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Re: Audio Build Part 2

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I am about to pull apart the interior panels this weekend. Does anybody know if the Laredo E has the factory amp located on the rear quarter panel or is the RA3 powering the stock speakers?
Vant4ge....did you ever figure out the answer to this? I was also wondering if I would need to run behind the dash or if I can use the inputs to a factory amp of some sort?
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Vant4ge....did you ever figure out the answer to this? I was also wondering if I would need to run behind the dash or if I can use the inputs to a factory amp of some sort?
Yes, the Laredo E uses the head unit for amplification. There is no external amplifier.

After some research i did find a wire schematic.

Speaker Wires

Right Rear (+) Dark Green w Light Green Stripe
Right Rear (-) Dark Green w Grey Stripe
Left Rear (+) Grey w Light Green Stripe
Left Rear (-) Grey w Dark Green Stripe
Right Front (+) Dark Green w Violet Stripe
Right Front (-) Dark Green w Yellow Stripe
Left Front (+) Grey w Violet Stripe
Left Front (-) Grey w Yellow Stripe
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Re: Audio Build Part 2

Awesome set up and great work. You seem to be putting my thoughts into reality down to the sub box in the rear. The bass is going to be intense.

Quick couple of questions though; with 6 high level inputs on the Bit 10 what did you do with the center channel and rear surrounds and what were your plans for hooking up any rears in the future? I was looking at the RF3Sixty.3 or JBL MS8 strictly because of the 8 inputs but seem to see a lot of Bit 10 installations in GC's even on the Soundman 'Amplified' YouTube series.
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Awesome set up and great work. You seem to be putting my thoughts into reality down to the sub box in the rear. The bass is going to be intense.

Quick couple of questions though; with 6 high level inputs on the Bit 10 what did you do with the center channel and rear surrounds and what were your plans for hooking up any rears in the future? I was looking at the RF3Sixty.3 or JBL MS8 strictly because of the 8 inputs but seem to see a lot of Bit 10 installations in GC's even on the Soundman 'Amplified' YouTube series.
The Laredo E has no center channel or rear surrounds, so I decided I would go with a 5 channel set up with the Bit Ten. I was a bit skeptical about the rear fill though, I always had it. The increase of power to my mid bass up front certainly makes up for not having rear fill. I drive 2 hours a day by myself so to me it was more important to set up the sound stage up front over having rear fill.

I did watch the soundman episode with the SRT8 jeep. It seems they were powering the rear fill off the oem amp but don't really show it.
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No worries. Should have thought of that. I think the centre channel and rear surrounds aren't that important but I want my system to be 'complete' (when I get it). I drive an hour each way to work as well so crystal clear sound with an amazing sound stage is extremely important to me.

It would be great if Jeep really put some thought into their systems so we wouldn't have to do so much to upgrade them. Until that happens perhaps Jeep offered a bare bones system with only the 8.4 head unit on all of their vehicles. Keep it basic with all speakers supplied by just the amp or just the head unit.

Keep up the great work. You have an good eye for detail. You interested coming down under to help me with my build in November/December? It'll be summertime here in Australia.
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