JL Audio Stealthbox SB-GM-TRKEXT-10W1v2-RD User Manual

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Fits 1988 - 1998 Extended-Cab

Full-SizeGM Pickup Trucks

Installation Guide:

This Stealthbox is a product which requires professional installation skills and tools. Please read this installation guide thoroughly before beginning the project. It will guide you step by step through the installation. Several of the steps in this process may require two people to accomplish.

It is absolutely vital that the enclosure be properly mounted to the vehicle according to these instructions. Failure to mount the enclosure properly presents two problems: 1) the sub-bassperformance will suffer due to the movement of the enclosure caused by the force exerted by the woofer and 2) A loose enclosure presents a serious safety hazard in the event of a collision or sudden deceleration.

This enclosure can be used independently or in conjunction with Stealthbox model SB-GM-TRKEXTD/10W1, which fits on the driver's side under the rear bench seat.

STEP 1: Fold the rear bench seat up.

STEP 2: Permanently remove the under-seattool box. All holes used for mounting the tool kit should be sealed with rubber plugs or silicone (not included). The mounting area must not have any protrusions rising up from the floor.

STEP 3: Run speaker wires to the rear of the cab under the bench seat.

STEP 4: Peel the backing from the supplied square of wax and place it on the floor of the cab, covering the factory tool kit mounting hole as shown.

STEP 5: Thread the bolt into the threaded insert in the Stealthbox. Tighten Fully.

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STEP 6: Place the Stealthbox in its mounting location on the floor of the cab. Press down on the enclosure firmly to make an impression on the wax sheet with the head of the mounting bolt.

STEP 7: Remove the enclosure. There should be a clear mark where the bolt pressed into the wax square.

CAUTION: The mounting hole is near the exhaust system of the vehicle. Make sure that it has had time to cool before proceeding with the following steps.

STEP 8: Check under the truck for any loose brake lines, fuel lines or other hazards before drilling.

STEP 9: Drill a 1/2" diameter hole through the floor pan of the truck using the indentation in the wax square as a guide. Make sure you hold the drill straight and that the hole you are drilling is centered on the wax mark. Always wear eye protection when drilling.

STEP 10: Trim speaker wire to length and connect to the enclosure's barrier strip observing correct polarity. Positive is designated by the red wire on the barrier strip.

STEP 11: Place the Stealthbox into its mounting location, tucking the excess wire neatly out of sight. Turn on the system and test the enclosure's operation before bolting it down.

STEP 12: While one person holds the Stealthbox in place inside the truck, bolt the enclosure into place from underneath the truck, using the supplied hardware. Before tightening the bolt, apply a bead of silicone sealant between the flat washer and the vehicle's floor pan. Then tighten the enclosure fully. See diagram below:

Enclosure Wall (fiberglass)

Threaded Insert

Supplied Hardware:

Molded into




(1) 4" sheet wax square





(1) 3/8" x 1" Bolt



(1) Flat washer



(1) Split lock washer

Flat Washer

Car's Sheet Metal


Split Lock Washer

Bead of Silicone Sealant




3/8" Bolt




Silicone Sealant



Once the bolts are tightened, spray undercoating onto the bolt heads to prevent rust, leaks and loosening of the bolts over time. Failure to do so may result in severe corrosion and may present a serious safety hazard.

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Enclosure Type: Acoustic Suspension (Sealed)

Driver Type: JL AUDIO 10W1-4Subwoofer

Cont. Power Handling: 125 Watts

Nominal Impedance: 4Ω

Special Information on using this Stealthbox with its partner enclosure, the SB-GM-TRKEXTD/10W1:

Both enclosures are shipped with 4 ohm 10W1 subwoofers. Should you wish to run both to a single amplifier, we recommend running them in stereo (one box to each amplifier channel). In some cases, your amplifier may be capable of driving a 2 ohm mono load which is achievable by wiring the two boxes in parallel and connecting them to the mono-bridgedamplifier. Before attempting this make sure that the amplifier is designed to drive an impedance this low.

If you would like to achieve a 4 ohm mono load, the 4 ohm 10W1's may be replaced with 8 ohm 10W1's with no penalty in performance. To achieve a 4 ohm mono load with two 8 ohm 10W1's connect them in parallel to the mono-bridgedamplifier.

Both Enclosures Installed


10369 N. Commerce Pkwy, Miramar, Florida 33025-3921Voice: (954)443-1100Fax: (954)443-1111

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