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Old 12-23-2013, 10:49 PM
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So you don't have the new door speakers in yet? That should help balance things out considerably I'd think.

My eq before had the trebel pegged to the highest level, now it's down a bit. Can always mess with the balance and fade of needed. I think I'll be OK though.

I haven't actually been in the jeep for more than 30 minutes or so since the install. Been in my Tacoma working on some home projects.

I'll have the rear door speakers in this week and will crank it up and leave them going for a while. I'm a big believer in speaker break in.
Yes, still waiting on the harness adapter to arrive for the mids. Thought I would work out how to mount the tweets in the meantime and now they're in!

I have the eq pretty much neutral and have left it there for now. I'll get those 2ohm mids in and go from there.. Hopefully see those adapters Friday.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:23 PM
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Rear speakers are in. Not a simple install... Needed to make brackets. Stock speakers have 3 screws, new ones have 4.

Took 2 hours with having to make the brackets. Added 2 decibels according to the sound level meter.

Balanced out the sound nicely.

Subwoofer is out, will have a post up tomorrow. I didn't fiberglass it, stiffness is not the problem, just needs some deadening.

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Hell I tried replacing the dash speaker today and couldn't finish it because of the limited space near the windshield,I also misplaced my sockets which didn't help matters and small pliers don't work along with big hands. I had the plastic removal tools to take off the front dash grill which went well but part 2 comes perhaps next week when it isn't 3 degrees during the daytime because it was 53 degrees here today.
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Looks good andosky,could you have gotten away with installing the speakers without making that bracket for the 4th hole?
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Looks good andosky,could you have gotten away with installing the speakers without making that bracket for the 4th hole?
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:37 AM
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So it sounds like the rear door speaker install does provide a nice improvement even from the front!

Any reason you go for ply and not mdf for the adapters or was it just availability? Is that 12mm ply? Have you checked clearance from front of speaker to door panel?

I know some speakers (eg. Polk, Infinity) come with the 3 hole adapters, obviously not the Focals. But I'm sure the effort was worth it for the sweet sound....
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So it sounds like the rear door speaker install does provide a nice improvement even from the front!

Any reason you go for ply and not mdf for the adapters or was it just availability? Is that 12mm ply? Have you checked clearance from front of speaker to door panel?

I know some speakers (eg. Polk, Infinity) come with the 3 hole adapters, obviously not the Focals. But I'm sure the effort was worth it for the sweet sound....
I was not expecting to have to make adapters, and 1/2" ply was all I had available. MDF would have worked as well, but I'd prefer to work with ply with something that thin. MDF would be very fragile with rings that thin.

I'm also sure I could have found some 3 hole adapters and bought them, but it was only an extra hour of labor, and an easy fab.

I didn't measure clearance, but I put the stock speakers and focal with the adapter mounted side by side and they were just about identical.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:36 PM
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Subwoofer is done. 1 can of rubberized undercoating on the inside of the enclosure, and 1 can of truck bed liner spray on the outside. Random pieces of Dynamat inside and outside the box.

The result was a knock on the enclosure that sounds completely dead... Not hollow and drum-like.

Stiffness really isn't an issue with the plastic, as I thought it would be . The back of the enclosure screws into the subwoofer itself, resulting in practically no flex.

Also added some Dynamat pieces on the truck behind where the subwoofer goes.

End result was welllll worth the time involved. Bass is much tighter and less boomy. I can now put the bass up on the Eq past neutral and not be completely overpowered with sloppy, boomy bass.

About $35 worth of materials, 2. 5hours of work... Plus 12 hours of drying time.

Found something interesting behind a panel behind the subwoofer enclosure. They put a pillow back there as sound deadening.

I've taken apart every vehicle I've ever owned... 90 Nissan and 96 Toyota pickup, 95 Chevy Blazer, 01 Maxima, 07 Lexus IS350, and many friends vehicles. One thing I can say about this jeep is that they put a LOT of attention to making this a quiet vehicle. Lots of insulation and sound deadening mat. They even changed the style of the door clips so you don't break 25 percent of them, haha.

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Rear speakers are in. Not a simple install... Needed to make brackets. Stock speakers have 3 screws, new ones have 4.

Took 2 hours with having to make the brackets. Added 2 decibels according to the sound level meter.

Balanced out the sound nicely.

Subwoofer is out, will have a post up tomorrow. I didn't fiberglass it, stiffness is not the problem, just needs some deadening.
Which Focals are those?

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Which Focals are those?

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All 4 are Focal Integration, rears are 6.5"
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I was not expecting to have to make adapters, and 1/2" ply was all I had available. MDF would have worked as well, but I'd prefer to work with ply with something that thin. MDF would be very fragile with rings that thin.

I'm also sure I could have found some 3 hole adapters and bought them, but it was only an extra hour of labor, and an easy fab.

I didn't measure clearance, but I put the stock speakers and focal with the adapter mounted side by side and they were just about identical.
You might be thinking about particle board. MDF is pretty much the car audio standard for fabrication. I used 6mm MDF for the adapters on the front door speakers, very neat, quite strong. I just slapped on some flat black paint to seal them and blend in. I would have used 9 or 12mm MDF but I only have about 5mm front clearance as it is now, hence my query. I'll post some pics of my little install when I get a chance.

Let us know how it all sounds to break in...
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here is a set of speaker adapters that can be used for the rears:

Metra Speaker Adapters for Select Vehicles 2Pack 82-6600 - Best Buy
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