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Old April 8th, 2004, 02:14 PM
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We did XM on the Range Rover, and I just use the magnetic mount and have placed it on the hood right in front of the cowl.

On the CrewCab the aentenna is mounted on top of the Donaldson pre-cleaner on the snorkel.
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Old April 8th, 2004, 07:05 PM
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Speakers and XM Unit Info

The XM radio tuner was integrated in the new Alpine CDA-9820XM, so I did not have to add an "add on" box to the install in the interest of space.

The head unit was installed in the Tuffy Console.

Focal Speakers were installed in the front Doors (165V2 6-1/2" Component Speakers), and the crossovers were also installed in the doors. In retrospect, I would look at the slim line option as the front speakers do stick out somewhat.

The rear speakers were done above the small rear windows in custom enclosures (130CA 5-1/4" 2-Way Speakers) It was important to put them somewhere that did not take away from the cargo area

No Sub yet, got to start saving again!
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Old April 9th, 2004, 01:17 PM
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I saw that Alpine in Crutchfield. It looked to be a decent deal for the price.

My only concern...is that with the location in the center console...you'll have to look down to change among the many stations. My initial thought was that it might almost be better to have the auxiliary "faceplate" of non-integrated head units up on your dashboard somewhere. Think?

Post pics of the rear speaker enclosures. I'd like to see those too.

Thanks!
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Old April 9th, 2004, 01:22 PM
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Its pretty distracting for the first day or so until you learn to program in your favorite stations. Then all you need to worry about is hitting the right button.
Now I really only every roate though 4 stations although they just added some new ones I have to check out.
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Old April 9th, 2004, 06:24 PM
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Rear Speaker Enclosure

Rear Speaker Enclosures....
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Old April 9th, 2004, 06:25 PM
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Front Speaker Enclosures

As requested.....
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Old April 13th, 2004, 03:06 AM
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I looked at getting the XM but Best Buy quoted my like $300 just for the install, because the Defender was such a tricky install!!!!!

I like your amp location. I have a soft top, w/ 2 jump seats in the back so didn't have that option. I went with a 500 watt / 5 channel JL amp, matched with the 4 JL's in the stock speaker locations. I then had them build a custom 12' JL Audio subwoofer box enclosed in marine grade fiberglass then covered with fabric. It bolts to the stock lower rear seat belt location and I can take it out and put it in in 2 minutes. Still plenty of storage room. It is downward facing and sounds really great in the soft top. I also had them build a cusom marine grade fiberglass removable cover for my amp on the back of my left side bench.

Just in case anyone else was thinking of upgrading the sound system in their Soft tops.

I have pictures if anyone is interested.

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P.S. They were the first upgrades I did with the D90 and have been well worth it.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 09:15 PM
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Well...let's see the pics. Sounds cool.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 10:06 PM
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Here is a picture of the sub box from the rear view, sorry it isn't bigger, they won't let me upload and my webpage got messed up like 2 years ago.
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Here is the top view with the amp up top
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Here is the top view without the marine grade plexiglass cover on the amp
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Old April 17th, 2004, 01:22 PM
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I have a bazooka tube bass tucked away behind the passenger seat against the wall where seat was. It takes up very little space. The amp is under the passenger seat in the "glove" box. I have found this to be the least restricting for my passengers, mostly my two large dogs that can't stay out of the truck. I find $300 for installation of the XM absurd. I did it my self without any trouble in less than a hour. I am no McGiver either.
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Old April 26th, 2004, 02:58 PM
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Speaker enclosures revisited...

For those interested in Steve's speaker enclosures like myself.

I did some research and found these:

http://search.cardomain.com/cgi-bin/...VERSE+QLOGICS+

I ordered a pair to install. I'll let you know how it comes together with pics.
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XM radio antenna question

I am picking up an XM tuner for my Sony radio tomorrow. I saw on an old thread about somebody putting their antenna inside the front fender. I was wondering if anyone else has tried it and if they would recommend doing the same. Also, did they use the blank to cover it up or did they use the heater vent side? Thanks you all and feel free to throw any advice towards my direction.
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I'm with Tyler and Mike, I've got the antenna on the light tab.

Chris - I didn't know they made a larger antenna, where did you pick that up?
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Old July 8th, 2004, 10:56 AM
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Circut City. Best Buy may stock it as well.
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I went with the tiny antenna on the roll bar light tab. It works great! Thanks for the input.
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