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SightSeeker 06-20-2012 08:19 AM

Dropping in new components into front.
 
Has anyone replaced the front components for an upgrade in SQ without adding in an amp? What component tweeter fit in the stock location? I take it I wouldn't use a crossover in the setup since it is already taken care of in the stock amp? I have 2011 touch screen without NAV.

RageOfFury 06-20-2012 08:11 PM

Re: Dropping in new components into front.
 
I have!

I installed Alpine SPR-50C components in the front. Since I don't have the 9-speaker amp'ed speakers, I ran new wires and installed an Alpine amp under the front passenger seat. I also have an aftermarket Pioneer double-din headunit.

For the SPR-50C components, you need a 5 1/2" to 6"X9" speaker adapter. The 1" tweeters included in that kit must be glued into place.

If you have more questions please feel free to pick my brain ;)

SightSeeker 06-21-2012 09:02 AM

Re: Dropping in new components into front.
 
Thanks. I'm looking to just drop them in with my stock setup without an amp. I was seeing if there was a huge improvement just from that. I'm sure a new head unit and amp would make a dramatic improvement.

RageOfFury 06-22-2012 07:27 PM

Re: Dropping in new components into front.
 
The stock Jeep speakers are pathetic. When I took them out I was stunned at how light weight and poorly built they were. The aftermarket speakers I installed are outstanding. I'm blown away by the sound quality and I am hearing so much detail in the music I listen to.

kkreit01 06-28-2012 02:17 PM

Re: Dropping in new components into front.
 
I was wanting to do the same thing soon. I have a pair of 6" PG RSDs I was going to try. They were a good bang-for-the-buck speaker. It can't hurt to try. I doubt it will be worse. I've already replaced the center dash speaker, and that helped some -- because a lot of sounds seems to come from the front.

RageOfFury 06-28-2012 05:42 PM

Re: Dropping in new components into front.
 
The front door woofers are 6"x9". You can get a bracket to fit a 5 1/4" or 6 1/2" speaker into the 6x9 opening. I went with this one: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...sche-SA69.html

Ricko 06-28-2012 08:23 PM

Re: Dropping in new components into front.
 
what double-din did you buy @ rageoffury. Also why didn't you stay with the 6x9's?? thanks!

RageOfFury 06-28-2012 09:02 PM

Re: Dropping in new components into front.
 
This is the double din dash kit I used: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1209565...eiver-Kit.html

I wanted to go with a component kit as the front doors of the WK2 use components (woofer in the middle of the door, tweeter in the window trim). 6x9 component kits exist, but I could only find 3 that fit the WK2 and they were from companies I've never heard of. Also, I had my mind set on going all Alpine. So I went with Alpine's kick ass SPR-50C component kit.

Ricko 06-28-2012 10:26 PM

Re: Dropping in new components into front.
 
thanks!

kkreit01 06-29-2012 11:12 AM

Re: Dropping in new components into front.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RageOfFury (Post 649392)
The front door woofers are 6"x9". You can get a bracket to fit a 5 1/4" or 6 1/2" speaker into the 6x9 opening. I went with this one: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...sche-SA69.html

You can also make you own for a few bucks -- out of cutting boards. MDF, etc. -- w/o the wait.

fox_hound 07-18-2012 09:05 PM

Re: Dropping in new components into front.
 
Im down to see any pics of you've done this kkreit. Im also interested on how to mount the 6x9s into the front doors.

FAUEE 07-19-2012 06:41 PM

Re: Dropping in new components into front.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RageOfFury (Post 646850)
The stock Jeep speakers are pathetic. When I took them out I was stunned at how light weight and poorly built they were. The aftermarket speakers I installed are outstanding. I'm blown away by the sound quality and I am hearing so much detail in the music I listen to.

This is misleading.

Factory speakers are indeed light weight, but that's because they're designed for a SPECIFIC power rating. When they place an order for them, they know how much power is going to be put to them, and they're optimized for it.

Aftermarket speakers are typically built to handle MUCH more power than factory ones, and also end up requiring more power to sound good than an OEM set.

Very rarely does switching to aftermarket speakers on stock power improve sound quality overall nowdays. Especially not in a stereo that is as optimized as the Alpine setup in the Jeep. You're going to need to up the power levels if you want to see a real increase.


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