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Unread 09-05-2008, 04:16 PM   #16
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^That's what I thought at first, too (money, wise). However, when I did the pricing and stuff, they worked out to be the same price for me and I thought I had 3 RCAs to run from the front of the vehicle to the amps. Fail. I just wanted to test the waters to see if there was a problem. I'm probably going to purchase the shorter RCA.

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Unread 09-06-2008, 06:18 PM   #17
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You could always keep the extra wire near the head unit zip tied up behind the dash rather than at the amp until you get shorter cables.
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Unread 09-07-2008, 12:06 AM   #18
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Nice set up my friend. I am going to be putting my system in this week. I live in San Diego though so i will be putting my deck in the metal locking middle console. or my sH!$ would be gone in a flash. I like how it puts the stereo at you fingertips as well. http://www.tuffyproducts.com/p-85-01...le-8-wide.aspx
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Unread 11-09-2008, 04:10 PM   #19
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I suggest using a 1 Farad capacitor with a system demanding this much power, but nice writeup. How much clearance do you have between your amps and the bottom of the rear seat? Have you had any instances of overheating?
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Unread 11-22-2008, 01:12 PM   #20
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i would use a circuit breaker up front It gives a better connection and handles the weather better
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Unread 11-23-2008, 04:38 AM   #21
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weet looking ride man!!!! bet it sounds just as good? what do you think a 4 channel amp with some 6x9"s would sound like?
are speaker bars any good?
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Unread 12-23-2008, 11:55 PM   #22
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Thank you for the compliments on the write-up. I apologize for not looking at the thread for a while. It seemed get lost in newer threads and the mountain of work at school.

I thought about the capacitor. I wanted to run the setup without one and determine later if I needed one. The extra money was not worth it to me up front. So far, I've made the correct decision. No problems yet with batteries, alternators, etc. As for the seat clearance--it's minimal. The seat will latch down and rest with about about an inch of clearance in the front and very little, if any, in the rear. Though this seems close, I have not had any issues with overheating. The amps stay cool and dry.

As far as 6x9's, speaker bars, and amps are concerned, a lot has to do with the manufacturer and the components. If all the pieces match and are fit for each other, the setup will work well. Sound bars are fine if you're willing to spend the money or have a connection to one. Personally, I enjoy building the components. I have the 6x9's in the rear and they are amplified. They sound nice but are a bit "barky." Just ensure that your amp can provide the correct power amount (RMS) that your speakers are specified to handle.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 12:40 PM   #23
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has anyone made a way to actually bolt the subwoofer box into the jeep? i want to put my subs in but i realllly dont want them stolen
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Unread 02-20-2009, 06:32 PM   #24
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I have the sub screwed into the tub with brackets provided by Kicker. They are small angle brackets that could be easily fabricated. Just screw one end into the box, the other into the tub. With 4 of those pieces, the subwoofer is not going anywhere without a lot of work and some power tools.
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Two Tops | Full and Half Doors | KC Daylighters | Hella 5500 | OME Steering Stabiliser
Sony CDX-GT300 | Kicker ZX500.1 | Kicker ZX350.4 | Kicker ZX200.2 | Kicker L5 Solobaric Sub | Kicker 6x9's | Apline 6.5's | Boston 4x6's
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Unread 04-01-2009, 03:00 PM   #25
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has anyone made a way to actually bolt the subwoofer box into the jeep? i want to put my subs in but i realllly dont want them stolen
Securing the sub box to your jeep is a matter of preference. Some people use "L" shaped bracket on the outside of the box. As it is easy enough to remove for wheeling purposes or if you just need the extra space temporarily. If you're in a mall crawler and won't be removing your subs then you can bolt them down from the interior of the box through the body of the jeep prior to installing the subs. I have done it this way for friends that want the box tight to the floor w/o moving or sliding. Also it is hard to steal with the bolts on the inside. (note I said Harder to steal and not impossible)

Hope this helps a bit.

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Unread 04-11-2009, 08:33 AM   #26
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thank you. I was just wondering for because im not a fan of **** being stolen lol but it would be nice to take out when going in the woods too
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Unread 03-01-2011, 06:43 PM   #27
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What do you do if it rains? Are your wheel well speakers safe?
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Unread 03-01-2011, 09:25 PM   #28
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Wow talk about reviving an old thread!

Exposed speakers are vulnerable to rain. A speaker with a woofer and tweeter cone made of something other than paper will be splash resistant. Try to find or you like where tweeter wiring isn't exposed. The enclosure will protect the back of the speaker and the wiring.

I hardly ever run a rear seat so I run a tonneau. Did this on my yj and now my tj and highly recommend it...even if it's just to keep a jacket out of sight or from blowing away.
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Unread 03-01-2011, 10:17 PM   #29
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I wanna run a tonneau but cant decide if i should spend the 60 dollars for one? Or make one outta the plywood i have in my garage?!
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Unread 03-30-2011, 09:46 PM   #30
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What do you do if it rains? Are your wheel well speakers safe?
Quite honestly, I don't drive it in the rain very often. It's a second car (Volvo S60) and my parents are kind enough to let me use the garage when it rains for a few days. Around me, it's pretty dry in the summer time and droughts are kinda common. So I just keep the bikini cover on the top of it and drive home if it's going to get wet.
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Two Tops | Full and Half Doors | KC Daylighters | Hella 5500 | OME Steering Stabiliser
Sony CDX-GT300 | Kicker ZX500.1 | Kicker ZX350.4 | Kicker ZX200.2 | Kicker L5 Solobaric Sub | Kicker 6x9's | Apline 6.5's | Boston 4x6's
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