|06-13-2012 02:26 PM|
|06-13-2012 11:53 AM|
|Robin in VA||No... it's your Jeep! Just like someone said above, the people here aren't gonna see your Jeep. If it's your DD and/or you're a sound system kinda person, go for it. Just make sure it's secure.|
|06-13-2012 02:46 AM|
I blast music all the time and have been around about 150 different cannon firings (and by around I mean part of the team loading the cannon) I hear just fine. When im 50 and have hearing issues, ill get a hearing aid my dad has one. Big deal. I love music and I love it loud
|06-12-2012 09:31 PM|
Besides if listening to music is bad for you, then c'est la Vie. I don't give two rats arses. Oh and my hearing is superb, I can hear people whispering from across large rooms and I've been exposed to copious amounts of 5.56 NATO rounds going off.
|06-12-2012 09:18 PM|
|WatchThis!||My bigest hit in comp was 172db. My hearing is still fine. Of corse I did use muffs. Got to use a bit of commen since in life.|
|06-12-2012 09:18 PM|
|BagerX2||You probably shouldnt live life then because stuff happens in your life that isnt good for you. Don't eat good food because its unhealthy, hell don't drive a Jeep because its unsafe.|
|06-12-2012 07:59 PM|
It is amazing how people will abuse themselves (and those around them) for some obscure reason. It isn't a matter of what it appears to be, or how it looks, or "is it cool". It really doesn't matter what I, or anyone else, thinks. It is what physically is mandated to happen as a result of what a person's actions are.
You might just want to do a little research on what is really happening or you will be spending your middle and older age asking "HUH????", missing out on important conversations and adding $$$$ to the pockets of those investing in hearing aid companies.
And now anyone can go ahead and blaze away with all the flames, and inane comments, they want. It won't change one iota of damage done to your hearing.
For those that might want to do some research:
Combined low frequency and steady noise exposure caused significantly increased hearing thresholds verified by tonal audiometry as well as deteriorated intelligibility of whispered speech in comparison with the isolated industrial noise exposure. The differences enlarged with the length of exposure.
When hearing is reduced at 3kHz and below, conversation is significantly interfered with.
|06-12-2012 03:49 PM|
My father-in law is an audio engineer that loves to tinker everytime we get a new vehicle. I told him to build me a sub. that looks like a fire-extinguisher- it could be out in broad daylight and no one would know what it is. And its not Mall Crawler! LOL. It can be done- he built me a sound tube once about that size. He also built a sub for his convertible that looks like a windscreen. Handy guy to have around....
|06-12-2012 01:39 PM|
|06-12-2012 12:48 PM|
I'm just kidding!
Many 03-06 TJ's and Rubicons came from the factory with what Jeep calls a premium sound system with center console sub woofer. Mine has it, although I had to swap out all the speakers for it to sound halfway decent. So, the correct answer is "no".
If you want killer tunes in your Jeep, by all means get them. Who cares what anybody thinks. Including people that post ignorant statements like I started this post with.
|06-12-2012 12:47 PM|
|DocRooster89||the way i see it, you need a system even if you want to hear NPR over the gangsta rap being blared out of the Frosted Flakes themed impala in the next lane. i say go for it, and play some george strait outta that beast!|
|06-12-2012 12:28 PM|
|06-12-2012 12:08 PM|
|JeepHerz||Does the seat rattle at all? I am assuming you've never taken that seat apart to see if the prior owner added a bunch of Dynhamat or fill?... I would think the metal components in the seat would make a racket after while. I love my Kicker sub but it locks into the the rear seat bracket- the seat has to be in and down for the sub to lock in. I was wondering about under the seat like yours.|
|06-12-2012 08:36 AM|
I like my tunes with bass (listen to alot of dubstep, country, and rock... well hard rock). The single 10" has just the right amount, not to overpowering, but not to soft.
My setup and only reason I leave the back seat in (previous owner did the install)...
