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Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?

Do you have the stock, 430, or 730 system? How does it sound?
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:34 AM
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Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?

i have the stock 430 that i am replacing asap. as of right now it sounds bad only because the 4 way speakers are really over powering in the highs. this is only because i have not installed the amp that runs them. my speakers laugh at my stock head unit, it doesnt even have 1/3 of the power needed to make them sound good.
once i have the head unit replaced with the addition of the subs and the amps it will sound way better. i run all my highs and mids through the door speakers and all my bass through the subs. with my kind of set up its now gonna sound right untll all the parts are in place.
they only hold up i have right now is waiting on my PAC RP4-CH11 RADIO PRO REPLACEMENT INTERFACE RETAIN STEERING WHEEL CHRYSLER JEEP to come in.....its sad nothing is made in america anymore , it has to come from overseas and by the USPS (total crap if you ask me). if you guys have not seen this yet it combines both the steering wheel harness with the aftermarket radio harness.
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Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?

Well I tackled the rear doors today. Easy to get the panels off with the big fork like trim tool removal tool I bought.

The hardest part was running new speaker wire through the rubber accordion conduit that links the chassis with the door. I sprayed WD-40 into the conduit and also sprayed the wire and it slid through. I ran 14-gauge speaker wire. The stock wire is 18-gauge hence why I ran new wire.

I didn't need any brackets for the Alpine SPS-610 speakers I installed. All I had to do was drill new mounting holes. I used anti-vibration tape between the speaker and the door.

So all my speakers are now installed. Alpine SPR-50C in the front doors, Alpine SPS-610 in the rear doors. All hooked up to an Alpine MRP-F300 4 channel amp. Very very happy so far. All I need now is a JL Audio Stealthbox sub. That's going to have to wait though as it's crazy expensive.

I took some pics. Left rear door, right rear door and the Alpine amp under the front passenger seat.
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Talking finally finished speaker install

ok guys ive finally finished installing all my speakers. i must say i have been so giddy after hearing the final product. i had been planning to hook the door speakers up to their own amp but i am no so sure i want to do all that work after hearing what they sound like now.

i totally forgot how awesome my jl subs sounded and they sound EVEN BETTER in the jeep . the only thing i dislike is that my box looks odd. needs to fill the space from side to side. it also takes up a little bit more room than i had anticipated. i tinker with building fiberglass boxes so i may just make me one later.
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As for the door speakers they were one of the easiest installs I have done. once you get the right tools is should take no more than 25 min per door.
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If I descide to hook them up to their amp i will need to run new wire through the doors (which i hear can be a pain)
I also need to start me a true build thread instead of piggy backing off this one i started about needing brackets
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Re: Do you need brackets for the door speakers?

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sadly i noticed after a week or so that i had blown one of my JL subs
after further investigaton i discovered that after having them stored in my garage for 4 years the heat dry rotted the foam around the. it can be fixed but i have gotten invested in building a fiberglass box for my jeep so it will have to be put on the back burner for a few weeks.
Oh well.......at least its finally deer season so i can pick my spirits up.
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