I was wondering if anybody has put 5x7's in there tj's front speaker locatation? They look like they would fit but want to see if anybody has done this before. If ya had any pics that would be cool. Thanks for any info
97 TJ sport [COLOR=Green]emerald green[/COLOR]
soon to have:
3" Full Traction lift kit
33x12.50 Trxus Mts
In general, I had to use my dremmel cutting wheel and trim some metal from the OEM speaker brackets.
I trimmed more than I had to, so if you try it, make sure to plan every cut to keep them down to a minimum.
I could only use two screws, one top and one bottom to install the speaker and I also had to trim a tab off the speaker to get the dash speaker cover back on.
Of course they sound much better that the stock speakers. But not sure how much better than the 5 1/4" conversion plate though. I asked a few months back if it was better to have 5x7 oval or 5 1/4 round, but no one could really answer, so I just gave it a shot.
My apologies. I thought they were still on my camera, but nope. I hoped I uploaded them to my laptop which is up and running. But nope. I can only hope they are in my PC which is packed from my move this weekend.
I promise I took pics, I just need to unpac that guy and if not, I'll open up my jeep and take more.
It looks like i took about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch out. Basically, I cut until the stock screw holes where removed and favored the inboard side of the bracket. But Like I said earlier, I took too much because of poor planning.
Look at the shape of your speaker, and take small peices out of the metal until it fits.
My hack job did the deal, but I wish I tried a little harder.