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Forum: Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 12-28-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Another WK2 Speakers Upgrade Thread

I forgot to mention that when you are doing a straight speaker swap, you do not have to use the passive crossovers for the front door. The OE DSP handles the crossover settings. The use of the...
Forum: Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 12-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Another WK2 Speakers Upgrade Thread

Season Greetings,

The key to this type of install, is look for speakers that have a sensitivity rating of 90 db or better. This way the speaker and the OE amp will give you the best efficiency in...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-27-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Best sd card for my new 2015 Summit?

Season Greetings,

It is the same principle as a camera.

Instead the key you are looking for is the read speed. This way the Uconnect system can read the data as fast as possible without...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-26-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Sound System Pictures

Season Greetings,

Just hit the link on my signature just below you will see the whole story. :thumbsup:

Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-25-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: JBL ms-8 Install

Greetings,

Any time.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season.

Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-25-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: JBL ms-8 Install

Season Greetings,

If you are going with the C3-650 and using the MS-8, then I would suggest going with the following:

Front Door: C3-650 without the crossover

Car Audio - Evolution® - C3 -...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: JBL ms-8 Install

Season Greetings,

Just use channel 1 & 2 for the inputs.

In terms of summing, it is a matter of opinion to use the internal or go with the external. It depends upon the speakers and amps you...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-25-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: JBL ms-8 Install

Season Greetings,

With the MS-8 you have 2 options of bringing in the 2 channels you need to work with it. The 1st, the MS-8 will be able to the summing and 2nd, which I prefer better is to sum...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-22-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Wheel/tire fit for 2015 Overland

Greetings,

That is a factor as you stated. The DiabloSport computer has the ability to change the tire settings.

The real major problem with a drop in MPG is the factory computer is calibrated...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-19-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Wheel/tire fit for 2015 Overland

Greetings,

AT tires always had 2 classifications in application. The serious aggressive that you need for off-roading and the on/off road AT for that is aggressive and has a comfortable ride on...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-19-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Planning an upgrade on my 14 overland

Greetings,

Initially, I brought one pair of the L3SE for the center and two pairs of the L3v2 for the rears. I was very impressed with the L3SE, so my installer was able to get me a another...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-19-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,437
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Need To Vent

Greetings,

I am sorry, I think he would like to have some great BBQ.

Now that feature would be worth having on long trips. :thumbsup:

Best for now.:)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-19-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,437
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Need To Vent

Greetings,

After driving sometimes a few hours and even with rest stops, those massage seats now sound interesting.:cool: Those fun filled 12+ hours trips.

Off for another quick excursion this...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Help me to not hate driving my WK2

Greetings,

I have a 2011 as well that now has over 52,400 and after New Year's I might even hit 53K. I had the TSB applied once they were out it made a difference.

To be honest with the cruise...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-17-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Planning an upgrade on my 14 overland

Greetings,

No Problem.

I think the Cleansweep is an important piece in your system. It truly gives a complete full range flat signal. You can always put the Eq next to the Amp. Once you find...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-17-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Planning an upgrade on my 14 overland

Greetings,

In order to have a proper 7.1 surround sound system you will have to spend money to do so. When done correctly, the soundstage is unbelievable and yes there is information in the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: For WK2 Overland (2014-2015) owners: what is your opinion on the factory audio so

Greetings,

Anytime.

I would not do anything to after the CES 2015 show is over and the preliminary reports come out. For 2015, supposedly, there is going to more more integration devices...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-16-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,437
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Need To Vent

Greetings,

Fiat/Chrysler or what ever the new name is as of now, is very unpredictable each model year for features. I have an 2011 Laredo X which has an early 2010 build date. I am lucky that I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-16-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Letters from lawyers

Greetings,

Could not have said any better. And that is why the dealerships have to band together and advocate the proper way. Instead of the lawyers getting the $$$$$, the consumer should get...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-16-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Letters from lawyers

Greetings,

I agree, if you do not have a strong dealerships that band together to help us consumers advocate, then the dealerships are as much fault as Fiat/Chrysler. It only benefits the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-16-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2

Greetings,

Glad you like them and having fun.

