For the adventurous driver and explorer, nothing beats owning a Jeep Wrangler. According to a recent report, the on-road/off-road Wrangler shines in many areas, including its powerful engine, durable construction, and awesome performance over challenging terrain, be it mud, rocks, snow, or sand.
Rugged Jeep Wranglers
But one thing the Jeep Wrangler does not excel at is its factory audio sound. For the average driver, the factory speakers might do the job, but for those Jeep enthusiast who just love to listen to their music loud, clear, and with a whole lot of bass, the Jeep speakers just don’t cut it. But the good news is that there are literally hundreds of high-quality speakers available at a great price that can replace the Wrangler’s factory speakers. You can get yours as early as right now. All you’ve got to do is Google these simple words: car stereos near me.
Jeepzine.com took a close look at some of the best speakers for rugged Jeep Wranglers in 2021, and this is what they found.
Kicker Speaker Upgrade
Said to be very affordable, the Kicker speaker upgrade is also a very good value. Designed for the Wrangler JK, these speakers are easy to install, and you get some of the highest quality sound on the car stereo market today. The highs and the mids are crisp and clean.
If there’s some bad news in the mix, the low-frequency response is said to be a bit subpar. But the speakers are also universal since you can mount them either in the front or back or both. The choice is yours.
Jeep JK Polk Coaxial Speakers
Said to be one of the most powerful speakers available on the market presently, the Jeep JK Polk Coaxial Speakers are what you need when you’re driving on-road or off-road with your top off. It’s engineered with above-average RMS power and peak making them very loud. Sound quality is clear. But while Polk speakers aren’t necessarily on par with the expensive audio systems, they offer great bang for the buck.
These speakers are also marine certified, meaning they can withstand snow, rain, and even stream water as your motoring through it. One caveat: installation is said to be not so easy. Why? You need to align the mounts to the factory provided JK Jeep Wrangler holes. Once that’s accomplished however, the rest of the install is a piece of cake.
JBL Premium Coaxial Speakers
Boasting a bold new design, the most recently engineered JBL speakers are said to look as good as they sound. Their bass response is also excellent, making them a better pick than the first two highlighted Jeep Wrangler speakers. Their unique carbon-injected cone gives them a better sound when dealing with low frequencies. And for some Jeep enthusiasts, it’s all about the bass (no treble).
Another nice feature of the JBL is that the speakers can be turned so you can “aim the sound to your ears.” They might be priced a little high, which might not go down to well with budget conscious Jeep drivers, but if you want to break the bank for the sake of sound, you should go for it.
Jeep Wrangler TJ Polk Audio Coaxial Speakers
Says Jeepzine.com, the sound engineers at Polk had only one goal in mind when it came to designing the Polk Audio Coaxial Speaker System specifically for the Jeep TJ: “to make the speakers as powerful as possible.” That means Jeep TJ drivers never have to worry about their music not being loud enough while negotiating rugged terrain with the doors and the roof off. Easy drop-in installation is also said to give Polk another one-up over the competition. You can install these loud babies in as little as ten minutes.
Like the Jeep JK model, these speakers are also marine-certified and protected against pollutants and contaminates. Water and dirt resistance is key when you’re a Jeep Wrangler owner who loves to spend his or her weekends off-roading. They are also protected against excessive heat from the sun, salt fog, rain, and whatever else Mother Nature can dish out.
Are there any downsides to the Polk Jeep TJ speaker system? If you like rap music that has a very deep bottom, the sound can be a little tinny, which will make it seem like you’re listening to music through a cheaper set of speakers. But if you’re into classic rock or even punk, you’re good to go.