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Does anyone know the specs on the base factory audio system. I am wanting to change out my head unit for a dvd/Nav aftermarket one. However they all only seems to come with 4 x 50watts. I Was wondering how the factory speakers are powered. I am guessing that the the subs in the front doors may be powered by a different amp. Anyone know?
 

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I to am upgrading, although I am keeping the Nav/CD system and am just upgrading to a 12 inch sub and have 2 amps, one for the sub and the other for the rest of the speakers

Anyone know if it has a stock amp and/or where it is located????

And are there really stock subs somewhere???... where?
 

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Depends on what audio you got with the Jeep.
I bought mines with the 273W Boston Acoustics system.
6 speakers total: 2 dash-mounted highs, 2 front-door mids/midbass, 2 rear-door mids/midbass.

There are no true subwoofers in the Commander. That is my next addition. I'm just wondering where to put it. I already did the headunit swap (Alpine D310 DVD/MP3 w/ screen) and headrest LCD's. Didn't opt for the overhead screen. Too much blocking the rear view as it is... worse with the 3rd row up.

I'm thinking of a in-panel sealed sub enclosure on the left side rear next to the 3rd row. Can't put anything on the right side due to the HVAC controls.
And I do not want to lose ANY cargo space... so I'm not even considering a speaker box thrown in the cargo area.

FYI, the amp for the Boston Acoustic OEM system is in the left side rear panel.
 

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If you have the standard factory stereo, you have 6x9 speakers in the front door, 3 1/2 in the dash, and 6 1/2 - 6 3/4 in the back door. No amps or subs. I changed out my stuff as well as the factory stuff was crap. Your best bet is to go to crutchfields.com and it will walk you through exactly what will fit your Commander. They also send you free wiring harnesses which is nice so you don't have to cut and splice. All the speakers are really easy to remove as is the radio. FYI...the dash speaker grills just pop right out.
 

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On a side note, you might need to get a special harness to avoid losing any functionality. More manufacturers are running stuff through the factory head unit (door chimes for lights left on, or keys in the ignition). I had to get a special harness for my head unit. The only thing I can think of that it was for was the park assist. Whenever backing up, the old unit would mute whenever I was close to something....so I'm assuming you would lose that without the proper harness. I couldn't figure out anything else that would be lost without it.
 

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hokiehi said:
If you have the standard factory stereo, you have 6x9 speakers in the front door, 3 1/2 in the dash, and 6 1/2 - 6 3/4 in the back door. No amps or subs. I changed out my stuff as well as the factory stuff was crap. Your best bet is to go to crutchfields.com and it will walk you through exactly what will fit your Commander. They also send you free wiring harnesses which is nice so you don't have to cut and splice. All the speakers are really easy to remove as is the radio. FYI...the dash speaker grills just pop right out.
do you think a 4.5 would fit in the dash?
 

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do you think a 4.5 would fit in the dash?
I don't think so....at least not without some modificaitons. It's been a while since I did the install, but if I recall correctly, the speakers fit down in the circular opening and the ones I put in were a pretty tight fit. You would likely have to do some cutting to make a 4.5 fit.
 

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I have the BA sound system installed. I want to replace all the speakers in the doors and a rep @ Crutchfield suggested that a 6x9 will fit in the front doors. I know that the standard OEM system in the commanders, without the Boston Accoustics upgrade, use 6x9 in the doors. However, with the BA upgrade, it looks like there is an 8 inch woofer in the door. The rep did claim that I can still fit a 6x9 in there.

How can a 6x9 speaker fit into an 8 inch hole?

Has anyone actually pulled out the speakers in the front doors to confirm the actual size and what will fit?

I could easily take the panels off myself but I really don't want to do that until I'm ready to perform the actual installation.

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djmaro76 said:
I have the BA sound system installed. I want to replace all the speakers in the doors and a rep @ Crutchfield suggested that a 6x9 will fit in the front doors. I know that the standard OEM system in the commanders, without the Boston Accoustics upgrade, use 6x9 in the doors. However, with the BA upgrade, it looks like there is an 8 inch woofer in the door. The rep did claim that I can still fit a 6x9 in there.

How can a 6x9 speaker fit into an 8 inch hole?

Has anyone actually pulled out the speakers in the front doors to confirm the actual size and what will fit?

I could easily take the panels off myself but I really don't want to do that until I'm ready to perform the actual installation.

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Are you looking at an 8 inch hole? or are you just looking at the 8 inch plastic circle grill on the door panel? If so thats not a "hole" take off the door panel and have a look whats underneath after removing the speaker you would be able measure the "hole" just making sure i have you question right. that plastic circle on the door panel doesn't fit the speaker exactly.
 

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I'm happy with the base head unit and BA speakers and amps for the front doors, but want to replace those in the rear doors, and also add speakers and probably an amp for the third row. Anyone look behind the grils in teh back corners?? Are these just vents, or are they opporunities for some nice 6X9's ?? I like the forward sound envelope, but really prefer a bit more sound and strong bass coming from behind me.
 

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HeavyRotation said:
Are you looking at an 8 inch hole? or are you just looking at the 8 inch plastic circle grill on the door panel? If so thats not a "hole" take off the door panel and have a look whats underneath after removing the speaker you would be able measure the "hole" just making sure i have you question right. that plastic circle on the door panel doesn't fit the speaker exactly.
I was looking at the 8 inch hole in the door panel. I was wanting to know what the speaker size was behind the door panel. I'm reluctant to remove the door panel just to check the size of the speaker because I don't want to break any components in the process.
 

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its a 6x9 speaker in a 6x9 hole in the front door. If you have the Boston system keep in mind this speaker only plays lows, as the factory amp has a cross over built into it. so dont go wasting your money on a 3way or 4 way speaker. my door panel doesnt have an 8 inch "hole" in it. but it does have an 8'' Mesh Grill so we may have a different set-up.
 

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Trust me, I've changed out all the speakers in my commander and the front door does take 6x9. The grill on the door is round, but the speak is definately a 6x9.
 
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