The aftermarket support for Jeeps is virtually endless! We have done quote a but of work to this customers Jeep. It is outfitted with XKGlow rock lights, interior lights, under hood lights, cube spot lights and much much more.
The most recent project was replacing all factory speakers with JL Audio C2 series aftermarket speakers.
From the factory, this vehicle is equipped with a not so impressive 3.5 inch speakers on the left and side side of the dash. JL Audio C2-350x speakers drop right in. Inline capacitors were put in place so these 3.5 inch speakers don't play anything below 400hz.
The factory grille goes on without any issue, hiding the speaker perfectly. You can't even tell they were replaced! If you are considering replacing the front dash speakers within your Mopar vehicle, I highly recommend doing this as it brings the rest of the stock speakers to life! But we aren't finished with this Jeep quite yet.
Within most Jeeps, the manufacturer shoves a small 4 inch speaker with an enclosure behind the left and right side of the knee bolsters. The factory enclosure is constructed out of plastic creating a hollow sound for the speaker. Metra Electronics has a replacement housing the fit a larger 6.5 inch speaker. It is still constructed of plastic, so we added Stinger X Sound Deadener material to make this enclosure feel and sound solid.
JL Audio C2-650x coaxial speakers were then mounted into the enclosures and mounted into the vehicle. The speakers in a small enclosure with Sound Deadener sound fantastic with plenty of mid bass. Keep in mind, this is all off of stock head unit power, no additional amplifier power!
I am not sure why Mopar did this but the factory speakers within the sound bar location house a 4 inch and 3.5 inch speaker behind each left and right speaker grille. Would make more sense to do a bigger, single speakers within this location.
And that is what we did! Metra Electronics makes an adapter kit to house a standard 6.5 in speaker within this location. With some modification to the factory plastic, the adapter plate and sound deadener were applied!
The finish panel were screws into the threaded inserts and the JL Audio C2-650x speakers were mounted. We really liked the look of this combination.
Then the entire sound bar was reinstalled into the vehicle!
Even off of stock radio power, we was thoroughly impressed with how this upgrade sounded! This was a sleek installation that keeps everything looking factory.
Do you have a Jeep in need of some audio upgrades? Contact us today!