(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
Hey, everybody, I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com, and in this video, I'm gonna be taking a closer look at the Raxiom by JL Subwoofer Upgrade Kit for all 2015 and newer Fastback Mustangs, equipped with a factory subwoofer. Now, in my detailed breakdown, I plan on talking about why prospective buyers might wanna upgrade their factory sub in their Mustang with a 12-inch option here from JL. We'll talk about what's included with the kit along with some of the specs, and then finally, we'll cover a brief, little overview of the installation process. I'm gonna go solid two out of three wrenches here on the difficulty meter due to the light wiring of course, but we will have some more detail on that later on.Now, the JL kit that we have in this video, again, will appeal to those 2015 and newer Fastback owners who have the Shaker Pro Audio System with the 12 speakers in the factory subwoofer, but feel like the factory sub just tends to fall a little short in regards to overall output or quality. Now, by going with this turnkey system here from JL, you're gonna be replacing that 8-inch factory subwoofer and the 100 watt factory amplifier with one of JL's 12-inch subwoofers and corresponding 500 watt amps. So, in turn, you're gonna be getting a much bigger bass response overall, a lower frequency range, and just a lot more thump, while still essentially maintaining the same amount of usable space in the trunk. And with all that said, I do feel like the biggest appeal with this kit here from Raxiom and JL is the fact that it is a turnkey system, essentially ready to rock and roll right out of the box.Now, could you piece together a different system using different components maybe save a couple of bucks? Sure, but this is a convenience factor, guys, you're getting everything you need from soup to nuts right out of the package. Yes, you gonna be spending a little bit more money for that, but you are getting quality components in return, and again, this thing is ready to install the moment you unbox it. So, Ford has been using their patented Shaker system for pretty much as long as I can remember, and for the most part those higher end Shaker offerings do produce enough sound and enough bass response to satisfy most owners. However, like anything in the aftermarket, some people just aren't satisfied with that and are looking for ways to improve with what the factory gave them. And that's pretty much what this kit will appeal to.Now, I can personally attest those factory Ford subwoofers do leave a lot to be desired, especially if you like a more bass heavy listening style. Now, the problem is outfitting or upgrading the subwoofers without totally dominating the trunk space like those old bandpass boxes back in the day, but still at the same time providing you with enough low end response or bass to round out the other 11 speakers in the 401A Shaker Pro package. So, Raxiom JL, they put their heads together, came up with a solution for that problem and that's what we're looking at here today. But, let's break down the individual components here of the upgrade kit from JL and Raxiom, and the star of this kit, at least in my opinion, is no doubt gonna be the JL 12 TW3 subwoofer, which is just a massive upgrade over that 8-inch factory paper cone woofer in every single way.Now, what makes the TW3 really special is that it produces a fantastic bass response, but it's still very shallow or very thin. In fact, this speaker itself is only 3.5 inches deep. So, that makes it very appealing to throw in tight spot like this because, as you can see, it really doesn't need a massive enclosure to sound really good. So, how did JL accomplish this with their TW3 line up? Well, they basically took a traditional woofer and just turned it inside out. And what I mean by that is, if you can envision a speaker, if you ever seen one outside of an enclosure, you know you have the cone and then the skeleton or frame, then hanging off the back of the speaker
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June 22, 2018
Luie 18 GT
This is the best thing for the my car the saund is very good I know the pice is a lot but I’m happyHelpful (6)
April 21, 2018
This combo is the perfect amount of bump for the average person. At first I rode with the rear seat down but it ended up being too loud and the contact between the back cushion and bottom cushion creates an ugly dent in the back cushion. I have zero install experience in audio installs and I was able to pull it off. Getting the box to line up with the bolts is a pain so be ready to leverage it with a crowbar. This kit also works for cars without a factory sub because mine didn't have one. I gave 4 stars and not 5 because of the price.Helpful (7)
June 30, 2017
Fits perfect in the truck, sounds wicked, and is an easy install if you have any experience installing stereo equipment.Helpful (9)
February 16, 2017
Worth every penny.
Tight clean bass. No way to even compare it to the factory 8 in. It will not blow your ear drums but you can feel and hear the bass. This will make the factory shaker system complete. One recommendation take 1 step up on the jl amp as this jx500/1 is not enough to get full capability out of the sub.Helpful (15)
November 15, 2016
This sub is awesome it's way harder than the factory system really makes music way more enjoyableHelpful (10)
November 14, 2016
Wow! Sound is amazing!
Makes my radio sound great! Installation was easy and worth it. Sound is way better! Better on my gt!Helpful (11)
Will this work for a convertible
2019 mustang GT. Basic 6 speaker factory stereo. Will this kit work properly?
As the base system does not include the optional factory subwoofer, this would not fit your vehicle.
Curious to know does it only come with one side only? And can we add another one for the other side to have two instead of one
This will only come with one side. Two can be bought but custom modifications would need to be done to mount the speaker.
Do you sell a Audio Subwoofer Upgrade Kit that will fit a 2017 Mustang Ecoboost CONVERTIBLE?
At this point in time,we only carry this part for the Fastback models with the factory Subwoofer.
what sound system upgrade can I get if I didn't get the factory subwoofer?
This kit here would be for the factory base stereo(without a subwoofer) https://www.americanmuscle.com/raxiom-jlaudio-base-stereo-upgrade-1517.html Once that is installed it you can then add the subwoofer kit here. https://www.americanmuscle.com/raxiom-jlaudio-base-stereo-sub-upgrade-1517.html
The Raxiom by JL Audio Subwoofer Upgrade Kit will include all necessary installation components.
The Raxiom by JL Audio Subwoofer Upgrade Kit is designed to operate with the OEM subwoofer output, and reuse several components from the OEM subwoofer option. Unfortunately vehicles that were not equipped with the OEM subwoofer option are not compatible with this kit.
The Raxiom by JL Audio Subwoofer Upgrade Kit will fit all 2015-2017 Fastback (hardtop) Mustangs equipped with the optional subwoofer from the factory. As long as your Mustang came with the optional subwoofer, and your car is not a convertible, this should fit fine.
The Raxiom by JL Audio Subwoofer Upgrade Kit will only fit fastback model 15-17 mustangs.
The Raxiom by JL Audio Subwoofer Upgrade Kit is designed specifically for Mustangs with a factory subwoofer and would not work if the Mustang was not originally equipped this way.
The Raxiom by JL Audio Subwoofer Upgrade Kit is the only kit we offer which only works wit cars originally equipped with the subwoofer. Unfortunately at this time We are unaware of any that would work for you.
The Raxiom by JL Audio Subwoofer Upgrade Kit is going to a great replacement for the factory shaker subwoofer. The 12 inch, 500 Watt JL Audio Subwoofer, is going to boast a much deeper, more powerful low frequency response over the 8 inch, 100 Watt Shaker Subwoofer.
Hello! The Raxiom by JL Audio Subwoofer Upgrade Kit comes with one subwoofer
The Raxiom by JL Audio Subwoofer Upgrade Kit is designed to fit 2015-2017 Fastback Mustangs that are equipped with the optional factory subwoofer. Unfortunately, this Kit will not work if your car did not come with a subwoofer.
(approx) 3 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
What's in the Box
Fits Fastback Mustangs that are equipped with the optional factory subwoofer only. Does not fit convertible models.