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Old 07-15-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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Tj front speakers

Who has put the 03-06 front speaker pods in a 97-02 (or whatever year they changed them) I just got a set today and will be installing them this week in my 98. Just wondering if anybody has tips on it as I know it will involve cutting some of the metal in there out.

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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hmmm nobody?? I must be the only crazy one that swaps stock componets for potentially better stock componets?? LOL

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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Older TJ front speakers had a non-standard 4x6 size that won't accept standard mounting pattern 4x6 speakers like are used in newer TJs. To me, it's not worth the effort to try to get a standard 4x6 to fit, too much cutting & drilling is needed which I did in my previous '97 TJ. I'd instead convert it with an adapter plate so round 5.25" coax speakers can be used which sound better than oval 4x6 speakers anyway.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:02 PM   #4
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Older TJ front speakers had a non-standard 4x6 size that won't accept standard mounting pattern 4x6 speakers like are used in newer TJs. To me, it's not worth the effort to try to get a standard 4x6 to fit, too much cutting & drilling is needed which I did in my previous '97 TJ. I'd instead convert it with an adapter plate so round 5.25" coax speakers can be used which sound better than oval 4x6 speakers anyway.
Yeah I have seen those brackets. I just happened to get these factory speakers from another member not knowing that in newer TJs the front speakers are in a pod. They have their own little box and have a mid range speaker as well as a seperate tweeter. Just thought they were cool and didn't know about them.
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On a side note, amd not to hijack the thread, is there a full size drawing/tracing of the brackets that will allow the 5.25 swap? Id like to make my own instead of paying $30 for some...
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On a side note, amd not to hijack the thread, is there a full size drawing/tracing of the brackets that will allow the 5.25 swap? Id like to make my own instead of paying $30 for some...
Here ya go TJ 5.25 Speaker Adapters

not a diagram but not $30 either.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:50 PM   #8
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Little late to the party but I have the newer upgraded factory speakers that I plan to install in my 97 to replace the standard front speakers. They bolt right in to the factory screw holes, but you do have to trim a metal bracket and the connector isn't the same so you have to connect 2 wires on each side. As long as they were very cheap I think its worthwhile, otherwise it seems like a good way to go is with that 5 1/4" adapter plate and then a set of speakers of your choice, as cheap as about $40 and the price goes up from there. If you're using the factory head unit though you'll be pretty limited there so don't go crazy on expensive speakers without an aftermarket head unit (and potentially amp).
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:49 PM   #9
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Yeah I ended up getting them in with a little cutting. I got them for free so it was a great upgrade for especially since the front left on wasn't working at all.
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cool I got mine free as well, was hoping they'd plug right in but its still worth trying them out and hopefully they'll be decent enough to satisfy me

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