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fox_hound 07-18-2012 08:12 PM

Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
Hey guys, im looking to upgrade my front and rear door speakers. I took the rear door apart on my laredo and found out i needed brackets for my pioneer 6 1/2 speakers. :confused: im confused because this is what came out. i have not tried the front doors yet. I am assuming that the front is the same for the 6x9s. I would gladly appreciate any input. Thanks in advance guys.

RageOfFury 07-19-2012 05:23 PM

Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
The front door opening is designed for 6x9" speakers. You need a bracket like this

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142SA69...-Brackets.html

if you want to install 5-1/4" or 6-1/2" speakers in the front doors.

The rear doors accept 6-1/2" or 6-3/4" speakers. You will probably need to re-drill the mounting holes or use a bracket like this:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_142SAC6...-Brackets.html

By the way, how did you go about removing the rear door panels?

fox_hound 07-20-2012 09:02 AM

Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
Thanks RAGE. :thumbsup: + rep Ive followed several of your post and you are very knowledgeable and have answered several of the questions I have had but I didnt post. I want to stick with the 6x9s in the front since i already have them. all the brackets i have found were for reducing down to the 6 1/2 or smaller. the rear doors were suprisingly EASY. It was the first disassemble I had attempted on my new jeep. took all of 5 min to take apart and about the same to re-assemble. it has approx 8 clips every 8-10 inches starting at the window and going around to the other side. remove the window button with a small screw driver, then there is a bolt and screw behind the door handle. then the last bolt is in the small change holder in the door (not sure what its actually called) just remember you cant be too careful but you can be too forceful. I would pull the top right clip out then slowly work my way from right to left and then it slipped right off. I would love to help if anyone needs any more info.

RageOfFury 07-20-2012 04:16 PM

Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
Are you going with a full range 6x9 speaker in the front or a component kit?

Thanks for the info on how to remove the rear door panels. The front ones were easy, but I couldn't remove the rear ones. Felt like I was on the verge of breaking something. So I bought a door panel removal tool and will attack the rear doors this weekend.

joeyao 07-21-2012 02:47 AM

Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
If you buy the 6x9 for your front door it no need the adapter. just need the 6.5inch adapter for your rear door. i install it for several times and i know it. you can easily get the adapter on ebay or metraonline.com. hope this info will help you.

fox_hound 07-26-2012 04:27 PM

Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
Ok Crutchfield finally delivered my brackets for my speakers that go in the rear doors:D. RAGE i took some photos of the back of the door so you could see the clips that hold it in. I went to harbor freight and bought a trim removal kit for like $7.99. all together it took prob 35-40 min to do both rear doors. I plan on doing the front doors tomorrow. Ill post pics of that as well. My iphone wont let me up load the pics for some reason so ill post them the first chance i get.
I installed pioneer 220w 4way 6 1/2s. I know most people dont care for 4 way speakers but for my perticular set up they tend to be the best fit. I have pioneer 6x9 330w 4 way im going to put in the front. I plan to run the door speakers off a 4 channel amp so each speaker has its own channel. approx 150-200w a channel. I also have 2 12JLw3's that im going to put in. This set up came out of my old honda so i KNOW it hits hard. the subs run off a 1000w amp so i have plenty of bass.

RageOfFury 07-26-2012 04:41 PM

Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
Cool dude!

I didn't get around to installing my rear speakers yet. I plan on too this weekend. Going to install Alpine 6-1/2" 2-way speakers in the rear. According to crutchfield all I need is to redrill the mounting holes, don't need a special bracket. Will see I guess.

I'd love to see those pics. :)

fox_hound 07-26-2012 04:50 PM

Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
I got the brackets and honestly they didnt help that much. I still had to alter them a tad. I wish i would of taken a pic of the bracket that i used and how i did it, but i spaces on that. Maybe ill open it back up and do that tom. i didnt have to drill a new hole but i just extended the hole in the bracket bout 3/8 inch and it worked. There is also little tabs that hold the bracket into the jeep on each screw hole. Just break the tab off the top one that points up. Then it will screw right in. I like alpine but im on a budget and my system cost me well over $2000 when i bought it, so i just reused it.

fox_hound 07-26-2012 06:23 PM

Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
5 Attachment(s)
here you go guys.
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fox_hound 07-26-2012 06:29 PM

Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
2 Attachment(s)
im sorry for the horrible glare.

Attachment 15054

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RageOfFury 07-26-2012 06:42 PM

Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
Thanks for the pictures! Much appreciated!:thumbsup:

fox_hound 07-26-2012 07:17 PM

Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?
 
Hey rage the third pic on the first page shows the clips that you need to break loose. if you pry along these clips and remove the screws in the door handles it will come right off. Let me know if you need any info. Plus I wanna see pics when you do yours. Good luck buddy:thumbsup:


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