Setup up for my Jeep... Rockford or JL?

HandsumAssassin
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Hi Everyone

I recently purchased a 99 Jeep Sahara. I want to have a decent system installed ASAP!!!

In my previous car I was focused on having a purely SQ setup. I will obviously no longer be focused on SQ in a Jeep with a flowmaster and the top down. Of course I'd still like clarity, I simply won't be obsessed with it now. I suppose loudness is now the most important issue.

For those of you who don't know, 5.25" speakers will fit up front in a Jeep and 6.5" speakers fit in a soundbar, or pods, that mount directly above the seats on the rollbar. Now for the speakers I've been looking at...

The JL VR-series 2-ways or RF HPC 2-ways. The RF's are about $30-$50 cheaper per pair, have a slightly higher RMS than the JL's, and their frequency range stats claim that they put out alot more bass than the JL's. Would the RF's be a better application for a Jeep? Why are the JL's so much more expensive if they can't perform as well as the RF's? What should I go with?

Also, what about a sub? I'd like to have just 1 12" sub for the Jeep and I was leaning towards a JL W6. From reading up about this sub, I understand that it is pretty neutral.... both clear and loud. However, I've also been reading that it's overpriced. If you all suggest that I go with the Rockford 5.25s and 6.5s, should I just save the money and get my boom from a RF sub as well (again, since a Jeep's soundstage doesn't provide for clarity)?

Please offer any suggestions or advice

Many thanX and cheers

 

juicedmullet

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someone at the stereo shop here where i live (right down the road) marketed that same JL sub to me. i liked how it sounded. i have 2 fosgate 12s right now (yeah only running at about .69-.72 of what they should have for space (but hey ive still got a back seat and theyve lasted for 4 years, but the box was hella hard to build and coat in rubberized coating). im running about 350-400 to them right now. they are plenty loud but not as clear as they should probably be.

 

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I wouldn't waste money one a sub if you have the soft top. My friend has the soft top and 2 RF subs and they don't get loud or sound good.

I'd look into CDT and Diamond audio. Both make great comp sets.

I own the cdt hd-62cf and recommned them. Just make sure you give the comp set at least 100 watts and then they will sound great and give you plenty of bass for a jeep.

 

Ryknow
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I have a 2001 Sport and my friend has a 2000 shara, 2 10's in the back in a small sealed box sounds nice when down fired or against the back seat. Even with the top down. I put Pioneer 6.5 in my soundbar and pioneer 5.25 in dash. Have Alpine type-r comps under door in kick panels.

 

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someone at the stereo shop here where i live (right down the road) marketed that same JL sub to me. i liked how it sounded. i have 2 fosgate 12s right now (yeah only running at about .69-.72 of what they should have for space (but hey ive still got a back seat and theyve lasted for 4 years, but the box was hella hard to build and coat in rubberized coating). im running about 350-400 to them right now. they are plenty loud but not as clear as they should probably be.
go whit rockford sounds great in mine
 

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poopdeck
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if you lose the back seat in that jeep, you'll have plenty of room....i have 4 10 inch RF subs pounding with my soft top either on and off, and they sound great. (one box downfiring, and the other pointing towards the front.

 
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