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Old 07-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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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
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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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!!!

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Old 08-12-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:26 AM   #5
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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
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:59 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 08-20-2013, 12:23 PM   #7
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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.

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