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Old 01-30-2012, 04:09 PM   #91
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i will be doing this tomorrow thanks everyone for the info excited!

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:06 PM   #92
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Just Installed some new speakers in my sound bar the other day (Infinity Reference 6032si). But, I didn't think of the Poly Fill. Seems like a very good idea. Will give it a try soon...

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1. Remove speaker
2. Stuff poly-fil towards dome light
3. Fill until slight pressure is required to put speaker back in place
4. Reattach speaker
You got it boss.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:25 PM   #94
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Did mine tonight! Took polyfil out of and old throw pillow. Did drivers side in sound bar first and then listened to the difference. Was definately some diiference. Sounded a little clearer. A lot of open space in that sound bar thats for sure.
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OK, i did this last night and yes it does make a difference...I am looking into doing this for the dash speakers, although it looks like a pain in tha A$$ to get into the dash speakers, does anyone have a thought on this?
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Did mine last night too. For all those heading to walfart for their pillows, it took 1.75 small pillows (type for a twin bed) to do my sound bar and woofer. I filled the entire void between speakers (where overhead light is). It's definitely coming in clearer, but it seems mostly due to front speakers (I have 2012 JKU with 730N sound system). If you switch the fade to full rear and even turn bass all the way up, it sounds somewhat muted to me in drivers seat. But when combined with front speakers (no polyfil as of yet), it really comes together nicely - much warmer then before. I packed mine 'firm' and really got into the nooks and crannies of the sound bar. I may try taking some out.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:21 AM   #97
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It might help more with upgraded speakers. I have the Polks, rubber woofer. They started moving a lot when I added the Poly. Just a thought.
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That's what makes these sites deadly - you're tearing 2 cheap pillows apart one minute, next your spending $800 on a component speaker system. I must resist temptation, but appreciate the suggestion none the less. Sounds like good call on using a rubber woofer.
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That's what makes these sites deadly - you're tearing 2 cheap pillows apart one minute, next your spending $800 on a component speaker system. I must resist temptation, but appreciate the suggestion none the less. Sounds like good call on using a rubber woofer.

ha!

You would still see improvement from stock. I just replaced soundbar speakers for $100, to get weather grade, and more sound

That's all I spent on Audio.
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ha!

You would still see improvement from stock. I just replaced soundbar speakers for $100, to get weather grade, and more sound

That's all I spent on Audio.
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Ditto. But still want new components in the dash.
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ha!

You would still see improvement from stock. I just replaced soundbar speakers for $100, to get weather grade, and more sound

That's all I spent on Audio.
which ones did you buy again, NewJeep??
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Did mine last night too. For all those heading to walfart for their pillows, it took 1.75 small pillows (type for a twin bed) to do my sound bar and woofer. I filled the entire void between speakers (where overhead light is). It's definitely coming in clearer, but it seems mostly due to front speakers (I have 2012 JKU with 730N sound system). If you switch the fade to full rear and even turn bass all the way up, it sounds somewhat muted to me in drivers seat. But when combined with front speakers (no polyfil as of yet), it really comes together nicely - much warmer then before. I packed mine 'firm' and really got into the nooks and crannies of the sound bar. I may try taking some out.
I did this mod last night, too... with an old pillow as well. Your response is spot on with my findings. I didn't get the noticeable change some of you are getting. Maybe it has to do with different speakers used in different years and/or models?! I don't know. It was well worth 20 minutes of my time and a pillow. Maybe I need to upgrade my sound bar speakers.
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I did this mod last night, too... with an old pillow as well. Your response is spot on with my findings. I didn't get the noticeable change some of you are getting. Maybe it has to do with different speakers used in different years and/or models?! I don't know. It was well worth 20 minutes of my time and a pillow. Maybe I need to upgrade my sound bar speakers.
Just did this last night myself. I'm not going to re-type my whole post here, so here's my original update on doing it http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/dyn...ml#post1978671 but basically I noticed slight improvement in the soundbar. The big change was the sub is much tighter and maybe a bit more output.
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So this might be a dumb question but what advantage does the polyfill give? Especially with the infinity speakers?

