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07-09-2013 02:56 PM
hurricaneoflions So, my system is complete...it sounds better than previous cars I have owned with booming systems. The audio place I went to did an outstanding job.

Deck - Kenwood DNX890HD with GPS
AMP - Kenwood XR-5S
Components - 2x Pioneer TS-D1720C
Speakers - 4x Pioneer TS-D1720R
Camera(s) - front and rear Kenwood CMOS-210
Subwoofer - 10" JL Audio 10W6v3-D4
Enclosure - JL Audio Wrangler Stealthbox

Also installed FULL proximity sensors, tilt sensors, and motion cameras.

Photos will be posted right after I get all of my other additions.
04-29-2013 06:41 PM
roxbury29
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Originally Posted by roadking40 View Post
Just finished the install on my JKU. Replaced the front speakers with Rockford T3 6.5" components, the rears with Rockford Marine 6.5"'s, removed the horrible Alpine 8" and replaced with a Rockford P3 12" in a custom ported enclosure. All powered by a Rockford Punch 5 channel amp. We used a Rockford 360.3 dsp processor to connect to the factory radio and eq the system. Overall, extremely pleased. Plays loud, sounds great and retains the look of factory, other than a slightly larger sub enclosure. Also installed the new Viper Smart Start security system and remote start. Incredible, great control and monitoring ability via your iphone.
^X2 - looks great !
04-29-2013 01:24 PM
MaineJeeps
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post
I bought a sound ordinance powered sub and mounted it to the rear gate. It's not a boomer but it does the trick.



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How difficult was this to mount to gate? Would you recommend?
04-20-2013 02:19 PM
woansleftpeg Yeah, that enclosure's great. I've got a JBL 8" sub waiting to be installed in the factory enclosure, but if I'm still not happy with that then a custom enclosure will be my next step. They aren't too difficult to build if you have the tools and the patience.
04-20-2013 02:03 PM
J33P4X4
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Originally Posted by gleek View Post

Roadking-
I really like that sub enclosure. Who made that for you?
+1 I think I would like this too
04-20-2013 01:54 PM
gleek
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Originally Posted by roadking40 View Post
Just finished the install on my JKU. Replaced the front speakers with Rockford T3 6.5" components, the rears with Rockford Marine 6.5"'s, removed the horrible Alpine 8" and replaced with a Rockford P3 12" in a custom ported enclosure. All powered by a Rockford Punch 5 channel amp. We used a Rockford 360.3 dsp processor to connect to the factory radio and eq the system. Overall, extremely pleased. Plays loud, sounds great and retains the look of factory, other than a slightly larger sub enclosure. Also installed the new Viper Smart Start security system and remote start. Incredible, great control and monitoring ability via your iphone.
Roadking-
I really like that sub enclosure. Who made that for you?
04-20-2013 11:43 AM
roadking40
System upgrade

Just finished the install on my JKU. Replaced the front speakers with Rockford T3 6.5" components, the rears with Rockford Marine 6.5"'s, removed the horrible Alpine 8" and replaced with a Rockford P3 12" in a custom ported enclosure. All powered by a Rockford Punch 5 channel amp. We used a Rockford 360.3 dsp processor to connect to the factory radio and eq the system. Overall, extremely pleased. Plays loud, sounds great and retains the look of factory, other than a slightly larger sub enclosure. Also installed the new Viper Smart Start security system and remote start. Incredible, great control and monitoring ability via your iphone.
04-19-2013 09:47 PM
J33P4X4
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Originally Posted by hurricaneoflions View Post

The factory build is crap unfortunately. I was hoping for something custom due to that. My friend has it and it is coming apart at the seams.

I thought about mounting to the tailgate as well. The wires would be a risk in that location. I looked on Google and found a custom box that mounts UNDER the rear seat. I only have a 2 door and bought it keeping in mind it was purely for recreation and not be used to move my child into her college dorm...ya dig?

I am thinking of going with this considering all options but this might be nice under the driver's seat where I would want to feel the bass anyway.

