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jpilk99 01-03-2011 09:56 PM

Matching an aftermarket amp with the Kicker / Mopar speakers from an 05 - 10' GC
 
I have an 02' Grand Cherokee Overland with the Infininty system and have a few blown speakers. I just bought the dash, front & rear door speakers that Kicker made for the 05' - 10' GCs (and other Jeeps).

I'm told that the amp from Kicker is not a fit for the 02' and it's wiring. Something about a PCI bus in my 02' vs. a CAN bus in the 05' and up. So, I did not buy that Kicker amp.

I don't know how to "match" amps with speakers and their ohms or whatever it is I'm supposed to pay attention to. I do understand about not over powering a speaker and it's wattage. Can somone lend me some guidance who knows the Kicker speakers I bought?

Thanks.

HITMAN 07-05-2011 11:37 AM

Re: Matching an aftermarket amp with the Kicker / Mopar speakers from an 05 - 10' GC
 
just use the infinity amp with the kicker speakers and CANbus is just the way the deck communicates with the amp its digital vs analog pci bus

robpp 07-05-2011 12:25 PM

Re: Matching an aftermarket amp with the Kicker / Mopar speakers from an 05 - 10' GC
 
the wk speakers are 2 OHM

HITMAN 07-08-2011 12:15 AM

Re: Matching an aftermarket amp with the Kicker / Mopar speakers from an 05 - 10' GC
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 442469)
the wk speakers are 2 OHM

as are the factory infinity speakers from the wj:thumbsup:

cheapjeep 07-08-2011 08:59 AM

Re: Matching an aftermarket amp with the Kicker / Mopar speakers from an 05 - 10' GC
 
You need to find an amp that is 2 ohm stable in its specs. You can do a little research online. Most decent amp manufacturers advertise their spec sheets.

99Wjlimited4.7 02-16-2012 04:29 AM

Re: Matching an aftermarket amp with the Kicker / Mopar speakers from an 05 - 10' GC
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HITMAN (Post 443934)
as are the factory infinity speakers from the wj:thumbsup:

Not to bring up an old thread but after reading this and another thread, I had to the research myself bc it was a little confusing as no one corrected this. The wj has a 4 ohm system, so the wk 2 ohm speakers will not last long, or the factory infinity amp, not sure which would give out first. So to use the wk kicker upgrades you would have to replace the factory infinity amp with a 2 ohm stable amp...


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