Is the result just that the polyfill improves the acoustics?
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which ones did you buy again, NewJeep??

DXi Series - Your Ride Our Sound



I went with these. If you like, just google, dxi 650, probably find some deals.
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I had the day off and great weather in NY so I decided to knock this out. I also took some photos for those of you interested in a quick how-to.

1. Get a cheap $4 queen sized pillow at Target


Soundbar
2. unscrew 3- T15 screws


3. pop speaker off sound bar (all the speakers seem slightly glued in place, a light tug and they should pop off) Unclip wire harness. Note where the larger mounting tab is facing when you remove the speaker, it will help with re-positioning.


4. Cut open the pillow and stuff the entire sound bar


5. Plug the speaker back in and install in reverse using the longer mounting tab as a guide.

Sub
1. Unscrew 6- T-20 screws


2. use a small allen key and pliers to pull the grill off (great trick that someone else mentioned earlier, thanks)


3. Again, the speaker is glued onto the enclosure so I used the allen key to pull on the speaker from the bottom tab


4. unclip the wire harness, note the original speaker placement.


5. Fill the enclosure


6. re-install in reverse and your done. Enjoy.
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2. Use a small allen key and pliers to pull the grill off (great trick that someone else mentioned earlier, thanks)
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Nice job matador! That'll help lots of people gain the confidence to give this easy mod a try!
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Matador, you da man for the photos!

Doing mine as soon as I get new speakers in. Thought about using an old pillow but didn't want the dust mites runnin' around my new Jeep!
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...Thought about using an old pillow but didn't want the dust mites runnin' around my new Jeep!


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Mine didn't have glue or adhesive, hmm.
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Just got done with this Mod. First time Jeep owner and not handy at all but this was simple. Anyone could do this. Just got my Jeep a week ago so I only have the stock speakers in and I can definitely tell a difference. Good looking out everyone. My only problem was I bought too much polyfil. Yeah well only $4. Thanks again.
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Mine didn't have glue or adhesive, hmm.
I've lost count of how many vehicles in which I've replaced speakers. Don't think I've ever seen them glued in....at least not from the factory. Weird.
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Mine didn't have glue or adhesive, hmm.
My sub is really glued in... I didn't have time to mess with it last night, so I'm gonna give it a go when I get home later.
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My sub is really glued in... I didn't have time to mess with it last night, so I'm gonna give it a go when I get home later.
Take note of matador's photo's above. Especial the one showing how to use an allen wrench to pull the sub out. I couldn't figure any way to get my sub out without doing damage to something, until I noticed that little, rectangular slot at the base of the speaker frame. Slip in an allen wrench as shown, and pop, it's out easy as pie!
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I went with these. If you like, just google, dxi 650, probably find some deals.
So... are these similar to the Mopar and they are 'plug and play' ??
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FWIW its not glue its a plyable seal that is sticking to the plastic.
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So... are these similar to the Mopar and they are 'plug and play' ??
My polks came with adapters for the factory plugs. Just an FYI. Guess it depends on where you purchase.
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Nice job matador! That'll help lots of people gain the confidence to give this easy mod a try!
Thanks for the Allen Key Tip Bill. It really came in handy. For a split second I couldn't even get the grill off and tried to think of how to do it when I remembered someone's post about the Allen Key. You just reminded me that it was you, great tip, thanks again.
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Take note of matador's photo's above. Especial the one showing how to use an allen wrench to pull the sub out. I couldn't figure any way to get my sub out without doing damage to something, until I noticed that little, rectangular slot at the base of the speaker frame. Slip in an allen wrench as shown, and pop, it's out easy as pie!
Yes, it did! Now there is one less pillow in the world.
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So... are these similar to the Mopar and they are 'plug and play' ??
I actually had to snip and use male/female connectors, crimpin style.

Mine did not plug and play, but connectors at radio shack for 1 buck fight the Polks perfectly.

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