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Old 09-24-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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Show Your JK stereo systems

I am about to install my new stereo in my JK. Take a minute and share any pics you have from your installs and any tips that may help me along the way!

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Old 09-26-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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I don't have any pics, but I'm about 3/4 of the way through installing a new system in my Jeep.

I went with this double-DIN Pioneer AVH-2300DVD head ($280 on Amazon):


With the stock speakers in the front and these cheap ($37) Pyle components in the sound bar (surface-mounted the tweeters to the sound bar/ stuffed the crossovers inside):


To that, I'm going to add the 12 inch powered sub that I had in my old pickup and probably a backup camera just for the hell of it. I'm undecided whether I want to replace the dash speakers or not.

I also ordered an $8 bypass switch to allow DVD/ Video playback without setting the parking brake. No, I'm not planning on wheeling & watching movies at the same time; I'm setting it up so my daughter can watch from the back seat.



As far as tips & tricks:

1) You'll need to buy the PAC-C2R-CHY4 interface. Yeah, it's almost 70 bucks, but you'll need it in order for everything to work properly with the CAN-BUS system. With the adapter, you just make a few solder connections (speakers, +, -, etc) and everything is plug and play after that.

2) You'll need an antenna adapter. I went with the Metra 40-EU10.

3) Buy a dash kit/ mount. My installation required the Metra 95-6511.

4) I had to break out the hack saw in order for the Pioneer to fit as it's both deeper and taller than the stock unit. I just had to cut out some plastic that was underneath the stock radio and bend two metal tabs out of my way.

All-in-all, I'm into my system for around $400 before adding in the cost of the sub (which I already have) and backup camera ($25-50).

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I would like to upgrade my stereo system but I have no idea where to start.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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I would like to upgrade my stereo system but I have no idea where to start.
the best first step is always the head unit. a new quality head unit will almost always make your stock speakers sound better.
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If I order my JK Sahara with the base stereo (130), can I swap it out for a nav capable 430N or 730N later?
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If I order my JK Sahara with the base stereo (130), can I swap it out for a nav capable 430N or 730N later?
As far as I can tell. Mopar has them on their eorder site.

Roughly, $2000

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Pioneer is nice, you can't go wrong with that brand it is my favorite
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:27 AM   #9
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For your viewing pleasure, here's a pic I took of my installation after I pulled into the garage last night:



The blue light is from a strip of LEDs that I ran under the A/C controls (spliced into the window switch LEDs so that they go on/off with the lights & are dim-able).
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If I order my JK Sahara with the base stereo (130), can I swap it out for a nav capable 430N or 730N later?
Why would you? The Mopar system is so over priced and not really that great of a system compared to aftermarket systems. Not to mention half the features are locked when vehicle is moving. You can get a quality system at your local audio store or Bestbuy for 1/3 to 1/2 the price even installed.
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