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07-13-2020 09:52 AM
hispls
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Originally Posted by 01XJ97GTS View Post
Here you go! Yes next on the list is new batteries, I run lots of extras (6 sets of lights, winch, airlockers,so on so on) this current set up works great but could use some help.

That looks pretty good. You're definitely past the point where you want more batteries though.
07-13-2020 05:51 AM
01XJ97GTS
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Originally Posted by snyper82 View Post
Lol, that might be more than I paid for the jeep!! Hahahaha
But, yea, I want to do it anyways!
Hey at the end of the day if you're happy that is all that matters, more money can be made!
07-13-2020 05:50 AM
01XJ97GTS
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Originally Posted by hispls View Post
Very nice. I think even with a HO alternator you may want a second battery or supercap bank to feed that big amp depending how hard you run it. Pioneer still makes solid head units and the AB subs are solid for the price. CT sounds has a bit of a sketchy history but I suspect his components are the same off-the-shelf JLD built that everyone else slaps their brand name on so I'm sure they'll perform as well as anything in their price point.


Got any pictures of the box those 10s live in?
Here you go! Yes next on the list is new batteries, I run lots of extras (6 sets of lights, winch, airlockers,so on so on) this current set up works great but could use some help.
07-10-2020 11:02 AM
hispls
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Originally Posted by 01XJ97GTS View Post
I went with Pioneer MVH-S522BS Head unit, 2 sets of CT sounds Meso components (5.25), Wolfram audio 2400.1 amp, 2 American bass XFL 10s wired down to 1 ohm. 1st item I did was change to 200 amp ALT and swap all power and grounds under hood to OFC 1/0. Really happy with the sound.

Very nice. I think even with a HO alternator you may want a second battery or supercap bank to feed that big amp depending how hard you run it. Pioneer still makes solid head units and the AB subs are solid for the price. CT sounds has a bit of a sketchy history but I suspect his components are the same off-the-shelf JLD built that everyone else slaps their brand name on so I'm sure they'll perform as well as anything in their price point.


Got any pictures of the box those 10s live in?
07-10-2020 06:09 AM
snyper82
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Originally Posted by 01XJ97GTS View Post
I went with Pioneer MVH-S522BS Head unit, 2 sets of CT sounds Meso components (5.25), Wolfram audio 2400.1 amp, 2 American bass XFL 10s wired down to 1 ohm. 1st item I did was change to 200 amp ALT and swap all power and grounds under hood to OFC 1/0. Really happy with the sound.
Lol, that might be more than I paid for the jeep!! Hahahaha
But, yea, I want to do it anyways!
07-09-2020 04:31 PM
01XJ97GTS I went with Pioneer MVH-S522BS Head unit, 2 sets of CT sounds Meso components (5.25), Wolfram audio 2400.1 amp, 2 American bass XFL 10s wired down to 1 ohm. 1st item I did was change to 200 amp ALT and swap all power and grounds under hood to OFC 1/0. Really happy with the sound.
07-05-2020 09:21 AM
hispls
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Originally Posted by ChiliPalmer View Post
Looking forward to that. Focal makes some good stuff, I've never been that much of an audio file to want to spend the money on them though.

I got an irresistible price on 7 of the Focal amps since I'm friendly with someone in the industry. I'm not opposed to shelling out big money for nice stuff though, you're buying reliable performance, long life, and good resale value. I really don't "need" more amps but if I did I'd probably be looking to pay close to MSRP on one of those Focal 6 channels to get something that I'd expect to last me 15 years.
07-04-2020 10:43 AM
ChiliPalmer
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Originally Posted by hispls View Post
What I find very nice about them is that if you keep your music on a phone or thumb drive it's much easier to navigate albums/folders with more screen real estate. As far as watching movies while you drive you'll need to cheat a bit to make it work and you probably don't want to get caught.

Excellent point about the double din and browsing a thumb drive. I have a single din and it's a pain in the butt, I have to remember folder numbers.



Alpine's Type R is a really great product line. Components and subs all sound excellent and are solid performers. I've always been impressed with the ones I've auditioned in other people's builds though I haven't run Alpine myself in ages. I use all boutique stuff in my Jeep, and if I'm doing more cookie cutter stuff I'm a big fan of JBL/Infinity. Though I just picked up a 3/4 ton pickup for plowing (not a Jeep) and got some Kicker components to throw in the factory 5x7 holes and they're decent for the price. I had used them to replace some dead stock speakers in a Ford for my dad a number of years ago and they were not bad.

I have used Infinity's in the past and was happy with them, I think the Type R's are a bit softer in treble department and I seem to like that a bit better.


For best results do put some effort into sealing/deadening wherever you're mounting your components. It really does make a big difference.

Agreed



Agreed, but fair warning, even though amps are cheap these days, it's a big job to install and you'll probably shell out 100$ more for cable. The full overhaul + building and painting a sub box on the truck I did today took me about 10 hours. Luckily I've got piles of cable and odds and ends up above my garage so I only came out of pocket for the 6 channel RCAs.

That's why I mentioned a 4 channel amp, so you can power the fronts and rears. With quality speakers and a decent amp most people don't need a sub and as mentioned, it's a lot of work to add one.


As soon as I get my post count up I'll post some pictures of my Jeep's sound system. I've got a Focal 6 channel amp coming for that next week that I'll be auditioning.
Looking forward to that. Focal makes some good stuff, I've never been that much of an audio file to want to spend the money on them though.
07-03-2020 06:04 PM
hispls
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Originally Posted by SmashDN View Post
double din units.
What I find very nice about them is that if you keep your music on a phone or thumb drive it's much easier to navigate albums/folders with more screen real estate. As far as watching movies while you drive you'll need to cheat a bit to make it work and you probably don't want to get caught.


