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Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-24-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 27,110
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Off-Road Adventure II Package Tires

Greetings,

Back in Feb of 2011 when I picked up my JGC, I started to complain to Jeep the following month regarding the Michelin Latitudes. After a some weeks after continuing to speak with Jeep,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-23-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

Greetings,

I agree on the center. In my install, the center is tuned in from 700hz to 10,000 hz which is a band-pass crossover point via the RF 3.sixty.3.

Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-23-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

Greetings,

Since you started out with Polk's in the center, I would suggest staying with Polk's for the fronts. This way, the front stage is pretty much matched up in the sound characteristics...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-22-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 2011 stereo installation setup with existing gear, some advice please

Greetings,

Welcome to the Jeep world and use your 2011 with happy trails.

I would double check with Metra on using their Axxess XSVI-6522-NAV in conduction with the ASWC. The JGC WK2 uses a...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-22-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 2012 WK2 Overland CRD audio system improvement

Greetings,

Welcome to Jeepgarage.org.

It sounds to me that you have the factory Alpine Premium system in your WK2. As you have indicated here, you have gone though a lot of threads and realize...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-20-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: New (to me) '11 Laredo X w pics

Greetings,

Welcome to the WK2 Club. Nice grab.
Happy trails and use it well. BTW, nice color.

Best for now and happy holidays. :)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-15-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

Okay, Pioneer now strikes first in the aftermarket Carplay arena. Here are today's announcements.

Pioneer Brings Apple CarPlay to Existing In-Dash Receivers - Mac Rumors...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

Once more the rumor mills are heating up with the aftermarket Carplay head units. Alpine and Clarion seems to be interested in jumping on it early. I am interested to see what new...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-09-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Amp Bypass Harness for 2011 WK2 with Alpine amp

Greetings,

Headunit --- BITone ---- Amps is correct.

It was simple, from the location of the amps speaker connections, just run a 16 gauge speaker wire and splice into that speaker OEM wire. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-09-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Amp Bypass Harness for 2011 WK2 with Alpine amp

Greetings,

Since you are going with a new headunit, your best bet is to get a factory harness from either Pac-Audio, iDatalink or Metraonline just name a few. Then run a high quality RCA...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-09-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: full range audio signal on SRT

Greetings,

Your welcome and anytime.

You do have the Alpine system?

Based upon your setup, you are going for the traditional front, rear and subwoofer setup. Do not go after the center...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-09-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Amp Bypass Harness for 2011 WK2 with Alpine amp

Greetings,

The first question, what is you new amp going to power up? Are you going to keep the surround sound?

When I didi my system, I use the existing factory OEM speaker wires. I did...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-07-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: full range audio signal on SRT

Greetings and welcome,

First of all, great equipment and enjoy it.

If you have a 3.5 inch coaxial on the doors next to your shoulders, then you have the HK. This get a little tricker. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-07-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: subwoofer and amp for '14 gc

Greetings,

The JL Audio Stealthbox and a matching amp from JL is the way to go and/or to save cargo room. Otherwise, a custom enclosure.

Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-05-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,750
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul

Greetings,

The Kenwood DNN 991 is a super choice and it far better right now than the Pioneer NEX 8000.

Our factory system is the worse to hear a properly 5.1 or 7.1 surround system. The...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,750
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul

Greetings,

What year is your JGC?

Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,750
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul

Greetings,

Interesting question regarding removing the factory amp. So far, since this past November, I have found no problems and the dealer was able to scan the computer with no problems...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Recommended engine oil for 3.6L?

Greetings,

Thank you for the reply. i think at my next oil change, I going to switch over to a full synthetic. In my last 2 Nissans, I did run with Mobil 1.

Best for now.:)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Recommended engine oil for 3.6L?

