Upgrading the sound system on your Jeep Wrangler TJ

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There are a lot of mentions of using pods for tweeters mounted either above the side vents or on the plastic moldings on the a-pillar.

I did find this post with tweeters surface mounted into the dash itself, but I didn't find many opinions on this method.
No plastic on my A-pillars. I got a real Jeep:)

I like the idea of surface mounted tweeters. I don’t have a sound bar, so the sound is mostly coming up from my knees. Surface mounted tweeters would place the sound in front where it is most natural. However, I’m more interested in a mid/tweeter that can handle frequencies below the sound of a piccolo, penny whistle, dog whistle, Maynard Ferguson, reed chirps from Stan Getz, Queen of the Night Aria from die Zauberflöte, etc. Most options for mid/tweeter include a large pod that squishes into the corner of the dash and A-pillar, which is to much in my face and makes my Jeep a target for someone’s drug habit.

Most importantly, someone remind me I’m headed down a rabbit hole trying to get clean audio out of my Jeep and I’m better off using my EarPod Pros for good audio. Only problem with that is going down the road at 55 mph only to discover I’m still in 3rd gear!
 
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No plastic on my A-pillars. I got a real Jeep:)

I like the idea of surface mounted tweeters. I don’t have a sound bar, so the sound is mostly coming up from my knees. Surface mounted tweeters would place the sound in front where it is most natural. However, I’m more interested in a mid/tweeter that can handle frequencies below the sound of a piccolo, penny whistle, dog whistle, Maynard Ferguson, reed chirps from Stan Getz, Queen of the Night Aria from die Zauberflöte, etc. Most options for mid/tweeter include a large pod that squishes into the corner of the dash and A-pillar, which is to much in my face and makes my Jeep a target for someone’s drug habit.

Most importantly, someone remind me I’m headed down a rabbit hole trying to get clean audio out of my Jeep and I’m better off using my EarPod Pros for good audio. Only problem with that is going down the road at 55 mph only to discover I’m still in 3rd gear!

Superbone Meets the Badman, or Chameleon?
 
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Superbone Meets the Badman, or Chameleon?

Chameleon! It was a fun chart to play in school when I was a kid. But I had it easy playing sax. La Fiesta was another great arrangement from that album. Can't go wrong with anything written by Herbie Hancock or Chick Corea. "Into the Faddisphere" - Jon Faddis, is on another level and would be the cut to blow out tweeters;-)
 
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Chameleon! It was a fun chart to play in school when I was a kid. But I had it easy playing sax. La Fiesta was another great arrangement from that album. Can't go wrong with anything written by Herbie Hancock or Chick Corea. "Into the Faddisphere" - Jon Faddis, is on another level and would be the cut to blow out tweeters;-)

I played Baritone in a few stage, swing and jazz bands. I miss those days (Maynard was actually still with us back then).
 
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I played those charts in school when the ink was still fresh! With Maynard‘s recording of Chick Corea’s “La Fiesta”, Spanish inspired charts for stage bands, concert bands, and marching bands made the rounds for many years after that. And with good reason, the various minor tonalities stacked in the trumpets at max dynamics was easy to pull off and sounded fantastic. Arrangers moved on to something else by the ‘90s. It’s all a formula, which is why I only taught high school band for 6 years. Most of the music isn’t that original or the work of genius.

I never had enough lung volume to be any good at bari, even though I did it when necessary. Jazz was OK but sax quartet music with a long fermata at the end was torture on a bari. BBb Tuba is even harder to play anything longer than an “oomph” with a quick breath to just finish with the “pa“. Big lungs is a superpower I don’t have. A soprano and tenor easily fit in my Jeep, too, with room for passengers.

Sorry, for the short high-jack! My next post will be what I think of the JBL BassPro Nano after it arrives later this week:)
 
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and in continuing with the car audio topic of discussion. Thus, I ended up doing car audio SPL bass competitions all over the country in USACi. Placed in top 10 at world finals in 2000 in the 301-600w pro class with 4 15" Kicker L7's walled in a Ford Festiva. Those were the days. To this day I have no idea how all that money came and where it went.

That is something I can’t wrap my head around. How did you work with the laws of physics and 50ft+ wavelengths of the lowest frequencies? With 4 15” Kicker’s, did you run them in phase or tweak it since they were so close together? There’s enough power to light the Bat Signal and to announce for Batman to look for it.
 

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Can't remember the exact amp setup because I went through so many. Was sponsored by Kicker. We made minor tweaks all the time to chase dB's anywhere we could find it. Reinforced vehicle structure. Mic placement. Angle of attack on audio plane with different port tunes. Tried em all. Length and port sqft.
 
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I have these bookmarked and on the short list. I blame all of you.

BLAM Ultra-compact 4 x 75W RMS Class D amplifier​

https://incartec.co.uk/product/BLAM...MS-Class-D-amplifier-OEM-Compatible-BL-RA754D

BLAM Ultra-compact D Class 1 x 500W monoblock amplifier​

https://incartec.co.uk/product/BLAM...-monoblock-amplifier-OEM-Compatible-BL-RA501D

BLAM Relax 165RC 165mm (6.5inch) Hi-efficiency 2ohm, 2-Way Coaxial speakers​

https://incartec.co.uk/product/BLAM...ncy-2ohm-2-Way-Coaxial-speakers-PAIR-BL-165RC

BLAM Relax 130RS 130mm (5.25inch) Hi-efficiency 2ohm, 2-Way Component speakers​

https://incartec.co.uk/product/BLAM...y-2ohm-2-Way-Component-speakers-PAIR-BL-130RS
 
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I have these bookmarked and on the short list. I blame all of you.

BLAM Ultra-compact 4 x 75W RMS Class D amplifier​

https://incartec.co.uk/product/BLAM...MS-Class-D-amplifier-OEM-Compatible-BL-RA754D

BLAM Ultra-compact D Class 1 x 500W monoblock amplifier​

https://incartec.co.uk/product/BLAM...-monoblock-amplifier-OEM-Compatible-BL-RA501D

BLAM Relax 165RC 165mm (6.5inch) Hi-efficiency 2ohm, 2-Way Coaxial speakers​

https://incartec.co.uk/product/BLAM...ncy-2ohm-2-Way-Coaxial-speakers-PAIR-BL-165RC

BLAM Relax 130RS 130mm (5.25inch) Hi-efficiency 2ohm, 2-Way Component speakers​

https://incartec.co.uk/product/BLAM...y-2ohm-2-Way-Component-speakers-PAIR-BL-130RS

I know I read on here before that it's quick shipping from there, any other hidden costs? I might do the same.
 

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I purchased a new sound system and speakers for my 97 TJ but I can't find the thread about how to wrap them. I want to pay to have them put in and I bought foam and the wrap for them but I wanted to find the thread explaining it and I can't find it.
 

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I purchased a new sound system and speakers for my 97 TJ but I can't find the thread about how to wrap them. I want to pay to have them put in and I bought foam and the wrap for them but I wanted to find the thread explaining it and I can't find it.

Can you elaborate on what replacement speakers you bought, and also the foam and wrap you are speaking of. I'm sure we can walk you through the install so you don't have to pay someone loot to do it.

Did you buy an amplifier as well, and wiring? Let us know what you have, everything.
 

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Can you elaborate on what replacement speakers you bought, and also the foam and wrap you are speaking of. I'm sure we can walk you through the install so you don't have to pay someone loot to do it.























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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