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Old 03-29-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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speaker overhead

What does it take or is it possible to move the over head bar to the front of the roll bar?

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Old 03-29-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:52 AM   #4
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I'll bite... Why would you want to? The location is already horrid enough... There's no reason to make it worse unless you enjoy stereophonic sounds of AM radio. Also, I would think the door surrounds might get in the way if you run a soft top. What is your reason for wanting to move the speakers directly above your head?
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:03 AM   #5
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I did this for more lighting up front on a hard top though cant remember if it works with door surrounds for my half to though all you do is unbolt it slide it up and Velcro it down
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:18 AM   #6
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If you just want a spot to mount a light up front i saw an overhead console on quadratec. It was basically a long rectangular box that ran from middle of the roll bar to middle of windshield. You could use something like that and cut some holes in it to mount speakers and dome lights and such. Wires could be hidden, it wouldn't interfere with door surrounds, works with hard or soft top. The peice didn't look very complex, you could probably make it yourself.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:05 AM   #7
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I think the bigger question is why sir would you do this? Not enough sound from the front? Upgrade ur front speakers to 5.25" with adapters from nalin mfg...cheap and EASY. Huge difference. But..pending the answer to the question
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:18 AM   #8
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There is that question, . personally after putting in a decent stereo and disconnecting the busted sub (just didn't feel like listening to it rattle anymore, i might replace it one day) I am ok with the audio in mine. The bath tub design of the wrangler isn't that great for accoustics anyway.

I was just giving an idea that could work if he was dead set on moving speakers up there.

I think it would sound better the way it is, with speakers in front, and behind you. If you move the rear speakers over your head it's like going to the movies before they had surround sound. You want to be in the middle of all the speakers.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:43 AM   #9
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Viper I must politely disagree with your acoustics comment The jeeps relatively square design allows for the sound waves to move more freely in the cab give less resistance and fewer surfaces to bounce off of that are normally rounded. I personally did a custom full stereo install. I did everything except for my sub box. Which, if you want the best sub box ever made, go to just4effect.com. Custom makes the box to your jeep AND your subs. Tuned to them and everything. Very well built. But I did the 5.25" adapters with alpines in the front, then the overheads I upgraded the wedges to 6.5" with infinity reference series and the subs are 10" kappa 100.9w..two of them powered by an infinity kappa amp. its my 3rd vehicle and it has the absolute best sounding system of them all..i even had 12" kappa perfects in my truck...Oh and my head unit is alpine as well. Wiring is a dream in a jeep...so easy to run and connect..and dash removal...man it doesn't get easier. Even the local stereo shop here loves building sound in jeeps..cuz getting optimal sound is easy..but taking the top off is a whole new ball game on retaining that bass
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:47 AM   #10
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The top is what i was talking about. sorry i didn't specify. I never had a hard top or rode in one with a hard top, only soft. Nothing to hold the sound in, so acoustics are not optimal plus the wind noise messes it all up too. On the plus side, great for tailgate parties, you don't even have to roll the windows down. Hard top could make a difference there, i've just never had one to compare it too The wiring has definitely been easy to work with so far as well.

I definitely agree on the custom box though. I had a downfiring box made for a previous vehicle. I had 2 ancient kenwood 10's, i was the 3rd owner of those speakers. With the right box they sounded amazing though. Had an alpine head on that setup too, i liked it.
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I did this mod two weeks ago and it worked out great... All you have to do is cut the wiring harness and extend the wires, flip the sound bar and make a couple small cuts with a dremel and it's golden. I have a soft top, and it works fine with the door surrounds. The sound bar doesn't get in the way of anything, and it makes listening to the radio with the top off a lot more pleasant. The lighting is also a big plus. Unless you're 7 feet tall, I'd recommend the mod. Its really easy, and pays off if you want to put a half top on, or a wind jammer. Cheers.
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I did this mod two weeks ago and it worked out great... All you have to do is cut the wiring harness and extend the wires, flip the sound bar and make a couple small cuts with a dremel and it's golden. I have a soft top, and it works fine with the door surrounds. The sound bar doesn't get in the way of anything, and it makes listening to the radio with the top off a lot more pleasant. The lighting is also a big plus. Unless you're 7 feet tall, I'd recommend the mod. Its really easy, and pays off if you want to put a half top on, or a wind jammer. Cheers.
Could you toss up some pics I'm curious on how it looks
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5.25" in dash, 6.5" in sound bar, and a kicker 6.5" in the center console is a pretty good sounding setup for a jeep without going crazy. If you keep the stock amp you would probably want the pyramid 6.5 for its smaller size. They are only like $15 on amazon.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:42 PM   #14
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alpine also offers an in-line mini amp..gives you more power to those lil speakers..I personally don't like moving things where they don't belong..but that's just me
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:54 PM   #15
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Just wanted to here the radio with me wind jammer. I have upgraded the front speakers
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:00 PM   #16
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still not hearin the music with the upgrades? Do you have a stock deck?
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:05 PM   #17
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No Alpine deck front and over head speakers 2 6x9 in back and two punch tens . Here the music fine. Just thinking that if I got it in the wind hammer with me than every one else would have to hear it too.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:29 PM   #18
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hey...some things are just inevitable. I listen to rock and many people find my music offensive..buttttt sometimes you just got jam on. But at stop lights I turn the music down..kinda
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:30 AM   #19
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Is the windjammer permanent or seasonal? If you only have it on part of the time, you could take that overhead console idea and put a pair of 6.5"s in that. Just disconnect the speaker pods when the windjammer is on and hook up those instead.

If you go back to a full top, plug em back in.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:31 PM   #20
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Me? I no longer have the half top but I am considering fabbing a hard half top without the need to remove the rear roll bars just fiberglass in speakers in along with a console over head

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