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post #1 of 13 Old 08-26-2013, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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speaker upgrade

Do JK Sports have the wiring to hook up the Stock Infinity aftermarket sub? Like a Plug and Play option?

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-26-2013, 07:43 AM
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No, you'll need the wiring harness and the amp to power it. The amp would be located behind the panel under the steering wheel.

Most have found it cheaper to go with an aftermarket head unit , amp, and sub. The sound quality and adjustabilty would be far better than factory as well.
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post #3 of 13 Old 08-26-2013, 01:59 PM
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sports (unless they have the upgraded infinity stereo, or alpine if its new) do not have any factory subwoofer wiring like ^ said . Even if it did, the stock amp is not near strong enough or capable of powering an aftermarket sub. The stock one barely pushes at all in my sahara (factory alpine).

Best bet is to again do what ^ said and do aftermarket stuff. I plan on ditching the factory sub and installing an aftermarket amp/sub/wiring kit do get more out of it.

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post #4 of 13 Old 08-26-2013, 04:37 PM
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I am thinking of making some basic upgrade on my Sport S too, stock sounds horrible.

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post #5 of 13 Old 08-26-2013, 07:40 PM
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Step 1) Go to your Jeep dealership
Step 2) Order two pairs of part number 5081670AB
Step 3) Install
Step 4) Enjoy


They are plug and play, factory, Boston Acoustics and they sound amazing on the stock system even with no amplifier.


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post #6 of 13 Old 08-26-2013, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advise... I've read a lot that just getting a system installed would be best... That's what I'd like to do, just looking for a simple option as well... Like the Boston speakers that could work!
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-26-2013, 09:03 PM
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A "system" could mean a lot of things, but one thing of note is the Boston Acoustics are a MUCH higher quality speaker that can take more power than the stock HU can provide.

What I mean by that is, if you put them in , and then decide to also replace the HU and/or add an amplifier, you could still keep the BA's as they are far superior than the stockers.

They are only about $130 to replace all four speakers.



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post #8 of 13 Old 09-05-2013, 04:54 AM
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I received my upgrade speakers yesterday and installed them (added poly fill at the same time while I had them out). I only detect a marginal improvement - at best. I have the premium Alpine system in my '14. I guess the Alpine factory speakers are better than the Infinitys offered in the prior years (which could be why so many other posters are recognizing better results).

Still disappointed with the sound.
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post #9 of 13 Old 09-05-2013, 09:19 AM
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Every vehicle I have had over the last few years I have put full blown systems in. I just bought a '13 unlimited Sport with the 'base' alpine system and plan to full upgrade to an aftermarket system. In my experience, JL Audio has served me well over the years in both amplifiers and speakers.

In my last vehicle ('07 F250 Crew) I had Boston Acoustic 3 way separates in the front as the primary sound delivery and JL 2 way 6x9's in the back for filler. I also had a JL Stealth Box 10" us and all of it was powered by a JL 5 channel sub. 150w per speaker channel and 500w for the sub. Lastly I had a Kenwood Nav/receiver.

I like the Boston Acoustic upgrade idea and will look I to those speakers to see what they are rated at. The trick is to match the component's output so you get the best quality sound. It doesn't take a ton of power to get great sound you just have to see that your amp and speakers are matched...
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post #10 of 13 Old 09-06-2013, 11:47 AM
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I just bought a '13 unlimited Sport with the 'base' alpine system and plan to full upgrade to an aftermarket system.
Just to clear up that statement, there is no "base" Alpine system. You either have the Alpine system, or you don't, in which case would be the actual base system with no amplifier or subwoofer.
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post #11 of 13 Old 09-06-2013, 11:48 AM
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I received my upgrade speakers yesterday and installed them (added poly fill at the same time while I had them out). I only detect a marginal improvement - at best. I have the premium Alpine system in my '14. I guess the Alpine factory speakers are better than the Infinitys offered in the prior years (which could be why so many other posters are recognizing better results).

Still disappointed with the sound.
Which speakers did you purchase?

OP was asking about upgrading a base audio jeep, not one with the upgraded audio.
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post #12 of 13 Old 09-10-2013, 09:02 PM
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Which speakers did you purchase?

OP was asking about upgrading a base audio jeep, not one with the upgraded audio.
I got 2 pair of the 6.5" kickers off of eBay. I don't notice a justifiable improvement over the alpine premium system in the '14 JKs.
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post #13 of 13 Old 09-16-2013, 12:57 PM
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I should have done this.
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