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Old 02-12-2014, 09:26 PM
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Thank you for the info. It is really helpful to me!
I hate to keep questioning you, but your setup is pretty much what I have in mind.
Where did you pick up the signals to the speakers? Did you go to each speaker or did you find one place where you could tap into each speaker line for the signal into the LOC....and from the amp back to the speakers.
It wuld be nice to do all that in one location instead of running wires all over the place.
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I can't give you an answer on this one -- I had everything professionally installed so I wouldn't have to deal with all the issues. From other posts on audio install, there seems to be enough issues (e.g. wiring -- both running and hooking up, speaker fit, clean installation, etc.) that there would be far less frustration if I had someone who does this work everyday do it.

That being said, I believe of the PDX's 5 channels -- 2 were dedicated to the front speakers, 2 for the rear speakers, and 1 for the subwoofer. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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Re: JL Audio Stealthbox install

cvbanc,
Thanks for the link. You have a very cool build going. Keep up the good work and updates! It's very informative. I looked through the stealth box instructions and it is pretty involved... and that's just the box install. Then there's all the wiring on top of it. Totally understand why you had a pro complete the work.

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This is why I was hoping that the wiring was already in place and a only a sub/amp combo would need to be put in. It doesn't seem like that's the case though, so turn on, signal, power, and ground wiring would need to be run. However, with an amp like this:

Alpine MRV-M500 Mono subwoofer amplifier — 500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms at Crutchfield.com

it appears that you could just send left and right rear door speaker signals to it without a LOC and it would also turn on when it sees that signal. If true that makes the install much easier. I'm relatively new to this audio stuff so please correct me if I'm wrong.

There's got to be an easy place to ground back there, but where are people pulling power from? I was hoping I could avoid running a cable from the battery all the way to the back.
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Hell yeah! I also thank you for giving me more help than you realize!
As for the sub, I was thinking about taking signal from the existing sub...hoping it's low pass is about right.
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You can tap the signals coming right off the factory amp on the left rear quarter. There are wiring diagrams on here somewhere telling you what is what
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Thanks Subbie...you knew just what I was looking for!
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Thanks Subbie...you knew just what I was looking for!
Go to wk2jeeps.com and look there. All the wiring diagrams are there.
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Well, the WK2 has been traded for a KL trailhawk, so the stealthbox, amp, line level converter, and all wiring are going up for sale. Check the for sale forum in a bit for more information.
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Re: JL Audio Stealthbox install

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Getting my ducks in a row for installing a sub in my 2013 GC. Can any of yooze guys tell me if there is a remote turn on connection on the factory unit (730)? It is my current plan to take the speaker leads off the factory sub with a speaker level converter and power for the amp direct from the battery.
Sheesh! Back when I was a kid this was so simple...yank out the factory crap, put in a good Alpine or Kenwood am/fm tape player ...maybe an amp, some speakers and BAM! Best stereo on the block! But now I'm grown up, the cars are new, wiring gets more complicated with every car I buy, and it's just not as eady to crawl around in the footwell anymore.
The factory stereos are never quite up to par, even when you get the best they offer. Thier approach to quality stereo is to install 10 - 20 speakers in the damn car. If they could just use decent electronics, 2 or 4 GOOD speakers and a GOOD subwoofer we'd all be better off!
I've installed two speaker aftermarket systems that sounded better than this 10 speaker system in the GC.
Phew! Glad I got that off my chest....It's been there for years! Thanks!
P.S. Next rant will be about this SIRIUS system....cd quality my ass! But that's next time

I read this and laughed my butt off!!! I thought I was the only one. I feel you. It sucks because you could do aftermarket and get awesome sound quality- but you lose half the controls in your car, or you can keep factory head unit and upgrade amps and speakers- but you are at the mercy of the weakest link in the sound system which is the same factory head unit. I guess asking car manufactures to add 2 preamp outs and a remote turn on lead is too much to ask.

Didn't mean to go into a rant, but I'm about to upgrade my '15 GC Altitude with the 8.4 screen (but with the base audio 6 speaker system). I'm going to use 2 mini Rockford Fosgate amps under the rear seats, Boston Acoustics Components up front (I originally had them in '04 GC but traded 4 months after install so they are still newish). Until I get the JL stealthbox, I'm going to use..........wait for it..... an original round Kicker SoloBaric. I'm old school and that Solobaric still thumps like there is no tomorrow. Haven't decided on the rear door speakers yet. Any thoughts?
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