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Old 10-02-2012, 08:17 PM
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So, I have a 2009 Jeep JK 4 door and I hated the stock system. I had pretty much the basic model, no sub, etc. I did some work myself and had a shop do some(as I wanted it done right and the cost and time was well worth it.) So, Amazon was my friend. I replaced the sound bar speakers with Pyle PL63BL 6.5-Inch 360-Watt 3-Way Speakers as I wanted the most range that I could (you may want something a little bit of more quality but they sound better than what was in there). 20 bucks, and takes like 10 minutes to install (I keep the stock wiring as it works fine). The next thing I added was Autotek ATX6.2C 6.5-Inch Component Speakers (these are AWESOME for $30). I used a dremmal to cut the tweeter clips off of the stock, slid the new ones in, and super glued the covers back on. The driver side 6" speaker was the worst part to install, see Casotakar1229 thread on DIY Speaker install for help (thank you Casotakar1229!) . This took me a good 4 hours to do solo, looking for the right tools, and finally bending the plastic to get to that speaker. NOTE: I stuffed the sound bar and the two front speaker boxes with poly fill, again, the cheapest stuff works. I then ordered a Boss Audio BASS600 8-Inch Low-Profile Amplified Subwoofer cost $110 with shipping. I called up my shop and had them order the head unit, JVC KW-AV60BT. They sell for $270 on Amazon. I had the shop install the head unit and sub under my drivers seat(I requested it be down facing, however they mounted it up, but it's alright). You will have to buy the wiring conversion kit which is about $100, the mounting harness $30, and the wiring to install the sub. The shop charged me $600 for the head unit, install, sub install. So the $150 for labor was well worth it to me. In total it cost me $750, and if you did it yourself it would have cost $600. The sound is awesome now in my jeep. I also have bluetooth now, which works decent enough. This system sounds great with the top up or down, has all the levels, and I can feel the sub. This was a great upgrade in my opinion and didn't break the bank. No it isn't a competition system but I wasn't looking for one. So if you want great sound for not no great budget, you will be on your way. (I don't work for amazon or any of the companies listed, I just did some research for what I wanted and what I wanted to spend). I hope this helps some of my fellow Jeepers out, and maybe some more people will wave back to me :-)

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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Nice!! It's nice to have an all upgraded stereo in any vehicle.. Majority of OE setups just don't cut it IMO..

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