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Old 02-22-2014, 08:23 AM   #31
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X3 I will even raise you, is your 40 a delta flow or ORIGINAL 40 2 chamber with OUT the delta flow...I lucked up and the shop had one of the Original 40 series after they stopped making the 30 series and only used delta flow technology as a add cost option...Nothing like a flow master and a cam...Nothing

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Old 02-22-2014, 08:25 AM   #32
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X3 I will even raise you, is your 40 a delta flow or ORIGINAL 40 2 chamber with OUT the delta flow...I lucked up and the shop had one of the Original 40 series after they stopped making the 30 series and only used delta flow technology as a add cost option...Nothing like a flow master and a cam...Nothing
Mine is O.G. Man. Old skool 40 series 2 chamber!

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Old 02-22-2014, 08:26 AM   #33
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X3 I will even raise you, is your 40 a delta flow or ORIGINAL 40 2 chamber with OUT the delta flow...I lucked up and the shop had one of the Original 40 series after they stopped making the 30 series and only used delta flow technology as a add cost option...Nothing like a flow master and a cam...Nothing
Delta flow schmelta flow. That stuffs for pussies
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:36 AM   #34
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I have a JVC head unit, pioneer 4x6s in the front that were installed by PO, mephis audio in right rear, kenwood in left rear (I know, but it's part of the JEEP thing) and a home made subwoofer under my rear seat with a 300 watt dual amp and 2 6x9s with a quick connector that I can unplug and remove the entire unit when I go wheeling. The sub doesn't rock the neighborhood but is a drastic improvement at highway speeds to hear over wind and tire noise. We put Polk Audios in my son's and they rock!
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:12 PM   #35
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I put the new Dx521s in the front tonight. They replaced the stock 7 speaker system infinity speakers. Took all of 15 minutes with the wire adapters, brackets, and baffles from amazon. Big improvement for sure, more bass and very clear vs stock. Can't wait to get the rears and sub in. Attachment 788257 Stock front Attachment 788265
Got the rears and sub in today. Huge improvement over stock, but I still want more "clean volume" so I guess the HU and an amp are next. You alpine guys happy with the Power Pack amps? Looks too easy not to try....
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:00 PM   #36
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Sony HU and Polks all around; new sub in console. Not audiophile quality, but sounds pretty darn good.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:46 PM   #37
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Here is my complete stereo build list, sounds awesome!

