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JL Audio Stealthbox®

Custom-fit fiberglass enclosure with 10" W3v3 subwoofer
Fits 2003-up Chevrolet / GMC full-size truck and SUV models

Item # 13694033

The JL Audio Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer delivers incredible bass in a package that takes up minimal space...

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About the JL Audio Stealthbox®

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.

JL Audio Built In USA 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 2003-up Chevrolet and GMC full-size trucks and SUVs with bucket seats and factory consoles. It installs inside the center console without affecting storage space. This Stealthbox® includes one down-firing 10", 2-ohm W3v3 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 very high. Crutchfield recommends using a car audio professional to install this enclosure, unless you have extensive experience installing car audio gear.

Note: You'll need to remove the rear A/C ducts in truck models. This Stealthbox® enclosure will not fit the Chevrolet SSR, GMC Sierra Denali, GMC Yukon Denali, GMC Yukon XL Denali, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Cadillac Escalade EXT, Hummer H2, or Hummer H2 SUT.

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Product highlights:

  • Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer
  • sealed fiberglass enclosure
  • 10" 2-ohm W3v3 subwoofer
  • fits inside center console
  • power handling: 100-500 watts RMS (1,000 watts peak power)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 94033
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What's in the box:

  • Custom subwoofer box with loaded 10" woofer
  • Two 3/8" split lock washer
  • Two 3/8" x 1-1/4" fender washer
  • 2 Socket cup set screws
  • 2 Hex nuts
  • Two 3" x 3" wax sheets
  • 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 5-way post 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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Customer Q&A

6 questions already asked

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what kind of volume is in this box?
[ byron  Sep 15, 2017 ]
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JL Audio handcrafts their Stealthbox enclosures specifically for the JL subwoofer that comes included; and they don't recommend replacing with another sub model. As such, the internal volume for the enclosure is not provided. However, considering the recommended sealed box volume for the included JL Audio 10W3v3-2 sub is is 0.625 cu/ft; you can expect the Stealthbox' volume to be very close to that. Hope that helps!
[ Larry  Sep 16, 2017 ]  Staff
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Will this work if I don't have a center console and have the bench style seat?
[ Jeffrey  Apr 17, 2017 ]
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Larry  Apr 21, 2017 ]  Staff
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Is it true I have to cut out and remove the ductwork for the rear a/c? Rendering it unusable from there on out?
[ Mattlewis  Apr 15, 2016 ]
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You do not have to cut out the ductwork, but when installing this Stealthbox into pickups, you will lose the air ducts. They can still work if you remove the Stealthbox and put the original console back in. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Apr 18, 2016 ]  Staff
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Can this be used in conjunction with the stock 7 speaker bose system with a aftermarket radio? Or do you have to remove the bose subwoofer and amp?
[ sidekixx1  Dec 02, 2015 ]
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This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
[ Jeff  Dec 04, 2015 ]  Staff
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Does this stealthbox take up all storage in the center console? Just wondering if I would still have the storage or not because it looks like it would take up all space. I have an 05 Yukon xl with the factory bose.
[ Justin  Jun 26, 2015 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Based on the information in the manual, the main storage pocket would still be usable. The sub is installed underneath and then that pocket its replaced back in its original position. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Jun 29, 2015 ]  Staff
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Does this stealthbox have a built-in amp? If not, what type would I need and would it affect the install? I have a 2003 Tahoe LT. Thanks!
[ Josh  May 09, 2015 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: This amplifier doesn't have a built-in amp. You would need to go with an external amp such as the JL Audio JX500/1D: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_136JX5001D/JL-Audio-JX500-1D.html?showAll=N&search=jx500&skipvs=T. The only other item you would need to complete the installation is the amp wiring kit: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142PA4BX/EFX-PA4BX-Wiring-Kit.html. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  May 14, 2015 ]  Staff
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