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Old 02-25-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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speaker replacement

how to change front speakers on yj?

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Old 02-25-2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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i was just recently told by car audio place that they are a pain, almost not worth it, they are mounted to 4 studs so u have to get behind them and remove 4 smalle nuts, the owner of the custom car audio shop has a tricked out yj in his showroom with insane stereo and he eliminated his, went with custom pods ex., i was gonna replace mine but decided to do door mounts 6 1/5 and 6x9 boxes over the wheel tubs or maybe those 6x9 wedges whitney sells i havnt tried myself to remove them , just told they are very difficult

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Old 02-25-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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i just did it. its not too bad but is alot to get speakers in. you have to lay the windshield down and take out all the bolts on the top that hold the dash on, then take the bolts off that are on the side where the speakers are and then you can pull the whole dash away from the tub like 6 inches. just enough to get your hands in there. its kinda pain but doable. good luck!
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:17 PM   #4
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I just did mine and had to remove the parking brake mechanism to get to the speaker. I'm finishing a rebuild and already had the glove box out, that helped too.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:05 PM   #5
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I've done them a few times. The best way I've found to do them is to drop the windshield and swing the dash up to get a better angle at the speaker studs.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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I did it and just loosened the windshield bolts. The top one near the outside I cut off using a hacksaw blade. The new ones I just put three of the nuts back on. I did remove the emergency brake assembly to get to it. Also, a creeper seat makes it a lot easier on the back.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:53 PM   #7
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i was just recently told by car audio place that they are a pain, almost not worth it, they are mounted to 4 studs so u have to get behind them and remove 4 smalle nuts, the owner of the custom car audio shop has a tricked out yj in his showroom with insane stereo and he eliminated his
Because that's the easy way out.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:57 AM   #8
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I was able to reach up under the dash to do mine.... was not too terrible. I must be missing some things under there if no one else does it that way.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:14 AM   #9
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It really isn't that hard to do. Drop the windshield, undo the bolts to the dash and pull the dash out. I put a jackstand on the floor board to hold the dash out of the way while you work on it. I also replaced the little nuts with wingnuts so if I ever do it again it will be easier. I put the sony xplode three way speakers in and they sound great. They sure beat the stock paper ones the YJ's came with.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:58 AM   #10
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There is a kit you can buy that comes with 2 kickers just for jeeps, it comes with a template that you drill out the 4 rivets, the speakers drop out and you bolt the kickers in. I believe its like 140$.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:11 AM   #11
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I eliminated mine for two reasons. One, like ibuildembig said... it's the easy way out. But also because the stock ones, even upgrade replacements the same size suck. There are enough aftermarket replacement speaker relocation options that running those tiny things and the work it takes to replace them doesn't make sense.

That and I'm running a full cage and as such, getting to them would require removal of the cage. No thanks.

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:13 AM   #12
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Im running um just because everyone else doesnt hehe
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:51 PM   #13
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I tried to do mine a few weeks back. Looked up this and that how to, pics and everything. I got frustrated and paid somebody else to do it.

With all said and done. I wouldn't put in new ones there again. 4x6 is the worst size for speakers. They sit too low to get good highs to your ears and they don't make great ones anyway. You can spend install fees on much nicer speakers.

I'd suggest getting tweeters on the dash if you want em or just get some pods or speaker bar, way easier, and they will sound better (as long as you get a good set)
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #14
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Nah the 4x10 is the worst design lol.....4x6's arent bad if you amp um
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #15
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I eliminated mine. I got better speakers for the sound bar and put larger speakers that fit between the back of the fron seats and the wheel wells that fit perfect and made for that install.Better sound and much easier to do.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:20 PM   #16
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From all of the comments I may just leave mine in and disconnect the wiring. I bought a pod for under the dash and a set of 6x9 pods for the rear. I'll be installing them in a couple of weeks.
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I was able to reach up under the dash to do mine.... was not too terrible. I must be missing some things under there if no one else does it that way.
I too had no problems. Just reached up there took off the nuts. Installed the new speakers. Sounds awesome, I am also running 6x9's.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:48 PM   #18
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Wait will 6x9's fit in the front? How did you get them to screw in?
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #19
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I eliminated mine and put them in the door. Much better sound from a 6.5x6.5
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^^^no way I would waste a door by cutting into it, and if you ever take them off like most of us do, you will have no speaker lol
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:27 PM   #21
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I'm pretty sure my speakers, that aren't even attached to a stereo anymore, are just up there by its magnets that are on the speaker. I was like 15 when I installed them and they haven't fallen down yet. Haha
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I'm pretty sure my speakers, that aren't even attached to a stereo anymore, are just up there by its magnets that are on the speaker. I was like 15 when I installed them and they haven't fallen down yet. Haha
Are you 16?
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i am the total opposite of everyone, ha ha ha.

i have hte factory speakers hooked up. a sound bar, not hooked up and the pods that go between the fender and cage, not hooked up. so i have all this look and no sound.


i don;t listen to the radio in the jeep. i listen to the roar of the engine and sound of the adventure that is speeding towards me at all turns in my classic american off road machine while the wind is whipping at my face and the sun is warming my skin.



yup, you guys try and beat that
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i am going to make that my new quote.
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i am the total opposite of everyone, ha ha ha.

i have hte factory speakers hooked up. a sound bar, not hooked up and the pods that go between the fender and cage, not hooked up. so i have all this look and no sound.

i don;t listen to the radio in the jeep. i listen to the roar of the engine and sound of the adventure that is speeding towards me at all turns in my classic american off road machine while the wind is whipping at my face and the sun is warming my skin.

yup, you guys try and beat that
If you want to ship all those looks to me ill wire them up nice.
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You need a decent 1/4 drive ratchet and deep well socket. Try to get a rubberized handle ratchet if you can so it doesn't keep getting stuck to the speaker magnet.

Simply feel up in there and carefully place the speaker on the for posts. Hand tighten the 4 nuts, then ratchet them down. Its pretty easy on the passenger side, a bit more challenging on the drivers side if you have big hands.

When placing the speakers be extra careful that you don't poke a hole in the surround with one of the studs.
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I left mine in place and just disconnected them. The stock stereo location is empty in mine as I installed a new receiver in the security console, amp under the drivers seat and installed a speaker pod under the dash and 6x9 boxes behind the front seats. I like the new setup's looks and sound. One day, when I replace the entire dash, I'll yank those old speakers out. Until then, they aren't hurting anything.
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I left mine in place and just disconnected them. The stock stereo location is empty in mine as I installed a new receiver in the security console, amp under the drivers seat and installed a speaker pod under the dash and 6x9 boxes behind the front seats. I like the new setup's looks and sound. One day, when I replace the entire dash, I'll yank those old speakers out. Until then, they aren't hurting anything.
I like how u think. I have my stereo in my console and the stereo area in dash is also empty
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^^^no way I would waste a door by cutting into it, and if you ever take them off like most of us do, you will have no speaker lol

The door isnt wasted theres nothing structural behind the location and you can get speaker covers that make it look factory.

you are correct though if the doors come off now sound will come from there haha.

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