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Unread 12-31-2011, 10:13 AM   #16
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Yes, the speaker covers fit back on. My TJ, even with the MTX mounts that tilt the speaker up to vertical instead of contouring to the dash profile, has them on it and it doesn't look like anything's changed.
AK - did you use the same Polk Audio speakers as shown above?

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Unread 12-31-2011, 01:17 PM   #17
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very nice write up! Ill be doing this mod this spring!
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Unread 12-31-2011, 01:30 PM   #18
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I went from an OE to an aftermarket 4x6 to a 5.25 and in the end only because it is in an actual enclosure I went with a Later TJs infinity option dash speakers that are mounted in pods . For a mid range speaker the pods sound better . I am running an Alpine 45x4 amp . I installed an MB Quart crossover which feeds the pods in the dash and the MB Quart tweeters mounted on the upper corners of the dash .
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Unread 01-13-2012, 05:53 AM   #19
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AK - did you use the same Polk Audio speakers as shown above?
Probably did, most everyone uses these Polks up front they sound amazing for the price you pay. Plus not a whole lot of that good 5.25" speakers around.

Just add some polyfill like I suggested.
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Unread 01-13-2012, 06:50 AM   #20
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I added the 6.5" Polks to my Pods and the 5.25" up front with the Nalin adapters. The fronts were very easy to install with the adapters. The rears were a total pain! I like the fact that you can aim the highs on the 5.25's.
On the rear I had to cut off the lip all the way around the 6.5 to even get them to fit in the rear pods. Once it was all done, the sound is amazing. I cant believe how doing a little upgrade like this makes a huge difference in sound.

Got a pair of Nalins front speaker adapters for sale. (no screws)
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Unread 01-13-2012, 05:03 PM   #21
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I ended up buying the nalin plates and 4x5.25 Polks just recently. I am new to installing car audio and I'm wondering what is the easiest way to wire these speakers. Snip the factory plug and solder to the posts on the Polks? Or use some other kind of connector?

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Unread 01-13-2012, 06:43 PM   #22
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Snip the factory plug and solder to the posts on the Polks.
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Unread 01-15-2012, 06:06 AM   #23
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I ended up buying the nalin plates and 4x5.25 Polks just recently. I am new to installing car audio and I'm wondering what is the easiest way to wire these speakers. Snip the factory plug and solder to the posts on the Polks? Or use some other kind of connector?

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Whatever you feel comfortable with, I spliced in the connectors as shown on the pic above and then just slid then over the posts. Soldering is good idea but if you ever decide to remove them then you gotta break the connection.

I find the posts on the speakers sometimes are not very strong/heavy duty so breaking the post off trying to take wire off could cause some damage.

You can always solder the actual connector to the wire then still use connector over posts for easy removal down the road. At the end tho it's all your call
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NIce write up! I got really lucky and had the 7 speaker system. I didn't even have to do the metal trimming, great fit!
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So ended up using female spade connectors crushed onto the wire after snipping the factory plug off. So far, so good. And like the previous poster, I also didn't have to cut anything. The Nalin adapters work nicely.
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Unread 02-01-2012, 03:32 PM   #26
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NIce write up! I got really lucky and had the 7 speaker system. I didn't even have to do the metal trimming, great fit!
7 speaker system makes quite a diff in the ti! Always thought about adding that sub in the console but never got around to it.

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So ended up using female spade connectors crushed onto the wire after snipping the factory plug off. So far, so good. And like the previous poster, I also didn't have to cut anything. The Nalin adapters work nicely.
Both you guys must have newer TJs then? I think pre 02 has to cut the dash part of like I showed.

Don't forget to add polyfill!!!
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Unread 02-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #27
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I have an 02. Sub makes a Nice difference. Id like to get a 4.channel amp though.
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I did this to my 00'TJ. It was tough cutting the braces until I remembered I had tin snips. Much much easier and no sparks or residue. I used some silicone between the speaker and mount to reduce the chance of vibration. I love these write ups. They make everything easier. Thanks.
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7 speaker system makes quite a diff in the ti! Always thought about adding that sub in the console but never got around to it.



Both you guys must have newer TJs then? I think pre 02 has to cut the dash part of like I showed.

Don't forget to add polyfill!!!
Correct. 1997-2002 require trimming of the subframe brace. 2003-2006 bolt on without modification.
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Don't forget to add polyfill!!!
Haven't done this yet but it's on the to do list. I'm interested to see what difference it makes.
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