2001 Z71 Chevy Tahoe Subwoofer/Audio Replacement

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by randomguyishere, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. randomguyishere macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2010
    I just bought my first Tahoe and couldn't be happier! However, the subwoofer appears to be blown (or at least partially blown). Whenever I have the bass turned up and the pitch of a bass note goes past a certain point, a sound that I can only describe as "someone throwing multiple small rocks at my back window" occurs.

    Can anyone confirm that this is my subwoofer?

    Assuming it is my subwoofer, I want to replace it. How exactly do I go about doing this? Does just any subwoofer work (as long as it will fit in that enclosure on the left-hand side in the trunk)? Would I have to purchase an amplifier as well? I am mainly just looking for something that will give my Tahoe the "boom boom" effect when I turn up the bass.

    Everything pertaining to audio in the Tahoe is stock, aside from a 6-CD changer that was installed above the subwoofer.

    Any product recommendations would be appreciated. I am trying to stay in the $100-$150 range (if that's possible with a project like this). If anyone could point out exactly what materials I will need to do this, that would be awesome.

    On another note, I would also like to replace the deck up front with a radio that will allow me to connect my iPod. What materials would I need for this? Again, everything that is there right now is stock. I would most likely buy a deck from Best Buy.

    I have a 2001 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (off-road package).

    Thanks in advanced for any help!
  2. Vader2 macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2013
    It sounds like the sub. On your budget, just go to the dealer and order a replacement sub. An aftermarket one most likely will not work. It sounds like yours is equipped with the premium sound system. If you start upgrading things you are going to want to do it all to be happy with it.

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