Improving stock Audio

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Hi all,

so I work for the Samsung division that makes Harman kardon and JBL speakers for high-end automotive and get giant discounts twice a year (70% off). I thought about taking advantage of this benefit and improving the Audio system in my JL. I have never messed with Audio system in any vehicle so I have no idea where to start. I am not looking to install a subwoofer or anything dramatic, just maybe simply replacing the stock speakers with something that plays music with less distortion at the high volumes. Any suggestions?
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The biggest problem you will run into is that the JL does NOT have standard size speakers or mounting patterns. Almost any "standard" car speaker will need modifications or adapters. Its very frustrating.
 

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Swap some JBL GX302 or 328 into your dash. Very easy to do. And the low impedance of the JBL speakers works very well with the stock radio.
 
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Swap some JBL GX302 or 328 into your dash. Very easy to do. And the low impedance of the JBL speakers works very well with the stock radio.
thanks! definitely looking into this
 

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Rip and replace it all. I made the mistake of ordering the Alpine system on my JLUR and replaced everything except the 8.4" screen and rear roll bar speakers. New Amps, speakers, subs.

Looking back, I would have gone with the base system and saved $1000.

I have a thread on my build in the Audio Section of this forum and there are a couple others with some amazing results.
 

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The stock audio in the Wrangler is beyond bad in my opinion. I recently went down a rabbit hole and spent entirely too much on a full upgrade, with headaches all along the way. The speaker's quality that comes stock is laughable. If we're spending this much on a modern vehicle, do better than this nonsense. Anyways...

Here are a few pics of my upgrades. I had to fully modify my soundbar and also filled it with poly-fil. I used a Dremel tool to cut away the plastic. I actually went back and redid these again with component speakers and made room for a 1" tweeter and Rockford Punch speakers. Also installed a DSR-1 and Rockford amp. Still needs a small sub to round out the sound, but at least I can hear the music somewhat with the top off.

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