Anyone install the Alpine PSS-23WRA factory upgrade kit?

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  1. cbrenthus

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    Keep in mind this is not the same as the Alpine upgrade from the factory. This kit is only an amp, 2 tweeters, and a sub. If I'm not mistaken, the factory upgrade is for all speakers. For $1200, heck for even $800, you can do a lot better aftermarket!
     
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    Garbage. Total waste of money. All my speakers pop and hiss at anything over 20 on the volume bass while it has some now is a joke with the tops off its even worse my jbl Bluetooth destroys this thing.
     
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    That sucks man. I've been wondering if this was BETTER than my 8.4" Alpine. I kind of thought it would be and the dealer was selling us the $400 version for $1500.

    My Alpines not amazing but I'm glad it's built in and it does the job. May upgrade the amp or something one day just not worth the hassle right now and I hate having car audio stuff for people to make my Jeep a target.
     
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    Just installed this in my JLUR. I had the 7” uconnect system without factory sub. Also have the one touch power top (which alters soundstage when open)-

    First thoughts-
    Yes it’s expensive. But... worth it in my opinion. The custom bracket, the pre-made wiring harness, the plug and play functionality all made my installation a breeze. Literally was done in just about an hour.

    Second- before purchasing I took my rig to a very high end shop to hear what they might want to do to make the jeep sound better... and got a $3500 estimate. The reality is, I didn’t buy this jeep because I’m an audiophile- if you are then I’m sure this system isn’t for you. If you just want a dramatic improvement to the volume levels and overall soundstage with some much needed bass that’s lacking from the factory- this is the perfect solution.

    Finally- for all of those saying their speakers are popping and cracking- it’s important to check all of the dip switches/cross over settings on the amp and sub before you install- I am not having any issues with this but can definitely see where it would be easy to screw up those settings and ruin your system. The instructions very clearly lay out the ideal settings for the stock radio install.
     
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    Question, after install, what happens with the underseat A/C, heat duct? Is it blocked? I cant imagine its good in the winter to have hot air blowing on the amp and sub...???
     
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    It’s not completely blocked, but will def blow air onto the mount for the amp... I too am curious as to how that will work in the winter. I’ve checked the heat being generated by the amp today (it’s 97 and super humid in PA) and it’s minimal- I’ve been driving for about an hour with it playing. Perhaps it’s got enough heat sync material to not cause any issues with the duct being there.
     
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    Another note to add- If you have the mopar all weather floor mats for the rear seats- you have to modify the passenger side mat so it slides back in and around the amp mount arms- just a little trimming but the mat still will be functional and hold water/mud without spilling
     
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    Ok thanks for the info. My other idea is to replace front dash and knee panel speakers with a 5 1/4 inch component set, add 5 channel amp and sub in rear...decisions time money...
     
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    I just clicked on the link and it shows $1300 now. I missed out on the $800 deal.
     
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