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BuckeyeSRT 08-24-2011 03:15 PM

replace just the speakers?
 
I am curious if anyone has done this. I replaced the speakers on my Magnum's Boston Acoustics system with Infinity Kappa's and the sound was noticeably better. Anyone?

moosehead 08-24-2011 05:03 PM

Re: replace just the speakers?
 
Buckeye, I was hoping the same but the OEM Alpine component speakers and smaller sub included in the premium Overland system are of reasonably high quality.

IME, the weak spot(s), even in the premium system, are (1) diluted amplifier across too many speakers with perhaps bridged wiring, and (2) plastic bedpan of a sub enclosure that distorts and reverberates.

Check out some of the aftermarket stereo threads in this subforum for some ideas, but IMO you need more juice and a better sub enclosure as priorities.

Edit: Below are a few of the WK2 Audio upgrade threads that I could recall, including my aftermarket efforts. Most had success by leaving the existing amp to maintain head unit controls and laying additional amps into the system with a line out converter, and replacing the plastic sub enclosure with custom fiberglass or JL Audio's version that will fit to look stock. I believe one WK2 member had audio matts lined around the stock sub enclosure with decent results.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/do-not-try-this-at-home-22295.html

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/custom-sound-install-complete-pics-26064.html

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/updated-new-pictures-stealthbox-audio-control-installed-thus-far-23226.html

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/factory-sub-maybe-23677.html

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/wk2-audio-wiring-schematics-23231.html

BuckeyeSRT 08-24-2011 05:27 PM

Re: replace just the speakers?
 
Moose
You are the man. Thank you
I had read most of those and was really overwhelmed so I was hoping I could just pop the new speakers in. I am afraid that is just about my max capability.

moosehead 08-24-2011 06:30 PM

Re: replace just the speakers?
 
Buckeye, were you looking at the 2012 SRT8 and are now considering the WK2 Overland?

BuckeyeSRT 08-24-2011 06:46 PM

Re: replace just the speakers?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moosehead (Post 472271)
Buckeye, were you looking at the 2012 SRT8 and are now considering the WK2 Overland?

I bailed on the SRT8. I now have a Summit on order.

moosehead 08-24-2011 08:56 PM

Cool Buckeye, welcome to the dark side. Literally, my only gripe about the WK2 Hemi is the response lag from the friggin ETC. Hopefully the tooners crack the code.

Sorry about the 2012 SRT8 gougefest pricing, it also shut down any possibility of me upgrading from the Oland.

BuckeyeSRT 08-24-2011 09:13 PM

Re: replace just the speakers?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moosehead (Post 472382)
Cool Buckeye, welcome to the dark side. Literally, my only gripe about the WK2 Hemi is the response lag from the friggin ETC. Hopefully the tooners crack the code.

Sorry about the 2012 SRT8 gougefest pricing, it also shut down any possibility of me upgrading from the Oland.

Even just a caned tune (SuperChips) woke up the Hemi in my Magnum (0-60 in 5.6 seconds):thumbsup:
No worries about the SRT. I mean I was bummed about the deal but, what am I going to do?


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