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Old 02-16-2010, 10:28 PM
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Front speakers...

Anyone have any reccomendations on the 4" dash speakers for a 2000 TJ? I am looking to replace the stockers...

Thanks...

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Old 02-16-2010, 10:45 PM   #2
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well theyre 4x6
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:57 AM   #3
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I went with Crutchfields and got some 4" Kenwooods. Also did the roll bar with Kenwoods also. Crutchfields has the brackets to install the 4" round speaker also. I mated this up to a new Sony HU with the USB connection so I could just plug in a memory stick and have 8 gigs of music. The sound is good but if you like your music to blast get bigger speakers and sub with an amp. See the electronics section there are more blogs there.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:03 AM   #4
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u can get an adpator plate to convert the hole to a 5.25"

theres a wider selection of that size, plus pros say circle speakers are better (less distortion)

ROCKCRAWLER.com - 33 Engineering 5 1/4 Speaker Adapter Plates for TJ

got em in mine...work perfectly

theres a piece of pointless metal you have to cut to make em fit , well worth it
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:28 PM   #6
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yea i got 2 pairs of these...

UGotADeal.com

pretty good bang for ur buck (i no the store looks shady, but they delieve, promise)

if you want even sound distribution (and have it not all sound like its coming from the sound bar) you gotta fade it hard to the front i have it set up 60%-70% to the front 40%-30% to the rear...

odiously this is cuz the sound bar is practically right above ur head, and the placement of the dash speakers is not exactly in the best place (jeeps were made for wheelin, not rockin =P ) so the rears need to be turned down to even it out

if u leave the fade straight 50/50 you wont even hear the fronts

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go to ugotadeal.com and search for the SPS-500
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I got the 5 1/4" adapter plates for the front and changed the fronts and soundbar speakers to polk audio 5 1/4" coaxials.Then I threw in a 400 watt amp under the pass seat and a 10" sub in a stealthpod attached to the tailgate . Cant hear my MTR,s anymore
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I stuck with the cheap ones from walmart, i beleive they are pioneer. Do the job just fine for me, and didn't spend an arm on it.
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This is strange I went to crutchfield and they allow me to enter in the automobile type... All that is coming back for a 2000 wrangler are just 4" round dash speakers and not 4x6" ones...

Is this correct? Or do both fit?
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I just pulled the front speakers in my 2000 TJ and they are 4X6 speakers not 4" ones. The bracket is not a straight swap with the 4X6 though. You will have to make a bracket for the 4X6 speakers to fit properly.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:18 AM   #11
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the screw pattern of the 4x6 in the jeep isnt the standard, therefore standard 4x6 wont fit, its best to get the adaport plates
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I got the adapter plates and put Pioneers in the front and got a nice set of Kenwoods in the roll bar, the sound is sweet and crystal clear even with the top off which is hard to pull off. Just surf Ebay companies are always selling sick speakers for dirt cheap, just make sure you read reviews before u purchase a set.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:33 AM   #13
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So I cant just buy a set of 4 x 6 speakers and put them in? I am so confused.
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u need the a type of adapter cause the jeep screw lineup is diff. from reg. types of speakers. i believe u can buy adapters tho
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went and looked at mine and I have polk audio speakers. Is there anyway that they are the factory speakers or has someone replaced them?
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Stange crutchfield is suggesting regular 4" round speakers.. Would those even fit then if they are really 4x6 stock?
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:42 AM   #17
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Infinity 4x6 plate speakers. Handle high wattage and have separate woofer and tweeter. I've had them in all 4 jeeps.
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is 4x6 the biggest you can put up front I thought I heard of people putting bigger ones up there with out to much hassle?
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Go round ,sound better than oval.If you need adapters to mount common 4x6 speakers in the front,you might as well get the 5 1/4 round adapter plates and go round. And if you got just a head unit with no extra amp,go for high sensitivity rate like 93.They make more sound at lower watts I believe.
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4WD Hardware has 'em made out of steel for $37; eBay has 1/4" thick PVC [plastic] ones for $14. Can any experienced audiophiles on here comment on the quality and limitations of the PVC plates?
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4WD Hardware has 'em made out of steel for $37; eBay has 1/4" thick PVC [plastic] ones for $14. Can any experienced audiophiles on here comment on the quality and limitations of the PVC plates?

I'd imagine either one would work fine...I went with the steel ones, but only cuz I was already ordering from 4wd.com and I needed $25+ in order to qualify for a $50 gift card. lol

Those smaller speakers aren't going to cause their mounts to flex or anything...so I'd assume both PVC and steel will work pretty close to the same. And heck...if the PVC ones fall apart in a couple years, you're only out $14...
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If you order thru Crutchfield they will supply the adapter plates and adapter harnesses. Crutchfield is the way to go! I got 4in Pioneers for the front and 5 1/4 kickers in the rollbar. Also went ahead and got the Infinity 10in Basslink which sounds amazing. Crutchfield hooks you up with everything you need for install!
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5.25" > 4" though...lol
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What happens if you have the two speaker wires reversed?
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If you order thru Crutchfield they will supply the adapter plates and adapter harnesses. Crutchfield is the way to go! I got 4in Pioneers for the front and 5 1/4 kickers in the rollbar. Also went ahead and got the Infinity 10in Basslink which sounds amazing. Crutchfield hooks you up with everything you need for install!
Can you share the link or tell me who to talk to, I cannot find anything.
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Take a look at the link in my sig. It shows me removing the stock speakers and installing a set of 4x6 speakers with the "free included" adapter from crutchfield. You may have to change the year your jeep is to be able to select the 4x6 speakers. Though I have to say if you want bass my speakers have none. They are kickers. I do have an amp and sub that kicks the bass.

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Installed 5-1/4" Kenwood speakers in the dash today. Used a PVC adapter plate and a Metra brand wiring harness. No Dremel cutting required. Easy job, clean install, and much better sound.

OE speakers were made by Infiniti with separate woofer and tweeter, encased in a plastic pod. Is this some kind of Infiniti sound package?
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Just for you guys I went out and found links to all the adapters you were talking about.

Wrangler front to 4x6 (free when you buy speakers, if you can't get them to add on or have problems just call them and tell them what you need)

Wrangler front to 4"

Wrangler front to 5 1/4 and ebay and 4wd (require modding to dash, not visible behind cover, write-up)

Found what looks to be metal brackets for 5 1/4 on amazon.com for $15

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