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Alpine PWE-S8 powered subwoofer question

I was looking to add a subwoofer to my 18 T350DH Wagon with Nav and saw that Hein has a mounting plate for an Alpine PWE-S8 powered subwoofer that fits in the wall cavity behind the drivers seat. He also has mounting plates for the same area for 10" subwoofers, but that would require an additional amp.


Has anyone used this set up or this sub (or any other)?



My questions, besides performance is where did you pull the audio inputs from? Did you just tap into the speaker wires going to the mid or rear door speakers or something else?

Also if adding an additional amp for the other speakers, same basic question but also did you just use the wires from the back of the radio going to the speakers? I was thinking for some reason they did not go straight from the head unit but through another module before going to the speaker.

I'm not looking to build a competition system to annoy the neighbors 3 blocks away, just looking to fill some voids in the factory system. I have Kicker 43CSS674 components in the front doors and A pillars already but they could use a little more power to get them sounding nice.
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I went with a Pioneer TS-WH500A compact sub under the passenger seat. I think it sounds pretty **** good for what it is and its easy on the house batteries. I ran RCAs from my head unit (Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX), but you can tap into the speaker level outs somewhere.
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I went with a Pioneer TS-WH500A compact sub under the passenger seat. I think it sounds pretty **** good for what it is and its easy on the house batteries. I ran RCAs from my head unit (Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX), but you can tap into the speaker level outs somewhere.

That's where I wish it was going honestly but I have rear heat and air so I don't think it will fit. I have one of the Pioneers in my Wrangler under the passenger seat and love it.

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I have the Alpine and Hein's plate. It sounds great and the install is super clean. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
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I have the Alpine and Hein's plate. It sounds great and the install is super clean. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Do you have a picture of Heins plate mounted?
Location of the mount?
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I have the Alpine and Hein's plate. It sounds great and the install is super clean. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Did you just tap into the speaker wire on that wall or did you put a RCA converter in? I saw the amp had both connections on it.

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Do you have a picture of Heins plate mounted?
Location of the mount?
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Do you have a picture of Heins plate mounted?
Location of the mount?
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I'll try to get one...it is behind my rear seat, which I have sitting sideways. The woofer is in the second cut out behind the driver seat.

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Did you just tap into the speaker wire on that wall or did you put a RCA converter in? I saw the amp had both connections on it.
I installed a Pioneer headhunt at the same time, so I used the RCA outs from that. Ran them along the driver side under the rubber flooring
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