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Old 03-20-2012, 11:27 AM   #1
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After market radio install pics wanted

Hello all.

Anyone here have any pic's they can share of an aftermarket radio install?

I am looking at a double din JVC or Clarion from Crutchfield. Anyone have pictures of the install afterward with their bracket? If it doesn't look clean or even, may not go this route.

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Old 03-20-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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Here is an install on a 2011. Should be identical for the 2012 I would imagine.
2011 Aftermarket Stereo Install - With pics!

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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It looks like the Crutchfield adapter is the same as the one from the link above. Here's a couple of shots of the completed install.

The head unit is a Pioneer AVH-P4400BH.

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To get the Radio to set right I cut the metal Bracket that hold the factory radio leaving the top and sides intact. I then used a large hose clamp around the radio and the top of the bracket to support the weight of the head unit.

In the picture below I'm pointing out the plastic spacers I had to epoxy to the adapters to get them to sit straight. I cut a small piece of scrap plastic and glued them in.

The adapter isn't perfect, but it was close enough for my anal self to finally say "good enough".

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The next two are what I did about the pathetic Infinity sub the Jeep came with.

I dynamatted and poly filled the factory enclosure before installing a Kenwood Excelon 8" shallow mount sub in the box. Two holes lined up, the rest I just used self tapping screws. For the speaker wire, I used the factory wire in the box and extended it at the outside of the rubber seal it passes through.

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I don't remember the model number of the Alpine amp I chose for the sub. It was too large to sit in the bottom of the cargo tray so I upholstered a 2x8 and screwed it in place from the underside of the tray. I then attached the amp on top.

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The rest of the speakers are Kicker drop ins purchased through Mopar with Super Tweeters from Quadratech mounted on the dash. These are all run off the factory Infinity amp.

The sound is pretty darn good, and that's saying a lot coming from me.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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Dang Cruise, thank you for the time to post that. That actually looks really good.

I am curious. I have non infiniti. Will replacing the Aftermarket radio wake up my 4 aftermarket speakers even more? I am wondering, since I have read there are inline filters impeding the sound. I don't think that's the case, I think the OEM head unit is restricting their sound.
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Will replacing the Aftermarket radio wake up my 4 aftermarket speakers even more? I am wondering, since I have read there are inline filters impeding the sound. I don't think that's the case, I think the OEM head unit is restricting their sound.
Yes. An aftermarke head will "wake up" your aftermarket speakers. The restriction to the speakers comes from the factory head unit, nothing in-line.

The Pioneer I bought doesn't do navi, but it does do dvd, sirius (with an add-on tuner and relay thingy), hd radio, bluetooth streaming, playback from usb drives, and even iphone apps via the touch screen.

I got mine for under $500
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:39 PM   #6
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Here is one I did this week. Car Toys in Portland.

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Here is one I did this week. Car Toys in Portland.

Sony XAV-62BT.

Can't see you pic. Did you do the work yourself?
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more pics! considering opting out of factory unit.

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Old 03-23-2012, 02:21 PM   #9
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Sorry..will try this from Flickr. I did not do the install myself...never been real solid on that kind of stuff.

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Check my Jeep Profile, I did a dual-din head unit, 4 speakers and tweeters myself.

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