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Old 07-06-2013, 11:31 AM   #61
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Would the JL - XD700/5 be sufficient?
Maybe... make sure to check the recommended power range for your sub before buying, however. Match everything up to the amp output.

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Old 07-06-2013, 12:32 PM   #62
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Polyfill is definately worth the $3 investment

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If you want bass, forget the poly fill
I'd have to disagree with this but only a little. While the polyfill is not some amazing upgrade, there is a measurable benefit if done right, and is worth the small time and couple of dollars to do it.

If you stuff it full, but not tight, it will alter the bass response due to the altered volume of the enclosure. It will also either stop or diminish the rattle from the enclosure when vibrated by the bass. For me, it stopped the rattle and allowed me to increase the bass setting on the head unit by two clicks.

With the windows up, the top on, and a good source (not satellite)... I now have "decent bass for a stock head unit" up until around volume 22, and then I can hear the base rolloff. It's still not enough to enjoy long term, but it was a $3 investment that made my short drive to/from work more enjoyable while I continue to plan my future upgrades.

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Old 07-06-2013, 12:35 PM   #63
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I did the polyfill. Notice a little difference, but would like more. What does it require to get a new amp? Like how hard and what do i need to buy? How much would it help?
I should have kept reading to see that you already did this.

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Old 07-14-2013, 11:20 PM   #64
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I went with the JL C2-650... I went to install it today at the sound bar and I couldn't do it.. Has anyone installed these and can help?

The speaker size is the same however the plastic housing for the speaker has no clear area of where to drill holes to mount the new speakers... The do I use the included grill or reuse the original or both? they both seem like they would fit..

But most importantly, how to I mount the new speaker on? I thought it would be a bit simpler with just bolt on.. or a clear area of where to drill it too... Is there maybe something I can buy that would make it fit properly?
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:10 AM   #65
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^ Need an adapter bracket. Buy one or make one if you are up to it. If guys have said that they fit, then there is a way to do it.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #66
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Here is what I did

I have a 2013 JKU that came with the premium Alpine system. Yes, it was a joke. I couldn't even hear the sub and the speakers sucked. It was so bad, my wife even said to get it fixed. What you need is premium speakers that are marine quality and 4 ohms (I used the Hybrids because they are number 1 rated in England, and you can use the tweeter from the speakers to put into the tweeter area on your dash), a good sub, and a good 5-chan amp. You don't have to get rid of your HU to retain all the functions on your steering wheel, etc. I know because I did it and everything works. I even put a remote knob in my console for my sub-woofer so I can control it. This is not a cheap option, but my system Rocks. I can turn it up all the way (it will kill your ears) and there is no distortion or clipping. It will cost about $1,200 which should include a shop doing it.

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o (2) 6.5” Hybrid Audio Imagine Speakers for Dash 161-2
o (2) 6.5” ARC Audio Speakers for Light Bar XD1602
o (2) Hybrid Audio Tweeters going into Dash Tweeters (from above spkr)
o Kenwood 5-Chan Amplifier under Driver's Seat x700-5
o 8” JL Audio Subwoofer 8W1v2
o Stinger 8 GA Pro wiring kit SPK5681R
o Stinger 12’ 4chan RCA SI4412
o PAC RCA Line Level Controller LC1
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o PAC 4ch Line Output Converter SOEM4
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:25 AM   #67
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^ Need an adapter bracket. Buy one or make one if you are up to it. If guys have said that they fit, then there is a way to do it.

Dont buy an adapter bracket. I installed the same speakers two weeks ago in my soundbar and the bracket doesnt fit, and even if you dremel the bracket out it is still unnecessary. Mount the speaker directly into the plastic on the soundbar. 1 screw at the top and bottom and one on each side will suffice. I mounted my speakers this way and have had zero issues. Then just take the stock soundbar speaker covers and attach them to the soundbar and you're good to go!
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Dont buy an adapter bracket. I installed the same speakers two weeks ago in my soundbar and the bracket doesnt fit, and even if you dremel the bracket out it is still unnecessary. Mount the speaker directly into the plastic on the soundbar. 1 screw at the top and bottom and one on each side will suffice. I mounted my speakers this way and have had zero issues. Then just take the stock soundbar speaker covers and attach them to the soundbar and you're good to go!

I was planning to do this today. There is really just not enough plastic there to screw it on on all 4 sides.. I think a bracket is the only way I can do it
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Mine is a 2013 and i was able to screw mine in just fine. Just gotta get the speaker positioned just right.
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But if you get a bracket make sure to get a routing tool like a dremel. Youll need to route the opening to a larger size in order for it to fit properly
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But if you get a bracket make sure to get a routing tool like a dremel. Youll need to route the opening to a larger size in order for it to fit properly
Yea thanks. I will just do that..

How about the front speakers? Did you need a bracket for those?
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Yea thanks. I will just do that..

How about the front speakers? Did you need a bracket for those?

Again....I did mine just by mounting them to the stock enclosure with no problem. Yours might be different.
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Ok, I installed the Sub and the speakers at the head unit. Now I am on to the tweeters. I removed the factory ones and obviously the connector is not the same on the factory wires as on the JL tweeter.. Are there harnesses I can get (as I did with the speakers) or how do I connect them to the factory wiring?

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