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post #1 of 16 Old 06-19-2015, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,

My name is Jody and I'm from North Carolina. Although I had a 1997 TJ several years ago, I had to let it go due to my situation at the time (living over an hour away from school and my girlfriend (now wife). I really didn't want to do it but knew I'd be able to get another one some day... and I finally did this past weekend!

I was really trying to hold out for a Rubi in my target price range but once I saw this guy I was sold. It's a 2011 JKU Sport on 35's and (what I believe to be) a 2.5" Rubicon Express Lift & Bilstein shocks. Additional mods at purchase included an Airaid Intake, *unknown* dual exhaust, Trektop, etc.

All of those were definite +'s for me but while on the test drive, I immediately decided that my first mod was going to be to the stereo (non-infinity setup and I am an old 12v installer after all). I first decided to focus on the speakers for security reasons. I installed Polk Audio components up front (DXI6501) and coaxials in the bar (DXI651). Both were also poly-filled & dynamatted thanks to the advice by many on this site! When it was all said and done, I was still not happy - so I replaced the factory HU w/ a Kenwood Touchscreen. At highway speeds I could then hear mids! And I could hear highs! But *sigh* no bass. Sooooooo, off to the audio shop...

I decided on a single JL Audio 8" W3 sub and then installed it - along with a Kenwood Excelon 400X4 Amp (2 channels bridged on sub and other two powering components). Luckily for my wallet, and good-standing w/ my wife, that was the last missing piece. I finally have those crisp highs, rich mids and punchy lows that I was hoping for - plus my kids really like that you can now watch movies in the Jeep!

So what's next? I'm thinking I may have to take up 4wheelparts.com on their Father's Day sale. Items currently on the wishlist include:
  • Body Armor F & B Bumpers
  • Body Armor Side Guards (maybe then both my kids will be able to get in by themselves)
  • XRC-9.5K Winch
  • Hi-Lift Jack & Accessories

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As FYI, I must have had my "Jeep-drunk" goggles on when I bought it and over the next few days following - because I totally overlooked the rear end sag. I was fortunate enough to get a PN off one of the rear springs and after performing a few Google searches, I determined that the previous owner installed a 2Dr kit on it. I placed a call into 4WheelParts.com to confirm and then placed an order for the correct rear springs (only thing different between the two kits). Hopefully, they'll be on their way soon...
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