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Old 02-11-2012, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ironchef2011 View Post
Hey Chief,
Glad I could help my friend. As for your thought of installing the 3.5" in the headliner, don't do it. They won't fit and that's not where you want sound coming from. The two most important areas in the Ram to improve IMO is the dash speakers first and then the sub. By eliminating the center and using the JL 3.5's in the left/right dash, it was a huge improvement. The door speakers weren't nearly as important and if I had it to do over again I wouldn't waste the time or money there. The sub however was a nice bonus but be sure to install the line output control knob with the amplifier. It's really nice to be able to control the bass depending on the style of music and volume. As for the number of subs, it all comes down to your music preference. But I've yet to find an installation whereby a single JL 10W3v3 wasn't able to hold its own and impress the hell out of it's owner. I simply can't say enough about the amazing combination of the small, digital JL amplifier and their enclosure/sub set. If you just did the dash, amp and sub, you'd be thrilled with the results.

And in my opinion, the speaker amplifier, door speakers, headliner speakers and converters are all a waste unless you're going to replace everything and go high end. But at volume 20-24, my system is powerful as hell and has wonderful imaging.
Thanks brother for the reply. It is sad when people try to take advantage of you when you go to get information. If the installer knew they would not fit he should have said something. He even stated that they have done that before, yeah right. Glad I checked here first before spending any money. I did the same thing with my son's truck @ coloradofan. The cool thing is I never tell them that I have been repairing medical equipment for the last 16 years in the Navy. Just want to get their recommendation for sound since they do this all the time. Thanks for people like yourself.

I looked at your sub setup and was wondering did you build the box or did you buy it? If so, where from if you do not mind me asking. Also, my music taste varies and thanks for the info about the line output control knob with the amplifier.

If I have questions when I start I will give you a holla, if you do not mind.

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