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post #1 of 16 Old 11-11-2003, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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CJ 7 in dash speakers

Hello,

What is the size of loudspeakers I can install in my CJ7 factory dash ? Do you have any references or models ?

Thank you very much.


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post #2 of 16 Old 11-11-2003, 07:52 AM
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Hello,

What is the size of loudspeakers I can install in my CJ7 factory dash ? Do you have any references or models ?

Thank you very much.
they are 5 1/4 rear mount speakers.

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Hello,

What is the size of loudspeakers I can install in my CJ7 factory dash ? Do you have any references or models ?

Thank you very much.


I believe Holiday is correct. I bought some $40 Pioneers from Wal-mart. Work great and if something happens to them, Wal-Mart will take anything back. When installing mine i had to run some washers and/or nuts to use as spacers to keep the speaker part from coming into contact with the metal of the dash.

FYI...I also found it easier to take the dash loose.

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Yup. I did the same thing, $40 pioneers, but I used an extra 2 nuts as spacers.

They sound okay. but I think it's the cheesy $50 wal-mart stereo thats the problem there. LOL.

Ricers make great Jack stands! Give 'em a try!
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I believe Holiday is correct. I bought some $40 Pioneers from Wal-mart. Work great and if something happens to them, Wal-Mart will take anything back. When installing mine i had to run some washers and/or nuts to use as spacers to keep the speaker part from coming into contact with the metal of the dash.

FYI...I also found it easier to take the dash loose.
Why the spacers? was it grounding out or something, or just to take up the stem of the threads.

Reason, I am going to get some soon for Peach's Jeep.
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on some speakers the center cone protrudes out past the mounting surface. so you need to space it back with nuts to keep the cone from touching the dash.
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Oh, ok, DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Thanks, never thought of it
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Go to Home Depot/Lowes and pickup 1/4" round white plastic spacers, they are down the isle in bags with the specialty nuts/bolts. They worked for me and the JL's that are in my dash.
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OP's in France. Doubt he has a Home Depot or Walmart just down the street like most of us do.

deho - I bought some 5.25" marine speakers like these: Boss MR50 speakers (link)

They're cheap, take a little bit of ingenuity to install without taking the dash off (some trimming of the corners and removal of the speaker grill so you don't have to use spacers), but they work great and are water resistant. I spilled a large cup of soda on one of my rear speakers and it still works great. I bought them from some overstock place, which meant they were returned - because one of the wires had to be resoldered on, but I'll take it for $35 waterproof speakers.
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Cool, sound like a plan.
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Yep, 5-1/4" speakers mounted behind the dash panel, with spacers to keep the tweeter from rubbing.
In case you don't have the nuts to fit the mounting posts, those are 10-24. I suggest wing nuts, if you can find them.

You will save yourself a lot of trouble down the road if you purchase marine speakers.
FWIW, Polk speakers are all marine-rated in addition to having very high quality sound.

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If you don't want to use spacers and want to hear some great sounding 5-1/4" speakers on the cheap, head on out to your local junkyard and find a Jeep TJ with the overhead soundbar. Pull the speakers and the wiring connector for a mere $10.00 and you get two speakers that bolt right up to the CJ's dash without mods






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I doubt the OP cares about this thread much anymore.
He hasn't been back to the forum since 2005!

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Thank you all/Colt44 for the tip(s).

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Just paying it forward - I've benefited many times from the collective wisdom, so I'm happy to reciprocate.

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