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  1. I've wanted an XJ for almost 10 years and I just recently was in the position to pick one up. I got a 1997 with 221k miles, the 4.0 inline six, and auto. Cost me $2k. Its exactly what I've been looking for. The plan for this vehicle is to just be my running-around rig. I would like to do some mild to moderate wheeling with it, and I want something I can do whatever I want with without worrying about practicality much. I don't have a lot money to put into this so everything is going to be pretty budget focused, but its still a whole lot better than nothing!!! Anyway, here it is. Its not much to look at, but I don't see it for what it is, but for what it can be :-) Looks a bit better under the hood after some effort with the pressure washer. The Jeep needs a fair amount of maintenance done to it, along with some mechanical upgrades. From there I'll get to the audio system work. First order of business was to get the thing up on the lift. I had to do some shop Tetris to fit the Jeep along with my tractor into our shop (which is also, apparently, my wife's crossfit gym). The maintenance issues that needed to be addressed were: Replace all fluids & filters Fix hood latch Rebuild rear brakes Replace spark plugs, wires, cap & rotor Replace oil pressure sending unit Replace rear main seal, oil pan gasket, & valve cover gasket Here some pictures of some of that work. Old brakes New brakes Under the valve cover, a bit sludgy. I took the pic after I cleaned it up at bit too. I decided it would be easier to clean the carpets with the seats out, they are a bit of a mess. Unfortunately the front passenger foot well was soaked in water, pulling up the carpet revealed some car cancer. I forgot to take a picture of it, but that mess was wire brushed off, treated with some acid-based rust converted, and then given a couple coats of POR-15 rust preventative paint. I think the water came in from a leaking plug in the foot well. It was right were water would get flung in coming off the front tire. I sealed everything up well so I think this problem should be fixed. Fortunately nothing had rusted all the way through.
  2. GrantMcl97


    I've just really started getting into building my trucks system and my amp just went out. It was a Hifonics HFI amp I got from a friend. It's garbage but it worked for a while. It was pushing my SoundQubed HDC3.12.D2 and I'm in between amps. The number one on my list is the Hifonics Brutus 2000.1 it seems to be a good amp considering I'm still in high school so my money is tight. But I'm also looking at the Audiopipe APMI 2000 which I don't know anything about Audiopipe but I've heard that amp is decent and also the SoundQubed 1200.2 any input will be very appreciated and if you have had any of these amps please let me know how it was.
  3. I am new to this forum so sorry if i am in the wrong forum area for this type of quesion. I am thinking about running one of these DC level 4 12's in a small hatchback car with the skar 1400.1 and a skar 85.4 for the mids and highs. I am running a pioneer avic 940 bt and the alpine type r components in the front doors and the type r coaxle speakers in the rear dash also running a kinetik hc 1200 and a factory battery and all 1 and 4 gauge wiring. So any opinions are greatly appreciated but please im not one to bash a certain brand so please dont. Everyone has an opinion just certain ones should only be expressed in the right situation.
  4. Subwoofer : Soundstream T7.122 12" 800W Tarantula Series Dual 2 Ohm Car Subwoofer Amp : Soundstream TA1.2000D 2000W Monoblock Tarantula Series Class-D Amplifier Headunit : Option 1) Sony DSX-A40UI Single-Din Digital Media Receiver w/ Aux Input and USB Option 2) Which is better? Or what do you recommended that is near 70-80$ Also how would I wire the sub to amp? Also if you could recommend wiring for this! Thank you very much for your time! ( I'm new )
  5. Hey smd, i have my hdc3 15 downstairs, d2 wiring. i plan on runnign it at 1 ohm, in my malibu w stock 110a alt,(to be changed) 3 runs of 2awg OFC EB flex, with 2 deep cycles in the rear(Undetermined) and my big ass moto master upfront from the batts--amp i will have 1/0, but from the front batt-- back batt will all be 2awg also big 3 will be done in the 1/0.war I am able to drop 550 bucks on a nice quality amp that will push this hdc3 to its limits. I Would love to buy the aq 2200 brand new off their site, but i have a boy who has a sexy DD m3a amp for 500 picked up. So im debating.... What do you guys think. kinda leaning towards the ddm3a cause its rare where im from.
  6. iyl start with the photos and comments welcome !! first box tweets bad idea second box wish i had designed ported but thears room to change !!!! attempt to sound proof the lid lots of exspanding foam door sound proof attempt doorcards final doorcards