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Old 11-12-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Cannot wait to replace the stock speakers!

I have had my Freedom Edition Unlimited for about 1 month now and I have grown to hate the stock speakers. I ordered the replacement Kicker speakers for the dash and they will be in the weekend. Next month, I will replace the speakers in the sound bar with the same Kicker speakers. When I have the roof off I turn up the radio and the speakers distort very badly. And, I have to keep the fade turned mostly to the front of the front speakers will cut out constantly, which is why I am replacing those first. Hopefully the new speakers will solve my problems.

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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I just replaced the sound bar speakers with the kicker speakers. Wow, what an improvement.

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Old 11-14-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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How much do these cost if you don't mind me asking?
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Did your jeep have the stock speakers or the factory Alpine upgrade?
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #6
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I did a full audio upgrade. I originally wanted just front and sound bar, but quickly realized I also needed some more bass. Very happy with my full upgrade, but I did full amp and sub.

I strongly recommend getting a small sub just for some bass fill in.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #7
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I upgraded to Kicker speakers (from base audio) and while it is a big improvement, it is still not great. It's fine for me, but I have heard better factory setups.

The original speakers are obviously very low cost.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:02 AM   #8
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Ah man. Add this to my growing list of wants.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #9
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Go Polk. They have more water resistant characteristics, and sound fantastic. If keeping stock head unit, get a line out converter. I have the audio control lc6i and makes tons of difference!
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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I installed the Kicker speakers in the dash today and they are a huge improvement over stock. I bought them new on EBay for $72 (for a pair). In a few months I will replace the speakers in the sound bar too. These speakers were somewhat easy to install because they did not require special adapters or wire harnesses.
My Wrangler is a 2013 but I actually bought it used. The previous owner had and after market Pioneer radio / navigation system installed. It also has the Alpine factory subwoofer so I guess the Jeep has the Alpine sound system.
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Old 11-16-2013, 04:48 PM   #11
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How much do these cost if you don't mind me asking?
I paid $72 for the pair on EBay and they are new.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:20 PM   #12
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2 ohms vs 4

There are many posts on this forum about sound upgrades for the Jeep. The original speakers are 2 ohm and if you just replace them with other 2 ohm speakers, there won't be much of an improvement. I replaced all my speakers with 4 ohms speakers along with a sub, an amp, Loc and PAC and it is awesome. For me, that is the only way to upgrade the system IMHO.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:51 PM   #13
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are they the same size in the front as they are in the bar?
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:22 PM   #14
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Yes

Both are 6 1/2 inches.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:30 PM   #15
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thanks!

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