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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #16
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Matt, where do those rear speaker boxes come from? Do you like them?

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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:55 AM   #17
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I think I am going to grab a Jambox instead. For my particular needs, the upside to having a radio installed doesnt seem to outweigh the downsides. Plus, the Jambox can go with me when I travel, so its more versatile.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 09:08 AM   #18
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I couldn't be without one. Even when topless, which is almost always.
But I do have the 4.2 with a nice quiet Walker muffler on it.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #19
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I have a 304 with side pipes which the jeep is loud itself. I found a 4 1/2" deep JVC receiver and put marine tower speakers on the roll bar pointed front. This gives excellent sound at any speed. And yes other people in traffic can hear us but we also get request.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 11:26 AM   #20
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Matt,
You like that radio? I was wondering if anyone had installed one. I like the old school look but digital operation
I've been very pleased with it. The amp really helps.

Lee, I got the Sound Wedges from Q-tec. . They fit and serve the purpose well. I did stuff them with insulation, for a little better sound quality.

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Unread 11-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #21
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I put a sony marine radio and some enrock water resistant speakers in ours. It is hard to hear on the road. I run a safari top only year round. On the trails, I forget to turn it on, usually the family is occupied by obstacles and the surroundings, so it does not get used much.



lower right in pic is speaker:

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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:11 PM   #22
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Mine is in my center console also. It makes it nice because it's right where I rest my hand so I can easily adjust the volume as needed when my speed increases or decreases. A future project is to put a switch there for my wipers also.

With 2 6x9's mounted on the floor behind the seat, I can hear it fine at highway speeds (55-60) with no top on.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:16 PM   #23
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Not hard to hear with wakeboard tower speakers and 1000 watt amp.... My reciever is in the center console with an ipod hook up. Not an aux, ipod. So your phone/ipod charges and better sound quality. Marine grade amp in center console too. Best of all, its all waterproof!

As you can see, we also have racoon/lassie varmints in our area...
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #24
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Except for my CB used on the trails, no I don't have one.
Same here, in my Willys and my TJ, no stereo, just a CB for the trails and sometimes for highway use.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #25
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Question for those who do: How loud must your radio be to hear it? Are you "sharing" your music with others in traffic? With my soft top up or down, there's no way I could hear it without it being LOUD.
I have an unusual solution in my Jeep. I used seats out of an old Pontiac Fiero and there are speakers in the headrest. So it doesn't really need to be loud for me to hear (except on the highway with the top off, but I doubt that people in surrounding cars can hear it then anyway).
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Unread 11-01-2013, 09:20 PM   #26
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Ding Ding Ding..... we have a winner folks! ^^ That's perfect.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 03:06 AM   #27
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I got earphones and Pandora...
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Unread 11-02-2013, 06:41 AM   #28
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Stock radio here that has been modified to allow aux input. Love it but I could use a small amp to power the front speakers a little better as I drive 100% of the time with no top. Would like to find a small amp that fits in the same spot as the ECM use to.



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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:20 AM   #29
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Keith,

Check out the Rockford Fosgate Punch 300W amp. It's the exact size you are talking about.

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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:55 AM   #30
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I put a sony marine radio and some enrock water resistant speakers in ours. It is hard to hear on the road. I run a safari top only year round. On the trails, I forget to turn it on, usually the family is occupied by obstacles and the surroundings, so it does not get used much.



lower right in pic is speaker:

This is the best set-up .....for my use. I think I even have the same radio!
I have the original AM in the dash (keeps thieves away?) w/a marine+CB radio and Sony head w/USB & I-Pod inputs in the console. The sound bar works, if you upgrade the speakers. But I have a "Tin Ear" and listen to only 4-5 different songs anyway. If I didn't get it all from my J-yard buddy, I wouldn't have it.
I have it on AM 99% of the time so the weatherman can tell me how sunny it is while I'm bailing water!
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