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I did find the box it came in, now if I can find the receipt. I do go to this PEP Boys alot & they do know my face, so maybe I'll give the return/swap a shot. I guess my new plan will be to replace each piece of the system one at a time with better equipment as it can be afforded. I guess the speakers should be first, (they are all aftermarket speakers now), because I'd rather have the better sounding speakers powered by the cheap amps instead of really good amps powering cheap speakers. If that makes any sense at all, ???
Be careful of going that route. Cheaper amps are more likely to clip the signal which will damage your speakers. I think the safer alternative would be to have a good amp with cheaper speakers initially. You'd be amazed what stock speakers sound like with a good amp powering them. Of course, you're then at risk of cranking it up too much and cooking the cheap speakers...


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It should be in there system if you only bought it a month ago.. Yeah hit me up when you ready .. Sound deading is a good place to start first


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It should be in there system if you only bought it a month ago.. Yeah hit me up when you ready .. Sound deading is a good place to start first


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Sound deading is a must for sure, but with the cold weather starting to set in I sure don't want to start tearing the interior apart right now. Wish I had a garage to work in. I think I'll deal with you for the better equipment when I'm in a better $$$ situation, you seem to know what your talking about & God knows I'll need all the help I can get. I'll be in touch.

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cool man you don't have to break the bank to get a decent system, just making the right choices/matching up gear helps. I been into car audio for 40 plus years so I have a pretty good grip on things at this point


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Well,... As it turns out, I feel like a dip**** for sure, the real problem was a pinched/cut (+) RCA cable After going & shelling out another $80 for a new amp, driving home, going through the uninstall-reinstall, it still had a dead channel. Then I though, Oh $hit! The HU has a bad channel! So I decided to follow the suspect amp RCA's back through the FJ to the HU hoping to find one of them unplugged or something, I ended up finding the pinch/cut. It was under the plastic sill cover on the passenger side. I guess I missed one of the wire looms under there & it got pinched off. So all is well that ends well atleast. Returned the new amp, got my $80 back & picked up a new set of RCA's. The funny thing was when I had everything hooked back up & turned the key to power it up...No sound out of that speaker...STILL! Dumb A$$ strikes again, I had the fader set all to the rear to check something & forgot about rolling it back to even. Almost blew a gasket there for a second. I know the RCA's should have been checked from the start, but just didn't think of it. I feel as though I've learned quite a bit about the entire audio thing after this experience.

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Well,... As it turns out, I feel like a dip**** for sure, the real problem was a pinched/cut (+) RCA cable After going & shelling out another $80 for a new amp, driving home, going through the uninstall-reinstall, it still had a dead channel. Then I though, Oh $hit! The HU has a bad channel! So I decided to follow the suspect amp RCA's back through the FJ to the HU hoping to find one of them unplugged or something, I ended up finding the pinch/cut. It was under the plastic sill cover on the passenger side. I guess I missed one of the wire looms under there & it got pinched off. So all is well that ends well atleast. Returned the new amp, got my $80 back & picked up a new set of RCA's. The funny thing was when I had everything hooked back up & turned the key to power it up...No sound out of that speaker...STILL! Dumb A$$ strikes again, I had the fader set all to the rear to check something & forgot about rolling it back to even. Almost blew a gasket there for a second. I know the RCA's should have been checked from the start, but just didn't think of it. I feel as though I've learned quite a bit about the entire audio thing after this experience.
good bc we are gonna test you on it later... stay sharp!
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