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saintdoggx 09-16-2013 12:53 PM

Kicker Upgrade
 
Has anyone done the Kicker upgrade for their stock 2012 unlimited speakers in dash and or soundbar? If so, was it worth $80.00? Is there really a difference in sound or bass?

jjbroze 09-16-2013 02:01 PM

The upgrade to the dash does improve the sound and gives you a little more base, the sound bar doesn't improve much due to the way the radio is set up.

JeepHerz 09-16-2013 02:32 PM

Exactly. Anything is better than stock- they will make a difference even without an amp. We installed ours and tested before hooking up the amp- was surprised at the difference. But without an amp or additional components don't expect earth shattering. In case you want bedtime reading:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/kic...er-159618.html

panthermark 09-16-2013 03:00 PM

Depends on if you have the standard or premium sound.

I'm sure the Kicker's are a huge improvement over the standard speakers. It is a modest (at best) improvement over the premium speakers. Treble is a lot cleaner, but because they are 4 ohm speakers, they don't hit as hard and are not quite as loud.

saintdoggx 09-25-2013 02:51 PM

Ok so I just replaced the 4 6.5 factory speakers with the Mopar Kicker replacement speakers and I can say without a doubt that it sounds 10times better. It has a fuller and clearer sound withess distortion at higher volumes. I would definitely recommend these speakers. I'm sure there are tons better out there but for 134.00 for four speakers shipped, you can't beat it. The sound bar was incredibly easy to replace while the front dash speakers were a pita at least on the driver side.

MCSO13 09-25-2013 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by saintdoggx (Post 4852785)
Ok so I just replaced the 4 6.5 factory speakers with the Mopar Kicker replacement speakers and I can say without a doubt that it sounds 10times better. It has a fuller and clearer sound withess distortion at higher volumes. I would definitely recommend these speakers. I'm sure there are tons better out there but for 134.00 for four speakers shipped, you can't beat it. The sound bar was incredibly easy to replace while the front dash speakers were a pita at least on the driver side.

Where did you find them for a set of 2 and shipped at that price?

Mr.Dave 09-25-2013 03:15 PM

looks like the non infinity people gain quite a bit by swapping for new. mine....not so much.

saintdoggx 09-25-2013 03:41 PM

I live in NC and a dealership not too far from my house was selling them on Amazon. If you search for them on Amazon you will get a higher price. You have to search the new and used from section. Of course prices vary everyday but I ordered these last week. Might have changed since then but that's how I got them. You can always call the dealerships themselves and see what they can sell them for.

saintdoggx 09-25-2013 03:42 PM

And yes I did gain a lot

panthermark 09-25-2013 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.Dave (Post 4853529)
looks like the non infinity people gain quite a bit by swapping for new. mine....not so much.

My guess as well. Mine was "meh"


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