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Old 02-16-2014, 05:59 PM
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New speaker install

I'm getting ready to replace my speakers n my 2005 rubicon. Dash, sound pods and center console sub.

Was wondering if everything I have n my amazon cart is all I need. N if 6.5s will fit n the roll bar pods.

Also will b installing a mini amp for the sub

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Old 02-16-2014, 06:05 PM
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Or if anyone has any other options for the dash speakers id like to hear them n also what size amp should I run? Was thinking 4 channel 500 watt. N hook up the sub plus the roll bar speakers

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I'm getting ready to do the same.
Looks like you are getting same speakers as I am as well , except for the sub.

I am going with the Kicker 40CS54 5.25" for the dash. , the Kicker 40CS654 6.5" and Kicker 12CX300.1 300W amp with the Kicker 40CWRT672 shallow mount sub. With the dual voice coil you can wire it in series to get 4 ohms, allowing the amp to push the 150W max that the sub can accept.

Been doing a ton of research today. I posted a question in the Electronics / Communications section if you want to see the links. I have since figured everything out after posting that.
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The stock speakers up front are 4x6, and I wouldn't recommend using that size if you have a choice. I went with 5.25" and some 4x6 to 5.25" adapters. A little massaging and they went in fine. I don't think that you need both the 4x6 and the adapters though, if you decide you want 4x6" speakers still. The stockers may in fact be better than what you put in your cart.
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Lot of folks swap out the 4x6 for 5 1/4 in the dash. Not sure on the overhead speakers, I put 6" in my sound bar.
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Also, if I were you, I would get the 5.25 instead of the 4x6 speakers. You can use an adapter similar to the one you are already getting, if not that same one , to get them to go into the dash spots.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:47 PM   #8
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Use 5╝'s up front with this adaptor:
MTX JTJ514B Bracket Pair for Jeep TJ / Wrangler 1997-UP
or this one:
TJ 5.25 Speaker Adapters
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Thanks guys I changed it to the 5.25 kicker ds525 n the brackets.

That should b all I need us a amp. Think il go with the Pyle mini 4/500 n wire n the sub plus roll bar speakers.
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I put the polk 5.25 components with Nalin brackets in the front. Easy to install and the crossovers went under the dash. I put Polk 5.25 in the sound bar I could not get the 6.5 to fit right. I am powering them with a Fosgate 4x75 mounted up high in the dash. The sub box and console got modified to hold an 8" sub but it sticks out a little. I powered it with a Fosgate 300x1 running 4 ohm so it is 180w I think. All of that plus a new head unit with 6 preamp outputs all the wiring and fuses was less than $900 an I had a buddy help install it. I am happy with the final product. It all sounds good even with the top off at 70 on the highway.
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Get the set that Nalin Mfg sells.
Dash Component Package

I tried running upgraded speakers in the stock location, and then switched to the Polk kit Nalin sells. Night and day difference. Don't forget to Polyfill behind the dash and roll bar speakers.
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how much polyfill think it will take to do the sub box/dash/roll bar
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I think I used two bags for the whole job. A lot of it depends on how dense you pack it.

I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby for about $4 a bag.
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I actually got some boom mats from Amazon for the fronts and stuffed the bar with polyfill. I could tell a difference when I added the boom mats in the dash.

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