Originally Posted by DezertTJ
very cool build. personally never seen a reverse build but its still awesome. looks like a really clean tj and a great platform to do what you want with it!
Thanks! I am very happy I went this route. The ride has been so much better for daily driving, and I am in less of a hurry to slap another suspension lift under it.
This is my 3rd TJ (fifth Jeep overall) and I am confident that I have learned a few things along the way. The thing I like most about the route I have taken with this Jeep is that bringing the Jeep back to 100% stock, I don't have to second guess anything that will be done with it from here out.
I ordered a pair of Kicker KS5250s for the soundbar to replace the 6.5" Pioneers that the PO had installed.
I already have a pair of the KS5250s in the dash on adapter plates that are a model or two older than these. They sound great, and they are only $50 shipped from Crutchfield right now. (They are on backorder, but my order is placed and I am patient......are they here yet?)
I am considering ordering another pair just to have matching sets in the dash and soundbar...perhaps slightly OCD, but I know someone that might want the older set I have now, so it could work out well.
The next purchase will likely be the Alpine "Power Pack". It's a 4 channel amp that plugs right into the headunit and sends 45w RMS to each speaker. It's a perfect power match for the speakers, does not require an amp kit, and fits/hides behind the dash.
I have a 4-channel amp that I can use, but frankly I'm tired of having stereo equipment mounted in places I'd rather not mount, and taking up space I really don't have.