4.8 out of 5 stars 266. I threw them in the trash and replaced them with the Kicker 77kick10 speakers and they sound so tremendously better. The stock system was also a heavy in the low-freq department but this time it was the bass guitar region. Alpine provides this rather elaborate wiring harness to connect the i209-WRA. The PSS-23WRA provides excellent sound performance whether the JL’s top is on or off. The following parts are excluded from Free Shipping unless otherwise stated: There is a lot to love about the Jeep Wrangler JK. VDP Always A 4U Soundbar Speakers They produce a much better sound when compared to the rather lame factory speakers (on the right). One area of the Jeep JK that doesn’t spark joy amongst its owner is the audio system. Three different length mounting posts are included allowing it to attach to lots of different wheels. A slick feature is the ability to control the Jeep’s climate control system right on the screen. Unfortunately, for Jeep, the JK came out a decade later. Wiring is where things can go horribly wrong. My Sahara 2019 didn't come with this as the later 2019 did. 2014 Jeep Wrangler Altitude Edition Hydro Blue. And, thankfully defunct are the 430 and 130 radio options. Even with all of this, Alpine’s X409-WRA-JL is still remarkably easy to use. For a serious audio upgrade, we went with Alpine’s PSS-22WRA sound system. I turned the bass control down a couple of notches and had pretty good sound. I recently re watched LOTR, Return of the King and I heard sounds I hadn't heard before except when I saw it the first time in a theater. The systems replace the clunky factory head unit with absolutely gorgeous feature-packed 9-inch displays. The Jeep JL is available with either a Uconnect 3 with a 5-inch display, a Uconnect 4 with a 7-inch display, or the Uconnect 4 with navigation and an 8.4-inch screen. But one of the best ways to think of the i209-WRA is as an extension of your phone. Sync it to your phone, download Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, and enjoy its giant screen and extensive capabilities. The Alpine 9 speaker system makes it feel like your own private theater. Sure, it might not be the complete rethink that some wanted. All audio systems require a bit of tweaking to your preference. A massive upgrade over the feeble Uconnect 130, the i209-WRA features a beautiful 9-inch touchscreen display. Yes very much so. Almost anything else can be adjusted. The interior of the JK went from feeling like it was designed in the 1990s to something from this century. I would still give up my left nut for this option!!! mine was 12oz and I had way to much left overThank you MARK DARNELL, for helping me decide on what parts to buy!Hope y'all enjoy this one! Two weather-resistant amplifiers also are included making this a big step up from the weak factory system. Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb at 110 DBs was far too much to resist. It is little wonder that Jeep sold more than 2,000,000 of them. Compared to the 7-inch UConnect system, the 9-inch Alpine X409-WRA-JL looks amazing. A unique feature of the i209-WRA is it is weather-resistant, so you don’t have to worry if you encounter a surprise storm with the top off. Both the Alpine speaker system and the i209-WRA are designed to be a plug-and-play installation. It is compatible with Android Auto, Apple Car Play, Sirius XM, Pandora, and is all-weather resistant. But from what all the guys on the JL forum say, it's well worth the money because it sounds amazing and it's so hard to upgrade the audio on today's touchscreen systems powered by CAN-BUS architecture. Both the mids and highs are much punchier and crisper. You can turn a JK into basically whatever you want and make it go almost anywhere. The Alpine option is very good and worth the money IMO. It … And, those owners are smiling for good reasons. It is fully compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, making integrating with your mobile phone seamless. The Alpine system has the subwoofer very hot. It relays vehicle information to the display at the center of the dash, so it still works. We went with Alpine’s PSS-22WRA package that replaces every speaker in the Jeep with much higher-quality Alpine ones. The easiest part of the process is removing the factory unit. 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029. The owner of the JK was blown away by both the i209-WRA and the PSS-22WRA. The max watt on the speaker upgrade is about 150 watts. Your IP: 157.230.240.43 If you are trying to save some money on your new JL by buying a Sport or Sport S, you are stuck with either a 5-inch or 7-inch display. Sure, the new JL is fresher, but there are still way more JKs running around with plenty of happy owners behind the wheel. Check out Alpine’s video that goes over all the Restyle Systems available for the Jeep Wrangler JK including the i209-WRA. The stock Alpine speakers were still in the Jeep. Alpine supplies a new bezel that makes for a super clean factory appearance. I listened to the a JKU with the Alpine speakers and one with the stock speakers. They just don't understand the subtle nuances of separation and clarity quite the way I do. Low frequencies? This 300 watt plug and play kit is specifically designed for the Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT. 03. If you don’t know how to do that, it is best to have someone else install your Alpine system. SOUND THAT WILL TURN HEADS WITH THE TOP ON OR OFF This was a new experience for me and felt the need to be detailed! All you need to do is start poking around on its touch screen to enjoy it. With Free Shipping, your order will be delivered by Standard Ground only (Expedited Shipping does not qualify), Free Shipping is available to US. But it is definitely the best Wrangler yet. Left and right speakers installable on the doors of your jeep wrangler. We started from the