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Unread 06-06-2007, 11:19 PM   #1
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Installing tweeters in a Jeep Patriot?

I have a Jeep Patriot limited with the standard sound system. The guide on crutchfield.com for installing component speakers in a Patriot says you have to custom mount the tweeters. I am confused by this because it appears that there are already tweeter mounts built into the dashboard even though they are empty right now.

Are these tweeter mounts in the dashboard unusable for some reason or is crutchfield incorrect that I must custom mount them? Thanks.

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Unread 06-07-2007, 03:57 AM   #2
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This may be a better question to ask crutchfield. Their speakers may need more depth or could be a different size than what the factory used.
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Unread 06-07-2007, 08:16 AM   #3
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Like gramps said,

but in addition, A lot of time Crutchfield, as well as stores such as best buy either don't have full information, or don't have accurate information, especially with a car as new as the compass and patriot. Asking them probably won't get you an answer, but try it anyway.

It could also be like the 3000GT. The tweeters wouldnt fit in the factory mounting holes because they were too deep. However, there was just a little plastic piece that blocked them, and this piece was inside the dash- somewhere you wouldnt even see it. I used a rotary tool to sand it down and then the new tweeters dropped right in, fitting perfectly.

I advise you to find out the depth and diameter of the tweeters you want, and then See if you either have enough space, or can make enough space for the factory mounting region on the car.
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Unread 06-07-2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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It's ironic that you posted this today. I have the same problem as you, since no dealer within 100 miles of me had any Patriots with the Premium Sound package, so I also had to settle for the standard sound.
But I was at Mickey Shorr about two hours ago talking about this exact topic. They told me they would also have to custom mount tweeters, the reason being the OEM tweeters used by Chrysler are much larger in diameter than almost any aftermaket tweeter, and that mounting with the standard stuff depends on that diameter. They told me that OEM speakers in general are of a lower quality (Typically) and that the diameters are increased to improve sound quality, over the more expensive practice of improving materials the way the aftermakets like Kenwood and Infinity do.

The big concern I had, and Mickey Shorr is working on this, is that most audio shops don't have installers with a lot of experience removing panels in the Patriot interior. I don't want any marks or anything left after this job is done.
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Unread 06-07-2007, 10:16 PM   #5
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well, if the hole is TOO BIG, thats an easy fix. Tweeters don't vibrate, so using even a thinner piece of wood or fiberglass, or maybe even plastic can be cut to hold it in place and fill the hole...
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