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smatica 01-08-2010 10:45 PM

Has anyone used these speakers in their TJ?
Looking to upgrade the factory speakers and saw these...

Quadratec Exclusive KWF-9702 - Kicker Factory Replacement Front Dash Speaker Kits for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Quadratec Exclusive KWR-9702 - Kicker Factory Replacement Overhead Sound Bar Speaker Kits for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Just wondering if they're any good or not...thanks

Tazman2 01-08-2010 10:55 PM

yes i have i switched to JL audio they seem to work better

chief100psu 01-09-2010 06:17 AM

Seems a bit pricey. Check prices at newegg or crutchfield.

catITguy 01-09-2010 09:17 AM

I bought the Kicker front replacement speakers. My advice? Save your money....I cant say I could tell a difference over the factor speakers. I bought those and a VDP soundbar and was so unimpressed with the 2 that I got rid of them both and bought an amp and 4 6x9s. Much better way to go IMO.

HyperBuzzin 01-09-2010 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by catITguy (Post 520012)
....I bought those and a VDP soundbar....

I'd heard many times that the VDP soundbar was a POS.

smatica 01-09-2010 10:01 AM

This is the info I was looking for...thanks guys!

Mr. WOT 01-09-2010 12:58 PM

Good question OP, I have been wondering about these and was actually going to post the same question.

burton160w 01-09-2010 01:56 PM

There are a few things to keep in mind

4x6's in general are mostly the same. Pioneer makes some great 4x6 replacements that are going to produce somewhat a better low, but it terms of price v. benefit, save you're money for something else.

Your speakers are also going to be only as powerful as the power your running to them. So don't think your Kicker speakers are going to sound better at 18 watts RMS then your factory option. Same power means relatively same quality. It's once you put those speakers on an amp (Craigslist for $50 EASILY) that the speakers in the dash and the overhead bar will really shine over the factory stuff. I don't like or recommend Kicker to begin with, but others have had good experiences with them. I stick with pioneers and Kappa.

If you want to upgrade your speakers, first look at throwing in an amp. Even amping your factory speakers are going to be a HUGE improvement. Also, realize that you're only get mids in terms of frequency. For better quality, look into throwing a set of tweets on each side of the windshield and a compact sub for the back :)

IndyJeepMan 01-09-2010 02:49 PM

Go with Infinity Reference Series..

They are great speakers.

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