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Old 06-24-2016, 03:06 PM
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Hi all, so I've owned a 16 wrangler unlimited willy's with the 430/rbz with the horrible stock speaker's for about a week. I'm already tired of the audio system, so much that I realized I don't even want to turn the radio on lol. Anyway I plan on buying the Pioneer AVH-4100NEX first and then new speaker's. 2 questions:
1. What adapters, harnesses, wires do I need to buy so I can still use the steering wheel controls with the new HU?

2. Where should I put the components and the coaxial's speakers?

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

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Hi all, so I've owned a 16 wrangler unlimited willy's with the 430/rbz with the horrible stock speaker's for about a week. I'm already tired of the audio system, so much that I realized I don't even want to turn the radio on lol. Anyway I plan on buying the Pioneer AVH-4100NEX first and then new speaker's. 2 questions:
1. What adapters, harnesses, wires do I need to buy so I can still use the steering wheel controls with the new HU?

2. Where should I put the components and the coaxial's speakers?

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
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Go for new speakers first, better speakers will make a far more dramatic improvement i sound than a new headunit will.

Caution that some speakers (most?) will require more power to drive adequately to sound good than a head unit by itself without an aux amplifier can provide. So unless you will also be adding a powerful aux amplifier, make sure the speakers have a high enough 'Sensitivity' rating so they won't require a lot of power to drive. They need AT LEAST a 90 dB (decibel) Sensitivity rating.

Pay no attention to huge wattage numbers on the speaker packaging in the ad, they can and usually are very misleading by themselves. A speaker that can handle 500 watts with an 82 dB Sensitivity rating would sound absolutely terrible and you'd barely be able to hear it on a standard head unit. On the contrary, a speaker rated at, say, 100 watts but with a 92 dB Sensitivity rating would be well matched to the head unit and would play at satisfyingly loud listening levels.

Polk's DB series of speakers have a 92 dB Sensitivity rating so they are a good match for pretty much any head unit by itself. They sound good too.
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