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Coty M's 1996 Jeep Cherokee

Todd Cabell is the Senior Director of E-Commerce at Crutchfield. He drives a 2000 Ford F-150 with an Alpine stereo in the dash, Polk/MOMO speakers, a Rockford Fosgate amplifier, and an MTX Thunderform under the rear seat. He hopes to one day outfit his 1962 Mercury Comet with a worthy sound system as well.

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Installation Description

This is my first install, as this is my first car. The whole installation was done at home, with the help of a few people. The only problem I had was getting the headunit to align straight, but after many times of re-aligning it is perfect. I have a Sirius Satellite Radio on the way, so hopefully eveything goes smooth with that.

Q&A Section

Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?

I don't like stock anything, especially systems.

What's the first thing you show people about your installation?


Why did you choose these products?

They were the best quality available.

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Getting the headunit straight, and running the power wire through the firewall.

What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?

Two more subs and a Hifonics amp.

Outside view

Outside view






My Car Audio Club



  • bill rambo from United States

    Posted on 6/6/2015 3:37:28 PM

    is there such a unit that has dvd and gps capable?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/8/2015 10:34:40 AM

    Mr. Rambo, we have a large selection of receivers that are equipped with both navigation and DVD playback. Here's a full list. You can also use our vehicle selector to confirm which stereos will fit your car.

  • Luke Tro from Hartford, WI

    Posted on 10/28/2015 11:23:36 PM

    Is it possible to safely cut the front door speaker on a 1996 cherokee like the one in this article into a 6x9 size without jnterferring with the window operations?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 10/29/2015 12:36:01 PM

    Luke, we don't recommend it, but you might be able to get away with it. You might run into trouble finding a 6"x9" with a shallow enough basket to fit the top-mount depth. Just be sure that the top-mount depth for the speakers you choose doesn't exceed 3.5" for that front door location.

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