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      04-13-2012 02:54 PM #26
      So if you raise/remove the storage platform in the rear of the Tig, you're presented with the spare tire, surrounded by rigid foam.
      I removed the rigid foam, and shifted the spare tire to the right side of the storage compartment.
      This presented enough space to custom-build an enclosure for a 10" JL Audio subwoofer (I believe it was the 10W1v2-4).
      I chose a Class-D amplifier (again, JL Audio, this time the XD300/1, I think it was), that would fit into the right storage compartment (as you're looking in the rear of the Tig).

      Again, pics to come soon.

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      04-13-2012 03:17 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by C Jayhawker View Post
      Do these compete subwoofer systems (sub, box, amp, wiring, etc) hook up to the factory audio systems? I have done several systems over, and it seems like the factory equipment doesn't have any RCA outs for the subs to get a signal from...
      Anyone care to educate me?
      This might be the connector you are looking for: http://www.motor-talk.de/bilder/rcd-...203513502.html
      It may be different on your radio, but they might all have the same connections at the back.

      From connector # 3 (bottom right, horizontal)
      2 is AUX output, positive, right
      3 is AUX output, negative
      8 is AUX output, positive, left

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      04-13-2012 06:19 PM #28
      There are several differences in the system whether you have Dynaudio (which i do in my GTI) or not. If this is help to anyone, heres my build thread.

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      04-14-2012 10:26 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by artronics View Post
      This might be the connector you are looking for: http://www.motor-talk.de/bilder/rcd-...203513502.html
      It may be different on your radio, but they might all have the same connections at the back.

      From connector # 3 (bottom right, horizontal)
      2 is AUX output, positive, right
      3 is AUX output, negative
      8 is AUX output, positive, left

      Thanks artronics. They just aren't brightly colored and obvious like I would like them to be ha.
      Thats helpful to know though. I don't have Dynaudio in my SE, so a 10" sub could help the overall quality since the 6.5" speakers struggle with low frequencies.

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      04-14-2012 02:04 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by C Jayhawker View Post

      Thanks artronics. They just aren't brightly colored and obvious like I would like them to be ha.
      Thats helpful to know though. I don't have Dynaudio in my SE, so a 10" sub could help the overall quality since the 6.5" speakers struggle with low frequencies.
      And definitely easier to add to non-dyn. Tap in behind HU to front speakers and use a sub amp that takes high-level (speaker) in.

    6. 04-15-2012 10:01 AM #31
      How and where do you feed the amp power cable through from the battery to the inside of the car? I'm adding just (JLAUDIO) sub and amp to my 09 Tiguan SEL with DYNAUDIO. I was able to try it out with out the full installation and It gave it just the right amount of bass that I need. But I'm stuck since I can't find the opening or gap to pass that power cable through.

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      04-16-2012 07:54 AM #32
      near the steering column there is a rubber grommet. i stuck it through there.

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      04-16-2012 02:40 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by tomasepley View Post
      And definitely easier to add to non-dyn. Tap in behind HU to front speakers and use a sub amp that takes high-level (speaker) in.
      That's a very helpful heads-up. Thanks Tomasepley!

    9. 04-17-2012 08:12 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by brianteel View Post
      near the steering column there is a rubber grommet. i stuck it through there.
      What about the amp remote cable? I can't find where to connected to. I now that it has to be working with the ignition.

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      04-17-2012 09:42 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by tomasepley View Post
      Check out Uberstealth (Nik) and see if his 'boxes will fit, or he can make them.
      Nik's site seems to be down.

      This makes a great unobtrusive and easily removable (if you've ever had dealership's people root through your car) sub system. I made something similar for my JSW after finding the JL Stealthbox was over $600 discounted as well as our Golf and a friend's Tiguan (who discarded his Dynaudio system). Didn't have to move the tire.

      This is a similar system that Nik makes for the GTI. I make space to hold an amp in the tray and drill out the side to vent the amp. You can use the foam inserts to easily make templates or send your foam to Nik.


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      04-17-2012 02:17 PM #36
      for the remote you could tap off a 12v oultet, in out 2009 Tig it is a switched power source.

    12. 04-18-2012 12:06 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by 84GTi Guy View Post
      for the remote you could tap off a 12v oultet, in out 2009 Tig it is a switched power source.
      12v outlet?

