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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-16-2011, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Seeking opinions on Hog Tunes?

I posted this same thread on the HD Forum, but really wanted to hear from my Road Glide brothers too.

While picking up a few accessories at my local HD dealer, I told the parts guy that my next upgrade for my Road Glide Custom was some speakers and an amp. I stated that I heard that the J&M's (with amp) were pretty descent, but wanted his opinion on other options. He rated the amplified J&M kit a Good, but not Great. He felt pretty strongly that the amplified Hog Tunes Kit ($379.95) was a much better way to go, and that it was actually about $100-$150 cheaper than the J&M kit.


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For those who have the Hog Tunes Kit (with amplifier) I'd really like to hear your review of it. I want to keep my factory deck, and will only upgrade to an amplified kit 2-speaker kit, so I'm not interested in any feedback on non-amplified kits. Thanks.....

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I have the 5x7's with the amp and it is a definite improvement. Guess I was hoping for a little more. Might be expecting to much for a motorcycle with loud exhaust and wind noise.
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i too am going to eventually upgrade the sound system. after everything i have read i will go with the j&m set up. if you can wait a little while longer j&m has a new 500 watt system coming out call the rokker. supposed to be the chit. anything else i would say to just save your money and go with the hd boom set up. from what i have read the boom stuff is about the next best thing. i am pretty sure there is an amplified boom system you can get from hd too. although just about anything is better than the stock stuff.


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I just installed the 5x7 and amp hog tunes,they sound great clear at volume with plenty of bass.There is a big difference from stock and you can get this kit on ebay from hensley custom paint for 275.00 free shipping.
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I have the amp speakers and tweeter pods. much better than stock but not as good as I was expecting.
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My hog tunes amp and speakers are a couple of years old, so far so good. Quite clear at normal highway speeds with no distortion.

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I haven't tried either. The parts guy at the dealership near me told me that the hogtunes is an improvement, but can be very tinny at medium to high volume. I am with alot of people here, I am ordering the J&M setup. A little more out of the pocket, but you get what you pay for.
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I have the Hogtunes amp and speaker. I'm happy with it, especially for the price. The J&M is better, just matter how much you want to spend.

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting comments on the J&M. My HD parts guy sells both, and said that he sent back his set of amped J&M's for the Hogtunes. I'm really just looking for a "noticeable" improvement over the stock set up, which gets a little hard to hear above 45 mph. I don't need Car Show Quality sound.

I'm not gonna pull the trigger until next month, but since the price is right ($289 shipped on Ebay) on the Hogtunes, and the reviews are not terrible, I'm leaning that way.

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I have the Hogtunes amp, speakers and tweeter pods and they suck. These are so far the only mod I've done that I am extremely disappointed in. Save your money and go with HawgWired or J&M or anything but the Hogtunes. Don't let the low price fool ya, you get what you pay for here. If after all the advice, you do go with Hogtunes, don't buy on eBay. The only halfway decent thing about Hogtunes (Other than price) is their customer service and they won't stand behind eBay purchased items.
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