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Old 09-15-2011, 11:19 PM   #1
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Infinity speaker add-on from dealer?

Does anyone know if the Infinity speaker package can be added after the fact or do you have to order the jeep with it.

Reason is that I have my Jeep coming ordered just like I like it....only when I ordered it still showed the 3.73's included in the tow package....which it's not..so I am getting a jeep with 3.21's.
Reordering will be my last resort because well I really don't want to wait again hah.
Reason I ask is I found a jeep about 4.5 hours away just like the one I ordered only missing the Tow package (which I know can be added) and missing the infinity speakers w/ sub.
If I can get those added rather than reorder I would probably do that.
My dealer doesn't seem to be happy about reordering (even though I mentioned the issue before I went D1 and he assured me it was 3.73's) and only offered to get me a re-gear at employee price when they come available.

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Old 09-16-2011, 08:15 AM   #2
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Anything is possible with enough money. If you wanted to add the Infinit system to a JK that didnt' have it you would be better off to have an aftermarket installation done.

The tow package is a rip off anyway, no real loss there.

Adding 3.73s at employee price is a non-starter. I would be surprised if the employee price for adding 3.73s is under $2000.

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You can build a much better sounding system for less money yourself.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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The Infinity system sucks. Mine came with it and I have since replaced everything, including the front speakers, the sound bar speakers, the subwoofer, the amplifier, and the head unit just to get decent sound. I'm not a picky audiophile, just one who likes an adequate sound system.
Also, you'll likely be regearing anyways if you are going to run larger tires, so gears may not be an issue.
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My Infinity sounds fine. It took some experimentation to get it that way. It isn't phenomenal, but you couldn't start with the base system and get anything better for $400.
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My Infinity sounds fine. It took some experimentation to get it that way. It isn't phenomenal, but you couldn't start with the base system and get anything better for $400.
I got a Clarion CX609, iPod and Bluetooth ready double-din head unit, 4 Memphis 2 way 6.5 speakers and 2 Memphis silk tweeters for $450. I did the install myself, which really isn't difficult. Even without an external amp, it blows the Infinity system out of the water and has enough bass to shake the door mirrors. You can get better sound for the same money, but if you're just not that serious about it, the Infinity is probably worth the cost.
A pre-amped compact sub from Sound Ordnance is next, which will push my grand total to about $650, total cost involved.
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Even the kicker upgrades are a big step up and they are like $60/pair. I don't buy the arguement that one can't do better for the money. just remove one of the Infinity speakers and look at it: flimsy paper with small magnet like a cheapo Wallmart speaker. The infinity system is a total waste of money. At the very least, one could go all plug-and-play Kicker and do a lot better.
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When I looked around at components the best I could come up with was about $700, but that included and amp and sub.

With a little adjustment the Infiniti will shake the mirrors. It won't win any contests, but compared to the stock set up it is well worth $400. An added benefit is that I didn't have to mess with it.
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:51 PM   #9
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I've never bothered to sort through the 2012 "tow package" confusion. Pre-2012, you couldn't add it aftermarket--aside from the trailer hitch, the computer came programed to implement "trailer sway dampening" which is supposedly helpful. As I understand it, 2012 has different levels of "tow package" however, so I have no idea what can be done.

In any event, as between 3.73s, towing accessories, and a sound system upgrade, there can be no question that gears are going to be the hardest to duplicate aftermarket, and I'd take .73s over "trailer sway dampening." Thus, I'd forget about the one you ordered (and they screwed up) and get the one with the 3.73s. Then add an aftermarket tow hitch for ~$70 and get a knowledgeable buddy to help you choose and install a better sound system for ~$500.

Offering a regearing "discount" is ridiculous. The dealer is proposing that so that he'll make the sale and betting you'll never take him up on a $1000 to $2000 regearing "opportunity" when he offers it to you.
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:54 PM   #10
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The benefit of the Infinity system is that it looks stock. A high end head unit and a sub-box on a vehicle where a key is called a "pocket knife" seems like asking for trouble. Having a built in sub is a plus. I'm sure the factory Infinity speakers suck, but they are "good enough" early on. Blow them out, and replace with better speakers while keeping the stock look.


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Even the kicker upgrades are a big step up and they are like $60/pair. I don't buy the arguement that one can't do better for the money. just remove one of the Infinity speakers and look at it: flimsy paper with small magnet like a cheapo Wallmart speaker. The infinity system is a total waste of money. At the very least, one could go all plug-and-play Kicker and do a lot better.
I have the stock system and I think the addition of a sub would really make it an "OK" sounding set up.
What do you mean by plug and play kicker ? I'm looking for easy and low cost.
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Well, the Kicker stuff fits exactly in the stock locations so looks completely stock. In fact, they are plug and play as they have Mopar connectors...simply remove the stock speaker and plug in the new. The amp bolts right into the factory location under the steering wheel. The exception is the subwoofer, which fits in the factory (Infinity) sub box, but needs a 1/2" spacer for depth (I used a plywood ring). I did this for $470 bucks and it sounds WAY better than the Infinity junk I ripped out. It really came alive when I recently installed a Kenwood 350amp mono ($48) to drive the sub by itself. Not an audiophile system, but very pleasing sound.

Kick front speakers: $60
Kicker soundbar speakers: $60
Kicker amp: $200
Kicker solo classic sub: $150
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I have the stock system and I think the addition of a sub would really make it an "OK" sounding set up.
What do you mean by plug and play kicker ? I'm looking for easy and low cost.
Forgive me if you already know this, but in case you don't, the easiest, least expensive way to add a sub to stock is use a LOC (line out converter) to tap a signal off the sound bar or front speakers. Then add a mono amp and the sub. The LOC has RCA imputs to go into the mono amp. Get a LOC with trigger (power signal) wire so your amp is only on when your HU is on (won't wear down your battery). If you go the route I did, the small mono fits under the rear bench seat (at an angle so you can still fold it down) so looks stock.


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Well, the Kicker stuff fits exactly in the stock locations so looks completely stock. In fact, they are plug and play as they have Mopar connectors...simply remove the stock speaker and plug in the new. The exception is the subwoofer, which fits in the factory (Infinity) sub box, but needs a 1/2" spacer for depth (I used a plywood ring). I did this for $470 bucks and it sounds WAY better than the Infinity junk I ripped out. It really came alive when I recently installed a Kenwood 350amp mono ($48) to drive the sub by itself. Not an audiophile system, but very pleasing sound.

Kick front speakers: $60
Kicker soundbar speakers: $60
Kicker amp: $200
Kicker solo classic sub: $150
I have not checked in a bit of time....does Crutchfield offer direct swaps? I know they use to offer free wire adapters as well.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:55 PM   #15
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Hang on, he wants to charge you additional for the 3.73 gears that it was supposed to have in the first place?

I hope the price has been significantly dropped accordingly.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:48 AM   #16
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Yea thanks for all the input, I've decided to not hassle with it all and just wait another 7 weeks as I reorder a new one, only now I gt the dealer to agree to the full 2% under invoice with the TL discount.
This time hopefully getting what I ordered(or supposedly) in the first place

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