1 Alpine Stereo Receiver W/Bluetooth (CDE-HD137BT)
1 Alpine Mono Sub Amplifier - 300 Watts @ 4 Ohms (MRV-M500)
1 Alpine 4 Channel Amplifier - 45 Watts Per Channel (KTP-445U)
1 Polk Audio 5 1/4-inch Mobile Audio Coaxial Loudspeaker - 45 Watts - Sound Bar (DB-521)
1 Polk Audio 4-Inch Mobile Audio Coaxial Loudspeaker - 40 Watts - Front Dash (DB-461)
1 SSV Works 97-06 Jeep TJ Center Console Sub Box With 550W 10" Woofer (TJ-CCSB10)
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Ordered mine from Crutchfield. Kenwood Excelon KDC-X597, Polk DXi461p, Polk DXi521 and Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Sub. The sub fits under the seat. Sounds really good.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:34 PM   #39
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An older jvc deck I had in my old expedition. The po installed some cheapo Wal-Mart pioneer speakers along with a very annoying Sony deck thay rattled. The speakers are staying for now and so nnstead os the jvc. I also installed my 2cuft sub box I made and my kicker cvr sub along with a crunch 2100 watt amp. No room in the back for the back seat but who needs that anyways?
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:44 AM   #40
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custom Kenwood dnx6990 double din going to a Alpine mrx-v70 5 channel amp mounted in the dash 90wx4 for the speakers 350wx1 for the sub, speakers are Pioneer TS-D1320C 5.25 front and rear front speakers have the NalinMFG brackets. sub is a shallow 8 inch pioneer in the arm rest sounds great and doesn't take up any space in the rear of the jeep
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:18 AM   #41
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Depending on size of amp, you might be able to mount it under the steering column. That's what I did, but it was a tight fit to clear the brake pedal
I am running a 5ch Kenwood Execlon mounted under the rear seat. No problems. I have seen several write ups on amp mounts in the dash, which would be great for space.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:12 AM   #42
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•Four type R alpine speakers (2 4x6 + 2 6.5) •Two Rockford phosgate 300w amps
•Alpine stereo (forgot what kind)
•Two 10" shallow mounted Pioneer subs
It is LOUD
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:21 PM   #43
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i have polks in my factory sound bar without an amp and even though i stuffed them they still vibrarate inside the sound bar..what's the best way to not have them vibrate and create that awful feedback sound?
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Old 02-25-2014, 04:59 PM   #44
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I have Polk 5.25 components in the front, Polk 5.25 in the sound bar powered by a Fosgate PBR 300x4 and a Polk 8" sub in the center console powered by the Fosgate PBR300x1 at 2 ohms. I am using a Pioneer head unit with 3 sets of preamps. I had to cut the face off the original sub box and then bolted MDF to the fron and cut out the plastic on the console to fit. It turned out nice and adds the bottom end to be able to hear it at 70 on the highway with the top down. The amps were cheap and they were easy to stash up high in the dash. I used the high pass filter at 80hz for the 4 surround speakers and it keeps them from bottoming out.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:59 AM   #45
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I have a set of brand new DB 6501 6.5 component sets Im looking to unload for $125.00 + shipping. I took them out to measure and decided against cutting my sound bar and just ordered the factory size 4" MM coaxial Polks instead. I originally was going DB series but my father in-law works for Polk Audio and got me the MM series factory replacements for my rig. And just a small hint. Instead of going 5.25 in the dash. If you do a 4x6 component plate in there you can then use a baffle behind it with out much if any modifications and put a amp to it you will get incredible sound. The 5.25 are excellent as well but some times the adaptation plates and modifications can cause some rattling in the dash.
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I got 2 VDP 300w wedges behind the front seats that have 2 6" on the bottom and 2 small tweeters on the top. In the front dash I got 2 Sony 250w speakers. Under the back seat I got an Alpine 300w amp and all of that's powered by a Sony head unit that uses bluetooth and I changed the equalizer to custom to bring the lost bass back and on the fader put +6 to the rear because they hit pretty good.
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Got a Sony head unit linked up to some home theater speakers in the trunk. Cheap and louder than any wind even with my soft top.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:15 PM   #48
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I have a set of brand new DB 6501 6.5 component sets Im looking to unload for $125.00 + shipping. I took them out to measure and decided against cutting my sound bar and just ordered the factory size 4" MM coaxial Polks instead. I originally was going DB series but my father in-law works for Polk Audio and got me the MM series factory replacements for my rig. And just a small hint. Instead of going 5.25 in the dash. If you do a 4x6 component plate in there you can then use a baffle behind it with out much if any modifications and put a amp to it you will get incredible sound. The 5.25 are excellent as well but some times the adaptation plates and modifications can cause some rattling in the dash.
I used the Nalin adapters and boom mats in the front and bought some small rubber washers to make sure there was no rattle in mine.
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Which 5 channel amp are you using?
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Where has everyone been putting their amps? Buddy of mine said under the seat but will that let it breath enough, heat wise? First time touching this stuff
Under the seat is good unless you will ever get it wet or muddy down there. I installed a speaker amp in my center console on my last Jeep, worked out pretty well.
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Under the seat is good unless you will ever get it wet or muddy down there. I installed a speaker amp in my center console on my last Jeep, worked out pretty well.
Both of mind are tucked up under the passenger side glove box
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That will definitely upgrade your sound quality. Don't forget to get the speaker adaptor for the fronts and be sure you pay attention to the polarity of the speaker wires. Adding an amp will further improve sound quality and also allow the speakers to sound louder without distortion. (It does more but that's the simple answer)
As for polarity, which wire is the + and which is the - in the front and on the sound bar. Thanks for the help.
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As for polarity, which wire is the + and which is the - in the front and on the sound bar. Thanks for the help.
Depends on model and year. Tons of diagrams out there for jeeps, and in my research one diagram would be different from the next one. iirc the major differences were the front left and the rear right wires would be different from one diagram to another.

Even if you know the polarity of the installed speakers, that does not guarantee that they were previously wired correctly, but you have to start somewhere
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I put the 2 amps up high in the dash. The new amps are small.
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Depends on model and year. Tons of diagrams out there for jeeps, and in my research one diagram would be different from the next one. iirc the major differences were the front left and the rear right wires would be different from one diagram to another.

Even if you know the polarity of the installed speakers, that does not guarantee that they were previously wired correctly, but you have to start somewhere
Thanks for the information I forgot I bought the service Manuel about a year ago for my 05 and looked at the diagram, You are right! The color code was different from my jeep. Lucky the - was the same as the diagram.
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JBL GTO638 6.5-Inch 3-Way Speakers (Pair) by JBL Amazon.com: JBL GTO638 6.5-Inch 3-Way Speakers (Pair): Car Electronics

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I just put these in my jeep with a new sub woofer in the console. Sounds great!
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Selecting a sound system in an LJ is not easy. My biggest problem was to find a balance between quality and what I feel like leaving in a parking lot with the top down.

I left the Panasonic front speakers from the previous owner, they sound OK. Roll bar speakers were busted and replaced with Polk marine rated 5". The head unit I selected was a Jensen with a 7" motorized TSD plus nav and XM module. Both modules are put high up in the dash. The Jensen has a rear USB so my iPod or iPhone go in the glove box. The mic for the Bluetooth is next to the instrument cluster (instead of the usual "a-beam" position) so the windshield can still be folded.

Bass is taken care of by an 8" Kicker Hideaway under the rear seat. It is just stuck under there so I can remove it when need be. The kicker is fed from the low level sub output from the Jensen and gets juice directly from the battery.

Definitely not a high end system, but I can live with it getting stolen and start from scratch if that happens.
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Well if someone is that low rent to steal my shit. Then so be it. I didnt pay alot for my head unit. If they want to go through the trouble of stealing my sound bar for some 4" coaxial speakers...more power to you
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As for polarity, which wire is the + and which is the - in the front and on the sound bar. Thanks for the help.
It's actually quite easy. Just look behind the speaker on the terminal prongs. The Polarity charge is normally written there. Then, just trace that wire, which is color coded, to your HU.
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Not to hijack, but I have a question. My HU has a USB port. Will it read a flash drive or does it have to be a powered device, i.e. MP3 player?

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