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post #1 of 4 Old 06-06-2014, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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2014 JK Factory Amp Replacement? (Nitro)

I've been reading a ton and it looks like in the past the JK factory amplifier could be replaced with a Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty amp of a comparable year. The purpose was to remove the sound cutoff/weaker signal feature that the JK amps have for the soundbar. Seems like a lot of people had good results with the relatively inexpensive factory amps of other vehicles.

Does anyone know if the same amps work on the newer JK's or if there are other factory amps that we can use to get rid of the sound cutoff?
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-07-2014, 12:27 PM
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I've been reading a ton and it looks like in the past the JK factory amplifier could be replaced with a Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty amp of a comparable year. The purpose was to remove the sound cutoff/weaker signal feature that the JK amps have for the soundbar. Seems like a lot of people had good results with the relatively inexpensive factory amps of other vehicles.

Does anyone know if the same amps work on the newer JK's or if there are other factory amps that we can use to get rid of the sound cutoff?
Your best bet is to remove the factory amplifier, do an amp bypass, and install a quality aftermarket amplifier. I t would be relatively inexpensive and the results will be far greater than using a different model amp. If you have the technical ability to integrate a different factory amplifier, you should be able to do this as well.

It all depends on your budget.

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Lonestar how do you do the amplifier bypass? or to which speaker wires do you connect from the black and the white connectors? I want to install an aftermarket amp but not run wires to all the speakers again.
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Meh....

I'm well aware of the advantages of just bypassing the factory amp and going aftermarket.

But I'd *really* like to know if anyone succeeded with swapping amps with one out of a different Chrysler vehicle.

If this works and one of the other amps has better specs, this would be a MUCH easier upgrade for people than trying to do a whole amp bypass and rewire.... and potentially would be a cheap upgrade too, if you can buy the original amp from someone else who already went aftermarket and pulled their old one out!

My main concern would be the Chrysler CANBUS interface being smart enough to ID the amp as the "wrong" one for the Jeep, and throwing some kind of error code.
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