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post #1 of 6 Old 07-15-2010, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Cutting the metal bracket near the speakers in the dash

Hello all,
I wanted to ask if anyone has cut out the metal bracket from the TJ dash to allow a larger speaker ? Does anyone know if this will the damage the vehicle in any way or compromise anything ?

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-15-2010, 07:19 AM
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Just watch for wiring and I don't think it should be a problem. Check this out - 33 Engineering 5 1/4 Speaker Adapter Plates for TJ
I don't think the company that makes that bracket is around any more but that should give you an idea of some options. I've even seen people mod the factory speaker and use it as a bracket for the larger speaker size. Google and the search function are your friend.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-15-2010, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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First, thank you for your response.
I did see the stuff on google, but I wanted to check around here for some more info and experience. The bracket seems to be important, and the fact is that in later TJ models it was not removed but moved to different location.
I already have the 5.25 speaker adapters for the front..Just wanted to check again before I remove it.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-15-2010, 11:30 AM
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I removed mine. I havent had any problems with it since.

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-15-2010, 12:09 PM
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...cut mine too. I can't imagine it has any structural effect.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-15-2010, 12:11 PM
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I cut mine out to fit larger speakers. No problems at all. I made my adapters out of a cutting board I got for $.99 at Ikea.

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