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Old 01-15-2012, 01:07 PM
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Sub Install with stock radio!

had a nice little weekend project to install amp and subs using the stock radio... and took pics along the way...



where i went through the firewall






an easy way to feed the wires through tight places with a wire coat hanger haha




took the dremel and made a spot for the ground...



as for the control wire i tapped into the cigarette lighter power so the amp comes on with the car


and i added a kill switch for when my daughters in the car and ran them to the cubby beside the steering wheel



as for the audio signal i bought a line output converter and spliced into the left and right rear speaker wires comin from the stock amp


now i didnt want to deal with vibrating from the load floor so i left it out and built my own floor... also so i could mount my subs to the floor with out drilling through the jeep so they wont move.










and the final product! looks and sounds amazing!!!!



definately was a fun time and glad its done
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:35 PM
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

now that's a hell of a home job! your floor build is really impressive dude!
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

Which factory stereo do you have? It looks to me like it doesn't matter which one but just curious if this will work with the 6 speaker Boston Acoustic stereo with factory amp.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:20 AM
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

yes i have the boston acoustic system and an RAQ...
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now that's a hell of a home job! your floor build is really impressive dude!
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

Looks good buddy, I did a similar install with mine the other day but mounted the amp in the tool tray. Gotta say this though. CLEAN THAT ENGINE BAY! LOL.
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

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Looks good buddy, I did a similar install with mine the other day but mounted the amp in the tool tray. Gotta say this though. CLEAN THAT ENGINE BAY! LOL.
+1 for cleaning engine bay... i cleaned it up and degreased it this summer but gets dirty fast haha
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

i would place the subs facing back, they will sound alot better and louder
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i would place the subs facing back, they will sound alot better and louder
That's not necessarily true, given that bass frequencies are non-directional. However, that being said, for any given space (especially an enclosed one), there is an optimal placement (different per each sub/enclosure/cabin) for the best listening experience.

If you like the way they sound while facing up, keep them that way, it looks tight too.
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

Now as far as tapping into the speaker wires coming from the amp, i have not taken the trim off back there to look at the amp but what i want to know is which color wires did you tap into and also how did you know which one is which. Does it say or did you look at the rear door speakers and see which wire color went to each one? Also which line out converter did you use? Is it a high level output or rca output?
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Now as far as tapping into the speaker wires coming from the amp, i have not taken the trim off back there to look at the amp but what i want to know is which color wires did you tap into and also how did you know which one is which. Does it say or did you look at the rear door speakers and see which wire color went to each one? Also which line out converter did you use? Is it a high level output or rca output?
I'll answer for you as I just did this last weekend. Refer to the wiring diagram here: http://wkjeeps.com/wk_audio_pinouts.htm . Be sure to tap the AMPLIFIED WIRES.

Note that the only full range speakers (if you have the factory BA system) are the rear door speakers, so you'll want to tap those to get the best use from your LOC.

As for LOC's, everyone has their own opinion, but I personally went with the PAC SOEM-T, and it was plug & chug, super easy. (converts speaker level to RCA line level)

http://www.amazon.com/PAC-SOEM-T-2-C...7458103&sr=8-1

Also, a product which I notice that no one ever mentions, but make life easier, especially due to the cramped space and tight harnesses are these (probably saved me a bunch of time, not to mention EASILY removable and they don't practically split your wires:

http://www.amazon.com/Posi-tap-Conne...7458253&sr=1-2

For more info on how the posi-taps work, see this:
http://www.posi-lock.com/posiplug.html
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Re: Sub Install with stock radio!

yea i used the pin out diagram from wkjeeps.com and as far as my line output converter i used the scosche LOC from crutchfield and the output was RCAs

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142LOC8...tput+converter
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