|05-13-2013 11:51 PM|
|ironman2443||I just installed the kicker speakers and they are a vast improvement over the stock speakers. I bought mine from Steve White motors as well and was very pleased with the service and info they gave me for installing them. Took about an hour to install all 4.|
|05-13-2013 10:16 PM|
|10-24-2012 07:10 PM|
The reason you aren't getting any more clarity is because of the signal source - your headunit. The factory unit puts out a "dirty" signal, especially at higher volume levels. The muddy sound you hear when you turn it up is distortion, and it can kill your speakers if you let it get too high for too long. Upgrade the headunit and you'll "unlock" the clarity the speakers are capable of.
On a side note, are the speakers that come in the Kicker upgrade still a paper cone, or are they more like the aftermarket speakers?
|10-24-2012 04:25 PM|
I replaced all 4 speakers and the difference is very clear. It is well worth doing the upgrade. I had the "alpine premium system" in my 12 JKUR and the speakers say infinity. Even without getting a beefier amp the highs are much clearer and the bass is less muddy, though still isn't all that great.
|10-17-2012 11:06 PM|
|Landonk||Gosh... To be honest... I am not an audiologist. It just sounds louder, crisper with a little more thump.|
|10-17-2012 09:02 PM|
I know that factory speakers, especially those that are not part of a premium system are often cheap and sound like crap.
But how does the Kicker allow more bass and volume without an added amp? If you are still using the 130 HU, aren't you still delivering the same amount of power to the speakers?
|10-17-2012 08:37 PM|
|Landonk||No sub or amp as of yet.|
|10-17-2012 09:16 AM|
Nice writeup, thanks!
I just pulled the trigger, should have 2 sets of these Friday. Did you end up upgrading the sub? Do you know if there is an amp / upgrades for that?
|10-16-2012 11:20 PM|
|paleh0rse||I'm trying to figure out if these would be an improvement over the 2013 Alpines as well... Has anyone tried replacing the Alpines yet?|
|09-25-2012 02:32 PM|
|Landonk||Wow!!! What a difference without breaking the bank. If you want truer crisper sound with more volume and bass, this upgrade is a must!!!|
|09-25-2012 12:49 PM|
This DIY writeup was right on the money!!! http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-electrica...012-jk-246414/
Thin flat head screwdriver
4 Kicker 77kick10 speakers $158 includes shipping from Steve White Jeep-Hickory, NC (eBay). Ships Fed Ex.
|09-25-2012 12:35 PM|
|PhotoWrangler||For those of us who aren't in the know, or new, can you explain what you did and the parts that you needed? Or maybe which DIY threads you looked over?|
|09-25-2012 12:32 PM|
Just installed Kicker speakers
Just finished with the Kicker speaker upgrade on my 2013 Sport S. Took about an hour and fifteen minutes for all 4 speakers. I have the base 130res unit with no sub. I was looking for a little more bass and volume. The Kicker 77kick10 met my expectations! I highly recommend this upgrade.