OK guys would like your thoughts....
I just went speaker shopping at the swap shop (which is the coolest place on earth to get whatever you want) and the had the entire new line of kicker speakers, 3.5 6.5 and 6x9 all for $190
I looked at the way they were built and it looked really good!
How do you guys feel about kicker or should i stay with either Alpine/Infinity/BA?
It's all about personal taste. I personally don't care for kicker, but other people love them. I suggest you try to find somewhere that you can listen to the ones you are thinking about, and compare them with other brands. as for if you are getting a good price on those kickers it depends on the model they are. kicker makes a few different models ranging in price and quality.
Well i went against the kickers and bought all BA from crutchfield. They really helped me out and got all the extras i needed such as speaker wire adapters and the speaker mounts. I may have spent a little more than i wanted but now i know everything i got is going to fit perfect and with great sound. I will post a thread with pics and stuff as soon as i get started with my install. I also purchased a sounddtream 1500watt 1 ohm stable amp for my 2 digital designs speakers. I cant wait for everything to arrive!!!
Keep a look out for a thread by me on my install. I really appreciate everyone's input and feedback!! Great community to be apart of!!!
Here is my hard wired radar detector. Well this isn't audio related, but it is a install. I really wanted it to look as factory as possible. I hid the wire down through the dash and into the fuse box, so when i turn on the jeep it automatically comes one. Then i didn't like seeing the steel bracket and suction cups, so i bent it 180 degrees back where they couldn't be seen. Then i had to flip the suction cups around. It almost looks like its floating. It was really easy and looks so much better. I think it came out pretty clean looking.
looks good...how is the reception? I have read that you want a straight shot out the back and front for optimal detection...do you notice any differece? I put mine on the top-left of the windshield, right next to the drivers side A pillar...the range is AMAZING
I have always put my radars in that same area. and the range is great also. it starts beeping so long before I ever get to the cop its almost aggravating. LOL it has paid for itself 10x over. i cant count the times is has saved me from a ticket.
Hey guys. i finally made it home and now i can play around with my install again. I'm not going to get into a hurry (like i do with most of my installs) on this one. so as i get some pics i will post them. i made a few cuts on the start of the false floor, and it fits pretty good. i still haven't exactly decided on how many subs i will use, or how i will display the amps. i figure i will lay them on the new floor and see where they look best. anyway i hope this gets some of the people here excited to start there own installs this summer.
If you feel like it is alot of work, just remember
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Well here is what's going in the jeep (subject to change). i was going to put the amps under the floor and cut out a hole and put some plexi over the butler amp to show it off, but i'm now thinking of just putting them under the floor and just leave them hidden. im doing this install for simplicity and ease of use so i think just a plain floor with just the sub showing is the way i'm going to go. and its a shame though, that WMD and butler under plexi would have been sexy.
Once i return home i will be able to really do something great with this jeep, but for now I have started off with just trying to improve the factory speakers. With 6x9's in the doors i should really get some great mid bass up front. so since i have had great results with infinity i decied to stick with them. Here is a pic of the infinity kappas i picked up at a great price. Just a tad better looking than the stock ones Well here is the last thing i can do till i get home to build my box and install amps. It is a JVC AVX-810. I have loved JVC recievers since the early 90's and see no need to change now.