Good upgrades Rage! These are typically the first things I change on a vehicle.
Originally Posted by CHALLENGERBIZJET
Just ordered my overland today and one of the first things I'll be doing when it shows up 6 weeks from now is the replacement of that dash speaker then the four doors as rage has done. When changing that front dash speaker does that whole long length of plastic piece have to be pried up to get to that speaker?? Finally got a look at the dash the other day at a dealers and it's a massive piece.
You do have to remove the plastic trim that runs the majority of the length of the dash, but pry up one side and gently lift up. The piece comes out easy.
As far as changing the door speakers and dash only, I don't think you will get the sound improvement you're wanting. From my experience, you can change the speakers, but if you do not properly power them or get a better head unit with better equalizer controls, the sound won't improve too much. From what I'm reading too, the '14s might be difficult to get the correct signal to the correct speaker with the way everything is wired. Powering another amp or two would be easy especially where the battery is located. I'm waiting for someone else to be the guinea pig on this one because I still have all the speakers from my last car that got totaled that I would like to install including two 12" subs.