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anybody had experience with those speaker boxes

I was thinking of upgrading my sound system in my 91 YJ. I don't have any rear speakers at all and was thinking about buying those THOR soundwedges. I would put by own speakers in them and buy the empty boxes. I see steelhorse also has a similiar product. Anybody had any expereinces with these products please let me know. The 91 YJ had the old style roll bars so the overhead soundbar is out of the question.

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Re: anybody had experience with those speaker boxes

I have the Thor soundwedge, w/ Boston Acustics 6X9s. I really like how they fit, but if you are going to be running an amp, they dont really deal with a lot of base well. The boxes tend to rattle when I really crank it up. If you are doing without an amp, then they are great.

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Re: anybody had experience with those speaker boxes

Just got a set of those boxes and had some Pioneer 6x9's put in them.
Used a set of 4x6 Pioneers in the front( took it to Best Buy for that one, now they hate me there. Put them in yourself for some knuckle busting fun!!)
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They sound great even at highway speeds with the top off.
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Talking about replacing the front speakers, I blew my drivers side one. I just stuffed in a 45 watt Panasonic CD-player and put in 200 watt back speakers. Well, one thing led to another and low-and-behold .. speaker don't sound good no more.

What is the easiest way to replace that speaker? I am wanting a killer sound system when I am done. Everyone I talked to about replacing the front speaker all tell me DON'T BOTHER - ITS NOT WORTH THE HASSLE!!!

Hmm .. I guess that means that good sound isn't worth it? Whatever! I gotta have my tunes loud enough to drown the horible whistling I hear when my hard-doors and top are on. With the top and doors off, I gotta hear the tunes!

Let me know, ok?

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<font color=blue>What about sticking some woofers or 6x9 in the doors, with a quick disconnect in case you have to take the doors off? Some kind of back plate to stop the beasts from rubbing and ripping... a little water proofing... ??? saves a LOT of room...

the good guys won't let me in the shop after having them install the 4x5's... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I tried it, blew a set, and then decided the hassle wasn't worth it..

I made a 6x9 box on the rear wheel wells... sounds pretty good. I angled the front end of the box at 45 deg to move the sound into the cabin... I'm not sure this works so well when i'm loaded down...

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Re: anybody had experience with those speaker boxes

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You have to remember yo're in a Jeep. If you want actual images or soundstage in your music, you've got the wrong vehicle. I believe 5-1/4's fit in the dash. The good ones aren't rated at anything more than 30 watts RMS so they aren't going to give you forward imaging. Forget about enjoying clean good sounding music and just concentrate on hearing it. I have 4" Bostons in the front, and that's it. I am glad if I can hear anything above 35mph.
Go ahead and replace the speaker. I don't have a YJ, but I think you have to drop the dash. It's fun!
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Over the winter, I got some ugly water in my Sony CD-player, and blew it up good and proper. The speakers were rated to work with the Sony, but not with the Panasonic. I went 4 days with out any sound but the howl of the wind through all the open cracks, and the roar of the 4.2l engine

Now that I have some music again, I need to be able to hear it, and with the 200 watt speakers in the back, I can hear it not too badly. There is something about the soundtrack to TheMatrix that really rocks in a Jeep!

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I run a 100 watt Soundstream amp, and a Sony EX Cassette player head unit. The CD players skip to much unless you buy a "way to expensive to leave in a Jeep unit". The head unit is in the Tuffy Center console and the amp in a tuffy fender box. I use a crossover to send mostly trebble to the dash speakers(Polk Audio, I think??)since the dash is so tinny sounding anyway. 6x9 MB Quartz(got a great deal and the titanium and polycarbonate construction hold up well to weather)handle most of the power and are mounted and insulated in the Tuffy Fender boxes. Then I use a Sony Discman with 40 second shock memory plugged in through the casette adapter,(you can shake that discman as hard as you want for 1/2 a minute with no skipping). Except for the fact that I have built 6 Circuit Citys in the past 6 years and have had some very good prices offered to me, I dont know if I would go to all the trouble. I rarely ever use the stereo on the trail, but it sounds good in camp.

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I know what you mean about skip! My beastie can skip when I punch the gas at a light! Its supposed to be the best tech out there, "never skip". Ya right!

Anyway, still have to get new frontal speakers to compliment the back ones.

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Fold down the window and take the dash apart so it can be pulled away for a little extra room. It doesnt take that long and gives you a chance to soak any rusted old bolts in WD 40 while your at it.

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