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Old 11-17-2012, 04:15 PM
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Hey guys, new to the forum, this will not be much of a build thread because I don't plan to do much to this Jeep, but figured I'd start one anyway. Picked this Jeep up about a week and a half ago, it's an ex-Forest Service Jeep with 90K miles on it. 4.0 I6, auto, 4x4, bare bones with manual windows and door locks, it doesn't even have rear speakers! It's in perfect condition in and out aside from a broken ash tray lid and the blinkers are finicky. I already replaced the older head unit with a new Kenwood unit, it already has a nice amp with an Xplod sub that will probably get replaced, I am definitely going to replace the door speakers. I plan to cheapy Rhino-Line the plastic fenders and bumpers, add a hitch, maybe do the intake manifold swap and add a header. Anyway, on to pics.

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Repainted the headlight buckets, grill, and undercoated the fenders.
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Wonder what I was painting here, haha
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:09 AM
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very nice looking stocker man, great find..advice, i wouldnt bother with speakers in the hatch, pop some slim 6.5s in the back doors, youll be happier
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looks good!
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very nice looking stocker man, great find..advice, i wouldnt bother with speakers in the hatch, pop some slim 6.5s in the back doors, youll be happier
I'm just wondering, when I installed my new head unit, the wires for rear speakers were there, but I don't seem to have any speakers anywhere, so where are the wires run to?
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so where are the wires run to?
Bump for this, anyone know?
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Originally Posted by Prototype4342

Bump for this, anyone know?
does your headliner have openings for speakers, everything should still be wired stock
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No it doesn't, that's what makes it so confusing. No rear speakers, and yet the wires were there when I did the head unit.
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Went to do my front speakers while the turkey was cooking today, had a set of extra speakers in my Camaro that were going unused and the passenger one in the Jeep was blown, so it was time. It went fairly well until I went to put the driver's side back on. I was pushing the power mirror switch back in and it fought me a lot, I broke the back piece off and it got me good. Then I realized I didn't test the driver's speaker before I put the panel back on, turns out the negative wire fell off so I had to take it all back apart.

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Here's my sound setup, I have two Pioneer speakers in the front and will be installing 6x9s in the rear when I find the wires. I plan to replace the sub but probably not any time soon.

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Mint green xj **** yeah!! Really nice find man! do you plan on keeping the green or painting it in the future? And what kind of dog do you have? Lol
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I will probably keep it green, I really like how unique the color is, especially on such a popular vehicle, it's nice to have something that stands out. Maybe it'll get painted far far in the future, but it's not on the list.

Also, I have a basset hound.
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love that color!
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Well I changed the oil today and apparently when I opened the garage door it bumped itself back down about a foot, so when I started backing out I heard a noise, so I pulled back forward and heard another noise. Jumped out and saw that the damned garage door had broken my rear spoiler off

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Headed to Wal-Mart to get something to fix it with, plastic ears that hold it on just snapped off so maybe some JB weld or similar.

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Also put an LED light in the 3rd brake light.
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Well the JB weld didn't hold, so now I'm missing my spoiler. Anyone know where I can get a new one?
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