I also have a sound bar in mine, I think it has alpine speakers in it, not 100% sure if I am remembering correctly. Sounds great and definitely a must have, puts the speakers right above your head which is great since we all know jeeps with no tops/soft tops aren't the quietest things out there, lol.
2007 Wrangler Rubicon Automatic, 35's and a 4" lift.
1993 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L 5spd 2.5'' Lift 32'' Tires (SOLD)
2001 Mustang Cobra 4.6L 5spd...I feel the need...the need for speed.
I don't have one, but my argument would be that the quality of the soundbar would rest on two things... quality of speaker and quality of soundbar build itself. As to the speakers, if you're not happy with them you can always install your own. As to the soundbar build itself, having looked into getting one myself, I haven't really read any bad reviews on any of them.
I have some pioneer speakers that i just installed in my dash (not sure what size, i think it's 4x6. It's the same as stock size.). I can here it perfectly fine on the high way with the top down. I'd like a soundbar, but this works fine for me.
i thought about getting one two but i went mudding lastnight and there was alot of brush that whiped over my head and had i had a sound bar that thing would still be siiting in the mud in the woods. My thought is if you don't plan on pushing through some trees go for it otherwise i'd be weary.
Yeah the factory sound bars for the YJ came with Jensen paper-cone speakers which were ultra crap-tastic and didn't last long if you ever got caught in the rain with the top off. Any sound bar will improve the sound quality in your Wrangler but make sure you get some Poly-cone speakers with it.
You def want a soundbar if you are tight on space, like all YJ & TJ folks are. Also, if you plan on going topless & or doorless you NEED a soundbar. I have a 95 YJ & just put in a 6 speaker(with dome lights) Rugged Ridge soundbar. I mounted it and took it to Best Buy to do the wiring(like $40). I can hear my music just fine on the highway doing 75mph! LOVE IT! First thing I did when I got my jeep was replace the cd player, the 2 "crap-tastic" dash speakers and then soon after the soundbar. Check out my profile for pics...
A guy at work put nice boat speakers in his CJ. The kind that boaters use to help waterskiiers hear the music. So, um, loud. But they sound pretty good. Two of them, mounted along the sides in the back.
Definitely a must have! Get any soundbar and upgrade the speakers!! They are all built pretty good but some hold more speakers than others. Mine holds 6. 2 Full Range, 2 Mids, and 2 tweeters. The tweeters can be swiveled to face any direction you want the highs pointed in!
Geoff@bestop has your answer. The boat speakers kill any other speaker set up. They even have the clamps that clamp on the wakeboard tower and they fit perectly on the roll bars. And yes... they are loud as hell.... not to mention they look cool. The only problem I see is that they would be easy for a thief to get their grubby little hands on if you roll around with your top down alot. Look on Ebay, you can find some pretty good deals.
95 YJ 2.5
In process of building it up into a monster.
I've got a factory sound bar in mine, its awesome. Haven't taken the doors or hard top off yet, but I still like having the soundbar. Its factory, though, so I'll have to end up replacing the speakers.
i have a soundbar in mine and it is fantastic. i think for the most part they are all the same. like everyone said above it all depends on the speakers you put in. i also bought a set of the 6x9 pod things from quadratec that fit between the roll bar and rear wheel well. they work very good, but the speakers that come with them are TERRIBLE. better to buy without the speakers and supply your own. finally, i have been to several bone yards in my area and i have noticed that many of the jeeps have either a factory or aftermarket sound bar in them. you may be able to pick one up on the ultra cheap if you have some yards around your area you can explore.
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1992 Islander - I6 - 3" Body Lift; 2.5" RC Suspension Lift; Mystery Shackle Lift; 35x12.50x15 on 15x8's.
I have a 2 speaker sound bar and a pair of sound wedge's with 6x9's, All are run through an amp mounted under the rear seat. You may lose a little rear travel in the seats with the wedges but i'm 5'8 and no issues with leg room in mine. Can hear the tunes with no problems whatsoever. Having the soundbar puts those speakers close to your head and helps you hear the music without cranking the volume way up.
Most soundbars, if you pull the velco flaps (that wrap around the srpeader bar) there is a metal plate that wraps part way around the spreader bars and has 2 holes on each side, you drill into the spreader bars and run some screws into them to attatch the soundbar securely.
i dont even see why this is a question, yes you should install one lol. i bought the vdp one..the quality of the speakers is ehhh..im thinking of upgrading to alpine soon when i can get the grills to stay on lol. dont want anyone seeing them alpines
2013 Wrangler Unlimited
Teraflex leveling kit
305/70-16 Falken Wildpeaks on
Procomp 16x8 7069 flat black
aFe Mach force catback