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Ok, today I bought Polk 460 Marine speakers 4x6 at Bestbuy to replace my nasty non working dash speakers on my '91 YJ. There are tons of threads on putting the windshield down, taking apart the dash etc.
so I attacked the project with the intention to do the switch without disassembling anything and I DID! It wasn't easy but is doable. And since I have man sized hands I had a female friend with cute petite hands help with to top right and left screws.
Passenger was pretty easy and straight forward.
Drivers side obviously challenging due to E-brake and wiring harnesses.
Basically we shoved our hands into the narrow cavity pushing the wire harnesses out of the way and did manage to get 3 out of 4 nuts back on.
Due to the tweeter on the speakers protruding beyond the front face I had to cut a bic pen into 1/2" pieces to make a spacer. Worked like a charm.
So there you have it. 2 hours and speakers are done! Make sure you put your girlfriend to work and get her hands dirty!
 

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Dang that sounds like a challenge! Great job man!! That sounds like it'd come in handy to know for later on. Were the speakers you took out the stock ones?
 

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Thanks ;). Yes. Was definitely man vs jeep challenge. MAN won!! And yes. Stock speakers.
Think I might put up for auction for the nastiest speaker contest.
 

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Good job on the speakers! Looks like a pretty sweet deal on the sub/amp. I'm reluctant to put any quality audio components in mine, cause it's only going to attract thieves. Even if you make it tamper proof, it still draws them in.
 

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Thanks CDennyRun. Was a pain to install but they are done and sounding good.
Reason I am thinking to put sub/amp under seat is you won't see it. Also if it is little visible I may run my seat cover that runs under the seat over the amp to hide even more. It's only 4" deep.
I also run my YJ with no doors so keeping things safe is vital. You can't steal what you can't see. :)
 

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Is there a big difference in sound quality and volume between the stock and after market ones?
The dash speakers did not work when I bought my jeep so can't say. Being 22 years old would have sounded horrible compared to today's speakers.
Sound bar speakers were "OK" but not great. Couldn't go beyond volume 12 before it was distorted.
The Polk DXi 460 & DXi 525's are fantastic. Marine grade as well. Couldn't be happier given budget.
As for volume I can go to "26" no problem and no distortion. Plenty loud for a jeep. I am not into waking up the neighbors when driving. It's like a woman who wears too much perfume. It's better when you up and close.
If you haven't replaced your dash speakers I highly recommend it. Patience and nimble fingers, female assistant for ones man hands won't fit.
In hindsight I would suggest replacing stock nuts with wing nuts for easier tightening. I may replace mine down the road.
 

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Nice I have the same set up but I think I have 6.5s on the bar. I love the polk speakers.
 

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94Wrangler- nice! They definitely have come up in quality over the years. I wanted to do 6 1/2 in rear but not enough clearance. Oh well. I'm happy. Done front speakers yet?
 

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Nice Job!

I wish I would have had a set of small hands around when I did mine. But I did need to replace the front cowl seal so it wasn't to bad. I only had a couple of hours into it too for the total job but I have a rust free YJ so I don't run into the locked up bolts and stripped out heads.

It is nice to have decent speakers. Looking forward getting something in the back to mount a couple of 6 X 9's.

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CB, killed 2 birds 1 stone! Great on no rust. I have little here and there but nothing major. Not looking forward to body mount and suspension switch tho. Rust or no rust those buggars can be a pain!
Love the new tunes. Soon to add the Kicker amp/ sub in one combo!
 

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Nice. Good idea with the pen - but you make me feel like I wasted nuts, rotfl.

I actually am in the middle of the same project. I went to get a HU at Crutchfield sunday and they had a good deal on infinity reference 4x6s, so I went for it. Their printout tells you to install them without pulling the dash. I did have to pull the screws on the pass side to fit my big hand up to the top outer nut, but that 1/2" made all the difference. (didnt think to make her do it, doh!) Haven't had a chance to get the drivers yet, they say just pull the ebrake nuts from the firewall and slip it out of the way, then bam. I ran out of light to get there, but it looks feasable. Makes me wish I had done this long ago, it isn't as big as I had heard.

Also put a JVC Arsenal HU they had on clearance, and some Blapunkt 4s for the sound bar. Frankenstein, but it sounds good. Also picked up some oxyfree copper for some electric upgrades/accys.

I love living near Crutchfield.
 

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94Wrangler- nice! They definitely have come up in quality over the years. I wanted to do 6 1/2 in rear but not enough clearance. Oh well. I'm happy. Done front speakers yet?
Yes I did the same ones you did up front. My sound bar is the 6 speaker one and the polk 6.5's worked. I rewired my speakers with 14ga speaker wire to each speaker and all the wires in the bar. That really helps :punk:
 

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Nice job Blueridge. Pen idea was a definite MacGyver moment of brilliance. You don't need to unbolt the E-brake. Just be careful when sliding the new speaker into place and give the massive wire harness a tender SHOVE out of the way. When all is said and done make sure harness connections are solid or said girl will have to push jeep to bump start it (not that that happened to me, just saying LMAO!) ignition wire was loose.
94Wrangler, now I wish I ran 14 gauge wire to mine. Next weeks project!
Ok guys question on soundbar, I also have the 6 speaker sound bar. But how do I get the tweeters to tweet?
 

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Cool, thanks. Hmm, girls smart enough to bump start a jeep... nice. ;)

IDK, I got (2) 4" speakers in my soundbar. Pretty sure we're gonna change that.
 

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@BlueRidgeYJ, Well yes she is but like a uncooth gentleman, I had her do the pushin. lol She did manage tho. And she is 110 lbs soaking wet!

I have 2 5 1/4 speakers on the out sides and insides I think are 2x3" and 2x2" but those do not do anything other than sit there. Suggestions? Maybe I can hook up some super mini subs up there, lol
 

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Lol, I thought you were saying she pushed started it all by her self. Like pushed, then jumped in and started it.

You are gonna want some 5 &1/4 (unless you can fit 6.5) and some little guys with a crossover to control the distribution. But I am not the guy to ask.
 

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Fml
 

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BlueRidgeYJ said:
Lol, I thought you were saying she pushed started it all by her self. Like pushed, then jumped in and started it.
Dude, if she could do that I would marry her in a second! Be a keeper.
 
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