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Old 03-06-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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About to embark on a journey to change the front speakers

Any helpful tips? According to the Crutchfield master sheet that I have, this seems like it's more trouble than it needs to be

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Old 03-06-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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Hope this helps!

Pages 20-23, cover the Wrangler Speaker Installation.

Wrangler Speakers Removal/Replacement For Front and Soundbar Speakers (Link)

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Old 03-07-2010, 06:45 AM   #3
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I replaced the factory, crappy base model speakers w/ the Kicker Mopar upgrades and couldn't be happier with the sound. The install on the other hand is another story.

The soundbar speakers are cake to replace took me around 10 minutes to do both the front is another story. If you look in the directions that Blackbeard posted up you will see that the front speakers sit in a small plastic speaker box. The passenger side is the easier of the two. I removed the glove box and that plastic cover between the dash and the door. After that I removed the entire speaker box (easier said than done), changed the speaker and re-installed. For the driver's side I did the same thing but the clearances are much tighter. I actually flexed my lower dash back to remove the box, it was in the 60s outside, I don't know if I would attempt it in the cold as the material my become too brittle and crack on you. Reinstalled the speaker box w/ the new Kicker inserted and plugged it back in.

The sound it 10x better than the base speakers and I now get real decent base, mids and highs with a minimum of distortion. I'm sure if I changed out the factory head unit it would sound better, but I like the stock look since I have a soft top and I don't want to give anyone an excuse to cut it for a stereo. Hope that helps, send me a PM if you want any more info.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:58 PM   #4
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Ericker,
I did the exact same thing with the upgrade from those crappy paper speakers. They truly sounded terrible. But I bought the Jeep knowing I'd want to upgrade anyway!

The soundbar was no problem, but dang that drivers side was a hassle! I went and bought a 10" extension for my ratchet that actually made the job MUCH easier to get to those bolts deep in the console. After that it all came together much easier, and I LOVE the new sound!
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