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Lookin for a good xmas gift for my bf.

The stereo & speakers in the Jeep are SH*T. Anyone have suggestions for a good system? Something reasonably priced but that will sound better than the mono radio that's there now?

A few considerations:
(1) can't be TOO expsensive or easy to remove....jeep has no windows, doors, or locks, so I don't want anything valuable to be stolen
(2) it has a tendency to get caught in the rain so whatever I get has to be at least somewhat water-resistant. I thought maybe marine speakers would be a good idea?

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How much do you love your BF? If he's a keeper, Alpine. If you are not sure, get the cheapest thing you can find.

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How much do you love your BF? If he's a keeper, Alpine. If you are not sure, get the cheapest thing you can find.
I love him enough to get the best quality product I can find without overlooking the fact that it's really two jeeps put together, has vinyl seats & flooring, and has no windows or doors.
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Am I the only one that actually read the entire post? Come on, guys.

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A few considerations:
(1) can't be TOO expsensive or easy to remove....jeep has no windows, doors, or locks, so I don't want anything valuable to be stolen
(2) it has a tendency to get caught in the rain so whatever I get has to be at least somewhat water-resistant. I thought maybe marine speakers would be a good idea?
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jensen baby... cheap better then stock... get a sound bar with some pyle speakers, will sound okay...

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I can't read so here is a picture. Alpine is all I use.


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Seriously, if he is a "rugged" Jeep owner (I'm assuming it's a Wrangler), I would get a Clarion Marine Stereo for it. It's what I had in my Wrangler, that way if he goes mudding or just gets caught in a good rain storm, it doesn't get damaged. Same for the speakers, get them mounted on the rear roll-bars!

They aren't that pricey either... check ebay out!

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PS... they have removable faces on the stereo's....

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As BusaGirl postyed any marine radio and speakers will do.

Although Alpine & Eclipse are great they are not worth putting in the jeep.


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So here is a little side story. My friend had a wrangler, no doors or windows just like your bf's jeep. We went for a run at 6:30 AM came back after 30 minutes of running and someone had torn out his radio. I guess this could happen anywhere.

Don't get anything too expensive that you can't afford to replace if it gets torn out/stolen.
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Since I'm tone deaf....I thought the Jeep sound system and speakers sounded great The 99 Jeep Wrangler we had, had the upgraded system, whatever the hell that is suspose to mean. Seriously Allison, why spend money on a decent sound system, when your riding around in the world's most noisiest vehicle. If you have off road tires on it with a ragtop on the asphalt, you can't hear the sound anyway. We had a hard top also, which wasn't any better than the rag top, because it was a plastic shell. My suggestion for a birthday gift, is buy yourself some really nice lingerie (not Victoria's Secret) and prance around in front of him on Christmas day

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Seriously, if he is a "rugged" Jeep owner (I'm assuming it's a Wrangler), I would get a Clarion Marine Stereo for it. It's what I had in my Wrangler, that way if he goes mudding or just gets caught in a good rain storm, it doesn't get damaged. Same for the speakers, get them mounted on the rear roll-bars!

They aren't that pricey either... check ebay out!
The upgraded system from Jeep the speakers are mounted on the roll bar.....and I think the system will handle a wet environment....I say I think......because I suffer from CRS Christ we had a Jeep for 5 years, I know we had the upgraded system, it got soaked in rainstorms at least a dozen times, no ill effect on it, but you think I can remember if it's actually water proof

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I can speak from expirience even though I can't spell it the sound bar is the way to go. When you are cruising at 80mph down the highway with the top off you won't here much. The sound bar puts the speakers right above you head so you can hear it nice and clearly.
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Why not just skip the stereo and buy him a lift kit??

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I can speak from expirience even though I can't spell it the sound bar is the way to go.
And I can speak from experience that if you go with the Soundbar.... DON'T, and I mean DON'T put your body weight on the top of it... even if you are just bent over it, it will bend...

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When you are cruising at 80mph down the highway with the top off you won't here much.
The jeep can barely go 60mph.


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Why not just skip the stereo and buy him a lift kit??
Already has it. And kick ass wheels and tires, too.

He has a nice pickup, but the jeep is his fun car. I just want to make it for fun for him. He really has everything else I can think of.
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Get a nice BIG boom box and chain it to the back seat. Cover it with a tarp when it rains.

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