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post #1 of 3 Old 12-02-2010, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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I did a search and came up blank, but I am interested in what people have done to upgrade the junky stock stereo. I have a Wrangler without the infinity system and have been considering revamping my stereo. In a couple of my old cars I had gone nuts on the stereo, but for the Jeep I am looking for great components that aren't going to break the bank.

I was looking at this head unit, http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130MVP8...T.html?tp=5684
I kind of like the single din units and was thinking if I had this installed I could fab up a little compartment for underneath the stereo to store stuff.

My main questions have to do with speakers...what size are the JK speakers? I haven't gotten the chance to look through my owners manual, and my jeep is currently in another state, so I am hoping someone on here can answer for me.

I've been looking at these speakers for in the dash and tweeters http://www.crutchfield.com/s_136VR52...Si.html?tp=106

These for the sound bar (unless the size of the speakers are 6 1/2, not sure?)
http://www.crutchfield.com/s_136C252...5X.html?tp=105

And this for a simple and removable sub enclosure.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_136PWM1...WX.html?tp=114

I had checked off the box for having an 07 wrangler and when I was looking at all of the JL speakers, most that came up were 5 1/4, but another came up as 6 1/2. There was only one 6 1/2 inch speaker set that came up and Crutchfield didn't explain what goes where. Just looking for a little bit of help. Thanks.

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-02-2010, 08:49 AM
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i changed my mind about keeping the stock headunit.

i got a clarion cz500. wanted something bland and not flashy.

as for speakers im using some jl xr650csi and cxi. they are 6.5 which i think is the factory size. i plan on just drilling into the soundbar and speaker boxes because the stock speakers only use three screws. with the soundbar you have to watch about mounting depth.

i had to dremel out the tweeter pods for the tweeters to fit.



still in the process of installing everything. ill let you know if i run into any snags with the speakers.

the above is most likely irrelevant.
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I went with a double din JVC (JVC KW-XR810 )that's non-Nav, non-DVD, and is about as ugly as the stock unit, so hopefully thieves will mistake it for stock. 20w RMS/50w peak plus pre-amp sub outputs in addition 4 other pre-amp outputs, so adding a mono-amp will be easy, and can expand later. Sound should be cleaner, plus it won't decrease the volume level over the soundbar speakers like the stock unit does.

For speakers, I used Polk Audio db651s 6 1/2" two ways in both dash and sound bar.

Also running a 300w rms Alpine amp with a single 10" sub in the back and sounds great for what I needed.
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