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  1. steffen707

    steffen707 Well-Known Member

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    Oooh a new type of JT discussion. I once helped a friend with 6 jl10w-0 in his 94 eclipse. No reason the JT shouldn't be a tailgating monster!
     
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    Yes, wonderful option!!!!!
     
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    yes sir, good topic. Did some work to the JK including replacing the sub with a Fosgate, but never got around to re-powering it.
     
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  5. steffen707

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    somewhere i've got a red HCCA 1200 amp 1/2 ohm stable bridgable amp. I guess they were sought after like 25 years ago, probably not good by todays standards.

    I'll probably be content with the alpine setup.

    That's one plus about driving a 225,000 mile grand caravan, everything should be an upgrade. =)
     
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  6. kpohanka

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    If yall are interested I will post up some pictures of my build as it progresses. 2 Sundown SD3s will go under the rear seats in place of the removable storage. They will be sealed in a upfiring enclosure, and the box will be bed lined for water resistance. Will be my first time using liner in this way so I am interested to see how it comes out. Have not chosen an amp yet (marine rated) but it will reside within the factory subwoofer housing along with a DSP or LOC depending on how the LOC works. I can snap some shots of my sound deadening process as well if anybody is interested, it will be very thorough - dash and all, everything is coming out. I will be opening up the tops as well to deaden the space between the shells if it can be done.

    Will also be removing speakers to make measurements for replacements, I'd be happy to make measurements for the subwoofer as well and get factory enclosure specs for folks who want to drop in a different subwoofer in the factory locaiton. Just let me know if thats something somebody wants.

    Gotta finish up my other car before any of this can start though...
     
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    the crx del sol sir? I remember the del sol and own a crx, but didn't remember a crx del sol, is that a JDM thing?
     
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    Replacing HU? ins't it fairly well integrated into the CANBUS?
     
  9. kpohanka

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    yeah its like the US Del Sol but its RHD, has a different motor/suspension/trans, and an automatic top. motor is back from the machine shop built to 800whp tolerances so well see how high i can get...

    no i will not be replacing the head unit. it will go like one of these two scenarios

    1. Head unit --> Digital sound processor --> stock amplifier --> speakers
    (after DSP)--> AM amplifier --> subwoofer
    2. Head unit --> Stock amplifier --> speakers
    (after stock amp)--> Line out converter --> AM amplifier --> subwoofer
     
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    Does anyone know if there’s a way to set up an external speaker to play along with the factory radio for tailgating?
     
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    Haven’t ordered my gladiator yet. Wouldn’t go as far as to call me a true audiophile, but I haven’t kept a stock audio system on any of my last 8 cars.

    Debating on the alpine system. I’m going at least for the 7” display. Is the money worth going for the full alpine system vs keeping the stock and adding my own amp/speakers? I’m leaning towards the full audio system since I understand the canbus system can be finicky with aftermarket. I figure I could add another sub via line out connector is that stock sub doesn’t do enough....

    Also, can’t seem to find out how many speakers are in the stock configuration vs the alpine upgrade.

    Keep the recommendations coming!
     
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