2014 Radio Volume

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VintageIron41
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2014 Radio Volume

Post by VintageIron41 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:53 pm

Hello and thanks for taking time to read this.

Is there a way to boost the volume on the stereo system? I'm not deaf, ( yet ) but all the way cranked up, it's not very powerful, sometimes on a road trip ya just want to rock a bit lol.

Thanks!

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Re: 2014 Radio Volume

Post by Ilikemtb999 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:26 pm

Fix the rear door speakers. You’re currently only using the fronts (the rear work but there aren’t speaker grills.


I just pulled mine and put speakers in the lower part of the door panel. Sounds great and plenty loud.

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Re: 2014 Radio Volume

Post by s/c'd cav » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:30 am

mine is plenty loud , and i havent messed with anything

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Re: 2014 Radio Volume

Post by VintageIron41 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:28 pm

Thanks for your reply's, considering the number of speakers and placement, mine at maximum volume seems subdued. Just wondering if this was a police setting that could be over ridden.

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Re: 2014 Radio Volume

Post by s/c'd cav » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:43 pm

there is 4 speakers in the front , the 6.5's in the doors and tweeters in the A-pillars

and 2 hidden 6.5s in the rear doors

my car was never in service , but a friend of mine had a 14 that was in service , and his sounded like mine , and his car even had the ballistic doors

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Re: 2014 Radio Volume

Post by VintageIron41 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:46 am

Thank you all for your reply's, yes indeed the speakers are covered by the door panels in my car. Now may I ask, what is the consensus on the best method to remove the door material to the right size, and, having done so, cover the opening?

Thank you!

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Re: 2014 Radio Volume

Post by Fudgehog » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:46 am

This is what I did, I used generic speaker grilles from Amazon and a 3 1/2" hole saw.

Other people either buy the 11-12 door panels but they only work for 11-13, or they relocated the speaker to the bottom of the door.

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Re: 2014 Radio Volume

Post by VintageIron41 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:41 am

Hey thanks Fudgehog, always nice to hear about and see what someone else has done, especially with pictures!

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Re: 2014 Radio Volume

Post by VintageIron41 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:33 am

Thank you for posting your work, I copied, it, wow, what a difference that makes!

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Re: 2014 Radio Volume

Post by Fudgehog » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:02 am

Thanks! I'm glad it worked out for you, it was a huge improvement for me as well.
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