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I'm having trouble getting the driver side speaker out from under the dash...did anybody replace those speakers? I could use a write up or some tips.:beer:
 

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Good luck, I saw a write up on doing this on another forum and it looked like a nightmare. I know you remove several screws and then pry out the dash and hold it while you unscrew the speaker box assembly. Then it requires wiggling the speaker box out. After seeing what it took I decided to sell the speakers I bought for the front. But the information is out there for you.
 

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actually i got it, just remove all the dash bolt (8 i think) and pull the driver side outer corner of the dash panel towards you. eventually you can pry the speaker box out. passenger side is real easy.
 

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07 Rubi: I'm looking to upgrade the stock stereo and speakers. I'm told that the odd sound bar speakers (6 3/4") can be replaced with 6.5"...do you know what size the front dash holes will hold before I get to ripping stuff apart? It would be nice to be able to shop for speakers, then tear it apart and put it together at the same time. Thanks for the help!

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It is a nightmare. The stock ones are 5-3/4 or some crap. I replaced mine with infinity 6-1/2s. (My brother owns a Car Audio shop) He said the JK dash was a B**** to get off. After reading a little on the subject and laying on the floorboard looking at it for a while. I said screw it and took it to the shop. It took them little over 4 hours to do it, and they had to make a bracket to hold the new speakers. The ones in the roll bar were pretty easy but I had to modify the factory bracket too. Don’t regret dropping that 50 bucks one bit. I sat at hooters had a few and watched the game while they did it. Good luck :beer:
 

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Hey BT, I've been told that the speakers in the dash and roll bar are 6 1/2 inch speakers. If they are 6 3/4, then you should be able to fit the smaller 6 1/2s. Just be careful because the speakers that come stock on our JKs are held in by three screws and most after market speakers use a 4 screw design, so you'll need to find a bracket.
 

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07 Rubi: I'm looking to upgrade the stock stereo and speakers. I'm told that the odd sound bar speakers (6 3/4") can be replaced with 6.5"...do you know what size the front dash holes will hold before I get to ripping stuff apart? It would be nice to be able to shop for speakers, then tear it apart and put it together at the same time. Thanks for the help!

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I used JL Audio 6.5" speakers and just drilled new holes. If i'd do it again i would get either the Kicker soundbar replacement speakers from quadratec or the infinity 6022i's which come with the correct bracket for jk's i hear.
 

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hey 07 rubi, i just bought some component speakers for the front and was going to put them in soon. You said you didn't have much trouble getting the drivers side speaker out, right? I've found all the bolts and screw that are needed to get the speaker box unhooked from the, but I wondered if you could explain a little more indepth what you did exactly to get the box out.... did you just get the dash unscrewed from the bottom and pull it out so the speaker came out from the door side, correct?

Thanks for the help and cheers :beer:
 

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No, I'm upgrading from the stock without an infinity system. It's not the 'loudness' that bothers me (although with the doors and top off, it definitely needs some thought), but rather then sound quality. There's no depth... Sorry, I'm a real audio nut and the lack of quality drives me crazy....... :bawling:
 

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hey 07 rubi, i just bought some component speakers for the front and was going to put them in soon. You said you didn't have much trouble getting the drivers side speaker out, right? I've found all the bolts and screw that are needed to get the speaker box unhooked from the, but I wondered if you could explain a little more indepth what you did exactly to get the box out.... did you just get the dash unscrewed from the bottom and pull it out so the speaker came out from the door side, correct?

Thanks for the help and cheers :beer:
yes, unscrew the dash (i think 8 or 9 screws) and the speaker-box. Then pull on the bottom of the dash and twist the speaker-box around till it comes out.

When I tried this the first time I gave up after cutting my hands and not being brave enough to pull hard enough on the dash. The second time i tried it i pulled the dash out quite a bit and the box was fairly easy to remove.

Just be sure not to do this in colder temperatures as plastic becomes a little brittle when cold.
 

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i think i am gonna go to circuit city....
 

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ah, i'm not paying someone else to do the work that I can do and don't mind blood, sweat, and tearing through myself. Thanks for you help Rubi!!!! :beer:
 

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It took me about 5 hours to get my dash apart, new speakers in, and put back toget her. I did upgrade from tthe premium system cause something can always be better. i am jaust glad its done and over w/ because it was one hellish nightmare iam not to fond of doin again
 

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This may be a late post, but I just got an 09 Wrangler 2 Door and am looking to upgrade the stock speakers and found this online http://www.quadratec.com/products/14133_202.htm. These are custom made and it seems they will fit without any drilling in the sound bar.
K this thread is back from the dead by the looks of things.... but wow. $149 for speakers that have polyfoam surrounds.... thats crap. they may sound nice but they will not last long and response is not as quick as rubber surrounds IMO
 

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K this thread is back from the dead by the looks of things.... but wow. $149 for speakers that have polyfoam surrounds.... thats crap. they may sound nice but they will not last long and response is not as quick as rubber surrounds IMO
I agree totally... only spent that on my Alpine front speakers... all rubber surrounds.
 

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I'm having trouble getting the driver side speaker out from under the dash...did anybody replace those speakers? I could use a write up or some tips.:beer:
Yes I removed the speaker. You need to pull the two lower driver's side panels,
open the door remove the side panel. You are going to see 4 screws that fasten the speaker box. remove the screws. pus your driver's seat back.. look at the speaker box you will see the speaker cable, loosen the connector and remove the cable. removing the speaker box will prove to be like playing tetris.
you may be able to move the speaker easier by removing the metal plate under the streeing column too. search the forums here, thera are a lot of good examples on how to remove the speakers. only do it if you a decent replacements or if you are gonna sound deaden the speaker box with dynamat or polyfill and at least 1hr. to kill. The driver's side speaker box is a PITA.
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