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Spring is approaching here and I've gotten the itch (and money) to do an A/V upgrade in my '11 Laredo E w/6-speakers. I'm calling this my spring a/v upgrade project and I'm going all Alpine.:thumbsup:

Headunit upgrade
Alpine INE-S920HD
SiriusXM SXV200
PAC RP4-CH11
PAC TR-7

Speakers upgrade
Front: Alpine SPR-60C
Rear: Alpine SPR-60

Adding Amp
Alpine MRX-F35

Adding backup camera
2011-2013 Backup Camera Kit

Now you're probably saying to yourself "hey, no subwoofer?". Nope! The Alpine Type-R speakers give all the bass I require and then some.

I'll be receiving all the parts in the next 2-3 weeks. Hopefully it will warm up in that time for me to begin the project.

I'll update this thread as the project goes alone. Plenty of pictures to come! If you have questions, feel free to ask them.;)
 

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What's involved with removing the panels to put the new new speakers in?? I'm assuming you'll reuse the factory grills.
You need a door panel removing tool. Sort of looks like a big fork.

The speaker grills built into the panels will remain. It will look factory, but won't sound factory. ;)
 

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Make sure you send pics of the speakers you're using and the job as you install them. Will everything plug right up or will a mod be necessary to fit the jeeps harness? Could you just install the speakers and use jeeps amp?
 

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Make sure you send pics of the speakers you're using and the job as you install them. Will everything plug right up or will a mod be necessary to fit the jeeps harness? Could you just install the speakers and use jeeps amp?
I will post plenty of pics. I rewired my Jeep last year so there's new speaker wire going to each door.

I don't have the Jeep 9-speaker system so no oem amp. I'm installing my own.
 

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Looks good. But sorry, 6" mids will never replace a sub. They'd probably keep up with OE sub, but never a decent aftermarket one + amp.
 

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Looks good. But sorry, 6" mids will never replace a sub. They'd probably keep up with OE sub, but never a decent aftermarket one + amp.
I know speakers won't replace a sub, but for my needs I don't need a sub. Maybe down the road, but for now it's not important.
 

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There's still snow and it's still cold out, so not sure when I'll be able to tackle this. I'm hoping for Easter long weekend.
 

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Jeep OEM backup camera installed. I bought the kit from JustForJeeps.com. This involved replacing the rear chrome brow with the one that included the camera. This also involved running a wiring harness from the brow to the dash. I modified the harness into an RCA jack so I can plug it into an aftermarket headunit.
 

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I also wired up the harness I need to install my new Alpine INE-S920HD Nav headunit. I soldered the wires and used heatshrink on the bare connections. I then wrapped pretty much everything with electrical tape.

I haven't installed the headunit yet, as I'm waiting for a special adapter I custom ordered to be able to hook up the aftermarket headunit's AM/FM, SiriusXM and Nav to Jeep's builtin antenna.
 

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Nice work on the back up camera, that's quite the ambitious project you have there.
Good luck with the rest of the install.
 

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Nice work on the back up camera, that's quite the ambitious project you have there.
Good luck with the rest of the install.
Thanks!

Yup, it is indeed quite the project. Takes lots of planning and patience. The backup camera alone took me a full day.
 

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So this evening I installed the amp and aftermarket headunit.

Amp: Pioneer GM-D8604. 4 channel, 100RMS per channel. Class D.

Headunit: Alpine INE-S920HD

The amp is located under the driver's seat.

For the headunit, I was able to use a satellite cable splitter which allowed me to use the yellow SAT cable for both the GPS and SiriusXM. Works perfectly!:thumbsup:
 

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That is a very clean job,did you change any of the speakers and if so which ones and with what kind?
Thanks. I removed both front seats and various trim panels. Quite the undertaking. It was fun!

Front speakers : Alpine type R 6.5" components.

Rear speakers : Alpine type R 6.5" coaxials
 
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