post #1 of Old 10-01-2010, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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2004 LJ Front speaker Replacement

Hey Gang,

On my 2004 LJ, what is the proceedure for removing the front in dash speakers? Also has anyone added the "tweeters" that I find in some of the jeep mags? Any comments?

Thankj you in advance for your help.

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Open your doors, you'll see a screw (two?) on the side of the speaker cover. Remove them and the speaker cover can be pulled off. Once inside, you can just unscrew the old speakers. Replace them only with speakers that have a least a 90 or 91 dB Sensitivity rating or your factory radio won't be able to play them loudly enough. Polk is one manufacturer of speakers that have Sensitivity ratings of 90 dB or higher. Pay no attention to the speaker packaging that screams in big lettering high watt ratings. High watt ratings don't mean how loudly they'll play, that only means how much power they can handle... and normally, the higher the speaker's wattage rating, the lower its Sensitivity rating will be and the worse it will sound with a stock radio or head unit without an aftermarket auxiliary high power amplifier.

Converting the factory 4x6 oval speaker to a 5.25" round coaxial speaker is a nice upgrade that will sound better. Round speakers sound better than oval speakers. Adapters for that are widely available, Crutchfield is one such source.

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Thank you Jerry B.

Has anyone had any luck or good comments about the Kicker Factory Replacements for both the Front and Overhead soundbar speakers from "Quadratec" ??
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Kicker makes nice speakers. I run their KS525s in my TJ. Those particular speakers can be had on ebay for about $30/pair. The dash speaker adapters are $13 from mjmautoinnovations.com.
i'm not sure how much they are on qtec, but that'll give you something to compare.

As far as the actual speakers, they will be fine, but they are a bottom line replacement.
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I used the speaker adapters for mjm as well, worked fine, I run Polk DB series 5.25s, very pleased.

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Open your doors, you'll see a screw (two?) on the side of the speaker cover. Remove them and the speaker cover can be pulled off. Once inside, you can just unscrew the old speakers. Replace them only with speakers that have a least a 90 or 91 dB Sensitivity rating or your factory radio won't be able to play them loudly enough. Polk is one manufacturer of speakers that have Sensitivity ratings of 90 dB or higher. Pay no attention to the speaker packaging that screams in big lettering high watt ratings. High watt ratings don't mean how loudly they'll play, that only means how much power they can handle... and normally, the higher the speaker's wattage rating, the lower its Sensitivity rating will be and the worse it will sound with a stock radio or head unit without an aftermarket auxiliary high power amplifier.

Converting the factory 4x6 oval speaker to a 5.25" round coaxial speaker is a nice upgrade that will sound better. Round speakers sound better than oval speakers. Adapters for that are widely available, Crutchfield is one such source.
I took those 2 screws out to look at my speakers but it still feels like there is something holding them in. Maybe a plastic clip or something? I'm tempted just to give them a good yank and hope for the best, but with my luck I'll snap something. Am I missing something? 2005 Wrangler TJ. Thanks.
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I took those 2 screws out to look at my speakers but it still feels like there is something holding them in. Maybe a plastic clip or something? I'm tempted just to give them a good yank and hope for the best, but with my luck I'll snap something. Am I missing something? 2005 Wrangler TJ. Thanks.
There are also two clips. Once the screws are out pull toward the back of the jeep.

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There are also two clips. Once the screws are out pull toward the back of the jeep.
Came right out with a little tug. Thanks.
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Anyone know what part # that 4x6 to 5.25 adapter is so I can look for it on e-bay. I ordered some speakers from Crutchfield and the guy said they don't carry them.
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Anyone know what part # that 4x6 to 5.25 adapter is so I can look for it on e-bay. I ordered some speakers from Crutchfield and the guy said they don't carry them.
There are a few different kinds on ebay, heres the one I purchased

5" Front Speaker Adapters for 1997+ Jeep Wrangler TJ - eBay (item 310218809205 end time Dec-04-10 04:33:51 PST)

It's made of 1/4 pvc, was easy to modify slightly to fit. I also had to bend a little metal on my 98, but It wasn't difficult.

On ebay I searched Jeep Speaker adapters.

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There are a few different kinds on ebay, heres the one I purchased

5" Front Speaker Adapters for 1997+ Jeep Wrangler TJ - eBay (item 310218809205 end time Dec-04-10 04:33:51 PST)

It's made of 1/4 pvc, was easy to modify slightly to fit. I also had to bend a little metal on my 98, but It wasn't difficult.

On ebay I searched Jeep Speaker adapters.

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Thanks. I should have put Jeep speaker adapters instead of 4x6 adapters.
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I also noticed they make them in steel for a few bucks more. Any advantages? besides they won't crack as easy I guess.
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Oh I noticed the steel don't have the holes drilled to allow for different speaker screw hole locations.
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I don't own many tools, so a file and a hacksaw made quick work of adjusting the PVC brackets in order to make them fit, they also have multiple holes for speakers that might slightly different brackets.

Bottom line They don't rattle, they were cheap and felt sturdy enough to hold my 5 1/4 speakers and then some.

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