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post #1 of 8 Old 07-17-2017, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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2017 Rubicon Amp?

Hello All. I am new here so I ask your patience and advise.
Recently got a new 2017 JK Rubicon. (I had a 1995 YJ for 20 yrs and soooo much has changed).
I currently have the 130 head unit with standard sound (8 speakers). There is the connector for the premium sound subwoofer in the back.
I have a hard top so the stereo isn't half bad, nor is it half good. With a little thump it would be greatly improved.
I have read over and over again that the amp is under the steering column. Not so.
I have read that it is behind the glove box. Also not so.
I had hoped to put in a oem premium sound amp and oem sub.
Am I misguided? and where the heck is the amp? I know it has to have one, right?
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If you dont have the sub you dont have the amp, you need the Alpine upgrade for the amp.

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So could it be done? If I had an oem amp and an oem sub what else would I need?
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You might need the 430 , I would just get a 5 channel amp and run speker inputs and be done .

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You might need the 430 , I would just get a 5 channel amp and run speker inputs and be done .

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You can get the premium sound with the 130 head unit and alpine system. I had that lay out in my 2014. The 17 I went all out with 430N and alpine system. It seems every generation of the alpine the sound improves. All of the Alpine systems have been head and shoulders above the Infinity upgrade I had on the 2010 Rubicon.

Best thing that could be done is to look under the steering column should be easy enough to remove the knee bolster cover and see if there is a in mated connector to show it has the pre wiring for the amp. Then in the rear floor storage area see if the wiring is pre set for the sub. I know BMW was always good to have all the pre wiring in place for amps subs and CD changers, usually tucked behind carpet and panels. Made it easy for dealerships to upsell stereo upgrades.
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The connector for the sub is back there but the connector for the amp under the steering is not:-( . I guess I will pull the radio when I get some time and see what it looks like. Then check with the parts dept and see if I can get the part #s to what is missing.
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I would look at the Alpine OEM fitment speaker and subwoofer upgrade. Prob cost less and easier than trying to go with stock stuff.

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