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post #76 of 142 Old 06-04-2012, 04:36 PM
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here is what I did:
cut the lip off the outside rim of the speaker
modified the factory speaker cover to fit over the 6 1/2" speaker

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post #77 of 142 Old 07-02-2012, 12:17 AM
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here is what I did:
cut the lip off the outside rim of the speaker
modified the factory speaker cover to fit over the 6 1/2" speaker
Now THAT looks good. Are those the DB651 or DB651s?
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Now THAT looks good. Are those the DB651 or DB651s?

I used the DB651s.
Looks better now as I found some better screws.

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post #79 of 142 Old 07-02-2012, 09:09 AM
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Alrighty. That's what we'll order then. Gotta keep that stock look.

Help me out with the process. You pull off the speaker box, and then what? just eyeball how much to trim off the speaker?
Can you use the stock speaker cover as a guide?
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post #80 of 142 Old 07-02-2012, 05:49 PM
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Wow, I know this is an older post but it's new to me. What a great write up! Thanks so much! I'll be doing this very soon and this will come in handy.

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Wow, I know this is an older post but it's new to me. What a great write up! Thanks so much! I'll be doing this very soon and this will come in handy.
No problem glad it's helping out people! Any questions just ask!

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Nicely done esad_b with the pics and explanation. My brackets have arrived from NalinMFG and I'll be installing my new speakers tomorrow. Your thread here will really help make my install easier.
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No problem glad it's helping out people! Any questions just ask!

It certainly make my life easier!

Your thread is more detailed than any instructions I could ever hope to include. Not only does it have step by step photography, but viewers are able to get instant input from hundreds of other people that have already performed the installation.

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It certainly make my life easier!

Your thread is more detailed than any instructions I could ever hope to include. Not only does it have step by step photography, but viewers are able to get instant input from hundreds of other people that have already done the installation.

It's a great thread, coupled with a great product/company. Glad I was lucky enough to come across it (the original Nalin thread).
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Nicely done esad_b with the pics and explanation. My brackets have arrived from NalinMFG and I'll be installing my new speakers tomorrow. Your thread here will really help make my install easier.
Thanks a lot! its a fairly straight forward install, the hardest part is probably cutting that beam off unless you have a newer TJ than your all set.

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It certainly make my life easier!

Your thread is more detailed than any instructions I could ever hope to include. Not only does it have step by step photography, but viewers are able to get instant input from hundreds of other people that have already performed the installation.

Haha no worries Nalin! Glad to give back to this forum, it's saved me a few hundred dollars from some of the DIY's and tips that I used.


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It's a great thread, coupled with a great product/company. Glad I was lucky enough to come across it (the original Nalin thread).
No doubt its a great product. They have plastic ones on crutchfield as well but I've heard the quality is junk and they tend to rattle. So I knew it wasn't worth my time and that I should give the Nalin ones a go.

The Nalin adapters are an amazing product and quality.
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Question - I'm replacing the speakers in my soundbar - u sure of polarity. Brown w yellow strip and brown w green stripe
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post #87 of 142 Old 08-27-2012, 09:07 PM
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FYI. Just bought 5.25 and 6.25 polks for the front and rear from crutchfield for $149.00 shipped! Buy one set of polks get the second off with free shipping. Hell of a deal. GO! GO! GO!
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Talk to CrutchfieldMark on this forum, he's the man to talk to about speakers!
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Got my Nalin bracket in today, I'll be dremmeling later this evening.....

Some observations:

- DB651's fit into my stock soundbar but mounting holes did not line up. Drilled some new ones right through the fabric and it worked great.

- Way, way easier to do this by taking the soundbar off. 4 bolts -- easy mode.

- For you midwesterners, ABC warehouse sells these. And price matches. I got DB651+DB521 for $118 out the door including tax.
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Do the adapters.

One of my best mods up with regearing - no joke.

I put some seriously good quality hertz audio in the front and they just blew apart my clarion 4x6s.

Take the time, find a good set of speakers. 5.25" all the way around.

Oh and consider the tweeter moutns NalinMFG makes. I got bummed on shipping due to being in Canada and made my own mounts by the sun visor.

They're overpowering everything. These tweeters need to be moved farther back - like right where the nalinMFG mounts are?!?!

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