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    I have BOSE, but want even more bass...

    possible? obviously

    but want to keep it as oem as possible

    is there a bigger sub that will directly replace the bose one?

    other options?

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    Check out the Andymac stealth sub :

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    I have the 8L one and it's superb.
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    how do i order one?

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    Maybe we would have to pm Andy Mac?? I would deffo be interested in 1 also but would need it fitting me and install`s in cars dont go

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    take a look at shanes boot build he has a stealth install and it looks very nice My A3
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    no Andy Mac sub does not work in an 8P
    I have tried to get this before but the boot shape is apparently different so the sub wont fit. Shanes boot build is nice but still eats into the boot space which isnt something i wanted so i just gave up.
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    i guess you didnt rad the link posted at all...

    it said a version has been specifically made to fit the 8p

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    I said it wrong... it doesnt work on the sportback due to boot design...
    by the way what is "rad"???
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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
    I said it wrong... it doesnt work on the sportback due to boot design...
    by the way what is "rad"???
    Think he meant "read"..

    I would be interested in this too. Would prefer to hear it first though... Is it time to give up my W7 hmmmm
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    Weird!
    When i was looking into this i was told it would not fit the sportback... now i just found this while reading this thread
    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac View Post
    It will fit the sportback, but you'd need to mount the amp in a different location, either inside the spare wheel or on one of the seatbacks.
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    its a bit pricy so will have to wait for a bit but still interested in this!
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    i hear you dude..
    i had the same problem, ended up throwing in a jl audio 10' sub and amp to match!

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    It does fit the sportback but you have to push out the ridiculous sculpted side of the boot trim. Would you believe Audi redesigned the sub to accomodate these pointless scoops.
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    Sorry for the stupid question but I also have Bose, where is the sub?

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    behind the passenger side boot panel
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    AAh right, cheers, not very big is it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac View Post
    It does fit the sportback but you have to push out the ridiculous sculpted side of the boot trim. Would you believe Audi redesigned the sub to accomodate these pointless scoops.
    Andy do you have any pics of it installed in a sportback?
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    There's nothing to see, just imagine the scooped bit of the boot panel pushed out from behind. Not very elegant, and as you can't hide the amp it's not really a stealth install which is why I don't recommend them for the SB.
    As you can see the OE sub is scooped at the front, whereas the non SB one is flat. This is purely to accomodate the pointless scoop in the side panel which then fouls the stealth sub, so has to be pushed out and padded with rubber foam in order to keep it away from the sub.

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    What SB hidden Sub options have you got then Andy?

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    Just the above, or the magic sub that doesn't need any amplification at all and can be fitted in the glovebox
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    You could loose the spare wheel and drop a box in the wheel well like I did you'd just have to raise the floor a bit.

    you can see mine below It could of gone a lot lower but I rarely use the boot so I wasn't fussed plus the sub I chose has quite a big stack. Painted my sub guard Gloss white to match my car too but dont have a photo.



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    That looks mint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeD View Post
    That looks mint!
    Thanks, It f*ckin kicks too!

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    I bet! I'm wanting to go the same kind of route with mine, the wheel well seems to be the ideal place.

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    I NEEEEEEEED to sort something out soon. cant see myself fitting it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeD View Post
    I bet! I'm wanting to go the same kind of route with mine, the wheel well seems to be the ideal place.
    Yeah just make sure you have road assistance as if you have a blow out your screwed lol. It happened to me last year on the A1 luckily I had audi assist and as I was on the motorway they arrived with in 20mins. Good way to save fuel when your on the back of a lorry.

 

 

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