Jeep 392 Upgrades :)

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A TRICK PLACE TO HIDE AN AMP FOR AN AFTERMARKET SUB, at least I think it's kinda cool, :like:
If you have a Wrangler with the premium sound system [having the factory sub] then this should work for you.

I was in a dilemma on where exactly I could place an aftermarket amp. At least with a JL 392, nowhere under the seats as the rear seats won't fold down all the way and the front seats have air vents and other electronic equipment under them. It's never a good idea to attached an amp to a vibrating sub box. And it is a good idea to hide the amp from direct sunlight [and from less honest people] while ensuring the amp has proper airflow for cooling.

Well, if you're putting a high power aftermarket sub(s) in your Wrangler then you don't need [nor should you have operating anyways] the factory sub. Why? Well that's a whole other topic for later, but anyways...

Take the factory sub an throw it straight in the garbage but keep the plastic housing in place. Use the housing to mount the new amp inside of it. With the speaker grill re-attached the amp is now out of sight while still allowing for adequate cooling and protection from the elements.

Be sure you install an audio interface!!! Via tapping the interface into the existing Uconnect System, this will provide you with RCA output lines. I used the AmpPRO AP4 - CH4 [R.2 kit] This provides 6 channels, front, rear & sub. You can also add an optical output for true digital clarity, I didn't though.

This particular interface will fit behind the headunit [the screen on the dash you actually touch, some 'less informed' call that the stereo ;), but anyways ]. I have three sets of RCAs connected up to the interface and ran them back/have them staged 'ready to go' in a space under the rear seat. I'm only using the sub output RCA set at this time. I just wanted to get them all back behind there now to allow for an easier future endeavor as it does take quite a bit of finagling to get all that compacted behind the head unit, not to mention if I can minimize puling panels and running wires down the road if ever need be then that's a win!

Hope this helps somebody :)

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A TRICK PLACE TO HIDE AN AMP FOR AN AFTERMARKET SUB, at least I think it's kinda cool, :like:
If you have a Wrangler with the premium sound system [having the factory sub] then this should work for you.
 

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These things need a dead pedal. Anyone put one in? Same as other JKURs?
 
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These things need a dead pedal. Anyone put one in? Same as other JKURs?
I don't have one installed. At 6'2" I need all the stretch-out leg room I can get...
 

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These things need a dead pedal. Anyone put one in? Same as other JKURs?
I added the stainless Quadratec one. Easy install and lifts up to accommodate the floor mats (and vacuum). Looks and works great. I also added pedal covers that match pretty well (Amazon).
 

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I wanted to increase security and cosmetic appeal so I got rid of the strap that was holding the box in place and changed the color of the box, so...

Using two small rectangular flat blocks that were threaded in the middle I was able to slide them into the left side rail guide. I drilled two holes in the port section of the box and ran the bolts thru those holes and secured the box in the cargo area. I lost the ability to flip open the cargo cover that conceals that minuscule space for the door bolts, jumper cables, or whatever one has back there, but I can slide that cover straight back so the area is still accessible with a little more effort.

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Removed the Wrangler Unlimited stickers and put on some factory 392 emblems. What do ya think???

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Removed the Wrangler Unlimited stickers and put on some factory 392 emblems. What do ya think???

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Bad ass man!!! Love it
 

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👍🏼👍🏼Much prefer that location instead of the hood.
 
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👍🏼👍🏼Much prefer that location instead of the hood.
And I much prefer the emblem vs the Wrangler sticker that was there. Them stickers just look cheap and everyone's got one.
 
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