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Unread 04-02-2013, 06:18 AM   #61
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oh --- something that keeps going bad on these?
From what I hear I mean you can change it if it gets to bad.

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Unread 04-02-2013, 03:36 PM   #62
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From what I hear I mean you can change it if it gets to bad.
thanks, i'll talk to the mechanic next time i'm over there... i think that is why the previous owner installed the wheel locker
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Unread 11-01-2013, 04:00 PM   #63
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hola jeep crew, picked this up couple of months ago for my bikes instead of a trailer, at least for now...

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Unread 11-01-2013, 04:18 PM   #64
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going to be replacing my stock radio with this older model Clarion... sure it will be tons better then the fade-out unit i have now...

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Unread 11-01-2013, 04:43 PM   #65
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NVM, just realized this thread is 5 pages and I only read the original post...
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Unread 11-06-2013, 01:22 PM   #66
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so ordered my install kit from crutchfield and a wire harness for clarion unit from ebay....
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Unread 11-13-2013, 01:41 PM   #67
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had to order more stuff for the radio install

sleeve and a new wire harness for after-market radio --- one i got earlier did not have the fuse, so i went ahead and ordered one with it to be in compliance (should have done so in the first place)
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Unread 11-15-2013, 09:26 AM   #68
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ready for the swap-out....



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Unread 11-16-2013, 04:45 PM   #69
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got the new radio installed, was a little tight with the new harness but it fit

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Unread 11-16-2013, 07:31 PM   #70
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Very nice! I put a Sony deck in mine.

Next you will want to change out the speakers. I ran the stock for a couple months. Really wish I hadn't. Crutchfield has Blaupunkt and Jensen speakers that fit perfect (besides needing four screws instead of three for stock) and sound SOOOO much better. I put the Jensens in the rear doors for the added bass and the Blaupunkts in the front for the full range. If your dash tweeters aren't making any noise, run them. I haven't found anything that will fit that sound better enough to warrant the cost/PITA to install them.

The one thing I did quite different was I put a 160W Pioneer home stereo powered subwoofer in the cargo area and powered it with a Harbor Freight 400W inverter. Ran RCA cables from the head unit down under the center console and the rear seats to the sub.

Makes SOO much difference.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #71
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Ran RCA cables from the head unit down under the center console and the rear seats to the sub.
Dammit why didn't I think of that I ran mine across the passenger side opposite from the power(on the drivers side).
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Unread 11-16-2013, 08:05 PM   #72
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Main reason I swapped out the radio was because the stock one kept fading out and buttons didn't work all too well, as I mentioned this thing was sitting in my garage for years so its noting special or new but it is way better and does have some cool options. The mega bass is sick, and you are right speakers might be next on the to do list, they work fine but could be much better. Thanks for the suggestion

If I can ask, how difficult was the speaker swap out job?

I will have to take a look at your recommendations but know for sure I don't want to spend too much, how pricy were they?
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Unread 11-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #73
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very easy to swap if you have stock speakers you might have to drill some holes in your door as the factory holes wont line up. That being said im sure someone else will prove me wrong.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 09:05 PM   #74
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The ones I'm running were $24 with free shipping (which I can no longer find on their site).

The biggest pain was getting the door panels off in one piece without breaking any of those damned little plastic retaining plugs. I finally swallowed my pride and let the local car audio store install them for $40 each pair. Well worth it to know the install was done right. I tried doing it myself on my last ZJ and I ended up having to put screws through the door panel to keep it secured to the door.

No offense to the audiophiles, but I'm too old to spend to spend hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars on speakers to get a 5% increase in sound quality when I can get most of the way there for $40.00. Especially in a 16 year old vehicle that I only paid $600 for that has the distinct possibility of ending up upside down in the rocks due to a ****ty spotter's misdirection...
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Unread 11-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #75
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Thanks, ill check crutchfiled, I know they are good quality and are very helpful to picking stuff and making sure to do it right.
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