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Re: Wj 99

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i have like new Alpine Type S speakers out of my old truck, and was planning on putting them in the WJ, however i cant seem to find an adapter for the 5x7's for the 6x9 hole... hmmmm fabwork!?

get a piece of 1/4 plywood, trace out your 6x9 (i went about a half inch bigger all the way around), then trace out your new speakers, took me about 3 hours start to finish, for everything and cost me about 6 bucks. paint the plywood black or youll see it through the grilles. also if you have the infinity sound system, the 2 front door speakers and tweeters work on a crossover system. so all 4 up front should all be compatible.
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Re: Wj 99

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get a piece of 1/4 plywood, trace out your 6x9 (i went about a half inch bigger all the way around), then trace out your new speakers, took me about 3 hours start to finish, for everything and cost me about 6 bucks. paint the plywood black or youll see it through the grilles. also if you have the infinity sound system, the 2 front door speakers and tweeters work on a crossover system. so all 4 up front should all be compatible.
through a little more research, i actually found some adapter plates to put 5x7's in a 6x9 hole. for 8 bucks on ebay with free shipping. and when you say cross over system, you dont mean component speakers do you? i have the 2 ways with the woofers and the mids/tweets in the center.
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Re: Wj 99

The door speakers up front and the tweeters by the windshield work together, its one system, product of the amp under the seat. I found this out the hard way, i replaced the tweeters up front, and within a month they were distorted, then the door speakers went out a month later. Im on my phone right now but if you want ill send a link with the info later.
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The door speakers up front and the tweeters by the windshield work together, its one system, product of the amp under the seat. I found this out the hard way, i replaced the tweeters up front, and within a month they were distorted, then the door speakers went out a month later. Im on my phone right now but if you want ill send a link with the info later.
you arent referring to wjjeeps.com right? ive read everything on that page and could not find anything of the sort. it is very likely i could have overlooked it. if im understanding you correct, you suggest replacing all 6 speakers at once?
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Re: Wj 99

Replacing all 6 is up to you, but all 4 up front have to be a component system that work together with the amp. A reputable audio shop should be able to give you some options. I went with a set of JL Audio and they sound amazing, didnt replace the rears yet though....
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Heres a link to one of the sites that helped me. http://www.caraudiohelp.com/car_audi...o_speakers.htm if you search the site theres more info there.
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Re: Wj 99

since the factory amp was tuned to expect a midrange-tweeter in the dash, and a dedicated woofer in the door - and it can't be adjusted - there's no easy way to just connect aftermarket automotive speakers and have it sound right. The automotive tweeters will be receiving signals they can't play, and door 6x9's will only be getting bass and not filling in for the overdriven tweeters. You'll mess with the tone controls and crank the volume up to compensate, and it'll never quite be loud or clear enough where it counts.

So.. if you're just replacing blown parts, you have to search around for devices that will mimic what the factory part did, like this http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm? Partnumber=289-127 and then modify them to suit the application, or alternately replace the entire amplifier.

This was posted by a guy that works for a major audio manufacturer, youll find alot more info on the nagca.com forum for audio enhancement advice.
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Re: Wj 99

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since the factory amp was tuned to expect a midrange-tweeter in the dash, and a dedicated woofer in the door - and it can't be adjusted - there's no easy way to just connect aftermarket automotive speakers and have it sound right. The automotive tweeters will be receiving signals they can't play, and door 6x9's will only be getting bass and not filling in for the overdriven tweeters. You'll mess with the tone controls and crank the volume up to compensate, and it'll never quite be loud or clear enough where it counts.

So.. if you're just replacing blown parts, you have to search around for devices that will mimic what the factory part did, like this http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm? Partnumber=289-127 and then modify them to suit the application, or alternately replace the entire amplifier.

This was posted by a guy that works for a major audio manufacturer, youll find alot more info on the nagca.com forum for audio enhancement advice.
given that information, i think ill just stick with the factory Infinity until i get more cash to do component speakers. Thanks for this! i wanna keep the best quality i can without sacrificing any.
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