Greetings,

I just hit the 40k mark on my 2011. Since I got it, I have been using the oil that Dealer has given me, which they say is a 50/50 blend. Does it pay at this stage to switch over to...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-02-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

Greetings,

Right now I am close to 15K on them. So far, they are wearing down nicely. Plenty of tread left. Pretty much the same results as I reported at 10K. This is the first time I owned...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-01-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,571
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

Greetings,

Thank you for that information. They way you described it reminds me of the Gemini Pizo tweeter boxes used for DJ's.

Some folks might thing that is perfect for the type of music...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,571
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

Greetings,

Gland that you like how it sounds. I always tell folks that sound is perceived differently by others. What might sound excellent to you, might not be right for the person standing...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-01-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,571
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

Greetings,

The SirusXM receiver is not the best in the world in terms of output gain. Whereas, the SirusXM app produces far better quality sound. When I switched my headunit over to the Pioneer...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-31-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,571
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

Greetings,

They should have done it the way I described it above with a better illustration showing the midrange driver plus (use a + sign) the tweeter = the coaxial. The 9 tweeters general...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-31-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,571
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

Greetings,

No problem and any time.

That's Chrysler Audio Division for you. :o

Best for now.:)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-31-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,010
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Bad wheel bearing?

Greetings,

I had the same problem in the exact same place around the 16,000 mile mark as in your case. First, I thought it was the tires (BFG) which I was experiencing noise problems with. When...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 822
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: My First "Glitch" Today

Greetings,

I have been using computers for 35+ years now from IBM mainframes, mini computers, microcomputers, and etc... Has any them worked perfect?

NEVER :lol: If it did, then it is a...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-28-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

The one thing I hate about Chrysler is their audio design team. In the past, Chrysler was one of the easiest car companies to work aftermarket equipment in. These days, we see how...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,472
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Train Horn

Greetings,

Great video and more important, great work by yourself. Keep it up.
Always stay positive.


Best for now.:)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

I pickup my Grand Cherokee because I wanted something that is a true 4x4 and it is 1000 times better than that Pathfinder I used have.

I love Apple products now that I switched over...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,620
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Carplay

Greetings,

If this year's New York Auto Show has a demo car with Carplay, then I will go and take a peak. So in the meantime, I will stick with my Pioneer AppRadio 3 until an aftermarket Carplay...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-26-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,852
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: Upgrading just the base speakers?

Greetings,

The better installers use both sealant and some sort of mechanical fasting. The sealant also acts as a decoupling agent, so that any vibrations or impact resonance is not heard. When...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-25-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: New tire

Greetings,

Gland you are liking your WR G3 SUV.

Happy Trails with them.

Best for now.:)
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-25-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: New tire

Greetings,

With regards to the WR Series, which in this case is the G2 & G3, I asked Nokian the question just recently again. You can do light so called off-road with them pending the condition...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 8.4an Output Hacking

Greetings,

I agree and especially in the JGC the D pillar does not require more hi-end frequencies of the tweeter. I installed a wide band full range driver from HAT, the L3SE, which is setup as...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-25-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 8.4an Output Hacking

Greetings,

In addition to your efforts, you should contact iDatalink Maestro. Last I heard, they are working on a by-pass harness of the JGC 2014+.

iDatalink - Maestro - Home...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,571
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

Greetings,

The SRT with HK system has 19 speakers in 14 locations. The 3.5 speakers are coaxial driver that I believe use a passive crossover. Technically, a coaxial speaker is made up of 2...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-22-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: New tire

Greetings,

A few years back, Bridgestone brought a stake in Nokian. I do not know how much they own now. They wanted to have access to their technology.

With regard to the bumps, according to...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-22-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: New tire

Greetings,

I can tell you for certain, with the Nokian Rotiva AT, I could not believe how quiet and soft it is for an AT tire. When I have other passengers in the JGC for the first time, they...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By 1stJeepGC
Re: 2012 WK2 Audio System Upgrade

Greetings,

Nice system. The factory speaker wire is the best part of the OEM.
One of these days I will post the complete details on mine.

Best for now.:)
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