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Old 06-12-2015, 11:00 PM   #31
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Just did the kicker 4 speaker 77kick10 install yesterday (2 sound bar, 2 in the dash) , as others have mentioned replacing the sound bar speakers including adding polyvinyl will take 10 to 15 minutes and thats taking your time , if you haven't done this yet you'll be surprised at how light and cheap the stock speakers are.

The front speakers are a pain but can be replaced in about 15 minutes each side. I found the passenger easier myself ( requires 3 small bolts the be removed).

Biggest tip to those looking to do this - use the small ratchet driver that jeep supplied in the kit and put your Phillips bit..... makes removal and reinstall of the screws so much easier.

As others state, a big improvement - but nothing ground breaking, I was actually a little let down after reading others and expecting this revolutionary sound...

Will say though , the biggest change is that I can now hear my radio much easier with the top down and doors off. Dial it to 18 setting and it's music to my ears at 60 mph.

2nd tip buy off ebay, there's a seller that has them for $65 /pair shipped - ordered on Monday night and received Thursday ....

Hope I helped those looking to do the upgrade

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Old 06-13-2015, 11:44 AM   #32
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The 2015 has 8 speakers. 4 in the soundbar and 4 in the dash. I got the Kenwood KSC-SW11!
How do you like the Kenwood? Enough bump? Did you install yours under a seat or in the back?

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Old 06-13-2015, 12:27 PM   #33
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How do you like the Kenwood? Enough bump? Did you install yours under a seat or in the back?
I actually do like it a lot. It really adds some good low end. It's not pounding, but very noticeable. I actually turned down the bass on the radio to -4, so this things is 80% of the bass. I installed it under the passengers seat.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:59 PM   #34
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I just finished installing the Kickers 77Kick10 in the front and the sound bar. The Kickers are a huge improvement over the MY15 base sound system. The fronts were a little difficult getting the top screw on the speakers but with patience I completed the install in about 1.5 hours
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:53 PM   #35
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I listen to Electronic music / drum n bass / trance / alternative / 90s / 2000s and upgraded the radio to a Pioneer 4100 NEX as well as the plug and play 77kick10's in the lower dash and the sound bar (4 speakers) and WOW it sounds INCREDIBLE compared to the stock setup.

I would HIGHLY recommend upgrading to the 77kick10's, it's about $140 for four speakers on amazon. But, the real difference will be when you swap out that stock radio 130/430/730. It sounds so so so clear and much better bass due to the amps in the headunit over what the stock provides.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:44 PM   #36
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I installed Kicker 40CS54 in the sound bar with Rockford Fosgate Prime R165-S tweeters and mid range in the dash. I also installed the Kicker 184w amp upgrade and the 200w sub upgrade. Both we are PIA since they get mounted in the driver side dash. I used my iPad Mini as my HU (have the 130S/RES) using BT. The sound is great now.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:46 AM   #37
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Here's my post on another thread....

I just installed that exact sub under the passenger seat 2 weeks ago. I love it. Took about 2 hours and that included a couple work conference calls in between.

History: I have a 2015 JKU sport. Base 130 audio system with BT and Sat. The base system is HORRIBLE. The first time I turned it up, it crackled, vibrated, and no bass to be heard. Even my 8 year old daughter gave me the stink eye when I turned up her favorite Ariana Grande song! Haha!

Local installer wanted over $800 for 4 new speakers and an amp...yeah not in the budget.

I bought 8 new replacement speaker, 4 kicker 77kick25s 3.5"s. Plug and play...4 Polk db651s for the 6.5, with the free Crutchfield harness, plug and play and the Kendwood sub.....grand total $378.

Soooo happy. It sounds crisp and clear and the bass is awesome. Not crazy overpowering, but enough to make me and my 8 yo daughter smile as we listen to Ariana! Well worth the money. And an added bonus as my wife now enjoys a free butt and back massage when we turn it up! Win/win/win situation!
What made you decide to go with the Polk 6.5's rather than the Kicker? I think I'm going to do exactly what you did, but I'm on the fence with the 6.5s.
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What made you decide to go with the Polk 6.5's rather than the Kicker? I think I'm going to do exactly what you did, but I'm on the fence with the 6.5s.
The only reason, was they were on sale on Crutchfield.com for $75 a pair. Could not pass up that deal all four for $150, free shipping, no tax!
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Well, it looks like I'm not the only one that thinks the base 130 system in the 15 JKU Sport is HORRIBLE! I also replaced the sound bar speakers with the Kicker 77KICK10 (the plug and play is nice) and used poly-fill. What a difference! I am now in the market for the front speakers. Has anyone installed or heard (good or bad) anything about the Rockford Fosgate R165-S components from Crutchfield? They would come with a wire harness for plug and play, and a mounting bracket for the dash tweeter. Thanks all!
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:57 AM   #40
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Well, it looks like I'm not the only one that thinks the base 130 system in the 15 JKU Sport is HORRIBLE! I also replaced the sound bar speakers with the Kicker 77KICK10 (the plug and play is nice) and used poly-fill. What a difference! I am now in the market for the front speakers. Has anyone installed or heard (good or bad) anything about the Rockford Fosgate R165-S components from Crutchfield? They would come with a wire harness for plug and play, and a mounting bracket for the dash tweeter. Thanks all!
I can't speak for the RF R165-S components in regards to sound quality; but perhaps I can give you information you might find useful. If you order form crutchfield they will include adapter plates for the 6.5" woofers and a wiring harness. If you went with the R165-S components you would need to purchase an additional harness as you need 2 pairs (one of the woofers and one for the tweeters). Since the R165-S set only has an in-line crossover on the tweeter the harnesses will make this set plug and play. If the component set has an external crossover network then you have to run new wiring and things are more complicated.

The best way to mount the tweeter is to butcher the stock 2.5" cone tweeter and then mount the RF tweeter into its frame. https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/20...1226961-2.html
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I can't speak for the RF R165-S components in regards to sound quality; but perhaps I can give you information you might find useful. If you order form crutchfield they will include adapter plates for the 6.5" woofers and a wiring harness. If you went with the R165-S components you would need to purchase an additional harness as you need 2 pairs (one of the woofers and one for the tweeters). Since the R165-S set only has an in-line crossover on the tweeter the harnesses will make this set plug and play. If the component set has an external crossover network then you have to run new wiring and things are more complicated.

The best way to mount the tweeter is to butcher the stock 2.5" cone tweeter and then mount the RF tweeter into its frame. https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/20...1226961-2.html
Thanks for the heads up, I didn't think of the extra harness set for the tweeters as well. It appears they have an inline crossover, which is fine by me as I would like to avoid "more complicated".

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