bottom with our Jeep JK sound system. One supplies extra power from the speakers, while the other boosts the subwoofer. I can turn the radio up until it hurts my ears and they never distort from the bass. JavaScript is disabled. It includes a high performance 8” subwoofer with built in amplifier, a pair of 1” tweeters, and a four-channel amplifier to completely overhaul your factory sound system. Yes it's expensive as he**. SORRY THIS VIDEO IS SO LONG! 2015 Willys JKU 6 spd - Grill Guard, Back-up Camera, Rancho 2" Sport Lift with RS9000XL's, Ace Rock Sliders, 1.5" G2 Wheel Spacers, Chinese LED Healights and Fogs, Kicker Speaker upgrade (all 8), http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/subwoofer-mod-replacement-921921.html, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. I feel like $1300 (really $1600 since I’d go for the 8.4) for the alpine system would go a long way in aftermarket options. Yes, there is a difference between bass (and instrument) and lows (low freq sound) in a system. Visually the Alpine 9-inch display is a giant leap forward. The front speakers are actually behind the dash in an enclosure. My Westlake SM1s are five way, dual 18" woofers, a 12" midbass, a 2" horn loaded compression midrange, a 1" horn loaded compression tweeter and 1/2" compression super tweeter. Our Jeep JK is a 2016 model though meaning that the 130 is seriously outdated. Integration with the i209-WRA is seamless, and we can finally see where we are going when backing up. It is absolutely gorgeous and transforms the whole feel of the interior. Our factory Uconnect 130 looks like it might have been cutting edge in 1996. It can all be a bit overwhelming at first. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5eda33383a02dcde The following parts are excluded from Free Shipping unless otherwise stated: There is no denying that the Jeep JL is a solid step forward over the previous-generation JK. One of the most visible upgrades is the JL’s new interior. It was a must-have with my half doors!! When I would turn the radio up loud, the speakers would distort horribly. Thankfully, with the supplied harness installation is a much easier affair. If this picture scares you, we suggest leaving the installation to the professionals. There is also an HD Radio tuner, and you can listen to music straight off your phone as well. When I have the roof off I usually turn the radio up and the Kickers can handle lots of volume and bass. This weather-resistant nine-speaker system replaces every speaker in the Jeep with much higher-quality Alpine units. Are u interested in selling ur rear subwoofer and speakers? The Alpine system is absolutely wonderful. We won’t sugarcoat anything here as it flat out sucks. Replacing Alpine Subwoofer in Jeep Wrangler, Photos of JL Stealthbox in Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JL, Replacement OEM parts when removing Alpine Subwoofer from JL. It is NOT plug and play. We were happy to let the professionals at Alpine handle it. Yep. Hopefully some of it will help you when you are stuck with a question that you cant find the answer to. If I end up with a base stereo 5”, I would upgrade to the Linkswell 2018-2019 Jeep Wrangler JL 8.4″ Android Tablet Radio Replacement for $800. Currently, that aftermarket support is much larger than the JL. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. We still remember the days of manually sliding levers to control temperature and settings. I listened to the a JKU with the Alpine speakers and one with the stock speakers. You also need to take care during disassembly that you don’t break or crack anything. Let’s take a closer look. It is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, Pandora, SiriusXM, Bluetooth and a host of other features. The system produces 1200 watts with nine speakers and is weather resistant. I'm also very happy with the Alpine upgrade. Here is a picture of an Alpine Subwoofer and Jeep Alpine Speaker Enclosure removed from a 2018/2019 JL Wrangler Unlimited: Photo of a JL Audio Stealthbox installed in place of an Alpine Subwoofer in a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, <--- these are the clips that go on the back of the panels, we used all new ones to ensure there were no unwanted rattles, Alpine PDX-VP 5-Channel 900W Amp with wiring kit, Focal Access 100AC 2-way speakers in the soundbar, Focal ES 100K 4" 2-way components for the front w. crossover, Replacing Alpine Stereo in JL Jeep Wrangler. It also adds a powerful 10-inch weather resistant SBV-10-WRA subwoofer for a big improvement in bass. We also decided to add the Alpine Rear View Camera with Spare Tire Mount at the same time. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. Let’s dive into some of the details. This post is about a complete stereo upgrade to a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. A lot of people think just upgrading speakers will improve their sound system. They sounded ok, but could only handle a slight amount of volume and very little bass. The plan was always to upgrade it to Alpine’s new 9-inch X409-WRA-JL. Everything from a complete system that replaces every speaker in the JK and adds a subwoofer to individual components are available. The new X409-WRA-JL replaces the factory system with a beautiful 9-inch display. Doing some research I came across JEEP WRANGLER JK KICKER SPEAKER UPGRADE Kit. If you are looking for the ultimate audio upgrade for the Jeep JK, this is it. The stock Alpine speakers were still in the Jeep. While a baby step up, the ColecoVision-esque 430 unit really isn’t that much better. All you'd need is the stealthbox, optical unit, and the amplifier. Man what a difference. Being able to use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto makes the Alpine i209-WRA a huge upgrade. There is no need to install a separate wiring harness or a new camera as the module is plug and play.