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Unread 04-20-2012, 09:48 AM   #46
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Polk's matching 6.5" speakers go into the soundbar without any mods to the bar itself.
So, if I get the DB521's for the front, and want to get 6.5" in the pods. Which should I get, the DB651s or just DB651. Someone said earlier if you are not running a sub go with the slim mounts. Whats the difference? I plan on replacing my factory sub, but not sure if I will run an amplifier.

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Unread 04-20-2012, 10:00 AM   #47
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So, if I get the DB521's for the front, and want to get 6.5" in the pods. Which should I get, the DB651s or just DB651. Someone said earlier if you are not running a sub go with the slim mounts. Whats the difference? I plan on replacing my factory sub, but not sure if I will run an amplifier.

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These are good comparisons:
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f133...s-db651-90072/

"As it turns out, in terms of mounting dimensions, both Polk Audio db651 and db651s are the same. The 'slim-ness' or 'shallow-ness' refers to what is being protruded out in front, ie the height of the dome. See merged non-scaled picture. (courtesy of Millionbuy.com and sonicelectronix.com).

This protruded dimension, unfortunately, is not reflected in the spec sheet released by Polk Audio.

Since the dome is higher for db651, it would be a little more work to reuse the OEM ring + grille. Hence using Polk's grilles makes more sense.

Reusing OEM ring+grille on db651s is not a problem.

Specs wise, the differences are:

db651

Power Handling (RMS) : 60 Watts
Power Handling (MAX) : 180 Watts
Frequency Response : 35Hz~22kHz

db651s

Power Handling (RMS) : 55 Watts
Power Handling (MAX) : 165 Watts
Frequency Response : 50Hz~22kHz"


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Unread 04-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #48
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Thanks Nalin....I will be ordering some brackets from you soon...

So I understand the difference. My next question is, would I be able to use factory speaker covers on the non s version. From what I understand from the link you posted, you may or may not be able to. Has anyone installed the non s version and used their factory covers?
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Thanks Nalin....I will be ordering some brackets from you soon...

So I understand the difference. My next question is, would I be able to use factory speaker covers on the non s version. From what I understand from the link you posted, you may or may not be able to. Has anyone installed the non s version and used their factory covers?
Judging by the picture I would say no, although I can't say from first hand experience. The speakers will come with new ones (however I know that a lot of people prefer the factory look for security reasons):

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Unread 04-20-2012, 10:28 AM   #50
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Stealth is what I would prefer..
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The brackets are wonderful!

I also packed the holes with 16 oz of poly-fil ($4 at walmart). The second picture is my hack job on installing the soundbar speakers. I stupidly cut the material when I didn't need to. Simply removing the sticky padding is enough, combined with the mounting adapter that Polk provides. I'm including it as a lesson to others as to what not to do.
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Got my brackets from Nalin....they are awesome! Easy install. Now...for the 6.5's for the pods.... I dont see how you guys got them in there with no modification. Any help would be appreciated!
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Got my brackets from Nalin....they are awesome! Easy install. Now...for the 6.5's for the pods.... I dont see how you guys got them in there with no modification. Any help would be appreciated!
I had to cut the outer lip off my 6.5's to get them to fit. They fit great after doing that. Sounds amazing.
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Here's a thread for 6.5"s in the 03-06 sound pods:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/h...d-pods-414974/

6.5"s in 97-02 soundbars are like drop in replacements(sometimes have to drill new holes).
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Yep. 6.5" Polk Slim mounts fit just fine in the 97-02 soundbar. The stock grille fits perfect.

I've had my system here since Tuesday but have yet to put it in. Only tested if the speakers would fit. Maybe it has something to do with the $200 quote a shop gave me to install everything.

...and I really don't want to do it myself.
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Yep. 6.5" Polk Slim mounts fit just fine in the 97-02 soundbar. The stock grille fits perfect.

I've had my system here since Tuesday but have yet to put it in. Only tested if the speakers would fit. Maybe it has something to do with the $200 quote a shop gave me to install everything.

...and I really don't want to do it myself.
I never caught on to the fact that there was a difference in the early and late model TJ's. Is my newb showin?

It's really not that difficult. All you need is some wire strippers, spade connectors and some poly fill. Ill be finishing mine up this afternoon.

Church, What did you use to cut the outer lip of the speaker? Did you have to drill new mounting holes in what was left of the mounting surface of the speaker?

I may try and put the 6.5's in the dash, and move the 5.25's to the rear.
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Yep. 6.5" Polk Slim mounts fit just fine in the 97-02 soundbar. The stock grille fits perfect.

I've had my system here since Tuesday but have yet to put it in. Only tested if the speakers would fit. Maybe it has something to do with the $200 quote a shop gave me to install everything.

...and I really don't want to do it myself.
No need for the shop to do it, to install that system you don't even need any special tools.

Considering the TJ being so accessible with no hidden things you should be able to run the wire inside the roll bar padding and everything look proffessionaly done. Probably take you a day to do while having a few beers.
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That was an awesome tutorial. Well done! Where can I buy online the NalinMFG Adapters? I live in the gulf so I doubt there are any
stores over here that have them. So would have to order online and have em shipped. Also there is no wallmart here
so what is another word for polyfill or description of it so I can search here.

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That was an awesome tutorial. Well done! Where can I buy online the NalinMFG Adapters? I live in the gulf so I doubt there are any
stores over here that have them. So would have to order online and have em shipped. Also there is no wallmart here
so what is another word for polyfill or description of it so I can search here.

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Thanks! I figured it was time I gave back to the community as I received lots of information on this forum myself and saved myself a lot of $$$ with different projects.

Get the adapters from http://www.nalinmfg.com/TJ-525-Speak...pters_p_8.html

It's a great price and he will have them shipped straight to your door

About the polyfill, take the pillow you sleep on and cut it up hehe just kidding. You can pretty much find that stuff in any pillow, just go to a store that sells pillows and find the cheapest one and tear it up to get the stuff. Also it doesn't need to be a big pillow, something small will do.
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