Amazon.com: Kicker Hideaway Compact Powered Sub: Car Electronics

Thoughts?
I have this. It won't fit under your seat if you have a 2 door. It's lackluster. It's ok with a hard top and the windows up. There's holes in the skin tho. In at in a JBL 10" with a. 1" volume sealed box
04-19-2013 07:58 PM
hurricaneoflions Picked up my Jeep today...it is not complete, yet. But man, does it sound phenomenal. I am very happy with the sound. The clarity in the vocal is right on, the mids are perfect, and the bass is right on cue. I am doing on upgrade though. Right now I have a temp box which will be replaced with this:

Car Audio - Stealthbox® - Jeep - Wrangler - Jeep Wrangler 2dr '07-Up

I will post some photos tomorrow of what I have done so far. Then more photos when I get the other work done.

Next up is the exterior.
04-18-2013 10:39 PM
Twitch101 A
04-18-2013 10:26 PM
hurricaneoflions I am putting something temp in there for now and going to upgrade with a custom set-up later. Probably good enough with this for the summer.

My plan is to get 2 10" Pioneer subwoofers in the back and run them off my existing amp. Will post photos after the weekend. I pick it up tomorrow. I did stop by the shop where my friend is doing the install and it sounds AMAZING. It is everything I hoped for and more and it will only get better in a few short months.
04-18-2013 10:13 PM
woansleftpeg I'm not sure if the factory unit has a separate pre-out for the subwoofer, I think that might all be handled by the amp. Honestly, the stock systems seem to be specifically designed to prevent component upgrades.
04-18-2013 10:10 PM
GoldenSahara00 http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/tj...ld-235418.html
04-18-2013 10:07 PM
Twitch101 A hi/lo converter is all youd need to run the sub and sub amp on the stock unit. A bass knob of course. Believe it or not. 70w is quite loud so thats about good
04-18-2013 10:03 PM
guppy This is on crutchfields site. Pricey!!
04-18-2013 10:01 PM
cheap4tw If I am planning on keeping the mygig 730n head unit and maintaining the "stock" (I have the dodge nitro version) infinity amp I have a couple of questions:

I want to upgrade my sub to the kicker CompRT82 powered by the kicker KX400 mono amp. If I do this can I run this amp along side the stock amp only to power the sub?

Now, with the stock amp remaining for the speakers what RMS power handling should I be looking for? In the 60-70 range? I know I want 2ohm speakers.

Oh and if I want to upgrade the in dash tweeters, what route should I go?

Thanks for all the help.
04-18-2013 09:25 PM
Barmanvarn I bought a sound ordinance powered sub and mounted it to the rear gate. It's not a boomer but it does the trick.



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04-18-2013 09:23 PM
Lynskey For fun reading check out my installs:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f40/201...og-155755.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/rea...-a-213410.html

Agreed that the stock amp will not power aftermarket subs very well. You got to go aftermarket if you want great sound.
04-18-2013 09:12 PM
cheap4tw I have no issue running a mono amp for this sub, if I do so how do I connect it to the stock system?

I am a wiring rook.
04-18-2013 04:05 PM
Twitch101 If you bridge 2 channels and parallel the coils onthe sub i guarantee youll get more power. Its cheaper to buy a monoblock sub amp and run low pull 6.5s on the factory amp though.
04-18-2013 04:04 PM
umk4zack I am also in a position where i plan to update the entire sound system. I have a 2 door JK with the alpine system, and it's garbage. I would love to see pictures of peoples set up, especially the sub. My goal is to get an update sub that doesn't take up that much space in the trunk. I want to get rid of that garbage 8" sub in the back. Thanks!
04-18-2013 02:42 PM
woansleftpeg
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Originally Posted by cheap4tw View Post
Just a heads up,

I talked to a Kicker rep from Canada today and he said that the Kicker CompRT 8" would be released at the end of this month.

CompRT | KICKER

I am planning on buying it and swapping it with the stock sub to see how it performs with the stock amp.
Crap. I haven't heard it, but I can guarantee you that it will be crap. The amp is crap, therefore the performance of anything connected to it will be.

Your stock amp puts out 368W RMS, not peak. That's around 60W per channel peak, so let's be generous and assume 30W RMS. The DVC sub takes two of those channels from the amp, so let's give it 60W RMS. The sub is rated at 400W RMS. It's barely going to get moving.

If you're going to spend money on speakers, then you need to give them the proper juice and amplify them properly. IMHO, obviously.
04-18-2013 01:15 PM
cheap4tw Just a heads up,

I talked to a Kicker rep from Canada today and he said that the Kicker CompRT 8" would be released at the end of this month.

