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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,
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

These for the sound bar (unless the size of the speakers are 6 1/2, not sure?)

And this for a simple and removable sub enclosure.

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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post #3 of 3 Old 12-02-2010, 09:18 AM
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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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