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    TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    so i cant stand the sound in my 2004 TJ so im in the works of putting a sub in my rear seat (thanks to TerryMason) but i also want to replace my front speakers with 5.25 inch speakers using an adapter plate on ebay but will it really make a difference?

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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    I put the replacement 4X6 3-way in the dash and they sounded better. From there I put 5.25 4-ways above the windshield on a homemade bracket off the roll bar. And I'm much happier.
    I'm sure you'll use a good quality speaker. I used 4-way and I could hear the highs much better.
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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    I put the 5.25 in the dash and did not seem to make a difference.

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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    I used the adapter plates in the dash and also went up a size on the roll bar speakers and I think it made a difference. Bigger is always better when it comes to speakers. It's a cheap and easy upgrade.

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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by southtj View Post
    I used the adapter plates in the dash and also went up a size on the roll bar speakers and I think it made a difference. Bigger is always better when it comes to speakers. It's a cheap and easy upgrade.
    For the speakers you used in the dashboard adapter plates did you use 2 way or 3 way speakers?

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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dauster500 View Post
    For the speakers you used in the dashboard adapter plates did you use 2 way or 3 way speakers?
    2 Way. I took the Alpine speakers from the sound bar and put them in the dash and bought some 6.5" for the sound bar. They are all 2 way.

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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    something like this should work

    5ΒΌ" Front Speaker Adapters for 1997+ Jeep Wrangler TJ - eBay (item 310178475924 end time May-28-10 16:44:17 PDT)

    however I believe you'll have to cut one of the supports in your dash.
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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    I didn't have to do any cutting on mine and it's an 04 as well so you SHOULDN'T have to either.

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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    so for the front dashboard speakers i simply drilled 2 holes on each side and fit a 5.25 speaker with no problem

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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    No adapter? Nice.

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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    haha yea just used a drill and drilled 2 holes for each speaker worked perfectly.

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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    I noticed a little bit it equaled the sound out. One day i'm upgrading the sound bar to 6.5 but theres other things that need to be done like an oil change, 4.88 gears, d44, v8.............. shall i go on? haha
    My Jeep has a 5th gear??

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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    Eh, I just used 1/4" plywood and made my own. The 4x6's wouldn't bolt up stock but this would work on round speakers too.

    Used OE speaker as a template.



    Used spacer ring to cut the hole.



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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    If you take acoustic mat and form it over a large bowl, then use it behind the 5 1/4 speaker Terry it will throw more sound into the cab. I bought the 5 1/4 adapters from 33 engineering, and I had no cutting to install them on my 01 TJ

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    Re: TJ front dashboard speaker upgrade?

    If you want to make your own adapter plate for a 5.25 speaker, here is a template.
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