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Unread 08-24-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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Speakers

Hey all, I am trying to add a little more sound in my jeep without taking out what little space I have in this thing. I want to add a pair of 6x9s in the door shells. Would the fit there or will I need to add some spacers?

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Unread 08-24-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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I would look into vdp sound wedges or a soundbar, both use spaces that are unused spots. or even a centrapod
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Unread 08-24-2014, 06:24 PM   #3
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I added the VDP 6x9 boxes and some quality speakers and it made a big improvement. I didn't even add an amp, just tied these into my sound bar 4x6's, it gave me a much needed bass sound.
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Unread 08-25-2014, 07:12 AM   #4
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The biggest problem I see with adding them in the doors is that you won't be able to remove your half doors after they are installed without unplugging the speaker wires.
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Unread 08-25-2014, 01:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback! I'm trying to save money and fabricating my own pieces. I've salvaged two 6-1/2 inch kickers that I made a mount for to put on the rear wheel wells. The issue with the sound bars is the speaks don't have the quality I'm looking for. As for removing doors after an install, I plan on adding quick connects to the speaker wires to make it easy.

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Unread 08-25-2014, 02:08 PM   #6
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There is plenty of room for speakers and cargo space, here you can see that I stored a medium sized blanket in the available cargo room!
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Unread 08-25-2014, 08:02 PM   #7
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I threw some HK 5.25's into my sound bar. I just enlarged the hole with tin snips. they don't set flush but work great.
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Unread 08-25-2014, 09:13 PM   #8
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I used Metra spacers to install 'em in 5x8 holes in my Ramcharger - one pair was enough to move them out sufficiently to fit.

Bazooka sub tubes are handy in small spaces, too. I picked up an older pair for $50 off Craigslist, and they work GREAT in my RC - one would probably be plenty in a Jeep.
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Unread 08-26-2014, 09:56 AM   #9
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there is plenty of room for speakers and cargo space, here you can see that i stored a medium sized blanket in the available cargo room!
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Unread 08-26-2014, 02:10 PM   #10
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There is plenty of room for speakers and cargo space, here you can see that I stored a medium sized blanket in the available cargo room!
That's perfect! LOL I have a 10" sub I threw in the back, but I took it out when I sent my jeep for some paint and decided not to throw it back in. It just wasn't the same as running dual 12"s in the back of my Saturn (I hated that car). While I'm at it, does anyone want to buy a dual 12" kicker enclosure? Used for about 4 months. Never been abused or played anywhere near it's limits. The saturn I had died and they wouldn't fit in the jeep.

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Unread 08-26-2014, 02:52 PM   #11
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isn't the hard top basically a fiberglass speaker enclosure for multiple 12" subs?
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Unread 08-26-2014, 08:10 PM   #12
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Yeah just flush mount them into the roof
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Unread 08-30-2014, 08:56 PM   #13
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I wish I had a hardtop. Only have a soft top for now. I pulled the door panel off yesterday. Only 3 inches of clearance for a speaker. So I purchased a 1 inch speaker spacer for the instal because I need 3-5/8ths inches just for the speaker to fit.

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Unread 08-30-2014, 09:36 PM   #14
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Most sound bars are made of plastic. Plastic does not make a good speaker enclosure. How many home speakers have plastic enclosures?
My sound bar is wood with a heavy padded canvassy covering velcro'd on. I don't think they are in production anymore. It takes 6x9's and rocks with decent pioneers.

I see no reason why you can't make your own sound bar out of marine grade plywood then pad it and cover it with a marine sunbrella fabric available in many colors. It would blow away any production plastic wedges or soundbars.

Take two weekends and do some woodworking and fabrication instead of being disappointed with the crap they are trying to pass off on us.
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Unread 08-31-2014, 12:49 PM   #15
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Most sound bars are made of plastic. Plastic does not make a good speaker enclosure. How many home speakers have plastic enclosures? My sound bar is wood with a heavy padded canvassy covering velcro'd on. I don't think they are in production anymore. It takes 6x9's and rocks with decent pioneers. I see no reason why you can't make your own sound bar out of marine grade plywood then pad it and cover it with a marine sunbrella fabric available in many colors. It would blow away any production plastic wedges or soundbars. Take two weekends and do some woodworking and fabrication instead of being disappointed with the crap they are trying to pass off on us.
I like that idea. Do you have a picture of your sound bar?

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