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  1. Plug and Play amp upgrade to basic system

    Awesome! I'm guessing you've noticed the boost from the amp? So did the harness you purchased plug directly into the Alpine, or did you have to make connections on all the wires? Either way- glad you found a T harness and enjoy the tunes!
  2. Plug and Play amp upgrade to basic system

    My son and I recently installed the Alpine KTP amp in our F150 FX4, and the amp was the only thing on backorder from Crutchfield (however, it only took about 3 days for them to get it in stock and ship it- they seem to get shipments of this amp in pretty regularly). From what I can tell, the...
  3. 6.5" soundbar adapters

    I installed 6.5" coaxial speakers (i.e., woofer and tweeter is incorporated into a single speaker). I originally hooked up just one set of wires (the ones going to the larger of the original speakers), and noticed the sound seemed sort of hollow. Then I "bridged" both sets of wire (hooked both...
  4. 6.5" soundbar adapters

    Yes, the porting will all be discarded (at least as I recall). I tried to have my son hold our ShopVac right next to where I was cutting for the first few minutes. That proved rather ineffective, so we abandoned the vac and just waited till the end to sweep up all the little bits of plastic...
  5. 6.5" soundbar adapters

    It never occurred to me to remove the sound bar for this installation. Even if it only took 15 minutes to do so, I don't think I would have bothered. I tried using a Dremel for a few minutes, didn't find that completely to my liking and switched to a hand held jigsaw. As long as you are...
  6. Plug and Play amp upgrade to basic system

    Great news on the harness, and to secure the amp you can try getting some velcro (the wide strip with sticky tape on either side which is available at Lowes or Home Depot). There is a plastic vent above the hole you'll have when you remove the glovebox. Alternatively, you COULD get a long zip...
  7. Plug and Play amp upgrade to basic system

    Originally I secured it above my glovebox... Later, I relocated it to under the passenger seat (where I also have an 8" powered sub). In my case (I have the 2 door), I had to trim the heater vent that runs under the seat, but everything fits just right and it's easy to access the sub and amp...
  8. Jeep Should be Ashamed...

    Here is the thread where I covered the install of the KTP amp. https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/plug-and-play-amp-upgrade-to-basic-system.51309/ Unfortunately, the T-Harness I used is no longer produced by Alpine. However, if you look at the most recent posts on that thread (on...
  9. Plug and Play amp upgrade to basic system

    I searched for the PSS-23WRA manual and found it at this link: https://www.manualpdf.us/alpine/pss-23wra/manual?p=10 Page 10 (the specific page in the link) has the wiring colors in the PSS-23WRA. Since Alpine supplies the stock unit (I believe), hopefully the wire colors are the same in your...
  10. SSV Works Soundbar 6.5" speaker adapter installed

    Sorry to hear about the issues with the wiring. Is your system the premium amplified version (I don't know if that's automatic with the 8.4 screen system)? I tried various configurations of the wires, and didn't get crackling with any of the variations. What happens if you unbridge the wires...
  11. Plug and Play amp upgrade to basic system

    The red portion of the plug certainly appears to be identical to the one on the Pac-Parts harness, so I would think this would get you most of the way there. You'll just have to extend the wires to and from the amp and splice them to the plug that comes with the Alpine amp. If you do try this...
  12. Winches on Mall Crawlers?

    I installed a winch on my TJ for a couple of years, and only had occasion to use it twice- helped a full-size Humvee buried in mud, and righted my neighbor's tree after a storm. I'm trying to keep my JLR as light as possible (well, except for the 37" tires), so no winch on this one. Hopefully...
  13. Oil Change...debacle

    I have the 3.6L, and have always changed my own oil (just like doing it myself). I've had dozens of different vehicles over the years, and the JL is by far the easiest oil change by far (at least the 3.6L). No need to jack it up to get to the drain plug, and I love the top facing screw off cap...
  14. Secret Button Code?!?!

    Thank you for this information! Although I always wear my seatbelt when driving, it is super annoying when I have the Jeep running and I'm working on something in the driveway and that chime keeps going off. Ford has a similar process- you have to cycle the seatbelt 9 times in a 2004 F150 (a...
  15. SSV Works Soundbar 6.5" speaker adapter installed

    Here is a link to the Mopar speakers (which I think originally came as part of a Dodge Dart upgraded sound option) I installed in my JL. This was the first upgrade I did to my factory non-amplified system, and it made an immediate improvement (which was further enhanced when I added an Alpine...
  16. How to Beat Death Wobble! (An Algorithm to Diagnose The Issue)

    Just a follow-up on my experience with wobble... The adjustable stabilizer from Teraflex (Falcon 2.2) eliminated the wobble when set to the medium or firm setting- but if placed on the soft setting I would still get some wobble. I have since installed the Teraflex track bar, and can now set...
  17. 2 door vs. 4 door sales

    I'm in Dallas as well (originally from Central PA, small world). When I arrived at the third dealer who didn't have a single 2dr JL on the lot (this was 2 years ago), I asked "Why are there no 2 doors?" The response was "Because nobody buys them." I finally found mine in DeQueen, Arkansas...
  18. Jeep Should be Ashamed...

    I installed the SSV pods prior to installing the amp, and swapping in 6.5" speakers in place of the factory speakers (which I believe are 3.5" and 4.5") made an appreciable difference. In my case, I just went with coax 6.5" speakers (actually the ones SSV offers as part of the pod), and...
  19. Jeep Should be Ashamed...

    I just hooked the KTP directly to the speaker feeds. One of the pros of the KTP amp is- for reasons I don't fully understand- the system still recognizes all the speakers are there. You don't have to install any resistors to the line (so my guess is the amp itself still provides the necessary...
  20. What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

    In my continuing quest to firm up the front end of my JLR, I installed a Teraflex track bar today. First thing I noticed is the Teraflex weighs almost twice as much as the OEM unit. I was also able to recenter my front axle (wasn't far off, as I only have a 2" spacer lift installed- but it...



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