CompRT | KICKER

I am planning on buying it and swapping it with the stock sub to see how it performs with the stock amp.
04-18-2013 12:12 PM
kramer2k My JKUR isn't rattly, flappy, or loud-tired (and I run 35s). It's about quality sound for me. The stockers were huge POS. I upgraded and can clearly hear my tunes no matter the Jeep's configuration. I now lack only upgrading the sub and I'll be set. I want to go the route of Lynskey and replace my stock enclosure with OEM non-sub panels and add a sub in the same location.
04-18-2013 11:42 AM
Twitch101 Polypropylene cones are all water proof and guts are protected in the box. Amps are raised. As for a downpour...if you go over 50 your air bubble stays dry.
04-18-2013 11:30 AM
woansleftpeg
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Originally Posted by Heysus View Post
This is only MY OPINION but if people want some bad ass audio in their vehicle shouldn't they be purchasing something else other than a rattling, windy, flappy, loud-tire, jeep?

I LOVE sound and that's why I've faced the facts and accepted that the sound in my JKUR will never sound as nice as say a decent set up in a closed cabin vehicle such as a large SUV or luxury sedan.

So I will never buy nicer speakers unless my stock ones blow out. At highway speed with the doors and top off you can't tell if you have the stock speakers or some high end AKGs from their premium line.

I do have a question though... That stock sub in the back... If I get caught in the rain with the top off, what's keeping it from getting completely ruined? What's keeping you guys' nicer setups from getting ruined in case of a downpour as well?
Will it sound as good as a properly deadened, hard top SUV? No. Can it be improved massively from the stock garbage? You bet.

As for the rain issue, marine-rated speakers.
04-18-2013 11:23 AM
Lynskey
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heysus View Post
This is only MY OPINION but if people want some bad ass audio in their vehicle shouldn't they be purchasing something else other than a rattling, windy, flappy, loud-tire, jeep?

I LOVE sound and that's why I've faced the facts and accepted that the sound in my JKUR will never sound as nice as say a decent set up in a closed cabin vehicle such as a large SUV or luxury sedan.

So I will never buy nicer speakers unless my stock ones blow out. At highway speed with the doors and top off you can't tell if you have the stock speakers or some high end AKGs from their premium line.

I do have a question though... That stock sub in the back... If I get caught in the rain with the top off, what's keeping it from getting completely ruined? What's keeping you guys' nicer setups from getting ruined in case of a downpour as well?
I can hear my system clear as day with the hard top, soft top, no top, highway speed, etc. That is why I did my complete install. I wanted to hear my music. I agree in that I did not go overboard with sound proofing like I did on my Ford Escape (previous vehicle). No need really. I did sound deaden portions of the rear for rattling purposes.

For the sub-tub and speakers in general they are somewhat protected. Fronts are in the tomstones and under the dash, soundbar speakers are at least upside down and protected and the sub tub top is pretty flat and the sub is recessed. Most water would run off it. Also most wiring is protected and tucked away under plastic covers.
04-18-2013 10:50 AM
Heysus This is only MY OPINION but if people want some bad ass audio in their vehicle shouldn't they be purchasing something else other than a rattling, windy, flappy, loud-tire, jeep?

I LOVE sound and that's why I've faced the facts and accepted that the sound in my JKUR will never sound as nice as say a decent set up in a closed cabin vehicle such as a large SUV or luxury sedan.

So I will never buy nicer speakers unless my stock ones blow out. At highway speed with the doors and top off you can't tell if you have the stock speakers or some high end AKGs from their premium line.

I do have a question though... That stock sub in the back... If I get caught in the rain with the top off, what's keeping it from getting completely ruined? What's keeping you guys' nicer setups from getting ruined in case of a downpour as well?
04-18-2013 10:23 AM
Lynskey The factory sub-tub (plastic) is useless. I had a JL W3 8" in there and it rattled. I ended up reusing the sub in a custom box that the sound place had. Just by chance the box there was built for a W3. I yanked the factory sub-tub and replaced with a new factory plastic flat panel. I then put the box/sub on that side. I made it easily removable so I could remove if needed.
04-18-2013 07:44 AM
woansleftpeg Why bother? You might as well just line the factory enclosure with Dynamat. The material of which it is made is less important than the volume of the box.
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