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Old 06-01-2013, 01:23 PM   #1
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Speaker Recommendations

Does anyone have suggestions on size and brand replacement speakers for the stock speakers currently in my speaker bar on my 99 TJ? My stereo is a Pioneer Super Tuner II D 50W x 4, so it's nothing really exotic, but I'd like to see if it can produce a better sound for me. Thanks.

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Old 06-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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Polk DB 651 6.5" speakers. They don't require a lot of power to sound good & drop right into your sound bar without modification. They are also highly resistant to water damage since they have a polyurethane cone & not a paper cone like some speakers do.

Be wary, some aftermarket speakers require a lot of power which your Pioneer can't provide. Especially avoid those speakers screaming large misleading wattage ratings that imply they will play louder, they are most likely to require more power than your Pioneer can provide.

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I'm happy with my Polk DB521 & DB651s. Stuffed some polyfill in the holes while I was at it... For the console sub I did the Pyramid WX65X fix. Sounds pretty good actually and wasn't expensive. Not sure if your bar or pods in the roll bar are the same as my 2001 though.


Edit: By the time I replied I see Jerry has already recommended them... pretty sure I bought these because I saw him (possibly someone else) recommend them in another thread and as I said I'm very happy with them all around.
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Fry's and Amazon have the polks for $50 right now.
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When you guys stuff with polyfil are you stuffing it loose or packing it in tight?
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No need to pack it tight. Don't pay through the nose for polyfil from an audio shop, get the same stuff from a yardage shop for 1/3 the price where it is used for pillow stuffing.
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Thanks for the great advice. I'm new to the world of Jeeps so I'm not sure I know where you are stuffing the poly fill.
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No need to pack it tight. Don't pay through the nose for polyfil from an audio shop, get the same stuff from a yardage shop for 1/3 the price where it is used for pillow stuffing.


Yup. I bought at walmart in the fabric area for a few dollars. I replaced the blown OEM sub with a Kicker and still have most of the bag left.
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Not that I think it makes a significant difference in a Jeep which has worse acoustics than my bathroom does, polyfill is inserted behind the speaker & is used to fill up the speaker box to make the speaker enclosure appear larger to the speaker. It can make audible difference in a good speaker in a good listening environment which I don't consider the Jeep to be. In a Jeep, to me it makes little to no difference. It is more useful in a subwoofer box than in something like a soundbar or dash speaker.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:58 PM   #10
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OK. Thanks Jerry. Don't know if I'll do the poly fill or not but he Polk speakers are a sure buy.
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Agreed, the polyfill is kind of overrated and most likely not needed in the Jeep (maybe useful in the tiny sub box) but it made such a huge difference in the boxes I had in one of my Mustangs that I just got into the habit of doing it.

To keep this on topic: I got my Polk's on Amazon Prime for just over $50 for each pair I think. The Pyramid was closer to $10-$12.
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I went ahead and ordered the Polk DB651S (slim version) because it was confirmed these can be used with the stock grills for an OEM look. I couldn't get over the look of the aftermarket grills and really wanted to avoid this so the slim version of this speaker although very similar overall to the standard DB651, has a tweeter that doesn't stand as tall and allows for the factory grill to be retained.

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