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The factory speakers are indeed total crap. In several weeks I'll be doing a basic upgrade to my wife's '07.

I'll be sealing and deadening the front doors with several layers of sounddamping mat, snaking 14 gauge twisted-pair wire into the doors(a piece of cake on the FJ) and then installing an old US Acoustics USX-2080 amp(80 watts rms x 2) that I had lying around under the driver's seat.

The factory HU will be replaced by a Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X589(the same model in my '98 CRV's system) which I picked up on ebay last week for $60 shipped.

I just need to pick up a set of Polk MOMO 690's(6x9's) in a couple of days.

In a month or two I'll start on the MDF/fiberglass enclosure(which will sit on one of the rear cargo shelves) for an Ascendant Audio Atlas 12. I'll probably be giving my wife the current sub amp in my CRV( a PG Octane 8.0:1...300 watts x [email protected] 4 ohms and 600 watts @ 2 ohms) to power it since I'm looking to upgrade to a Sundown Audio SAE-1000D in the very near future.

Like I said, it will be a basic upgrade but it will blow away the crappy system that she's listening to now.

BTW, you can make a 6x9 spacer out of 3/4" MDF.
 
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