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Unread 08-14-2005, 12:10 AM   #1
EJames1226
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How hard is it to install a sub/

If i were to buy a sub, how hard would it be for me to install it on my own?
If i have instructions on how to do it, i can usually do it, but im a complete noob to electrical. I replaced the battery and air filter on my own though, if that counts.

Oh, i can also hook up my home stereo.

Should i try it or just let circuit city or somewhere do it?

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Unread 08-14-2005, 07:54 AM   #2
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save the money youd spend on having some high school dropout do it at best buy or circuit city and do it yourself. Its really not all that bad...and if you buy your stuff through crutchfield they give detailed insturctions on what to do...But you really dont need them...All you really have to do it run a power wire from your battery all the way to your amp location and tuck it away as you go...Then you have to run a turn-on lead from the back of your headunit all the way to the amp location. Then while you are in the back of the head unit you have to run two RCA patch cables from the pre-outs on your headunit all the way back to the amp but tucked away on the seperate side of the vehicle...After thats done you have to run a ground wire from your amp to a good chasis ground on your jeep...I choose the seat brackets...After you have those wires ran, turn on your jeep and your amp should turn on when the head unit is on (turn-on lead). Now that the amps hooked up all you have to do is run two wires from your sub to the terminal cup, screw the sub to the box, run speaker wire from the terminal cup to the amp and walla you are all hooked up...I sounds like a lot but its a real easy thing to do...If you want more detailed insturctions and pictures I think crutchfield has them on their website under tech or something (http://www.crutchfield.com).....good luck
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Unread 08-14-2005, 05:18 PM   #3
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Very true, if you consider it a mod..... it is close to the easiest you will ever do on your jeep!
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Unread 08-15-2005, 10:17 PM   #4
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Ok cool, im gonna research it alot more.

Heres a question. Should i build a speaker box for it? or should i just buy one off the net, like ebay or something?

P.S. Awesome avi method84

Edit: Wich one of these under the 150 price range would be good for rock/metal, and easy to install, if it matters? Do you need to know what kind of cd player i have installed?
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Unread 08-15-2005, 10:47 PM   #5
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Word of advice if you want.. but run positive and negative in fused links for your head unit and your amp to the battery.. From everything I have been reading about jeeps, and my past expereince with putting stereos in cars, you will be happy you did this in the long run.
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