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Default 99 Jeep Cherokee - 4 15's C Pillar Wall

I've been a member on a few other car audio forums but have never set up a build log on here. My vehicle is a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport, with the 4.0l i6. I'm a senior in highschool, and got my Jeep back when I was 15. I've been through a few systems...learning as I go. I've also lifted my Jeep 3" and thrown 31's under it, as well as a few cosmetic and mechanical additions.

My Jeep the first day I got it



Bought it bone stock except for an aftermarket Pioneer radio



My first system...installed by myself back when I was 15, going on 16 (couldn't even drive at the time haha) was 2 Kicker L5 15"s powered by 2 Crunch p2000.1 's



Next thing I did was lift it 3" and throw 31s under it. Lift kit is a full spring pack leaf springs in the back to support the extra weight from subs and boxes, and heavy duty coils in the front for if I ever add a winch bumper



As you can see...this Jeep is my daily driver, car audio build, and weekend warrior



Next I installed a Sony CDX GT650 ui, polk DXI 650s, and a Kicker ZX350.4 for my headunit and mids/highs.



Then I bedlined the lower quarters/bumpers/and fender flares with bedliner



Also painted my rims black



And bought a Yakima Megawarrior Roofrack, lightbar, and 4 KC Daylighters






Next system was about a year later. 3 SA8s wired to .67 ohms, powered by a SoundStream TX1 2600.




Next system was 2 DC m2 Level 3 18"s on 2 MB Quart ONX2000's



And that brings us to my current build... 4 Obsidian Audio OA15's powered by a Popcorn Sounds AX6000.1 with an AA 500.1 "THE FIX" board instead of the usual opti board that most came with. This is one of only 12 Popcorn Sounds amps made with the 500.1 boards.

4 OA15's



Which I then plastidipped black to go with the new all black theme



Popcorn Sounds AX6000.1 w/ AA 500.1 "THE FIX" + toolmaker duals + Knu 1/0



"THE FIX"





Aaaand all of my equipment from the past few years.



50' Sky High 1/0 OFC for runs from front to back. Will be running 1 Kinetik HC1800 and 4 Kinetik HC600's as battery bank, as well as a high output alternator.



I designed my box for this build, 18 ft^3 net, tuned to 29 hz. Gonna be a C pillar wall.



Box is double layered birch all around. 1.5" thick everywhere you look









That's where I'm at right now. I've still got a lot ahead of me, and will be updating this log as I continue.

Any feedback? I've simplified 3 years of previous work and crunched everything into 1 post and have probly forgotten tons of stuff...so if you have any questions about anything ask away.
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Looks good man. When u run ur wires I would use these grommets
I have a 91 Cherokee with a welded in 6th order and there is no way u could run a lot of wire threw the firewall. I have 6 runs back. Also do a run back for neg because our jeeps rust like no other in a heart beat lol I saw better voltage with just 1 one back. And also have u looked at the adj voltage module. Very easy to install and let's us charge at what ever voltage we want. I think at lease up to like 20v but highest I would go in ours is 17v because our wiring can't take over that. I charge at 15.8-16.2 and everything is fine I have been running that high for years. Just don't use reg battery's or optimas as it will kill them after a year or 2


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Just a slide in box or you building a frame to seal it off. Any comparison on previous setups? numbers?
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Hell yeah. Looks like nice time progression. Never seen a popcorn fix amp. Dig it man keep up the pix!
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Looks good man. When u run ur wires I would use these grommets

I have a 91 Cherokee with a welded in 6th order and there is no way u could run a lot of wire threw the firewall. I have 6 runs back. Also do a run back for neg because our jeeps rust like no other in a heart beat lol I saw better voltage with just 1 one back. And also have u looked at the adj voltage module. Very easy to install and let's us charge at what ever voltage we want. I think at lease up to like 20v but highest I would go in ours is 17v because our wiring can't take over that. I charge at 15.8-16.2 and everything is fine I have been running that high for years. Just don't use reg battery's or optimas as it will kill them after a year or 2


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Thanks man...I havent messed with the voltage module yet and charge at 14.2 v usually. And I will be using 4 Kinetik HC600's and 1 Kinetik HC1800 for batteries...so dry cell car audio batteries all around.

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Just a slide in box or you building a frame to seal it off. Any comparison on previous setups? numbers?
I'ts just a slide in wall, and then I will be building beauty panels and sealing it off with expanding foam. This is my first wall build so this seemed like the easiest way to build and should still perform great. And I have never metered any of my previous setups...Never been a numbers guy. I'd like to put this wall on the meter just to see what it does, but I don't have any high hopes for it haha. Its tuned to 29 hz...for groundpounding...def not for numbers

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As long as its sealed well you should be ok. I've seen non sealed setups that did not impress (4-15's 5k c pillar only doing 146's
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Thanks man...I havent messed with the voltage module yet and charge at 14.2 v usually. And I will be using 4 Kinetik HC600's and 1 Kinetik HC1800 for batteries...so dry cell car audio batteries all around.



I'ts just a slide in wall, and then I will be building beauty panels and sealing it off with expanding foam. This is my first wall build so this seemed like the easiest way to build and should still perform great. And I have never metered any of my previous setups...Never been a numbers guy. I'd like to put this wall on the meter just to see what it does, but I don't have any high hopes for it haha. Its tuned to 29 hz...for groundpounding...def not for numbers


U defiantly need the adj voltage. Sounds like ur voltage module is going out. They ether charge really high like 16v or really low like high 13s. I love mine. When it's set it charges at that no matter what is going on. It's great. Prob the best upgrade I have done on the jeep. U will be amazed how much power u get at 15v


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U defiantly need the adj voltage. Sounds like ur voltage module is going out. They ether charge really high like 16v or really low like high 13s. I love mine. When it's set it charges at that no matter what is going on. It's great. Prob the best upgrade I have done on the jeep. U will be amazed how much power u get at 15v


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something like this?

External Voltage Regulator Kit for Chrysler Dodge Jeep Vehicle Alternator ECU Bypass
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U defiantly need the adj voltage. Sounds like ur voltage module is going out. They ether charge really high like 16v or really low like high 13s. I love mine. When it's set it charges at that no matter what is going on. It's great. Prob the best upgrade I have done on the jeep. U will be amazed how much power u get at 15v


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I have an XJ as well but mine is older, its a 91.

Do the newer ones like his with the newer body style still use the PCM under the hood to regulate the alternator voltage? If they do, I would for sure go with an external regulator cause if your not having charging issues now, you will be.....
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