Ok so here is some background. I had a 2012 JKU and I put Polk 6.5's in the sound bar, a kenwood 1000 watt amp, and two JL 10's. Stock HU
The difference in sound the Polk's made alone was amazing to me. They had no amp, they just ran off of the stock HU
Fast forward and now I have a 2016 JKU. I still have the kenwood amp and two JL's.
I think I want an aftermarket HU though and I'm leaning toward the pioneer AVH-X3800BHS
I got the Pioneer AVH-4700BHS
-what back up camera and wire should I get with it? Amazon recommended one that was $22. I'm totally ignorant in regards to backup cams so will almost anyone do?
I got this camera Esky Rear View camera You gotta connect the power to the reverse light circuit to power it and run a video cable from the back to the head unit
-since my Polk's sounded great to me running off the stock HU shouldn't they sound even better with the pioneer? Should I get another amp to run them? The wiring seems like it would be a pain
The can play louder and clearer with another amp running them. When did wiring was ever not a pain?
-is there any trick I need to do to watch the dvd (for my daughter on trips) while the vehicle is in motion? Like some module that I need to instal preferably while I'm installing the unit the first time.
You can order the micro bypass Amazon.com : MicroBypass ALL AVH-X Video In Motion Interface for Select Pioneer Receivers : Vehicle Audio Video Accessories And Parts : Electronics You gotta hook up three wires (batt, ground, and amp turn on wire to it)
-any other tricks or tips with this head unit?
Got to remove the metal bracket that holds the back of the HU. Its just two 7mm bolts. You can trim the bottom so it will be able to accommodate the new head unit or you can leave it out to create more space for the wires but it will cause more wear where the front of the head unit bolts up to the plastic. Also gotta trim the top plastic a lil bit in order for the head unit to fit
Should I swap out the tweeters in the dash? If so do they have a low pass filter on them? Are they special? Or can I just pick up a set that fits?
Best if you buy components speakers for the front. Certain speakers come with a crossover (lil or big box) where you have to find a place for it. Some have an inline crossover (more like a capacitor size) where it doesn't come with a lil or big box.
I planning on mounting the amp under the front seat either with the special amp mount made for the wrangler or just a thick piece of wood like the last time I did it. Is there a better spot? What if I end up getting another amp for the smaller speakers. Where does everyone put those?
If you off road a lot and water seems to enter your cabin. an under seat amp wouldn't be in your greatest interest. You can also elevate it. there is a spot under the steering wheel column but gotta make your own amp brackets and not really a good space for open airflow. Also another spot in the glove box area but also need to make your own mounts