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mjl2610 04-11-2010 11:41 AM

Upgrading speakers for starters
 
Ok fam here's the thing... I am pretty disappointed with the quality of the factory speaks in the Jeep. I am not an audiophile or anything but i still think the current quality stinks when you are listening to music loud on a warm Chicago afternoon. My first initial upgrade to my speakers are to get Infinity all around. I had Infinity Reference in my Oldsmobile back when and they seemed pretty nice.

After doing the usual reading and all that stuff, I know I wont be getting the full benefit of my purchase by keeping everything stock and just replacing the speakers. So i guess my question is is it worth getting Infinity Reference and or Kappas all around and seeing how it goes? Am i going to blow my factory radio or screw up the speakers if i was to keep everything else stock?

Thanks for the info in advance :thumbsup:

Matt 04-11-2010 12:17 PM

Re: Upgrading speakers for starters
 
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Originally Posted by mjl2610 (Post 186934)
So i guess my question is is it worth getting Infinity Reference and or Kappas all around and seeing how it goes?

I think so. That way, if you are satisfied with just the speaker upgrade, you don't waste any money on extra stuff (amp, wiring, radio).

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Originally Posted by mjl2610 (Post 186934)
Am i going to blow my factory radio or screw up the speakers if i was to keep everything else stock?

Thanks for the info in advance :thumbsup:

No, you'll be fine - just be sure the speakers are 4 ohm. Most are, but I think Infinity makes some 2 ohm speakers, so just be sure to get 4 ohm.

mjl2610 04-11-2010 05:39 PM

Re: Upgrading speakers for starters
 
Sweet, thanks Matt

Matt 04-11-2010 06:08 PM

Re: Upgrading speakers for starters
 
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Originally Posted by mjl2610 (Post 187095)
Sweet, thanks Matt

No problem Mike, let us know what you end up going with and how it turns out!

Frankie 04-11-2010 07:11 PM

Re: Upgrading speakers for starters
 
Why dont you just get the Kicker upgrade?! Its made for the Jeep and its SUPER easy to install since everything fits!

mjl2610 04-11-2010 08:16 PM

Re: Upgrading speakers for starters
 
I thought the Kicker upgrade could not be used on my Jeep? WKjeeps said it is for models with factory premium system...I'm pretty sure I don't have that.

I was thinking about this initially, these two sets of speakers.

This... http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...pa+693.9I.html or this... http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...ce+9633cf.html

And this... http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...pa+652.9i.html

I am open to the kicker system, if so then id need this http://www.justforjeeps.com/kire62sp.html and http://www.justforjeeps.com/kifr6x9sp3tw.html and http://www.justforjeeps.com/kiamup8.html correct? I am still partial to the Infinity speaks of course.

I kinda am looking for some speakers that will give an excellent bass response due to the fact i still want to haul things and subs in the trunk isn't really an option. Does the kicker system give good bass response and what not?

Matt 04-11-2010 09:31 PM

Re: Upgrading speakers for starters
 
Not going to upgrade the dash speakers?

Take this for what it's worth:

I always read on other forums that Infinity speakers are very lacking in the bass department. You may want to do some research before you purchase.

mjl2610 04-11-2010 09:49 PM

Re: Upgrading speakers for starters
 
I guess I forgot about the dash ones...but it seems the kicker ones have them included which seems nice.

I have been doing a bit of research but I have not been in a huge rush to jump out and get new speakers yet. However I am more inclined to get the kicker upgrade just because it seems like it would be simple to do and probably sound better than my existing stock ones.

From what i have read it seems that you must have the premium sound system in order to get these kicker speakers as an upgrade. I am pretty sure i do not have the premium system. If i decided to go with the kicker setup how would i go about it? Do i really need to have the premium audio system to do this upgrade? I just want some better audio quality then that of the stock setup. :thumbsup:

Matt 04-11-2010 10:06 PM

Re: Upgrading speakers for starters
 
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Originally Posted by mjl2610 (Post 187299)
I guess I forgot about the dash ones...but it seems the kicker ones have them included which seems nice.

I have been doing a bit of research but I have not been in a huge rush to jump out and get new speakers yet. However I am more inclined to get the kicker upgrade just because it seems like it would be simple to do and probably sound better than my existing stock ones.

Everyone seems to be VERY pleased with the Kicker upgrade. And the fact that it's all drop-in replacements is nice! (i.e. no cutting wires!!)

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Originally Posted by mjl2610 (Post 187299)
From what i have read it seems that you must have the premium sound system in order to get these kicker speakers as an upgrade. I am pretty sure i do not have the premium system. If i decided to go with the kicker setup how would i go about it? Do i really need to have the premium audio system to do this upgrade? I just want some better audio quality then that of the stock setup. :thumbsup:

I'm not sure on this.

RGLAX 04-11-2010 10:16 PM

Re: Upgrading speakers for starters
 
I just got the Memphis Power Refrence speakers installed in my jeep, the previous owner blew the front two and the guy swung me a good deal when doing my tints. I paid 265 out the door for everything and couldnt be happier. The speakers have good bass and a lifetime warranty (main reason i got em)

Frankie 04-11-2010 10:42 PM

Re: Upgrading speakers for starters
 
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Originally Posted by Matt (Post 187311)
Everyone seems to be VERY pleased with the Kicker upgrade. And the fact that it's all drop-in replacements is nice! (i.e. no cutting wires!!)

x2

99limited 04-11-2010 11:18 PM

Re: Upgrading speakers for starters
 
hey man i got 2 kicker dash speakers for sale if ur interested..PM me


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