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Old 02-21-2016, 02:29 PM
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Pics ???

Rear speakers cane in today. Tried to pull the TH into the garage but decided to wait until next week when we hit 50F+ temps.

I might have to send back the JL 3.5" set for RF. No amplifier involved just yet. Driving to Boston over the weekend and didn't want a dead stereo while waiting.

I've looked everywhere and can find actually teardown pictures of the TH doors or dash. I guess this is what new stuff to YouTube gets posted for. I'll be the Guinea pig I guess.
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Lol,ok cool we look forward to your pics during the install. Enjoy your trip and be safe 😎
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Re: Speaker upgrade/Sound system specs

Replaced my Trail Hawks 6 speakers with 4 kicker KS 6x9 and kicker KS amp. You'll need 6x9 3/4" offset ring if you use the KS series in front. After tweaking the amp it now sounds awesome. Amp gain is at 1, lol, plenty of room to also drive a pair of 3.5" in dash.

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Jeeps audio start /stop system creates a popping sound from speakers now. When it shuts off voltage is dropped to 6v. When it starts voltage jumps to 15v which pops the speakers. It sucks! Install dude and I and all our contacts couldn't figure out a fix. [B]Any help would be appreciated !!!!!!!

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I plan to add cheap OEM sub. The sub and trim panel is one piece (part#5091212) and I was qouted $180. Although it's cheap it'll work if not pushed. The kickers add a good deal of bass already. I'll add 3.5 in dash with cut-off around 100 sent to sub. The amp can easily push the dash paired of front doors. I'll add a small cheap mono amp for sub.
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Replaced my Trail Hawks 6 speakers with 4 kicker KS 6x9 and kicker KS amp. You'll need 6x9 3/4" offset ring if you use the KS series in front. After tweaking the amp it now sounds awesome. Amp gain is at 1, lol, plenty of room to also drive a pair of 3.5" in dash.

PROBLEM:
Jeeps audio start /stop system creates a popping sound from speakers now. When it shuts off voltage is dropped to 6v. When it starts voltage jumps to 15v which pops the speakers. It sucks! Install dude and I and all our contacts couldn't figure out a fix. [B]Any help would be appreciated !!!!!!!

FUTURE PLANS:
I plan to add cheap OEM sub. The sub and trim panel is one piece (part#5091212) and I was qouted $180. Although it's cheap it'll work if not pushed. The kickers add a good deal of bass already. I'll add 3.5 in dash with cut-off around 100 sent to sub. The amp can easily push the dash paired of front doors. I'll add a small cheap mono amp for sub.
Hi & Thanks for your post. Regarding the "pop". With radio system on and playing but engine off. Does it pop when you start the car?
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Re: Speaker upgrade/Sound system specs

No. It only pops when the car stops then starts itself. Works give in accessory mode then starting....
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Re: Speaker upgrade/Sound system specs

Sounds like you amp may be hooked into a power source that is effected by the restarting if the engine. I specifically avoided an amp unless it was needed, but you need to have the amplifier connected to a power source that is unaffected by the ESS system. There are quite a few that are. I would get a TH wiring schematic and figure out which ones have no issues and change the wiring over. Usually a wiring harness from the head unit is used to power amplifiers and they can be expensive.

As to using some OEM sub, I would look fir a decent yet inexpensive sub on Crutchfield or other good audio vendor. The OEM stuff sucks. IMHO Kicker name decent sub woofers, but when coming to regular smaller speakers tend to not be my choice at all. Much is about the materials used, the resistance and output keeps as all this naggers. I think Polk and others make great subs too.

Again when secondary amps are out in the large cable wire harnesses usually require pulling up some carpet running towards the back and while it sounds easy, there are a ton of pitfalls to avoid. Hopefully it will all work out just fine. That popping if left unchecked could be a power surge that may end up blowing out a speaker in the future so definitely get that taken care of. Hopefully you have the circuit testing equipment and such testing the different change,s coming from the amp to the speakers making sure equal splitting and that you are remaining under the max guidelines for each speaker. All Amos are not created equal. Be sure you use decent equipment, rather than having to repeat the process again and again. You want to pull the power to the amp direct,y from the head unit over just cutting into the wiring system as it's designed to be done that way. It can theoretically work in other ways but that's when you run into hiccups.

Best of luck. Keep us updated.
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Re: Speaker upgrade/Sound system specs

Thank you for your help!

Installer and I tried several different power sources. We ended up using a meter testing different power sources and driving around. The result was all power sources we found suffer from ESS system. Unless run directly off the battery. I do need a schematic. I figured someone out there must have put an amp in........

Only solution we have theorized is to add a battery, charger, diode, fuse etc to supplement power when ESS kicks in. That just seems like to much.....
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