Just bought a 2004 Rubicon. The only real problem we can find is the speakers in the factory sound bar are shot. We are not audiophiles, don't need to have crystal clear sound playing real loud. Not going to replace the factory head unit. No need to spend a fortune, but as long as we are replacing it, we might as well upgrade somewhat. Looking for recommendations on a semi-decent plug-n-play sound bar for no more than 2-3 bills.
Why not just replace and upgrade the speakers IN the factory unit????
"For Gawd's sake, put a RELAY in there or you could burn the whole damn Jeep to the ground" ...this quote brought to you by people who do not understand the law.....Kirchoff's, Ohm's, or Faraday's.
Violation of KISS shall always ring false in TRUE engineering. - ME___
Had 75CJ5, 89YJ, 93YJ. Have 82CJ7 & 95YJ____Not one burnt yet due to lack of relays.
I agree, replace the factory speakers! I made the mistake of purchasing a sound bar and it's horrible. It was a disaster trying to install it, and now after only a few short months one of my speakers sounds blown, and the interior lights don't work. So I'm just going to replace the factory pods and replace the speakers in those and send the sound bar back. Save yourself time and money and just replace the speakers!
well i am in the same boat. i bought a 05 Wrangler X and it had a system in it and the guy took it out and put the factory unit back in less speakers so i have none was wondering do i buy factory ones or replacements? Thought factory ones for sound while top is off am i wrong?
That's what I thought, but Crutchfield says they won't fit period, even with an adaptor....somebody over there must be drinking the Drano.
Or maybe I am.
The factory TJ/LJ speakers are 4"x6". In order to install aftermarket 4"x6"s you need an adapter becasuse the factory speakers do not have the same mounting hole locations as aftermarket. Most people step up to 5.25"s when they upgrade dash speakers because:
1) have to buy an adapter anyway
2) 5.25"s have a much wider selection to choose from
3) 5.25"s are round and produce better quality sound
4) the same amount of work/cost is required for a replacement, why not upgrade?
Crutchfield is saying that 4x6 won't fit in the dash....???. I thought that was factory size for 97-06. According to them, only four inch will fit. All of the stickies and previous posts say 4x6.
Not trying to hi-jack, but I'm replacing the dash speakers as well. Are the 97s different than later models?
Jeep uses this HUGE plate to attach the 4x6 speakers think like almost the size of a dinner plate, but skinny. I cut the old speakers out of the plate until the new speakers could sit flush against the plate. Then I drilled and attached the speakers to the plate.
What have we got?
We have one heavily armed Recreational Vehicle
I called Crutchfield last night,(been trying to figure it out via the site) and the guy told me that "The 4x6 will fit, but since we don't carry that adapter, we list them as not fitting." They recommend the 4s for the dash, then supply the adapter plate and pigtails free of charge.
Figure I'll try that, oughtta be good enough for me.
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