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bojangles60 05-05-2011 08:54 AM

2011 Wrangler Speaker Replacement - Easy!
 
I am new to the site and have picked up some great tips - thanks. In return I wanted to share one. I just replaced all four speakers in my 2011 Wrangler Sport (base stereo head) with aftermarket speakers. A fun job that took no more than about two hours.

Rear Speaker Bar: (30 minutes)

Very straight forward, three screws on each. Replacement speakers 6.5 inches. Need an aftermarket bracket and polyfil to stuff the boxes with.


Front Dash Speakers: (90 minutes)

The passenger side is very easy and I reccomend you do this one first. It will make the driver side that much easier.

Remove the globe box and the side panel of the dash. Then remove the three screws holding the dash to the frame (two in the bottom corners of the glove box opening and one underneath by the door strap). There are three screws that hold the speaker box in. The two gold screws on the right side and one on the left of the box accessed from underneath. Disconnect the speaker wire on the outside of the speaker box. Slide the speaker box to the left and out the glove box hole. Replace the speaker and install.


Driver side:

Remove the side panel of the dash and the panel under the steering wheel. Both of these snap in. Then remove the three dash screws under the steering wheel and one underneath by the door strap. Romove the two silver screws holding the plate under the steering wheel.

As on the right side, the speaker box is held in by the same three screws, two gold ones on the side and one from the bottom. Remove these screws and unhook the speaker wires from the box. Pulling the dashboard forward you easily tilt the speaker box forward to remove it. Replace the speaker and install.

Remember to stuff the boxes with polyfil. I installed 6.5 speakers in the front and also needed an aftermarket bracket.

Top Dash Tweeters:

I left those stock.

All of the speakers have adapter clips connected to the speaker. You will either need to cut the wires to attach to your new speakers or purchase an adapter from crutchfields. They also have the speaker brackets and both come free when you buy their speakers.

Hope this helps - it was not a difficult job and well worth the effort!

edub707 08-22-2011 03:00 PM

speaker install
 
thanks a lot for the post. it worked out great

flylooper99 03-28-2012 08:57 AM

Thuoght I'd throw in my $0.01 here: when using the 4 screw to 3 screw speaker adapters that come with the replacement speakers make sure to place a bead of silicone sealer or even glue around the circumference of the speaker adapter brackets between the speaker, the adapter bracket and the speaker box. I noticed that there was a lot of air being pushed out by the speaker when in use where the flat surfaces met, and sealing it with silicone or glue cetrailny enhances the bass response of the speakers.

lolpetewtf 05-10-2012 12:13 PM

Great write up!! One more speaker to go, drivers side. A tip for the passenger front speaker box: the bolt on the left is facing down, but you can access it from the top through the glove box opening, just flip the socket around. 10mm. (other 2 are 7mm) I stuffed it with polyfill as well. Speaker box was much bigger than I thought it would be.

ag11 08-08-2012 05:13 PM

Just a note of thanks to the OP & contributors from a newbie. Great write up.

Needed a upgrade on sound in my new '12 Sport S-24S Unlimited. I didn't hear great reviews on the factory infinity, so was ok with the RES (no amp), and figured I'd upgrade myself instead of paying for it. Have the connectivity group so I wanted to keep the factory head.

I added Polk DXI 650's on all 4 and packed boxes with poly, sounds 100x better than those stock speakers, even with the stock head. Need to bring up the lows a little so a small powered sub will be the next add.

Again, thanks ya'll!

marmot74 09-01-2012 05:31 PM

Just wanted to say thanks for this!

I upgraded both the 2 front and 2 sound bar speakers to kickers and filled all with polyfil including the sub and the difference is HUGE.

Thanks!
Mike

rubberjeep 09-01-2012 07:37 PM

As a complete audio newbie one of my speakers went so I figure I might as well replace all 4 for the hell of it.

What kicker speakers did you guys go with. I don't listen to anything too demanding but I want something much better then the stock system, so basically figure i'll just copy you guys. Also any recommendations on best website to buy from.

Only one I really know is crutchfield. I e-mailed a local installer but he wasn't interested in talking to me too much by e-mail. (This always blows my mind at my job I know people are most likely going to shop me and not buy from me when they want e-mails, but I still quote them even if I only get orders 10% of the time still worth it.) Anyway I won't even get going on that topic, but any advice would be appreciated. Probably going to go with Kickers just wondering exactly which ones and where to get them. I am not too worried about installing myself, I wrench around all day just never done anything with car audio so just a minor learning curve.

Jma20a 09-01-2012 08:52 PM

The infininty kappa series speakers perform great for the price

lolpetewtf 09-02-2012 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JK11Sahara (Post 2748610)
As a complete audio newbie one of my speakers went so I figure I might as well replace all 4 for the hell of it.

What kicker speakers did you guys go with. I don't listen to anything too demanding but I want something much better then the stock system, so basically figure i'll just copy you guys. Also any recommendations on best website to buy from.

Only one I really know is crutchfield. I e-mailed a local installer but he wasn't interested in talking to me too much by e-mail. (This always blows my mind at my job I know people are most likely going to shop me and not buy from me when they want e-mails, but I still quote them even if I only get orders 10% of the time still worth it.) Anyway I won't even get going on that topic, but any advice would be appreciated. Probably going to go with Kickers just wondering exactly which ones and where to get them. I am not too worried about installing myself, I wrench around all day just never done anything with car audio so just a minor learning curve.

I have Chrysler part # 77KICK10


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