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05-11-2012 05:02 PM
DustinLH00
Quote:
Originally Posted by MPScan View Post
I'm taking delivery of my '12 JKUR w/Infinity system tomorrow and already have replacement stereo items picked out and a scheduled install at my local shop on March 14.

I wanted three things:

1. Keep stock head unit (730).
2. Totally 100% stealth install that looks all stock.
3. Price of everything installed w/wiring not to exceed $4,500.

Here is what we ended up with ordering:

Focal 165V30 6.5 components for the dash.
Focal PC165 6.5 coaxial for the sound bar.
JL Audio Wrangler 4DR Stealth Box w/13TW5 Woofer
JL Audio HD900/5 Amplifier.
2 x Audio Control LC2i Converters
All labor, wires, cables, fuses, connectors, fasteners, etc. etc.

Final price: $4,469.32

I really wanted the new 2012 Alpine PDX V9 amplifier, but my buddy said no availability until late-Spring and that's even not 100%, so I didn't want to wait for it.

I'll take pictures and post everything once installed in mid-March.

P.S. They're also putting in the Compustar RF-2W9000-SS alarm with proximity sensor (so it sounds when someone reaches in the cabin with the doors and top off) along with a remote start for the 6-speed manual transmission.
Hey MPScan! I was curious how this setup worked out for you in the end. Are you happy with the stock HU and other upgrades? Any pics?
03-02-2012 09:53 PM
mckron So, instead of going the Android route (had my TJ broken into last week with lots of damage done to the door and dash) I've decided to go with a double din w/removable face plate. Today I ordered the AVHP8400 from Pioneer, sexy, sexy unit. Was going with a dicontinued JVC deck from work but our Car Audio Manager got me on to the Pioneer. Will stick with the JL speakers with the JL stealthbox and will do something with an amp when all the gear gets in.

Here's a link for that deck:

AVH-P8400BH - <b>NEW!</b> - 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver with 7" Widescreen Touch Panel Display, Advanced App Mode, Built-In Bluetooth®, and HD Radio™ Tuner | Pioneer Electronics USA

Jeep is now on a train and will be here in two weeks(ish) and the deck should be at my store by the end of March. And after that it's picture time!
02-29-2012 09:15 AM
craigbru Another recommendation for using Android...

Nook install in a Jeep Wrangler - xda-developers

02-29-2012 08:15 AM
MPScan
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Originally Posted by fishmd View Post
Why did u use 2 of the LC2i? Why not get just one LC6i? That is what I am installing. Just curious if there was any particular reason.
A couple of small reasons, nothing huge:

1. We didn't need the summing capabilities of the LC6
2. The LC2 has their new "AccuBASS™" technology whereas the LC6 doesn't.
3. Two smaller units vs. one larger unit = more mounting flexibility. I didn't want anything visible anywhere or under seats or where they could get wet. LC2 is 5.3 x 3.1 x 1.4 and the LC6 is 8 x 6 x 1.2. Both LC2's he says he can fit under the dash along with the amp under the dash. We'll see.
02-29-2012 06:07 AM
fishmd
Quote:
Originally Posted by MPScan
I'm sorry, I should have deducted for the alarm/remote start.

That ($4,469.32) is the installed price for the all of the audio PLUS the Compustar RF-2W9000-SS (parts $350) on a manual transmission vehicle. Labor is twice as long on a stick for remote start as an automatic due to clutch bypass, neutral shift sensor, etc.
Why did u use 2 of the LC2i? Why not get just one LC6i? That is what I am installing. Just curious if there was any particular reason.
02-28-2012 02:08 PM
MPScan I'm sorry, I should have deducted for the alarm/remote start.

That ($4,469.32) is the installed price for the all of the audio PLUS the Compustar RF-2W9000-SS (parts $350) on a manual transmission vehicle. Labor is twice as long on a stick for remote start as an automatic due to clutch bypass, neutral shift sensor, etc.
02-28-2012 01:44 PM
TXST8tj
Quote:
Originally Posted by MPScan View Post
Here is what we ended up with ordering:

Focal 165V30 6.5 components for the dash. - $550
Focal PC165 6.5 coaxial for the sound bar. - $350
JL Audio Wrangler 4DR Stealth Box w/13TW5 Woofer - $900
JL Audio HD900/5 Amplifier. - $900
2 x Audio Control LC2i Converters - $200
All labor, wires, cables, fuses, connectors, fasteners, etc. etc. - $100

Final price: $4,469.32
Ok, so I only looked because I saw Focal and JL and got excited, but I can't help but think you are getting taken for a ride.

The prices in red are from a very quick search for each item.

I came up with $3000 worth of parts at mostly full retail price. Are they really charging you $1500 in labor for an afternoon install job?
02-28-2012 11:38 AM
MPScan I'm taking delivery of my '12 JKUR w/Infinity system tomorrow and already have replacement stereo items picked out and a scheduled install at my local shop on March 14.

