If you are going to do one over the other, upgrading the speakers will give you better sound than just upgrading and amp. I would argue that upgrading the amp and not the speakers would produce worse sound.
Ok, so I do not believe the factory Alpine amp is rated for a 2 ohm load. I would think they produce these a economically as possible, and being a complete engineered system for the vehicle, they are not manufacturing them for applications where there will be much variability.
As for the...
Yeah, I get the amp is capable of handling 4 ohms per channel. Problem is if you have two 4 ohm speakers wired in series on each channel for the sound bar, your amp is seeing an 8 ohm load per channel.
Ok, but the parallel calculation for your front speakers is (4*8)/(4+8) = 3 (rounded)
Thought you said you wired the speakers on the sound bar in series (which just adds the impedence of the speakers together).
Is this correct? The stock stereo is 4 ohms wired in parallel to 2x 8 ohm speakers - resulting in a 4 ohm load for the amplifier.
If you wire 2x 4 ohm in series it results in a 8 ohm load for the amplifier.
It has been 28 years since I got my first YJ and 21 years since I sold my '97 TJ.
Surprised the kids with this yesterday. Sport S w/ Max Tow, Tech, Active Safety, Cold Weather, Bedliner and Side Steps.
I was quoted I think something like 149 for the wheel locks. I was also given a finance rate that undid about half of the overall discount and got me back to the same all-in price I could get in NY.
You can almost never trust an advertised price on dealer websites. Most don't include freight (which is on the sticker and part of MSRP) and most show the price with every available incentive.
This one clearly states "Freight is not included in the advertised price on CDJR new cars." Which...
Just be careful. Lots of sketchy dealers re add the destination charge after they discount.
Then they try justifying it by telling you it's a flat charge and they can't do anything to discount it.
But when they quote you the n% off, it's always taken off of the full MSRP (which contains...
Yes, 8.875 and there is no maximum limit on the amount of tax you will pay.
Only break you get in NY is that if you trade a vehicle, you do not pay tax on the trade in, as you do in some states. That's why if you are trading in a car, try to maximize the trade in.