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Old 02-02-2015, 08:44 AM
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Polk DB6501 installation notes 2015 Sahara

Trying to keep this plain and simple for everyone.

-2015 Sahara with stock speakers and 130N
- Used the following from this great write up: https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/re...re-712378.html
- I did use the Metra 72-6514 off amazon inside the woofer boxes and stuffed with Poly-fil.
- outside the speaker box, you will see I cut the wires and spliced it for input/output.
- The plug off the input goes to the "input" of the crossover from Polk. The simply wire the Woofer and Tweeter.
- The tweeter, I left the plug under the dash for it and ran it down the crossover you see mounted underneath.
- The tweeter actually fit perfect after I cut out the factory tweeter, but left the magnet. Put in the plastic shell from Polk, and used double sided velcro to stick it into the factory tweeter, pulled the speaker wire through and ran it down the side to the crossover "Tweeter" connection.
- bolted it back in and the factory cover fit fine.

Truth be told, I did not test the DB6501 with the 130N. I think the 130N is a terrible head unit. if you have one, get rid of it. The stock woofer speakers in the dash are terrible as well. Throw them away and just spend the $120 off Amazon. You really only need the pigtail plug (one bag has a pair). Stuff the boxes, mount the woofer in the box, mount the tweeter and crossover and done. Im guessing it will improve the 130N, but its a bad head.. little power, etc.

The link above to remove the speakers is spot on. Passenger side is a breeze, driver side is tricky. You have to pull off the dash and pull the kneepanel out a ways to get the speaker out (driver).

I actually put in the Raxiom (carshow, Rosen, whatever you call it) in as my head unit and also put in Polk DB651 in the rollbar and with all the speakers replaced and a new head unit... it sounds awesome.

- Raxiom - $750
- Speakers $120+$60 = $200
- Speaker pigtails = $10
- Polyfil = $10
Total: $1000
Time: 4 hours

Factory 430N = $975 (invoice)
Factor Alpine = $706 (invoice)
Total: = $1675

Personally, I think the 430n/730n are junk and heard mixed reviews of the Alpine system.

Questions, let me know. I will also be writing up my Raxiom review as well at some point.

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Trying to keep this plain and simple for everyone.

-2015 Sahara with stock speakers and 130N
- Used the following from this great write up: https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/re...re-712378.html
- I did use the Metra 72-6514 off amazon inside the woofer boxes and stuffed with Poly-fil.
- outside the speaker box, you will see I cut the wires and spliced it for input/output.
- The plug off the input goes to the "input" of the crossover from Polk. The simply wire the Woofer and Tweeter.
- The tweeter, I left the plug under the dash for it and ran it down the crossover you see mounted underneath.
- The tweeter actually fit perfect after I cut out the factory tweeter, but left the magnet. Put in the plastic shell from Polk, and used double sided velcro to stick it into the factory tweeter, pulled the speaker wire through and ran it down the side to the crossover "Tweeter" connection.
- bolted it back in and the factory cover fit fine.

Truth be told, I did not test the DB6501 with the 130N. I think the 130N is a terrible head unit. if you have one, get rid of it. The stock woofer speakers in the dash are terrible as well. Throw them away and just spend the $120 off Amazon. You really only need the pigtail plug (one bag has a pair). Stuff the boxes, mount the woofer in the box, mount the tweeter and crossover and done. Im guessing it will improve the 130N, but its a bad head.. little power, etc.

The link above to remove the speakers is spot on. Passenger side is a breeze, driver side is tricky. You have to pull off the dash and pull the kneepanel out a ways to get the speaker out (driver).

I actually put in the Raxiom (carshow, Rosen, whatever you call it) in as my head unit and also put in Polk DB651 in the rollbar and with all the speakers replaced and a new head unit... it sounds awesome.

- Raxiom - $750
- Speakers $120+$60 = $200
- Speaker pigtails = $10
- Polyfil = $10
Total: $1000
Time: 4 hours

Factory 430N = $975 (invoice)
Factor Alpine = $706 (invoice)
Total: = $1675

Personally, I think the 430n/730n are junk and heard mixed reviews of the Alpine system.

Questions, let me know. I will also be writing up my Raxiom review as well at some point.
Great write-up! I'm glad you got it all hooked up and working for you so quick! How do you like the Raxiom head unit?

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Thank you!! for the write up.
I have been contemplating the exact same speakers and this is a huge help.
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I will get around to the Raxiom write up shortly.. hopefully soon. It does make the speakers sound much better than the stock 130N (anything would of course).
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Hey tomme12,
You went with component DB6501 in the front dash, but the coax speaker in the sound bar.
Why didn't you use the components in the bar also? Space or depth of sound bar?
Just curious.
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Hey tomme12,
You went with component DB6501 in the front dash, but the coax speaker in the sound bar.
Why didn't you use the components in the bar also? Space or depth of sound bar?
Just curious.
I am sort of kicking myself for doing the component. I think the sound bar would be much better with it. I may switch to those and put those coax in my boat. The DB6501s are awesome. Im using it with the Raxiom and it sounds much better, even a little bass too!

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