I wanted three things:

1. Keep stock head unit (730).
2. Totally 100% stealth install that looks all stock.
3. Price of everything installed w/wiring not to exceed $4,500.

Here is what we ended up with ordering:

Focal 165V30 6.5 components for the dash.
Focal PC165 6.5 coaxial for the sound bar.
JL Audio Wrangler 4DR Stealth Box w/13TW5 Woofer
JL Audio HD900/5 Amplifier.
2 x Audio Control LC2i Converters
All labor, wires, cables, fuses, connectors, fasteners, etc. etc.

Final price: $4,469.32

I really wanted the new 2012 Alpine PDX V9 amplifier, but my buddy said no availability until late-Spring and that's even not 100%, so I didn't want to wait for it.

I'll take pictures and post everything once installed in mid-March.

P.S. They're also putting in the Compustar RF-2W9000-SS alarm with proximity sensor (so it sounds when someone reaches in the cabin with the doors and top off) along with a remote start for the 6-speed manual transmission.
02-09-2012 08:37 AM
clb-logan I too am a android fan (previously an apple geek)

I'm using an apline 303 which is designed for apple products (left over from previous car) but I pair it via BT to my Optimus 2x. Like most people, I use my phone for everything and it's always on me. So having a GPS, phone, music, internet ... that you can take with you when your leave your Jeep is a no brainer.

For security I bolted the deck to the frame making it impossible to remove without taking apart the whole dash.

The rest of my system is some kicker components for the front and normal kickers for the back and a small mtx 300w sub. Nothing crazy, but a huge improvement over the stock system.

Also take into consideration the harnesses your going to need. I had to pick up two PAC kits to 1. hook up the aftermarket deck and 2. to keep the audio controls on the steering wheel. I think it cost me an extra 200 CND for both.
02-09-2012 12:11 AM
Jma20a to keep it safe a single din unit is best, anything large and flashy will attract attention. the only reason for a double din is to have a navigation unit, i use my phone for gps navigation. the best way to put it is "out of sight, out of mind" i went over the top with the first system in my jeep and the sub, amp, and headunit got jacket even though i didn't crank it in my neighborhood. my top got cut up and was a good $1200 in the hole(new top,amp,sub,headunit)
02-08-2012 11:33 PM
mckron Going to be going all stealth with this I think, going with a kicker amp, don't know how many or what number of channels yet, a 10" JL sub mounted in stealthbox with either a removable double din or regular deck with an android tablet. I've heard some done up at the store and they sound damned nice. But the main thing is to have everything hidden and what can't be hidden will be removable. When the Rubi gets here I'm going to have my audio staff go at her. Will take pictures for sure.

Still want to see what others have done though, post those pictures!!
02-08-2012 09:55 PM
Jma20a Its a risk having everything in the open. I took it easy with my wrangler system. My legacy 3.6r has all the nice stuff
02-08-2012 08:53 PM
mckron
Quote:
Originally Posted by h20squirter View Post
as an Android nut, that is way bad ass!! I know Parrot and a couple others are making Android based head units.
I like that android idea, a lot. I work at an av store that has a great rep for car audio, so if I get the gear, I know the guys can fabricate what I need for housing and work around dash kits. Was thinking of having it removable some how, that'd be cool.

Anyone with pictures of what they've done?

Have you had any issues with people trying grab your Pioneer deck? my co-worker has one and it's very nice but with a soft-top...
02-08-2012 08:47 PM
I-Want-A-Jeep I just ordered the Q-logic kickpanel enclosures and a head unit tonight.. I have an Elemental Designs e3.65i component set that will go in the panels running off a WetSounds amp and an Elemental Designs 13Ov.2 running on an Elemental Designs nine.2x amp.. gonna build a ported box for the rear storage area.. I'm not going to hook up the dash speakers to the HU and will only have the sound bar speakers faded in when there are passengers in the vehicle.. I hate sound from behind you....
02-08-2012 08:24 PM
Jma20a I have been happy with the pioneer head units. I run infinity kappa perfect components in the dash and soundbar. And for a sub i have a 12" death penalty from incriminator audio running off a MB Quart dsc 1500.1d in a 3^ft ported enclosure tuned to 32hz. Right now i run the speakers from the head unit but had a sundown amp for the speakers
02-08-2012 08:02 PM
h20squirter as an Android nut, that is way bad ass!! I know Parrot and a couple others are making Android based head units.
02-08-2012 04:03 PM
mckron Ok, this is cool.


Android Galaxy Tablet In Car As A Stereo System - YouTube
02-08-2012 03:42 PM
mckron
After market audio ideas? Show and tell time.

Hey Folks,

One of the first things I'll be doing to my Rubi when it gets in is put in all new audio. I would love to see what others have done for after market decks, double DINs, amps, etc. I know what I'm doing for a sub and will be using a stealth box for it but for the double DIN, I dunno. JVC has one that has a removable faceplate, but don't really like the look of.

So, let's see what you've done, show off your audio/video!

(Would love decks to catch up to the tablets)

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