Amp wiring question - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Communications and Electronics

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 07-26-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Jprather823's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 71
Amp wiring question

Who out there has an amp and speakers in their jeep? Lookin for install ideas for placement and how to run the wires. I have one under back seat but want to monstaline interior and was wondering what to do with my wires. Any help

Jprather823 is offline   Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Jma20a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 3,046
there are a good deal of threads on this topic, do a search.

just about half of the members on here have upgraded their stereo systems in one way or another.

__________________
Dear Algebra, Please stop asking us to find your X. She's never coming back and don't ask Y.
Jma20a is offline   Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 10:51 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
unlimitedsoldier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 681
Ok so I havent done it yet but I am also going to monstaline my jeep as well. But what I have is a small amp, Power Acoustik RZ1-1500D (rz11500d) Monoblock RAZOR Class D Car Amp and a 8 inch subwoofer in my center consul. My amp is under my driver seat, due to the small size it is hardly even seen, and I just run my wires through some of that Black plastic tub thing for wires.... haha so not sure of the proper name of that stuff. I stuck it up against the underside of the lip where my stock wires for my rear tail light wires run and it is completely hidden. Took the wires from there and went through the fire wall right into the battery and of course split the remote wire and ground wire to where they needed to go. Very easy for a Jeep it is just enough bass!!!

Hope that info was sorta helpful
__________________

OATH KEEPER!!
2004 LJ Build Thread
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f322/20...ld-258949.html
unlimitedsoldier is offline   Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
Newb
 
ND Irish JK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jprather823 View Post
Who out there has an amp and speakers in their jeep? Lookin for install ideas for placement and how to run the wires. I have one under back seat but want to monstaline interior and was wondering what to do with my wires. Any help
I placed my amp in the hidden cargo tray in the back. Here is a link to the amp
Kenwood - KAC-7005PS

I also replaced all of the speakers and added a 10" sub in the back. I ran all of the wires through the floor trim, to the cargo tray. It is immpossible to tell that there is an amp back there.
ND Irish JK is offline   Quote
Old 08-14-2013, 12:26 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
louczar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NB, TX
Posts: 178
Thanks for the link to the amps you guys are using. I'm looking for a small low cost amp with a built in crossover for my sons jeep when we upgrade his system.

I was planning on going with a stock size aftermarket sub in the console. I'd love to see what an 8" sub looks like installed in your console
__________________
Just because you have one doesn't mean you have to act like one :-)

2012 VW Jetta TDI (90+ mile commute round trip to work) DD
2002 Wrangler X (in my name and waiting for my son to move from permit to license)
louczar is offline   Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 10:59 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
JRoweMDN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Keystone Heights
Posts: 332
I went with a new pioneer head unit with 3 preamp outputs for front, rear, and sub. I mounted 2 Fosgate amps under the dash 1 4x75 and 1 300x1. I added 5.25 Polk DB components with Nalin adapters for the front and 5.25 Polk DB in the soundbar. For the sub I modified the stock sub mount in the console and installed a Polk 8" sub. I used the stock wires for the 4 speakers and routed new wire for the sub from the dash under the console. The sound is great even at 70 with no top or doors. Total cost with wire, distribution blocks, fuses and all the misc parts was around $850. It will not rattle your teeth but it gives nice rounded sound.

Here are some photos.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1160884229.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	126.1 KB
ID:	287456   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-248293107.jpg
Views:	43
Size:	125.2 KB
ID:	287457  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3528770240.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	138.9 KB
ID:	287458   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-39133834.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	122.1 KB
ID:	287459  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3035216446.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	128.5 KB
ID:	287460   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3844349953.jpg
Views:	43
Size:	147.1 KB
ID:	287461  

JRoweMDN is offline   Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
freeskier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 2,678
A good mounting location is under the dash. There is a bracket for the steering column you can mount to with two L brackets and a piece of plywood.

Sony, Rockford Fosgate, and Alpine (and I'm sure more) make amps small enough, from mono block to 4 channel. Personally I have the Sony XM-4S under the dash driving 5.25 and 6.5 Infinity Kappas.

__________________
CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering
freeskier is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC