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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Just ordered Rockford Fosgate R193 6x9 Speakers thru Crutchfield's.

I see on mine the speaker grill and part of the door plastic pulls up from the bottom.

I do have to say the one thing I saw as a weak point after I pickep up the Jeep was the sound system - so looking forward to see how the speaker swap will impact sound.

As a guitarist I can say from experience just a speaker swap can make a really big difference in a guitar amp.

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post #17 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 02:48 PM
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im sure youll love them! it seems to be like 75% of the people who upgrade theirs choose the R193s


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A class 3 Curt trailer hitch can be purchased on Amazon for $99. I'm going to order mine soon for our holiday travels...have to also get a rear hitch mounted cargo carrier (~$80).
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Speaking of towing. Mine is 4x4 with no extra towing package. I asked my sales guy stock towing capacity and he said 1,500 lbs, but somewhere I thought I saw 1,000 lbs. So what gives.
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1,000 without oil cooler. Goes up to 2000 with oil cooler. I think you could safely tow 1500 without oil cooler as long as it wasn't an everyday thing.

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Rear cargo net!! Under $30 I believe, and it holds your stuff down and keeps it from rolling around in the back. Attaches to the D-rings in the rear hatch area.

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SteveReject - can you post a pic of the net set up?
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post #23 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-16-2013, 12:18 PM
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after you spend the $100 on the hitch
another addition i recommend is a hitch step,
helps protect the bumper from minor dings and scratches
also helps accessing that $100 roof basket.

another $100 mod would be a CB radio ,
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post #24 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-16-2013, 03:10 PM
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SteveReject - can you post a pic of the net set up?
I checked my files and I don't have a photo of mine in my Jeep. However this is what it looks like. I found mine on Ebay or Amazon for under $30 shipped.






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Well the K&N Air Filter came this afternoon. I had it in under 1 hour. The 2 screws on the air box by the firewall are the hardest part.
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With the right sized ratchet set or screw driver it's a piece of cake! That was one of my very first modifications!

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post #27 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-16-2013, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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I did use a socket w/ phillips attachment. I'm not sure I'd say piece of cake - but I've seen worse. Like I say - under an hour - probably closer to 30-40 minutes.
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Fire Extinguisher and a Tire Plug Kit, Towstrap too.

Yes, the economy has gotten better....
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Thanks for this forum post. I know it's a bit older, but super beneficial for me! Lots of these items are on my to-do list now! Going to buy a few a month till i get into the more expensive upgrades.

It's been a minute since the last post...anything new?

Air filter is first
Any other cheaper engine bay upgrades out there?

Also - does anyone have the interior accents painted (or a link to buy already painted accents?) I'm thinking about accenting all the chrome with some blue as well. Being new to the forum, I'm still learning the navigation. (cannot even find photos of peoples rides yet on their profiles.)
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I was thinking of painting my wheels red (body color), maybe leaving some silver or adding some black for accent. I won't do it till spring when the winter weather is over. Any thoughts?
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