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Old 01-05-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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All new alpine sound system :]

Just finished installing today
45X4 reciever cde-102
45X4 power pack amp
5 1/4 speakers for the dash alpine sps 500's
6 1/2 for the sound bar alpine sps 600's

Sounds very loud, the bass is great for the speakers im not looking to get a subwoofer.
I had to drill new holes to fit the 6 1/2 inch speakers.

Just gotta tweak everything cause the dash in the jeep shakes and the sound bar has some rumbles even though i put the speakers nice and tight.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:14 AM   #2
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Nice install! I just got done installing a new system too, and I'm also trying to find all the rattles.

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Nice, also did the same thing. I don't have rattles tho.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:34 AM   #4
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Yeah, buddy!!

Looking good and most likely sounding good also!!
Gotta have those tunes.

Put all new sound system in my Jeep this past summer including XM radio. No rattles for me and no need for a sub either.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:58 AM   #5
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How did you get your aftermarket stereo to sit flush with the dash mine sticks out? Did you not use the metal bars or something?
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:05 AM   #6
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It had an aftermarket stereo before i installed this one, so i got lucky cause the previous owner must of bought some type of kit to install stereo's so i just reused it, it was like a little frame to hold the head unit in place nicely.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:52 PM   #7
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Fixed the rumbles by tightening all the screws in the dash,
but for the soundbar i realized the interior light was what was shaking and causing noise.

So i took it out while listening to music and realized that the second i pulled it out the sound bar speakers sounded louder with even more bass (like the type for hip hop songs).
This was because the soundbar now was vented and air was traveling through the hole where the interior light was.
So i put a hole in the bracket for the light and the cover hole is about 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.
Now i reinstalled the light tightly and air travels through giving it great sound :]
this trick probably even works with the stock speakers,
it's not the greatest looking mod but it's definitely worth it cause of the sound.
And i put edge molding on the cuts to clean it up, same thing i put on my fenders after i trimmed them
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:09 PM   #8
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What model amp? Any pics of the Amp install? I just ordered the same speakers and deck.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:21 PM   #9
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It's not a normal amp, it's called a power pack and it only works with alpine head units because it plugs right into the back of the head unit with no extra work, i mounted it in the dash.
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how did you fit the 5.25 in the dash? i've heard of this but would love to figure it out.
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Dude, this is pretty clever. I wonder if you could run this same route and offset the "port" so that the light is still covered. Great idea--I will be investigating this option as I have Pioneer Elites in my soundbar...

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Fixed the rumbles by tightening all the screws in the dash,
but for the soundbar i realized the interior light was what was shaking and causing noise.

So i took it out while listening to music and realized that the second i pulled it out the sound bar speakers sounded louder with even more bass (like the type for hip hop songs).
This was because the soundbar now was vented and air was traveling through the hole where the interior light was.
So i put a hole in the bracket for the light and the cover hole is about 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.
Now i reinstalled the light tightly and air travels through giving it great sound :]
this trick probably even works with the stock speakers,
it's not the greatest looking mod but it's definitely worth it cause of the sound.
And i put edge molding on the cuts to clean it up, same thing i put on my fenders after i trimmed them
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:50 AM   #12
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Man,
May have to consider that mod, or some other alternative, on the interior light too.

Anything that improves the sound for free, has to be awesome.

Thanks
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how did you fit the 5.25 in the dash? i've heard of this but would love to figure it out.
Normally you would buy a bracket to fit the 5 1/4 but i just drilled holes in the existing brackets and they went right in, ill take a picture later if you're interested.
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When I did my system I felt I didn't need any bass. Just wait a few months soon you'll be wanting more and bass will fill that void in the volume.
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how did you fit the 5.25 in the dash? i've heard of this but would love to figure it out.

here is one way...
5.25" Speaker Adapter Plates for Jeep Wrangler (97-06) - eBay (item 390269701278 end time Feb-04-11 17:27:39 PST)


5.25" is definitely going to give better sound that a set of 4"x6"
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:33 PM   #16
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TJTHEo I just installed the same head unit. Did u install the mic for the bluetooth? I ran my mic thru the dash under the plastic panels that are beside my windshield and into my roll bar padding, and it comes out right where the cross car meets the side roll bar. Its nice to have hands free
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:41 PM   #17
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No mine didnt come with a mic, dont want one either your setup sounds good though


and for NUTnOut this is how i put in the 5.25 speakers in the front
used the stock bracket and drilled holes in it, the red circles are where the stock holes are for the 4X6
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ur head unit has the phone button on it. Thats to answer/make calls. I love mine it syncs to my i phone so who ever is calling's name pops up on the radio. Im gonna use ur method on the dash speakers
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Pretty sure you need to buy a special cable from alpine for that to work, i dont have it.
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ya i noticed mine says BLUETOOTH on the head unit. my model number is a 103bt.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:27 PM   #21
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I had an Alpine in mine before, real nice sound but a little complicated and it would play music off my iPhone but wouldn't charge it for whatever reason.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:35 PM   #22
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i went with the ipod i phone cable interface. It cost me 30 bucks but it charges my phone or i pod and allows me to control my ipod thru my radio so i can leave the i pod in the glove box. u should check it out. got mine from best buy
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I saw that cable but i have a zune haha, i just use the aux input and charge the zune every couple of days.
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Yep I had the cable but it wouldn't charge the iPhone 4
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Do you know how to wire the small sub speaker in the center console?
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Do you know how to wire the small sub speaker in the center console?
I need to properly ask. I also have the Alpine Deck and the Alpine Power Pack. I am asking does anyone know if I can use the Radio to power the factory sub and use the Alpine power pack to power my 4 speakers?
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:49 PM   #27
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Just curious did you have any issues with weak signal strength from your antenna? Did you put the black ground wire directly to a ground or did you splice it to the black wire on the harness? Thanks.
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Just curious did you have any issues with weak signal strength from your antenna? Did you put the black ground wire directly to a ground or did you splice it to the black wire on the harness? Thanks.
EDIT Crutchfield determined I have a bad head unit they are shipping put a new unit. Thanks for this thread it was very helpful.

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