Keep us updated on the winter performance.

Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-16-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: For WK2 Overland (2014-2015) owners: what is your opinion on the factory audio so

Greetings,

The Alpine factory system within the forum has many mix opinions from outstanding to crap. Likewise, so does the HK system in the Summit and SRT. In fact you can find a very lengthy...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-13-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,039
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Focals ISS 690, ISC 165 & Polk db351 install tutorial with pics

Greetings,

I am glad everything worked out for you.

If Alpine was allowed to build this correctly without the ridiculous specifications from Fiat/Chrysler, at least the speakers would sound...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-13-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,744
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

Now that Apple released the official MFI spec for CarPlay head units, I do not think that the current uConnect HU's will work unless they have the chip already installed. The following...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-13-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,879
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Looking to purchase a 2015 GC Altitude in NY

Greetings,

Congratulations on your GC. :thumbsup:

I heard they have an outstanding service department.


Best for now.:)
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2

Greetings,

These are interesting questions indeed.

The one thing that I have not done yet with Rotiva yet is to do some serious off-roading. Their were some here that have done and I was...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-11-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2

Greetings,

The Cooper was my 2nd choice before I went with the Nokian Rotiva AT. Check them out as well. Last person said they felt the stoping power was like glue.

Nokian Rotiiva AT - A all...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-11-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,188
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Nokian WR G3 SUV

Greetings,


I am gland you like them. As a first time user of Nokian after everybody and including my European Friends who used over their told me to go for them, I am also extremely happy with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-10-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Fun in the mud and sand...

Greetings,

The most important question, how long did you leave it dirty after that adventure? :cool:

Best for now.:)
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-10-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Newbie~ ~waving~

Greetings,

Your welcome and happy trails.

Also look into the Nitto 421Q it will better than the Terra Grapplers because of the open tread block design that allows the water to get out of the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Newbie~ ~waving~

Greetings,

As the saying goes, what ever Philly gets, NYC gets later.

Based on your requirements that you stated, you can go for either a all season highway or an all season on/off road AT...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-09-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Tire rant

Greetings,

Since Bridgestone has a stake in Nokian tires, they have tapped into Nokian technology to some degree. As we know, Nokian has alway been in the forefront. Bridgestone do not mirror...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 255\70\18 tire choices with ql??

Greetings,

I am running the stock size with QL so I get down low while in Park. It is easier when I have to pickup mom.

Honestly, in the top of tire tread width the OP will be dropping down...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-08-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 255\70\18 tire choices with ql??

Greetings,

If you still have the stocks 18's on them, drop the QL down into Park and turn the wheel to the left and get some quick measurements from the tire to the various areas of the tire well....
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-08-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,039
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Focals ISS 690, ISC 165 & Polk db351 install tutorial with pics

Greetings,

Unless the shop that did the install did something really stupid, then I do not see how they can void the warranty for the audio systems. You are protected by a federal law know as the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-07-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,561
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

Greetings,

Cooper Tires has a number of excellent model in their lineup. I do not think they will ever be an OE tire which is sad to say. Some of the Pep Boys tires are made by Cooper. ;)

The...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-06-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,039
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Focals ISS 690, ISC 165 & Polk db351 install tutorial with pics

Greetings,

Behind each speaker the Dynamat was used to make a baffle. It was about that the size you wanted.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/members/10833-albums290-picture3365.jpg
...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-06-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,039
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Focals ISS 690, ISC 165 & Polk db351 install tutorial with pics

Greetings,

Did they use the passive crossovers? And, do have the stock sub or something else?

What they should have done is take channels 1&2 for the left & right for the mids and channels 3&4...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,039
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Focals ISS 690, ISC 165 & Polk db351 install tutorial with pics

Greetings,

I found that as they broke in, hour by hour, the better they sounded. The tweeters take no time at all. The woofers do not blast them as the surround starts to loosen up. After 20...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,561
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Stock 2015 Altitude Tires and Snow

Greetings,

The chemistry of the tire compound is the key to safe winter driving. Plain and simple. Their are many different types of winter conditions from the variety of snow, ice, slush and...
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