|10-22-2010 12:58 PM|
SOME 6.5"s will fit flush with no modifications. Some will require some trimming of the stock hole, or an adpater ring can be made out of MDF to allow the space for it to fit.
I would personally just go with 5.25"s in the dash and soundbar to have balanced sound. You may notice a slight improvement in bass with a 6.5", but it is negligable at best. I personally go for the matched sound over the larger coaxial. A sub is your only solution to bass worth fighting for. Coaxials were never designed to reproduce super low frequencies; pick a coaxial that shines in the higher frequencies.
|10-22-2010 08:22 AM|
These are the speakers we used... I'll see if I can get a pic later.
Polk Audio - 6-1/2" Coaxial Loudspeakers with Poly-Mica Cones (Pair) - DXI650
These are the ones we put in the dash...
|10-22-2010 08:10 AM|
|Merzescorner||Great information here! InfernoGirl, can you let me know what specific Polk speakers you used? Maybe even post a pic of the install? Thanks again!|
|10-21-2010 02:32 PM|
|10-21-2010 01:45 PM|
|ohsixteejay||so is there an adapter to fit 6.5" in the sound bar or do you guys just make your own holes?|
|10-21-2010 01:35 PM|
these are the adapters that i have used in 3 TJs now.
Car-Speaker-Adapters - www.car-speaker-adapters.com - Call Us Today - 412-260-6835
|10-21-2010 12:44 PM|
|ohsixteejay||do you have a model number on those speakers I'd like to get a pair with a box like that. What size are they?|
|10-21-2010 12:42 PM|
|jgorm||yup, that is the stock speaker box.|
|10-21-2010 12:23 PM|
|ohsixteejay||Oh ok, I was thinking you made the box but i'm guessing now the speaker came with the box?|
|10-21-2010 12:09 PM|
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|10-21-2010 10:36 AM|
|Ibuildembig||Or you could save time and bs and go to your local retailer and pick some up|
|10-21-2010 10:30 AM|
|Jerry Bransford||The adapter plate is widely sold all over the internet as well as by retailers like Crutchfield. There is no need to cut anything to install a 5.25" speaker with the adapter plate.|
|10-21-2010 10:26 AM|
|ohsixteejay||I'm a bit confused. So in order to put 5 1/4" speakers in the front do you need to buy an adapter plate or is this something you guys are making? If you have an adapter plate why are you cutting? Where can I find this adapter plate?|
|10-21-2010 10:24 AM|
|svmtbman||I put some 5 1/4" in the front of my '04 as well as 6 1/2" in the roll bar and it sounds great. also I wanted to note that you DO NOT need to cut the support brace in the dash as shown in the link above to install the 5 1/4" speakers (at least I didn't in my '04).|
|10-21-2010 10:23 AM|
|Jerry Bransford||Just don't forget guys that some speakers only work well with high powered auxiliary amplifiers. If you don't have that, you need to make sure any speakers you buy have that 90 dB or higher Sensitivity rating or you're going to be really disappointed with your new speakers.|
|10-21-2010 10:21 AM|
Awesome sound coming out powered by a Pioneer Supertuner III and XM satellite radio!!
|10-21-2010 10:17 AM|
|Ibuildembig||True but that is the industry standard....and most people won't pay for you to build an enclosure for every speaker....and its not needed for bass if you have a sub|
|10-21-2010 10:14 AM|
|10-21-2010 09:51 AM|
This always cracks me up.
A speaker without a box is going to sound like crap. The sound waves off the rear need to be isolated from the sound waves off the front or they cancel out. You will hear the treble from the tweeter, but the bass will be gone. If you don't believe me then take a subwoofer out of the box while its on and you will see a 10x drop in bass levels and sound quality. A 4" speaker in a box will sound better than an 8" speaker outside of a box. I did this for the fronts on mine.
|10-21-2010 12:24 AM|
|lashleyftl||for the sound bar speakers what you do to get the 6 1/2s to fit in there|
|10-20-2010 10:11 PM|
|oldskool71||Man I need to upgrade my audio too...add this to the list plzzz...|
|10-20-2010 08:11 PM|
|slamin81||im running the 4x6 in mine and love them sound great,, little steep in price tho|
|10-20-2010 08:08 PM|
|10-20-2010 07:38 PM|
|BigEZ||thanks for this thread. looks like I can get a great whole new system from QT for under 400 bones w/ no splicing.|
|10-20-2010 06:00 PM|
|Bruck||I found the 5.25" adapter on eBay for like $14. Then, I was able to get the speakers from Sony with my credit card points. Sound is better and if you have to buy the speakers you'll likely do better and have more options with the 5.25". Highly suggested by me....the experts may say different.|
|10-20-2010 03:37 PM|
|Hostile JEEP T.J||Every speaker is gonna have universal wires that you have to tie in! Unless you order a speaker that says for your jeep and it's plug an play like the ones they sell in quadratech. So you can use any brand speaker you want your just gonna have to tie the wires in manually with connectors, if your gonna put all new speakers you might as well replace the factory head unit while your at it cause it's not gonna be able to push the the new speakers to there full capacity! Also another thing to add to Jerrys comment, what ever speakers your looking at don't be fooled by the these 6 1/2 put out 300watts or those 5 1/4 put out 280 watts! The wattage you see real big on the boxes that's the max wattage the speaker is rated and it means that's there blowing out watts! If you push those speakers anywhere near that wattage it says your gonna blow them! That's why I got my infinitys because the watts wasn't as high as most the speakers I saw at cartoys, but after demoing them they sounded way better when you cranked em up or keep em low! The decibel level is what you wanna look at like Jerry said in his previous post!!|
|10-20-2010 02:30 PM|
|Merzescorner||Thanks all. If I buy the 5 1/4 bracket for the larger speakers, do I just go with the speaker of choice and cut the factory connector off and splice? that is, if the speaker I decide on doesn't come with it? I would imagine that choices are limited for speakers that have that factory connector.|
|10-20-2010 12:46 PM|
|ajorosa||Quadratec has Kicker factory replacement speakers. No splicing necessary, just plug in and mount.|
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