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Old 03-28-2017, 12:09 AM
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Latest on speaker upgrades for JK 2017

Hi. I'm new to the forum and I have added a new 2017 JK Willys to our Jeep family. As I'm working through my list of upgrades, new speakers are on the list.

After researching a lot of older threats, I'm wondering what the latest options are. I would like to keep the Tweeter/midrange speaker combination in the front and sound bar intact. Specifically in the front, an on dash tweeter will sound better than a coax solution further down in the dashboard.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Speakers are really dependent on your preferences. There are a lot of choices out there and if you have the opportunity to listen to something first at a local shop, then that would be a good place to start.

Don't worry about placing a tweeter on the dash. An aftermarket component set will have a tweeter that can be adapted to the factory locations. I'm in the process of updating the speakers in my 2017, and I'm anticipating gutting the old tweeters and using them as part of a mounting bracket for the new ones. (So it will be in-dash, not on-dash), but yes this will be better than just standard coaxials.

Take a look at Crutchfield and that will get you started with some ideas for options.

However, new speakers will only be a moderate improvement until you can upgrade the amplifier. So you'll need to consider your options for a system upgrade, not just speakers.

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Yes, you want to keep the tweeters up high. The stock orientation isn't the best, but it's better than running coaxs up front. You can run coaxs in the rear if you want though, it's not as important as the front speakers and you should be using them for fill only.

When it comes time to replace them you can use that existing tweeter as a mounting bracket or create your own. There's an example of using the existing speaker as a bracket in my build thread:
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