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Old 07-12-2011, 06:23 PM
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Re: Butch's 2010 install

i did some more work on the jeep today. started getting the amps ready and running some of the wires. its hard to find time to work on it with everything thats going on around here.

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Old 07-13-2011, 11:40 AM
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looking god man! so are you dealing with some serious weather or what? I hope you and yours are safe!!!
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:31 PM
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Re: Butch's 2010 install

the only serious weather is at 6:45 am it was 80 degrees !!! we are are all doing good, just some family members in the hospital, some in the process of moving, two babies and other miscellaneous distractions to keep me from finishing this project. i tried to finish wiring the jeep and just realized that all my rca's are to short for this install, so looks like i will be ordering some new ones.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:32 PM
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Re: Butch's 2010 install

Well after a quick run to the audio store for a pair of memphis rca's i got the wiring done in the back of the jeep. If this was going to be seen i would have hidden most of it, but i still always make sure the wiring is clean and neat even if it wont be seen. I still need to get into the dash and run new wires for the 3.5" in the dash because they are tied together with the 6x9's and i will have them all on there own amplifier channels. maybe i will get to that tomorrow.





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Old 07-17-2011, 01:13 PM
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Well today i got into the dash and wired all the speakers up. and i had to run new wires for the dash speakers because the 3.5's are tied with the 6x9's in the door. i wanted to be able to control the dash speakers by themselves so new wires needed to be ran. so now all the speakers are hooked up and all rca's are ran, and it sounds so great!!!! i sometimes forget what a difference it makes when speakers are amped and not running off of HU power. its like night and day!!! the bass response is so much better and the tweeters now shine like they should. i cant wait to finish this and get it tuned and hear my system like its supposed to sound.

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Old 07-19-2011, 11:39 AM
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I got up early today and finished my box and put in my sub. now all that's left is to find some automotive carpet and get a speaker grill made. I really love how flush the box is, once i get the carpet on it should look real close to factory. i've only listened to it for a few minutes but so far it sounds great for only one 12". i will do some more listening and tuning in the next few days and give a full update on the sound. I put up a pic of the backside of the box so you can get an idea of how thin this box really is!!!!




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well i must admit, the more i listened to the sub the more disappointed i was in its performance. no matter what i did to the eq, bass boost, or crossover points, i couldn't get them to sound right. they were kind of muddy and the drum beats were sloppy at best. It almost sounded out of phase. but how could it be out of phase with only one sub? well on the hifonics amp there is the phase adjustment so i turned it 180 degrees out of phase and viola all the goodness returned!!! drums were tight again and the low bass extension was back in full force. i'm not sure why this is? maybe something due to the cabin? anyway it works great now and i'm happy. now just to finish this box.
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Well a guy told me i could get some carpet at lowes, and i pretty much called him a liar. well as you can see from the pics below he was right. so if anyone wants to pick up some auto carpet, just go to lowes. They even had the charcoal grey and light grey. Now back to my install. I couldn't be happier with the results. You know how when you start a project, you have a picture in your mind how it will look. Well it usually doesn't come out like you pictured, but on this one it is exactly how i envisioned it looking. I dont think i could have made it look much more factory than it does. For as simple of an install it was, it was quiet difficult at times to get it just right, but i am ecstatic with the looks, performance, and sound of this system. Now I cant wait to go on one of my 20 hr drives to some remote location for my job.








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Hey Drafty, nice job on the install! That came out really nice.
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BUTCH!! great job mang...that does look stock but anyone that knows our Jeeps will know its not

amazing job!! +rep for you sir
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Re: Butch's 2010 install

Thanks guys. I am already in the process of changing my system around. does it ever end? one of my 3.5's in the dash has something wrong with it, so i put in a 1" soft dome in its place and i liked the sound much better. so now i'm waiting for my new tweeters to come in the mail. also i like the butler tube amp but i liked my planet audio tubers better so i will be switching them in also. Then i might be putting my MMATS back in and, will be adding a external electronic x-over in the mix. so ill put the updates as they happen.
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Well the kappa's are out and the soft dome's are in, and i realy like the difference. seems much smoother than the coax's.

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