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Mopar Kicker Upgrade

Okay, here is my dilemma... I'm contemplating doing the Mopar Kicker upgrade in my 2005 GC.

I'm a little confused on the parts selection. I believe that it has the factory Boston Acoustics system, but not 100% sure...

Here is the parts list from WKJeeps.com:

  • 77KICK18AB 368-watt 8-channel amplifier upgrade
(Note: Amplifier upgrade is only for vehicles that came with the factory premium sound system)
  • 77KICK11 $210.00 Front 6x9 midbass speakers (pair) and front dash 3.5" 2-way tweeters (pair) $165.00 Rear 6.5" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • 77KICK10 $79.00 Kicker Rear 6.5" 2-way Speakers
  • 77KICK12 Single 10" square subwoofer with built-in 200-watt amplifier
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  • 77KICK23 Dual 10" square subwoofers with two built-in 200-watt amplifiers $565.00 $885.00

Has anyone done this upgrade, either with the single or dual woofer? Did you go with the 368 watt Kicker amp (77KICK33) http://www.justforjeeps.com/kiamup7.html or just the Kicker Amplifier Upgrade (77KICK18AB) http://www.justforjeeps.com/kiamup8.html ?

Seems like a pricey upgrade over stock, but need to get my tunes on! The truck already has REC Nav, DVD Infotainment, Sirius, etc...
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:47 AM
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Re: Mopar Kicker Upgrade

i have everthing but NO SUB.

this amp: 77KICK18AB 368-watt 8-channel amplifier upgrade

moparsupercenter.com best prices for new.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:18 AM
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Re: Mopar Kicker Upgrade

I also did the Kicker upgrade with the single sub....I am happy with the results considering the ease of installation....I didnt want to go the aftermarket route with the Jeep...
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Re: Mopar Kicker Upgrade

same here. i used all my factory wiring for my complete stereo install.

and happy as well, but still want one sub.........
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Re: Mopar Kicker Upgrade

Go for the sub..it will add some punch to the system
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Re: Mopar Kicker Upgrade

Sub is a must.. can't comment on the kicker upgrade but the BA and a 12'' is o-so-nice
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Sub is a must.. can't comment on the kicker upgrade but the BA and a 12'' is o-so-nice
Agreed, a sub bass driver (with some authority/presence) really completes the BA stereo. The 6x9 woofers in the doors just don't cut it for most
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Re: Mopar Kicker Upgrade

Is it really worth it to go the dual sub route or just the single? I too like the idea of plug-n-play with no cutting wires and aftermarket hokey looking. It seems a little spendy, but I may be down doing this, just confused on what amp to select and if I should go single or dual subs.

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Re: Mopar Kicker Upgrade

Pics, pics and pics of this setup would be nice to see if anyone has some! Thanks!
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Re: Mopar Kicker Upgrade

How much bass can you take?

IMO one 12" sounds leagues better than two 10's... the larger the diameter, the speaker is able to produce a deeper sounding sound. I have 600 watts to one 12" sub but if I did it again, I would get at least 800 watts but then again the bass might overtake the BA or even the Kickers' sound and an upgrade in mid-range speakers might have to compliment that kind of power.

If you want to keep storage go with a single sub and a digital amp. The digi amp is to reduce heat and with that in mind, you can hide it in tighter compartments without the thought of overheating.
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Re: Mopar Kicker Upgrade

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IMO one 12" sounds leagues better than two 10's...
ugh, this depends on sooo many other things. What type of sub, enclosure, power...

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the larger the diameter, the speaker is able to produce a deeper sounding sound.
This is incorrect Ryan. People usually mistake louder for deeper and liken it to the size of the driver. It's just not true. A 10" driver can get just as deep (and as loud) as an 18" driver.

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I have 600 watts to one 12" sub but if I did it again, I would get at least 800 watts
Honestly, you'd probably not even notice a difference. Every time you double your power you only gain 3db. 200 more watts on top of 600... you'd see no difference.
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Re: Mopar Kicker Upgrade

I'm glad so many of you audiophiles exist, because I know very little about audio other than the basics.

I'm guessing I'd probably go with the dual 10" option offered by Kicker/Mopar... Don't haul much and it seems easy to pull out as well when needed.
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