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Old 03-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #31
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I used the crossovers and they sound great. Don't know if they'd sound better without the crossovers because I didn't even try it. Of course, I intend to upgrade my amp at some point. (Though I've got to give my wallet a rest. My wife has been patient, but I think she's losing it. )
So since you used the crosover, how did you wire it up? Did you use the stock woofer wires as your input into the crossover, then run seperate wires from the crossover to the alpine woofer and the tweeters?

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So since you used the crosover, how did you wire it up? Did you use the stock woofer wires as your input into the crossover, then run seperate wires from the crossover to the alpine woofer and the tweeters?
If you look on the crossover, right near where the wires go into the module, you'll see that each wire is labeled. IIRC, one of them says "tweeter" and the other "input." The wire labeled tweeter installs easily into the Alpine tweeter because both have the same plugs on them. You literally just plug them into each other.

I then cut the plugs off of the wire labeled "input." I also clipped the wire harness off of the wire that was plugged into the stock tweeter and stripped some of the housing off of the wire to expose bare wire (do this for "input" wire attached to the crossover too). Using a wire connector, you attach the crossover wire labeled "input" to the wire that used to be plugged into the stock tweeter. Crimp the connector. Done.

EDIT:: Oh, I forgot to say, there's no way to know the polarity of the wires for either the crossover or the wire that was originally attached to the stock tweeter. For the "tweeter" wire on the crossover and the wire attached to the Apline tweeter, it's easy because there are male and female plugs. But for the "input" wire into the wire attached to the jeep, I just tried it both ways and used the combination that produced what sounded best.

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #33
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Sorry to keep bothering you!!! So you used the crossover for just the tweeter and NOT the woofer, correct? You hooked the woofer up right to the stock wiring and didnt run through the alpine crossover. Im used to component sets that have a crossover with one input and two ouputs (one output for woofer, one for tweeter). Thats whats confusing me about tying an aftermarket component set into a factory infinity amp. Your really helping me out because im going to be doing this pretty soon. Really glad to hear your happy with your sound!
Oh.....where did you mount the crossovers?

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Old 03-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #34
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I mounted my crossovers on the center console on pass side and outside wall for driver side. You wanna run the stock 6.5" speaker wire to the crossover, then run from crossover to each speaker using the proper output terminals.

Its easiest referencing the wires from radio to see which color is positive or negative. (With aftermarket deck)
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Thats the way I know to hook up a standard component set, but if you hook it up that way in an infinity equipped vehicle you would be omitting the two high frequency tweeter channels on the 8 channel amp. Seems like you would be wasting the power that was going to the infinity tweeters. I dont know though. Thats why im on here looking for tips!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:13 PM   #36
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You would be the only one that ever notices, looks good to me
Except for that guy in the future that buys Phishe's traded in jeep while sitting at a red light is gonna look over at that tweeter and say "dammit, I didn't notice that before".

Gave it charactor and it sounds great; good job.
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Except for that guy in the future that buys Phishe's traded in jeep while sitting at a red light is gonna look over at that tweeter and say "dammit, I didn't notice that before".

Gave it charactor and it sounds great; good job.
That is funny. Not sure I can ever see myself trading him in, though. Maybe someday, if I am feeling particularly crazy and generous, I'll give it to one of my boys in 15-20 years if I feel the itch to buy myself a new Wrangler.

Of course then one of my boys will look over and say, "Dammit, look at dad's hack job."

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I definitely tend to stress over "adding character" to my Jeep. Of course I'm sure I should just get used to it; it IS a Jeep, after all.
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Sorry to keep bothering you!!! So you used the crossover for just the tweeter and NOT the woofer, correct? You hooked the woofer up right to the stock wiring and didnt run through the alpine crossover. Im used to component sets that have a crossover with one input and two ouputs (one output for woofer, one for tweeter). Thats whats confusing me about tying an aftermarket component set into a factory infinity amp. Your really helping me out because im going to be doing this pretty soon. Really glad to hear your happy with your sound!
Oh.....where did you mount the crossovers?

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I did only use the crossover for the tweeter. I don't even know how you could use it for the woofer. Don't let me fool you, though. I'm not very audio knowledgeable. I was definitely feeling around in the dark for everything I've done so far. Don't think I'll be pulling a DIY when it comes to replacing the head unit, and especially the amp. But I felt like I could handle the speakers.

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