If you've owned an '03-'06 Wrangler or completed an install on one; you know my pain.
Here's what I have:
Alpine head unit
Infinity Kappa 5-1/4" components in stock dash location.
5-1/4" Kappa coaxials in overhead sound pods directly above and just behind driver and passenger.
A single Pioneer TS-SW1041D sub in a 1.0 cu ft sealed enclosure firing into the tailgate.
Alpine MRV-F345 4 channel amp. Channels 1/2 power front dash speakers and 3/4 power the sub. The overhead pod speakers are powered by the deck due to the close proximity to my head.
Low pass is crossed over at 80hz.
While playing Disturbed's new cd on track #1; the kick drum overwhelms the 5-1/4" speakers. They can't handle any appreciable bass at listening volumes.
The Kappas are squawky like a horn speaker and hot in the midrange.
Lack of midbass/midrange fill even with BBE set on #3 of the head unit.
Sealed box doesn't have enough output when driving down the highway. Jeep has soft top and I have to overcome road noise.
Back in the day; I preferred old school Soundstream amps for their musicality and speaker brands such as Focal and MB Quart.
I'm concerned that the Kappas are possibly not a long throw woofer style and are distorting all too quickly under power. I'd love to figure a way to get at least 6-1/2" components into the doors. Have you seen a newer Wrangler door panel lately?
Any help or experience would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!