So this is literally my third time typing this, Jeep Garage keeps deciding to expire my session.
Anyhow, I got to install these speakers that I've had since December. They are Alpine Type R speakers. In the front, they are Alpine SPR-50C 5-1/4" with 1" tweeters (http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/spr-50
) and Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" with 1" tweeters as well (http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/spr-60c
.) The front speakers are installed nothing special, but I am working on installing the tweeters somewhere better. But, the rears are all set so I will do the writeup on that for now.
I wanted the surround effect with the tweeters, so I looked for a better place on the inner door panel to install them with their tilt-able flush mounts. With the inner door panel off, I found the perfect place that had markings that would help with my OCD when it comes to both sides being perfectly even.
I went to my local hardware store to buy a hole cutter, but forgot the tweeter... So, I called Alpine's customer service and they had me with the specifications I needed within five minutes of calling. I ended up buying a Milwaukee Hole Dozer.
The hole cutter worked perfectly.
I then went to the door to install the speaker and the tweeter's adjustable crossover. The crossover is pictured in a place that didn't work, I had to move it about 3" to the left of the speaker. The crossover mounts with padded 3M VHB double sided tape along with a zip tire that goes through the panel and the crossover.
The wiring there is temporary and I will clean it up later come other upgrades, but I'll mention that later. I used the Metra adapter kit to use the stock connectors (
The tweeter anded up looking and working flawlessly!
As for any future upgrades, I will probably do them over time. I want to get a 4 channel amp, aftermarket head unit, a 2 channel amp and subs, and lastly sound deadening.