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      05-08-2012 12:15 PM #38
      subscribes

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      05-11-2012 11:29 PM #39
      I ordered a Rockford fosgate shallow mount 10" sub and a kicker mono amp. I'm doing a custom box under the panel in the back. I'll take pics and update this thread (should be by this time next week). I'm using a line out converter and keeping the factory equipment, just adding to it.

    15. 05-13-2012 01:03 PM #40
      I have two KEF 8 inch 4ohm woofers if anyone is interested. I'd like $50 for the pair.

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      06-08-2012 05:12 PM #41
      In case anyone cares, I finished this project. Here are pictures below, let me know if you want more information on how I did it.

      Custom box with a shallow mount Rockford Fosgate RSSD2 sub, sounds really great (when used at the appropriate level, meaning no one outside the car knows its there!)

      The panel that goes over was custom fabricated by me, using 3/4" MDF.

      Protective cover lets the sub breathe and I can still load items on top of it.

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      06-09-2012 11:13 AM #42
      Nice!

      Where did you put your amps?

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      06-09-2012 06:41 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Viktor Vaughn View Post
      Nice!

      Where did you put your amps?
      If you look close you can see it behind the sub box and the spare tire, closer to the cabin side. I still have room for pairs of athletic shoes and other small items underneath which is nice. Much better use of space than that bulky Styrofoam they had in there from the factory.

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      08-23-2012 12:30 AM #44
      Bumping for more posts. I'm ready to pull the trigger on a sub set up but I am still uncertain which is the best route to go. Under floor, custom box, side panels with a 10, side panels with two 6" each, powered sub, a simple tube, etc, etc, etc,

      I'd love to hear more as this money is burning a hole in my pocket and the Premium Sound 7 is burning a hole in ear drums!

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      08-23-2012 12:39 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Viktor Vaughn View Post
      Bumping for more posts. I'm ready to pull the trigger on a sub set up but I am still uncertain which is the best route to go. Under floor, custom box, side panels with a 10, side panels with two 6" each, powered sub, a simple tube, etc, etc, etc,

      I'd love to hear more as this money is burning a hole in my pocket and the Premium Sound 7 is burning a hole in ear drums!
      I am extremely happy with my setup. The one change I will make in the future is to "pretty" up my top panel by fabricating it from a hard wood panel (oak, fir, cedar, etc), and then fabricating a plexiglass cover with stainless steel rivets to hold it in place over the speaker. With my setup, I didn't sacrifice any usable storage space. I couldn't figure out any other option to maintain the storage space. My setup cost about $450 for everything.

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      08-23-2012 07:59 PM #46
      Cool, glad you like it! Nothing wrong with prettying up either. I actually am leaning towards just getting a slim box and sticking it in corner of the trunk for now, and deal with asthetics when I have the time and money.

      Sent from the Droiiiiid!

    22. 04-28-2013 05:41 PM #47
      I figured I 'd add my 2 cents to this thread. Just received one of the first Tiguan boxes from Uber Stealth audio. Very happy with it!

      Interior volume is in the .7 to .8 cu ft area. I would Highly recommend the Rockford Fosgate Punch P3S Shallow subs for this box. I would bet their cheaper "Prime" shallow subs would also sound great.

      Nik delivered a great product that fits beneath the floor of the factory Tiguan (I removed the little latch mechanism on the bottom of the floor).










      http://www.uberstealthaudio.com
      Last edited by cj3hockey; 04-28-2013 at 08:12 PM.

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      04-28-2013 09:53 PM #48
      I like that box how much was it?

      Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    24. 04-29-2013 03:44 AM #49
      Hi there nice install with the custom sub enclosure. Would the original hinged cover have fitted over that custom enclosure?
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    25. 04-29-2013 12:01 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by brianteel View Post
      I like that box how much was it?

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      Cost depends on what options you get (carpet, liquid sound deadener, etc.). Lead time is about a month from payment to shipping.

      Contact Nik Brewer directly either through the website ( http://www.uberstealthaudio.com) 'contact us' tab, or try sales@uberstealthaudio.com.
      Last edited by cj3hockey; 04-29-2013 at 02:22 PM.

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