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Re: 12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul

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Nice!!! Does the gap on either side of the head unit bother you?
This was before I placed the faceplate on.
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Also, how do the steering wheel controls work? I'm guessing you won't get any more "upcoming" turn nav updates on the EVIC display anymore right?
Steering wheels control work like they did from factory. I did not have the 430N, only the 430 so I never received turn updates in the EVIC to begin with.
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Some parts torn out

Door panels off

Front seats out

Center console out





New speaker wire


Old Speakers

New Focal's


Door panel back on with Focal tweeters

Alpine PDX v9 under drivers seat


Audiocontrol LC7i behind rear seat and under cargo liner out of view
Great thread subbie! Thank for the pics and the incite. I'm about to upgrade my OEM front door speakers to some component Focals and I have a couple of questions;

How did you mount the new Focal component tweeters? Are they friction fit? Glue?

Did you have to modify the OEM tweeter mounting holes to install the component Focals?

In your pics it looks like you used the OEM tweeter wire harness to power the new Focals.
How did you connect the new Focal tweeters to the OEM tweeter wire harness if that's what you did? It doesn't look like you used the focal crossovers that come with the component speakers.
I'm installing Focal ISS 690 6X9 components.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_091ISS6...n-ISS-690.html
Did you use an adapter harness? Cut, splice & solder? T-splice with crimped spade plug?
Walk me thru what you did there.

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Great thread subbie! Thank for the pics and the incite. I'm about to upgrade my OEM front door speakers to some component Focals and I have a couple of questions; How did you mount the new Focal component tweeters? Are they friction fit? Glue? Did you have to modify the OEM tweeter mounting holes to install the component Focals? In your pics it looks like you used the OEM tweeter wire harness to power the new Focals. How did you connect the new Focal tweeters to the OEM tweeter wire harness if that's what you did? It doesn't look like you used the focal crossovers that come with the component speakers. I'm installing Focal ISS 690 6X9 components. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_091ISS6...n-ISS-690.html Did you use an adapter harness? Cut, splice & solder? T-splice with crimped spade plug? Walk me thru what you did there. Thanks
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1) The Focal tweeters were mounted in the existing tweeter location and all I did was use a hand and some heavy got sand paper to make the hole slightly wider, along checking for until the Focal tweeter fit in their snug. No glue or anything.

2) I did not use existing wire harness to connect the Focal tweeters. I ran all new wire and connected the front component door speaker to the tweeter.

3) yes, the Focal component set I got was an Active crossover so I ran speaker wire from Amp to door speaker then from door speaker to tweeter and let the active crossover do the work.

I also upgraded the head unit to a Kenwood Excelon. Doing that gave me clean signal to the amp via RCA cables and it comes with a 12 band equalizer so I was able to tune the system even more and decide where cut off should be, music distance compensation. The tweeters were also a bit on the harsh side, so with the new headunit I was able to tune down the gain to the tweeters so they weren't as harsh and loud. Best money I spent in the entire system was when I did the headunit. Kenwood Excelon 890HD
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Re: 12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul

how did you handle wiring the rear hatch tweeters, and also which channel did you wire for your center speaker?


also did you remove your stock alpine amp?
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how did you handle wiring the rear hatch tweeters, and also which channel did you wire for your center speaker? also did you remove your stock alpine amp?
You cant remove the stock Alpine Amp because it is interstates into the cars system. I left the rear hatch tweeter and center dash alone. Didn't change them and they are still just powered off the stock amp.
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Re: 12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul

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You cant remove the stock Alpine Amp because it is interstates into the cars system. I left the rear hatch tweeter and center dash alone. Didn't change them and they are still just powered off the stock amp.


So even with the Kenwood HU and the amps to power the fronts, you still couldnt remove the alpine amp because of a feature that it provides, besides the tweeter/center channels?
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So even with the Kenwood HU and the amps to power the fronts, you still couldnt remove the alpine amp because of a feature that it provides, besides the tweeter/center channels?
The entire computer system of the Jeep is integrated into the stock amp, therefore you can't remove it. The kenwood HU sends it's signals the the new amp via RCA cables, and the via a PAC harness adapter, signals are also sent to the stock Alpine amp to then send the sound to the rear tweeters and front dash speaker while the new Alpine amp power the front and rear doors, front tweeters and sub.
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Re: 12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul

Greetings,

Interesting question regarding removing the factory amp. So far, since this past November, I have found no problems and the dealer was able to scan the computer with no problems reported. I had to get my FOB key reprogrammed again for the Xth time.

My factory Alpine Amp right now is sitting in my closet. In the place were the amp sat, sits my battery back up for the amps (see the below picture). Next month, I will pick up my CAI (not sure which one yet) and having the dealer install it for me. He is going to check the computer again and flash any updates needed. As far as my dealer is concerned, it is a cleanest install he has seen and heard in a long time.

We used the Pac C2R-CHY4, that he happened to have. The headunit is changed out to the Pioneer AppRadio 3.




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how did you handle wiring the rear hatch tweeters, and also which channel did you wire for your center speaker?


also did you remove your stock alpine amp?
Greetings,

What year is your JGC?

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Greetings,

What year is your JGC?

Best for now.
Its a 2011 Overland

I want to completely rid myself of the RHR radio

Want a Kenwood DNN991 with the idatalink maestro, and with that a 5 channel amp and stealthbox


Given that the stock system is a "7.1", makes me wonder if i will actually miss the surround feature or if aftermarket will actually sound better.

What actually do the rear tweeters and centre channel actually do during standard stereo music?
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Re: 12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul

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The entire computer system of the Jeep is integrated into the stock amp, therefore you can't remove it. The kenwood HU sends it's signals the the new amp via RCA cables, and the via a PAC harness adapter, signals are also sent to the stock Alpine amp to then send the sound to the rear tweeters and front dash speaker while the new Alpine amp power the front and rear doors, front tweeters and sub.
I dont think this is correct. There are features that are integrated in the factory headunits, which i think the PAC and Maestros simulate

If there are features that exist in the amp, that would mean the laredos wont have them because they dont have the amps.
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