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Originally Posted by ChiliPalmer View Post
Alpine Type R 6.5" components for the front doors and will put the 5.25" type R's in the rear. Hoping to get it installed in the next month or so. Will do a write-up when I do it.
Alpine's Type R is a really great product line. Components and subs all sound excellent and are solid performers. I've always been impressed with the ones I've auditioned in other people's builds though I haven't run Alpine myself in ages. I use all boutique stuff in my Jeep, and if I'm doing more cookie cutter stuff I'm a big fan of JBL/Infinity. Though I just picked up a 3/4 ton pickup for plowing (not a Jeep) and got some Kicker components to throw in the factory 5x7 holes and they're decent for the price. I had used them to replace some dead stock speakers in a Ford for my dad a number of years ago and they were not bad.


For best results do put some effort into sealing/deadening wherever you're mounting your components. It really does make a big difference.


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Originally Posted by ChiliPalmer View Post
I would highly recommend a small 4 channel amp. Head units do not push that much power and although they may sound acceptable, and even good to some, an amp will put the finishing touch on the sound.

Agreed, but fair warning, even though amps are cheap these days, it's a big job to install and you'll probably shell out 100$ more for cable. The full overhaul + building and painting a sub box on the truck I did today took me about 10 hours. Luckily I've got piles of cable and odds and ends up above my garage so I only came out of pocket for the 6 channel RCAs.



As soon as I get my post count up I'll post some pictures of my Jeep's sound system. I've got a Focal 6 channel amp coming for that next week that I'll be auditioning.
07-02-2020 11:00 AM
ChiliPalmer
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Originally Posted by SmashDN View Post
I was thinking yesterday I need to do some audio upgrades. My driver's front speaker doesn't work. I think the wires at the door gap are boogered. I like the idea of the double din units with the crutchfield surround. I think that is a good look. I have no need for deep bass or competition quality sound, just radio in all four corners and decent sound quality. I like the idea of the double din for GPS and maybe the kids can watch a dvd on it if the need arises.
I would highly recommend a small 4 channel amp. Head units do not push that much power and although they may sound acceptable, and even good to some, an amp will put the finishing touch on the sound.
07-02-2020 10:58 AM
ChiliPalmer I went with a Pioneer deck and made a steel bezel for installing it. I also added 5.25" Alpine Type R component speaker's in the doors and some MTX 5.25 coaxials in the rear hatch. I went with a subthump rear box (link below) and a JL Audio 10" dual 4 ohm shallow mount sub. I have a 500W mono amp powering the sub and a 4 channel 75 or 100 watt per channel Rockford Fosgate powering the speakers.

That system sounded amazing but I was always irritated with the lack of quality of the rear speakers compared to the others and wanted to change it.

Fast forward a year or two and I totaled that Jeep and picked up a 2000 XJ.

I upgraded to a Kenwood head unit to add bluetooth and just purchased a set of Alpine Type R 6.5" components for the front doors and will put the 5.25" type R's in the rear. Hoping to get it installed in the next month or so. Will do a write-up when I do it.

It's a bit overkill as I don't always listen to the radio but when I do, I want it to sound good.

Here's a link to the subthump box. I'm not sure if the Red, White, and Blue one above would fit behind the panel but I installed mine like the picture below. it's a bit of work to cut the panel so it looks good but it's well worth it in the end.


http://subthump.com/Jeep-Custom-Subw...Enclosure.html

06-25-2020 11:32 AM
SmashDN I was thinking yesterday I need to do some audio upgrades. My driver's front speaker doesn't work. I think the wires at the door gap are boogered. I like the idea of the double din units with the crutchfield surround. I think that is a good look. I have no need for deep bass or competition quality sound, just radio in all four corners and decent sound quality. I like the idea of the double din for GPS and maybe the kids can watch a dvd on it if the need arises.
06-23-2020 06:43 PM
hispls
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Originally Posted by snyper82 View Post
I went cheap on the speakers to use the rest of my budget on poly-fill, sound mat, foam weather strip, wire, and aluminum tape.
I sealed off the doors and poly-filled all four speaker locations, sound deadened the roof behind the rears and most of the inside of the front doors. I also used the weather strip on the ring of the speakers to keep them from metal to metal vibration. [emoji38]
These cheap speaks sound tons better than factory!!
Dunno if I'd ever go 25$ cheap on components but from my experience money spent in sound deadening is a good bang for your buck. Obviously there's a point of great diminishing returns but the good news is that will always be done for the life of the vehicle and if you ever want better speaker later they'll sound better too.
06-22-2020 04:56 PM
snyper82 I went with some cheap $25 pioneer 6.5, I had an old Sony xplode radio but my wife got me a new kenwood digital media receiver, can't wait to get that in.
I went cheap on the speakers to use the rest of my budget on poly-fill, sound mat, foam weather strip, wire, and aluminum tape.
I sealed off the doors and poly-filled all four speaker locations, sound deadened the roof behind the rears and most of the inside of the front doors. I also used the weather strip on the ring of the speakers to keep them from metal to metal vibration. [emoji38]
These cheap speaks sound tons better than factory!!
06-19-2020 08:36 PM
kluttsy01
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Originally Posted by Serokee View Post
So box is closed all the way? What is box's volume ?
Yes its just a sealed box, im not sure the volume. I just told him what I wanted and let him do his thing.

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