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Upgrading stock center sub

I have a 2004 Ranger Edge with the Pioneer 6cd unit. There's a stock sub (8" maybe?) in the center console. It's pretty nice, but I was thinking about upgrading that sub. Would that be possible? Don't really want to spend a bunch of money on amps, new unit, speakers, etc if I can just buy a better sub and install it in the same place. Is it that easy? What are my options? Thanks
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Bump.. is it as simple as a plug-n-play upgrade?
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The center sub is a 6.5 inch. It will be hard finding one that is 6.5 and that isn't too deep for the stock enclosure. Also the stock amp probably isn't powerful enough to power a more powerful sub so it may sound quiet.
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whole new system in the back seat, 2 10s
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Kicker and JL make 6.5 inch subs if you want to try it.
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Would either of these be a decent upgrade? I'm not looking for a huge improvement, but just a step up.

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Also, are the wiring connections the same as stock?
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i have a pair of 6.5 kicker subs for sale there 150 watts a piece and ill sellem to you for 75 bucks Yes they will be plug and play
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i was going to put them in the back of my scion but i would have had to cut the rear panel
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Well I'm only looking for one.. thats all that will fit in the console, correct?
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Also..how hard is it to take that center console apart?
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when i goto work tommorow ill pull up some diagrams of that console and see if they will fit. I bought them in pairs, I paid 130 bucks for those so im negotiable on price. Im also sure some other members can chime in and tell you how to get that stock sub out
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Anybody out there?
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i cant pull up any specs for removing that sub but if you take some pix of the thing for me im sure i could tell you how to do it
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Here are some pictures.

It isnt hard at all you dont have to remove your seat or anything but kinda helpful

First take off the oval covers to expose the bolts holding on the armrest
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There are 2 bolts under the cup holder and the little tray that you remove
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Pull the back part out The part the Amp and speaker are attached to are connected to this part.
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This is the exact Diagram for the console you have so it may help
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Thanks a lot for the pictures - very helpful! YGPM
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