If you own a 2007 up JK 2 door or 4 door Unlimited, you know what I’m talking about.
At lower volume levels the Jeep Wrangler stereo is tolerable.
However, as soon as you try to crank it up – like when the is top off – forget it.
You may also notice this other annoying peculiarity in your Jeep Wrangler stereo.As you turn the volume up, the only frequencies that seem to get any louder are upper mid range and treble frequencies. This self attenuation feature is to prevent you from blowing stock speakers and to save Jeep the cost of having to replace them under warranty.There are a number of things working against you with the factory Jeep Wrangler stereo.Luckily, it’s relatively easy to overhaul this system and do a Jeep Wrangler stereo upgrade.We see a lot of Jeep Wrangler’s in our shop and for the most part, we’re replacing and upgrading everything – head unit, speakers, amp, subwoofer.
I realize, that’s not always in everyone’s budget and for a lot of people out there, you may have to do your Jeep Wrangler stereo upgrade in different phases.
I recommend you start with what is going to give you the biggest impact and biggest improvement overall – the subwoofer.
Even if you installed the best 6.5″ speakers money could buy, they would still be incapable of reproducing the natural frequency range so effectively produced by an aftermarket subwoofer.
When adding a subwoofer to a upgrade a Jeep Wrangler stereo, most of my customers are looking to keep the installation discreet for a couple reasons.
Note – if you have the factory subwoofer enclosure in the Unlimited model (2011 and up), you will also want to purchase these two additional Mopar parts to replace the trim that goes around the seat belt bolt.
A plain (without subwooofer) passenger side rear cargo trim panel (part #1PU12DX9AG) and a cover for the upper seat belt / roll bar (part #1PU18DX9AD) from Jeep/Mopar parts.