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Old 04-30-2013, 09:12 PM
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Just ordered my overland today and one of the first things I'll be doing when it shows up 6 weeks from now is the replacement of that dash speaker then the four doors as rage has done. When changing that front dash speaker does that whole long length of plastic piece have to be pried up to get to that speaker?? Finally got a look at the dash the other day at a dealers and it's a massive piece.
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Re: Spring A/V upgrade project

Good upgrades Rage! These are typically the first things I change on a vehicle.

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Just ordered my overland today and one of the first things I'll be doing when it shows up 6 weeks from now is the replacement of that dash speaker then the four doors as rage has done. When changing that front dash speaker does that whole long length of plastic piece have to be pried up to get to that speaker?? Finally got a look at the dash the other day at a dealers and it's a massive piece.
You do have to remove the plastic trim that runs the majority of the length of the dash, but pry up one side and gently lift up. The piece comes out easy.

As far as changing the door speakers and dash only, I don't think you will get the sound improvement you're wanting. From my experience, you can change the speakers, but if you do not properly power them or get a better head unit with better equalizer controls, the sound won't improve too much. From what I'm reading too, the '14s might be difficult to get the correct signal to the correct speaker with the way everything is wired. Powering another amp or two would be easy especially where the battery is located. I'm waiting for someone else to be the guinea pig on this one because I still have all the speakers from my last car that got totaled that I would like to install including two 12" subs.
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I think I would change the dash speaker and the door speakers and then see how that is with various media..mp3s..satellite and then maybe move onto changing the sub to a jbl or something line that then see how that is. I do agree the uconnect is a nice unit but not for really bumping the sounds
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Re: Spring A/V upgrade project

Here is the adapter I'm using to split the Jeep's SAT antenna signal into 2 so I can feed the headunit's GPS as well as the SiriusXM tuner. With this adapter, there is no need to install any other antenna. Works perfectly.
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Re: Spring A/V upgrade project

Nice work rage. From this perspective prewiring the harness is a nice touch. Very creative with splitting sat signal. Nice choice with the SPRs, they are nice. Haven't heard the new pioneer amps yet. Specs look good. Similar to the pdx I think. I've been trying to find somewhere novel to mount the amps. The smaller class d amps open up possibilities. Are the doors sealed BTW? I haven't opened mine up yet. I'm still debating if I want the hassle of transplanting an active 3way system in or just staying with passive. So far so good bud.
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Thanks!

What do you mean by sealed?
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Re: Spring A/V upgrade project

After extensive testing and tweaking I removed the Alpine SPR-60C components from the front doors due to poor sound quality. I'm very disappointed in the SPR-60C components.

I replaced them with Kicker's all new 6x9 component kit (CSS69). The sound quality is much, much better!

So, in the coming weeks I might swap up the rear door Alpines (SPR-60) with Kickers (CS65).
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If you want to keep it 6x9's, I would look at the Image Dynamics XS69 set.
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I thought that I read somewhere that Scott Buwalda was releasing a set as well. Hybrid Audio
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If you want to keep it 6x9's, I would look at the Image Dynamics XS69 set.
Well I went with Kicker's CSS69 component kit. I'm very happy with them.
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Nice work rage. From this perspective prewiring the harness is a nice touch. Very creative with splitting sat signal. Nice choice with the SPRs, they are nice. Haven't heard the new pioneer amps yet. Specs look good. Similar to the pdx I think. I've been trying to find somewhere novel to mount the amps. The smaller class d amps open up possibilities. Are the doors sealed BTW? I haven't opened mine up yet. I'm still debating if I want the hassle of transplanting an active 3way system in or just staying with passive. So far so good bud.
Yes the doors are sealed. Bought a dynamat door kit but didnt use it because of the way the doors are built inside. It's mostly plastic with no holes.
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