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Old 06-06-2012, 07:36 PM
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Well, since I'm swapping out the speakers, I figured I might as well get an amp!

Where would be the best spot for it? I'm thinking under the driver's seat.

How would I route the wires? How would I hide the wires as well?

This project of mine is getting bigger by the day! lol
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I was told my different installers and mechanics, with the JGC, it was better to look for an amp that does not draw from the electrical system. Which means to look for an amp that is efficient such as a Class D or Class G/H that draw less current.The Alpine amp that you are interested in is a Class AB amp which is not bad, due to the fact it has low wattage. However, I think because you are using a 3 way 6x9 for the fronts, you should get something with more power to cover the dynamic headroom and prevent possible distortion.

If you put the amp under the drivers seat, you would be close to the battery for the tie-in. Keep in mind, if you add a subwoofer enclosure later on, you would need another amp that would also have to fit under the seat in order to use the power connections and add/change the cable to handle the new current load. I would strongly recommend to look into a 5-channel amp (Alpine PDX-V9 has the power for the JL Audio Sleathbox) and the matching power cable, this way you just add a sub later and you are finished.

I have not looked closely, put their are ways to snake cables under the carpet and other assemblies of the JGC to the speaker locations.

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Re: Replacing front speakers

So replacing front speakers with a higher quality product wont help?
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:16 PM
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Re: Replacing front speakers

If you have the stock 6 speaker setup then yes it will be an improvement. However, getting an amp is highly recommend in order to get the full potential out of the new speakers.
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Greetings,

Since you have the Alpine Premium 9 speaker system in your JGC, their is a chance the sound quality will not be of your liking. For example, the tweeter might be way to bright and harsh and the mid-bass/midrange will be lacking any punch.

The worst case situation if install the speakers and does not meet your exportations, I agree with fellow member RAGEOFURY advise to get an amp and sum the front channels in order to get the full potential of the speakers. A simple 2 channel amp and OEM integration devise would not cost that much more.

For the rears, I do not think you will have a problem.

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Re: Replacing front speakers

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I replaced the 130 radio a few months back with a Pioneer double-din unit. Now on to the speakers!

So, according to wk2jeeps.com, the front door speakers are 6"x9" and the tweeters are 1". Crutchfield.com shows that certain 6x9 speakers fit while other 6x9's don't. Not really sure why.

Can anyone provide some clarity why some aftermarket 6x9 fit and other 6x9 don't? I wouldn't want to buy 6x9 speakers, rip the doors open only to find out they don't fit

Any advice welcome! Thanks!
I just completed a recent install as well by replacing my factory 6 speaker setup for some Kicker's.


http://www.crutchfield.com/p_2064CSS694/Kicker-40CSS694.html


http://www.crutchfield.com/p_2064CS54/Kicker-40CS54.html
*6.5 and 6-3/4 were out of stock, and I was impatient.


I was a bit on a budget and I'm not a big audiophile. Just wanted better clarity and tighter bass. I was really concerned with tweeter placement, and was relieved that the kicker tweeters fit perfectly in the stock locations.


I placed the crossovers below the 6x9s and wired them to the factory woofer input. Crutchfield tech support said the factory woofer input should be a full signal. The kicker 6x9s fit with no extra work except the fact that one screw was out of place from the original by a mm or two.


Overall the sound has greatly improved with just a speaker change. I'm planning to match them up with a 120watt x4 amp in the near future. Maybe a JL sub too when feasible.


Hope this helps.
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Well, since I'm swapping out the speakers, I figured I might as well get an amp!

Where would be the best spot for it? I'm thinking under the driver's seat.

How would I route the wires? How would I hide the wires as well?

This project of mine is getting bigger by the day! lol
Meh you been ready my upgrade. Lol

I mounted my amp under the drivers seat on top of that panel. Cut small
Slots in the panels and ran my wires down in. From there ran the RCAs up the split in the carpet into the center counsel and then up into the dash to connect to the headunit. Ran my speaker wires from the split in the carpet along under the sill, then up and into the door via the stock wire looms. Everything is clean, don't see a single thing. All panels are easy to take off.
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And you should have just got a component system for the front if your running a new amp to take full advantage.
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Re: Replacing front speakers

Wow holy threat resurrection batman!

I upgraded the upgrade about 2 months ago

Kicker 6x9 components in the front doors
Alpine 6.5" coaxials in the rear doors
Pioneer 4x100W RMS amp under driver's seat
Alpine INE-S920HD headunit

The sound quality is amazing. I really love what I put together.
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Stealthbox in your future? Lol
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Stealthbox in your future? Lol
That would be the last piece of the puzzle. Too bad it's such an expensive piece. ugh!
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