Replacement Audio System Questions (Upgrade from Alpine)

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Yes. Disconnect the main bolt to the left of those first. Then disconnect and separate those 2. Make sure they do not touch once disconnected.
Update: Maxxsonics support sent me an updated harness to plug the twitter cable into the 6x9. This actually did the trick and they sound way better than stock. There is full high/mids coming out of them and a little bass. Per their support guy Dave:

I think I can make you an adapter harness for the tweeter wiring to not have to cut any wiring, the reason it is not working well is due to the development of this kit under the specific use of being a tuned amplified system. This is a non-issue when running our amplifiers and is why we sourced the amplifier integration pieces to allow all speaker to receive full range signal, The factory system separates the frequencies and eliminates some of them this is why the OEM system does not sound as good as it should/could if they allowed full range to all speakers and installed speakers capable of playing a full range signal. If you decide to amplifier the system you will notice a drastic increase in sound quality. What is your shipping information? I will make you and the speaker harness and you can try it out and let me know what you think as I do not have a non-modified jeep to test with at this moment.

Since these work now on non-amplified set up, he said they are going to start including this harness going forward. If/when I decide to add amps, then I will swap the cables out. It seems they did not test the 6x9's on a non-amped system...

Next step is to swap out the knee speakers....which I'm not terribly looking forward to on account of how difficult/time consuming they are to get to...
 

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Hi @bem1, Did you get any pics of the correct wiring adapter setup? Do both stock plugs go into this adapter or only the 3.5” speaker plug? (For future reader reference - 6x9 going in the soundbar to replace both 4” and 3.5” stock alpine speakers).

And also, do you consider the improvement in sound worth all the cost and cutting effort? Thanks.
 

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Hi @bem1, Did you get any pics of the correct wiring adapter setup? Do both stock plugs go into this adapter or only the 3.5” speaker plug? (For future reader reference - 6x9 going in the soundbar to replace both 4” and 3.5” stock alpine speakers).

And also, do you consider the improvement in sound worth all the cost and cutting effort? Thanks.
The connector plugs straight in to the factor wiring. Dave at MBQUART support sent me the smaller connector for the 6x9s as the large one (connected to the mid driver) did not work.

I would say it was worth the cost of upgrading. The sound quality is so much better. Cutting the holes for the 6x9s was a BEATING though. I will eventually install the AMPS to make them much louder.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
 

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