I purposely got this particular kicker sub because I wanted to stay within the Kicker line speaker wise, but didnt want to be subject to using Kicker's weak built-in amplifier. I had this sub connected to a JL Audio 250/1 amp and it plays louder and cleaner with MORE PUNCH than the mopar kicker sub with an external amp hooked up. There is also 3 levels of kicker solobarics (L3/L5/L7), mopar uses a Kicker Bass Station which employs the entry level L3 sub. The sub im selling is an L5 (and is NOT the same sub material or spec as the L3). You also have more sound control with an external amp, but if you're looking to have it be mopar and match color wise, then I guess this sub isnt the one you want. You want the Kicker Bass Station which is a lower level sub.this isnt the mopar one right?