Originally Posted by DMH2021
Awesome. Thanks for the help
Careful - it's 6.5". I started a similar thread in the TJ tech forum a couple months ago and it's still going! Got lots of good (and some questionable) advice. Learned in the process.
Yes, the factory wiring is weird. The speaker is a 1-ohm, dual voice coil. Nobody makes that, and Dodge won't sell you just the speaker. They'll sell you the "kit" for $800 (not joking) that's speaker, enclosure, and amplifier.
I went with the previously mentioned Quadratec speaker. Very easy to install, prefect fit (though noticeably beefier than the stock unit) and sounds at least as good as stock. But then again, I wasn't paying (dealer paid since stock speaker was dead when I bought the Jeep).
You'll have to take the center console out (easy - 4 bolts). Hardest part was getting the wiring harness disconnected. After 7 years of being together, the M and F sides wanted to stay that way.
Hopefully this will help you if you want to stay stock(ish). If you're interested in other options, seek out that other thread and see what others have done. I need room for a dog in the back, so my options are limited.