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  1. MercuryFlint

    New member, 1999 Jeep Wrangler build in the works

    I guess I'll post my questions here. I have a 1999 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport in need of an audio overhaul. I'm sitting currently with a Pioneer DEH-P7000BT (great HU), two Pioneer 4x6s in the front, two Sony 3 way 5.25"s in the sound bar, a single MTX sub in a small, sealed box I bought off Amazon. The sub is being driven by a Sony XM-1652Z 1000w amp. Goals: -Sound deaden the entire Jeep. There's currently no carpet, so I'm riding around surrounded by bare steel. I'm looking at getting a used OEM carpet once I'm ready to deaden the interior. I'm looking at the Noico stuff since it's fairly inexpensive and has great reviews on Amazon. I'm not sure if I should just use this or if there's another layer I need to use on top. -Replace sub amp and get a 4 channel amp to drive the front speakers. I want micro amps for this so I can install them behind the dash on each side. I'm enamored with the NVX micro amps (400w.1 and 400w.4) as they have some fairly impressive Dyno tests and they appear to be the perfect size. -Determine how much air my sub needs, either build my own box or find a new sub that fits the box I have. I'm not sure if it's better to have two smaller boxes or one large box for the subs. There are a few online that I can get that will fit the limited space behind the rear seat of the Jeep. Though with the amp I want maybe I should just stick with one sub. I'm not sure how much benefit two will give me. -Replace the wiring with OFC. Run a 0 or 2 gauge from the battery to a power distribution block. I have 6 gauge running to the current amp, but the NVX amps appear to take 8 gauge or smaller. -Big 3 Upgrade with 0 gauge OFC. -Replace the front 4x6s with 5.25" rounds using aftermarket speaker brackets. Replace the speaker bar 5.25" rounds with 6" rounds with the little hack. I've always liked the Memphis Audio line of speakers, so I'll likely use those. -Replace the HU with a Pioneer that offers auto timing adjustment. I want a stereo with enough bass that I can feel it in my chest on the interstate. However, I'm not chasing bass. I just want to feel it a bit but have amazing sound clarity. Right now the music is a bit muddy from the sub and with all of the road noise I lose just about all of my midrange, so at speed I feel bass, hear some tinny sounded highs, and miss the whole middle range of the music. If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them. This is a budget build, so it's going slowly and I can't buy the higher end stuff. I'm also trying to make changes that will have a big impact as that might be the only step I can take for a while. I should be able to start the deadening in a few weeks depending on cost. The 4 channel amp is the next purchase. Thank you.
  2. Hello, all, I'm working on a 1999 Jeep Wrangler build. Currently hand-me-down parts and cheap accessories, beginning to bring in my own. I have questions, lots of questions, that I will post soon.