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post #91 of 117 Old 07-12-2013, 11:33 AM
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Okay that makes sense. I guess it doesn't hurt to just put fuses everywhere.


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post #92 of 117 Old 07-13-2013, 10:47 AM
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The problem with using just the fuse is when you break the tip off, which you probably will at some point, you have to dig it out. Not to mention, my setup looks better. Only cost a few bucks.
I don't think I've ever had a fuse tip break off in my life.
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because a mini fuse fits perfectly with the spades slightly twisted, and clips in solid, no need to make a jumper

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post #93 of 117 Old 07-14-2013, 01:02 AM
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I just threw the hard top back on... I like the quiet and AC...OH DAMMIT IMMA LOSE MY JEEP CARD

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post #94 of 117 Old 07-14-2013, 04:14 AM
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I did this today to my 2013 and it worked like a champ!
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post #95 of 117 Old 07-15-2013, 09:59 AM
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another quick thought here on the difference people experience; how many have the upgraded system/rear sub? I wonder if it makes even more difference than with the standard, non-sub system?



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post #96 of 117 Old 07-15-2013, 12:11 PM
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post #97 of 117 Old 07-15-2013, 01:11 PM
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I'm speculating that it may affect the rear sub the most.

like I said, I could definitely tell a difference in the sound of mine- not so much louder, but different.

given that many have different experiences with the sound output, I'm curious if the sub is more affected by this than just the standard systems

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post #98 of 117 Old 07-15-2013, 02:44 PM
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adding the fuse to mine had a much bigger impact on the sub than it did on loudness - though there was an increase in available loudness as well. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had just done some upgrades to my sound system and without the fuse the bass was almost non-existent. I thought the lockpick had screwed something up or I had wired it wrong. Put the fuse in, and everything sounds as it should. To answer an earlier post - I used a fuse because that's what I had laying around and I am impatient and wanted the problem solved now!
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post #99 of 117 Old 07-15-2013, 05:24 PM
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+1...just did this. Noticeable difference. Even grabbed the wife for unbiased opinion. She confirmed. Just used a mini fuse.

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post #100 of 117 Old 07-18-2013, 09:00 PM
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I did this and barely noticed a difference.

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Revive! Finally got around to this today. I just came inside and to be honest it wasn't that dramatic. I was alone and couldn't tell from sticking my head in the back. I would plug it in and listen. Unplug and listen. From the back it almost seemed like mine was louder when the cable wasn't jumped. Maybe the highs are raised when hard top is off to compensate for the wind and road noise. Bass turns down to avoid blown speakers. Wires jumped I noticed a drop in highs and a raise in bass. I'm not sure and would need someone sitting up front to be able to tell and a proper sound check song with consistent bass and highs. Conclusion: Hard top unplugged seems to increase the highs and decrease bass. Hard top on or wires jumped decreased highs with an increase in bass. Songs used for testing were arctic monkeys "do I wanna know" and pitbull "wild wild love". Both heavy bass. Bass was set to zero. If anyone else tries this let us know what happens


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post #102 of 117 Old 04-09-2014, 12:07 PM
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I disagree... There is a significant change in volume not just bass on my 2013 Rubi with the better (non-LED) display. I think it has Alpine speakers also. Standing three feet behind the jeep I had my wife pull the jumper and put it back in. Maybe it varies by Model?

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post #103 of 117 Old 04-09-2014, 12:31 PM
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It must vary. Because I didn't notice that much of a dif. Pretty neat though how this is incorporated Into the system.

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post #104 of 117 Old 04-09-2014, 01:10 PM
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How about they stop worrying about my hard top on or off and get rid of that damn voice telling me "I have in incoming call, press Uconnect button to answer". just MHO

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post #105 of 117 Old 04-09-2014, 01:29 PM
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If you can notice the difference, you're playing it too loud anyway.

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