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I have a 99 TJ.
The sound system really sucks. It does have the typical sound bar sytem.
Is there any system or speakers that actually sound good with good bass?
I see all these different sound bars but afraid to buy one and still not be any better.HELP!
Thanks for any suggestions.
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You're not going to get any decent bass out of coaxial speakers....that's just not what they are designed to do. The stock soundbar is every bit as good as anything else out there.
Put some good quality 5.25" in the dash and soundbar and then decide if you still need more bass. Take a look at the Alpine 'Power Pak' 4-channel amp to push the speakers.
 

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Bass will only come by adding a sub. Fronts and sound bar speakers are to small to recreate lows. You can make great sounding crystal clear music out of them with the right stuff but bass no. Not with out a sub.
 

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Bass will only come by adding a sub. Fronts and sound bar speakers are to small to recreate lows. You can make great sounding crystal clear music out of them with the right stuff but bass no. Not with out a sub.
Agreed. If you want to upgrade your speakers, get the 5.25 metal adapter plates and put in a pair of 5.25 speakers. Everyone seems to like the Polk DB521's.

In your sound bar you can either put in another set of those same 5.25's or squeeze in 6.5" Polk DB651's. Or obviously any other speakers that float your boat. Need a sub if you want decent bass, not even good car speakers will give you that on their own...

I have the Polk's in the dash and a decent set of Pioneers in the bar. Plenty loud even with the top down.
 

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Change your head unit to a typical brand. Then just connect the sub out wire to a slimline amped subwoofer. Easy install, tons of bass. It all can be done for around 200 bucks. Research took longer.
 

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For the sound bar, use any decent aftermarket kicker speaker or the like. I used the Kicker drop in replacements from Quadratech. You can get them cheaper on ebay though. Most importantly, use poly-fill to stuff the open cavity of the sound bar before you replace your speakers. This will help a lot to improve your sound. I did this so I can tell you it works.

Same goes for the front speakers. Kicker sells decent drop in replacements. Stuff some poly-fill behind these as well in the open dash cavity.

You can buy poly-fill cheaply on ebay by the bag, or get it even more cheaply by sacrificing an old couch throw cushion. Most of the time they use the same poly-fill to stuff those cushions.
 

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Change your head unit to a typical brand. Then just connect the sub out wire to a slimline amped subwoofer. Easy install, tons of bass. It all can be done for around 200 bucks. Research took longer.
I put a slimline powered sub under my back seat and really like it. I bought a sound ordinance from Crutchfield for about $150. Is is pretty versitile as far as hookups, comes with an install kit and has 3 year warranty.
 

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Nice. I just had all custom work done. Rockford fosgate punch amp and all new speakers. Sounds ok, nothing great. Plus i have a little feedback in the woofer when i press the brake. Im going back there monday so they can fix it. I shoulda just did it myself😰
 

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I recently bought a 2001 TJ. The sound system was lacking big time even with some cramps after marked pioneer speakers. So I replaced the front with the Polk 5.25 with the plate, replaced the deck with the Sony gs610, my factory sub I replaced with the kicker 2 ohm on crutchfield. Wasn't sure if the sub was blown but after taking it out it was ripped around the cone.

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Day and night deference in sound. The sun replacement was a huge gain in sound with all $120. I left some crappie pioneers in the sound bar but plan on replacing with polk651s. Sound can get loud and sound a lot better but when my windows are down it can't get quite as loud as I like. Also although the sub replacement helped big time I still looking for all little more. So I plan I buying the alpine amp back for the deck which adds 45x4, and then also ad the alpine bass link 10" dual sub. After that I will feel content. I don't need to rattle the car next to me but I want to feel the beat on my chest and the 6.75 albeit great for what it is I'm thirsty for more.
 

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over the weekend I replaced dash speakers with new 5.25" kickers with Nalin brackets, replaced the sound bar speakers, and installed a 4 channel amp to power them all. day and night difference even with top off and road noise from the tires.
 

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If you want the bass... add a sub and make it pound.
 

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You're not going to get any decent bass out of coaxial speakers....that's just not what they are designed to do. The stock soundbar is every bit as good as anything else out there.
Put some good quality 5.25" in the dash and soundbar and then decide if you still need more bass. Take a look at the Alpine 'Power Pak' 4-channel amp to push the speakers.
Are you running the Power Pak and if so do you have any problems with clipping? My head will shut off well before distortion on bass heavy songs, but if I disconnect the amp I have no issues.
 

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Are you running the Power Pak and if so do you have any problems with clipping? My head will shut off well before distortion on bass heavy songs, but if I disconnect the amp I have no issues.
I had the same problem with my alpine power pack. Figured out it wasn't getting enough power from the stock wiring so I ran a 12 gauge wire from the battery direct to the power constant on the power pack and that solved all issues.
 

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Driving the Jeep while listening to great sounding tunes makes it that much more fun.
I installed the polk audios in dash and soundbar, and added the powered 10" kicker sub (easily removable).
System rocks nicely, not over the top. Great with top down and doors off. You really never hear the dash speakers like the soundbar speakers, but they do add a balanced sound. Running the basic $100 Kenwood head unit with iPhone adaptor and pandora.

The sub is necessary if u like music.
 

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I had the same problem with my alpine power pack. Figured out it wasn't getting enough power from the stock wiring so I ran a 12 gauge wire from the battery direct to the power constant on the power pack and that solved all issues.
Awesome I'll give that a try!
 

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i took out my sound bar, used some angle iron across the roll cage and mounted two 6x9's in boxes close to the sound bar location. The boxes make the speakers face the seat which is nice.
 

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I just put a subwoofer under the seat Kennwood KCS -11.

that is all i needed sounds good now without waking up the people next door.
 
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