View Full Version : want to see ur custom stero

09-11-2008, 08:33 PM
hey im redoing the cherokees stereo just finished we wiring everything but i have never customized a door for a bigger speaker so lets see what u guys did to accomplish this got pics of doing it or pics after the fact post it up just curious if its hard or even worth doing it[36] [36] [36] [36]

09-11-2008, 08:43 PM
It's easy, new speakers come with templates on the box or in it....cut, screw in, voila done.....although on a XJ you might have an issue with the window going down all the way.....easy fix, just fab up some wood spaers to space the speakers out from the door a bit.....remember, keep the window up while cutting or it'll be a nasty shower.....

09-11-2008, 09:01 PM
lol yea iv had it befor trying tp fix my window shatterd glass all over me so just use a metal jig saw or what would be best?

09-11-2008, 09:22 PM
Yeah,with a short blade....just enough to get into the steel on the inside skin....also have a fine file handy to take the burrs off and smooth the hole outand as I said, keep the windows rolled up while cutting.....been there, done that, got the t-shirt......wasn't fun replacing door window glass...also, I'd recommend a small bead of silicone around the hole to seal the door, helps with sound quality a bit.

09-11-2008, 09:52 PM
shit i like the silicone idea and yea deff gonna havta try that cuz the stock spkears were ripped and i got 4 brand new alpine speakers just are 6.5 and 5x7 and no templates so guess gotta make my own

09-11-2008, 11:40 PM

09-12-2008, 12:34 AM
6.5's fit in the front of a cherokee easy just remove the factory grill and mount them onto the door panel instead of under it
Just make sure the screws go through the panel and into the steel of the door.
as for the 5x7's get rid of them and get the right size, basic speakers aint that expensive you'd be amazed at what 80 bucks'll get ya now adays when ya step away from mainstream brands such as alpine ect

09-12-2008, 04:42 PM
yea i got all alpines but i paid like nothing cuz my buddy was hurting for gas money and i dont really wanna mount them over the pannel cuz the grillz i got are ugly and i want to make it look more sleak kinda and be hidden but maybe ill havta mount on the out side