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Old 06-24-2014, 03:23 PM   #1
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My speaker upgrade in my JK Willys

Picked up a 2014 Willys Edition and love it. However the sound sucked so I went to see a friend who owns an audio store. I didn't want to break the bank, but wanted some much better sound.

They installed a small Focal Amp, FD2350 under the dash and replaced the rear speakers with Focal PS165v and tweeters which you can see in the photo. The difference is amazing! I'm beyond happy and may even replace the front speakers eventually.

There is lots if bass and no sub. No room taken up which I'm happy with because a two door has no room to waste!



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Old 06-24-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
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Nice. I bet that sounds good! I replaced the stockers myself (all 4) with Kickers, the MOPAR plug-n-play model. Wow, I can't believe how sucktastic the OEMs were! The new ones weigh about 3 times as much and are coax. Made a very noticeable improvement, as I'm sure your setup did as well.

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Old 06-24-2014, 04:31 PM   #3
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Nice. I bet that sounds good! I replaced the stockers myself (all 4) with Kickers, the MOPAR plug-n-play model. Wow, I can't believe how sucktastic the OEMs were! The new ones weigh about 3 times as much and are coax. Made a very noticeable improvement, as I'm sure your setup did as well.
Those are plug n play? I've had the ''upgraded'' stereo in the other models but this one has the base speakers and they are freaking TERRIBLE! I've had 15 year old vehicles with better speakers. I'd like to replace with some plug n play.
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:55 PM   #4
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Absolutely. The speaker bar versions take exactly as long as it takes you to run 6 philips-head screws out, unclip a single connector, plug connector into new speakers and run 6 screws back in. The fronts would be the same except the dash gets in the way. You have to remove 3 screws, iirc, plus pop the side panel of the dash off (no screws.) Then pry the dash away from the speaks enough to get a right-angle ratcheting bit driver in with the philips bit. The whole job took me 1 hour for all four, and the majority of that was figuring out how to avoid the silly directions all over the internet that say you have to remove the freaking dashboard!
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:07 PM   #5
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^^ thx. That's what I was looking for. I've cut/soldered/sliced and tapped way too many wires in my day.
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^^ thx. That's what I was looking for. I've cut/soldered/sliced and tapped way too many wires in my day.
So you know it takes maybe 30 seconds to cut and splice or solder in new speakers right? If having it plug and play is your thing you could always buy Metra speaker adapters for like $5 a pair. Solder those to you

Why go through the hassle to pull the front speaker pods just to replace them with another set of lame speakers just because they come with an adapter, you could buy separately.
Comparing Kickers to Focals is like comparing a Ferrari to a Hyundai simply because they both have 4 wheels

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