to fit in specific vehicles, then loads them with appropriate subwoofers for optimal performance. Pair the system with an appropriate amp and wiring for stellar concealed bass.

Perfect sound to go with the perfect fit
JL Audio puts months of research and design into each Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer to ensure not only that it fits, but that it sounds better than any other custom enclosed system. First, JL Audio determines the ideal shape and mounting location for each enclosure, so that it looks like an original part of the vehicle it's designed for. Next, they mount each high-performance subwoofer so it delivers amazing firepower from within its unique enclosure, without sacrificing clarity or musical depth.

The fiberglass enclosure offers superior rigidity while allowing more interior volume, so the sub can turn out louder, deeper bass. JL Audio craftsmen then laminate, grind, join, and finish each Stealthbox® by hand. The end result: full-bodied, distortion-free bass from an impressively stealthy enclosure.

Enjoy enhanced, custom-fit sound
This Stealthbox® enclosure fits in the spare tire well of the 1999-2006 Volkswagen Golf and GTI IV, with the spare tire installing on the enclosure. It includes one W3v3 10" 2-ohm subwoofer from JL Audio. Please check with us before purchasing by using the vehicle selector on our site, or calling a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to verify fit information.

JL Audio has rated the difficulty of this Stealthbox® installation as low. You should be able to install this enclosure if you have any experience with car audio.

Note: This Stealthbox® raises the hatch floor 2 inches from stock height; a special kit is provided to raise the entire hatch floor, to maintain its flatness.

What's in the Box:

  • Custom subwoofer box with loaded 10" woofer
  • 3/8" Bolt
  • 3/8" Fender washer
  • 3/8" Lock washer
  • 1/2" Fender washer
  • 1/2" Wing nut
  • Square wax sheet
  • 3 Foam pads
  • Installation Guide
  • Warranty sheet

Product Highlights:

  • Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer
  • sealed fiberglass enclosure
  • W3v3 10" 2-ohm subwoofer
  • installs in spare tire well
  • power handling: 100-500 watts RMS (1,000 watts peak power)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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JL Audio Stealthbox® Reviews

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Written by: Dude with a bad stereo! from Bakersfield, CA on January 2, 2009

2001 Volkswagen Golf
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Well i ordered this thing almost 2 months ago and it took FOREVER to get here. ive had it for about 2 weeks now and WOW! this thing packs a punch. it far exceeded my expectations with the bass. the installation was so-so i needed the help of my buddy to put in the bolt that bolts it down to the trunk. i havent figured out how to put the spare tire in over it yet its not fitting as easy as i would like it to. instruction manual wasnt the greatest either. i know that sounds kind of negative but i gave it a 5 cause it truly is a nice product once you get past the little things. Enjoy, cause this thing HITS!

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packs a punch

Written by: jmoney626 from new york on December 26, 2007

i had recently bought a used 2000 Volkswagen golf from some guy. he had subs in the back all wired and everything. it was cool for a while but then they broke so i took them out and left the amp so i could get new subs. when i played my music i realized that there was still bass coming from the trunk. i had no idea where it was coming from at first but i say a wire go under my trunk and realized there was another sub under my spare tire. i now recently found out it was this stealth box. this thing packs a big punch. it has a lot of bass and power enough to shack my trunk. it turns heads when i drive by. good system get it!!!!

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What's in the box?

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  • Custom subwoofer box with loaded 10" woofer
  • 3/8" Bolt
  • 3/8" Fender washer
  • 3/8" Lock washer
  • 1/2" Fender washer
  • 1/2" Wing nut
  • Square wax sheet
  • 3 Foam pads
  • Installation Guide
  • Warranty sheet

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Features

Overview: JL Audio's Stealthbox subwoofer systems are designed to hide away in a specific vehicle. Please consult "Outfit My Car" to confirm compatibility with your vehicle.

Construction: Stealthboxes are hand-crafted from fiberglass and/or Advanced Molded Composite (AMC) materials. Fiberglass delivers a level of enclosure rigidity and dimensional stability not possible with other enclosure materials, allowing wall thickness to be reduced compared to a typical wood enclosure. This gives you more interior box volume for a given external volume. Fiberglass and AMC materials are very strong and can be molded into very complex shapes; giving JL Audio the ability to design your Stealthbox to fit perfectly into tight spots and minimize intrusion into your vehicle's useful space. Each Stealthbox is laminated, ground, joined, and finished by hand in the USA. Proprietary techniques and materials developed by JL Audio through years of fiberglass manufacturing experience ensure consistent quality and performance.

Woofer: One 10" JL Audio W3v3-2 subwoofer is loaded in this sealed enclosure and wired as a 2Ω load at the enclosure's speaker terminal.

  • Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W3v3 motors remain linear in motor force over a very long range of excursion, and also maintain a highly stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. The result is vastly reduced distortion, faithfully reproduced transients, and tight, clean, articulate bass.
  • Floating Cone Attachment Method (FCAM): JL Audio's patented FCAM technology is an innovative method of bonding the surround/cone assembly to the voice coil/spider assembly. This assembly technique ensures proper surround geometry in the assembled speaker for better excursion control and dynamic voice coil alignment.
  • Vented Reinforcement Collar (VRC): The Vented Reinforcement Collar is a composite structure that addresses two issues related to reliability. By reinforcing the critical junction between the cone, voice coil and spider, the VRC greatly reduces failures due to glue breakdown or material weaknesses. It does this by greatly increasing adhesive contact area and providing stress relief to the spider material at excursion extremes. the VRC also feature slots that facilitate air flow directly onto the voice coil windings to reduce thermal compression effects and enhances reliability.
  • Spider/Lead Wire Assembly: The W3v3 features a unique spider, coil and terminal subassembly which is assembled prior to installation in the speaker frame for optimum alignment and glue-joint integrity. The spider is insert-molded into a composite carrier tray which also incorporates the terminal assembly and lead wire strain relief features for enhanced reliability and optimal alignment of parts. The flying lead wires are carefully controlled and strain-relieved without resorting to woven-in lead wires, which can degrade spider performance.
  • Elevated Frame Cooling: The elevated frame design of the W3v3 delivers high-velocity air flow through slots directly above the top plate to the voice coil of the speaker. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression.
  • Surround Stress Relief: By creating a radiused feature on the edge of the cone, stress is relieved from the surround material at maximum forward excursion, resulting in longer life and more consistent surround behavior.

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