Do I wheel it...?
|06-12-2012 07:54 AM|
|BagerX2||I have a cheap 12 and amp. Yes that sub is plasti-dipped...|
|06-12-2012 01:25 AM|
Love kale co, never had a bad product from them.
|06-12-2012 01:23 AM|
Got 1 ten in mine and its loud as hell with the doors off and hardtop on
.... Had to build custom box tho
|06-12-2012 01:14 AM|
I was in USAC comps few years ago. I had 8 15's in my truck on 39's and my buddy had 2 15's in a banpass in the back of a CJ5. We still wheeled the piss out of them.
So I would say no a woofer dosent make it a mall crawler.
Crappy picks buts all I could find right now. Ill try and dig up some of the systems.
|06-11-2012 11:36 PM|
|whiteyj||Yes......Just add the 4X2 badges and you're all set.|
|06-11-2012 11:31 PM|
Have a Kicker sub and audio system. Do you want better sound? If ya do, just do it and enjoy.
I have the Kicker sub. In a soft top. You don't see it with the top down so in theory the theft possibility is lessened. Except the bass is ridiculous. It kind of screams "aftermarket audio." Little irony there. Really a hard top is no different- there isn't Dynamat from a sound perspective.. I've had 2 vehicles broken into for audio- and neither were convertibles.
The Kicker amps fit under the dash. The sub enclosure is waterproof.
|06-11-2012 08:36 PM|
|06-11-2012 07:40 PM|
|06-11-2012 06:16 PM|
So many years ago I went thought the Subwoofer phase (300watts -2x12"), the problem because "added stress and paranoia" that you have to be careful were you leave/park your vehicle. It will begin to haunt you and will be tough to relax.
After a few years, 12's got stolen at apt complex...so then I run out an buy a parameter alarm system to protect my new 12"s. Then it was constantly being triggered by false alarms and people messing with me (became a joke at 2-3 in the morning).
So, now in my older age I am subwoofer/amp free and can park my Jeep with doors and top off without worrying about it...nothing to steal except for the Jeep itself. I suppose they could steal the soundbar, but why?
Happy to be paranoid free!
|06-11-2012 12:46 PM|
I dont get the question, if you put a sub in, you would hopefully put it somewhere it wouldn't be visible so that it doesnt get stolen, so in that case, how the hell would anyone know that you have it, therefore how would it seem like a mall crawler (if having a sub made it seem like a mall crawler to begin with).
I enjoy some bass, so I will be putting in a sub/amp that I have laying around into mine when I get around to it. I could care less if someone thinks it makes it seem like a mall crawler, it is all about what you want for your Jeep.
Hell, put in a 1500 Watt system, you could use it to get the mud off after wheeling...
|06-11-2012 12:35 PM|
Where did such a silly notion come from?
Wow that is silly.
|06-11-2012 11:23 AM|
If you go with a smaller box, some of this could help you get a little more kick...
|06-11-2012 11:08 AM|
|Nickdarocha||If your worried about water get a marine system|
|06-11-2012 10:55 AM|
I priced out a setup and I'm probably going to purchase one, but my reservations are not whether or not it makes my jeep seems like a mall crawler.
Issue 1 - A subwoofer in a cloth top jeep will not be very effecient as in a hard top (I own a hard top). A sub in a hard top will not be as effecient as if it had sound deading or in a vehicle that has a traditional top and sound deadening. I don't want to waste money on something that's going to not give me the sound I want. And no, I don't want to have it loud enough so everyone around be is listening to my music.
Issue 2 - Amplifiers + water don't mix. Before mounting an amplifier I need to make and enclosure or find a place to put it so that if it rains or if it gets wet in the Jeep, the amp isn't affected by it. The other issue with this is that if I remove it for times like this, I can't very well leave a live wire from the battery laying in the back; that would have to be disconnected. If the wires did get wet I'd have to worry about corrosion.
I think there was something else, but it just seems like it would be a bigger hassle from practical reasons and not because someone would have a negative opinion of me.
|06-11-2012 09:16 AM|
|Ltblue||I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Mall Crawler!|
|06-11-2012 09:07 AM|
|countrybassist||Do it bro|
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