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Old April 9th, 2013, 01:46 PM
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Overhead Speaker Bar for Soft Tops?

Does anybody know of a good Speaker Bar option for ST's (speakers in bars that hang from the roll cage)? Preferably waterproof and similar to ones that Jeeps can put on?

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Old April 9th, 2013, 01:54 PM
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I've thought about this and like the idea.
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Over which portion of the cage? The rear? I'm sure you could have one fabricated or modified from one of the Jeep ones. Personally, I wouldn't want to attach anything directly to the roll bar (padded portion) unless I knew that there was no way that it would/could damage the padding.

If we're talking in the back portion of the rollcage, I would have something fabricated to use the Alpine bow portion of the cage. Reasons being 1) the alpine bow is only metal and is not as valuable as the padded portion of the cage, 2) the Alpine bow is one of the highest points of the cage, so fabricating something to hang from it would still be high enough to not interfere with rear occupants, 3) The Alpine bow already runs the width of the truck.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 03:43 PM
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Josh,

I like your idea about utilizing the Alpine Bar for the location. I think it would be great to have a quick-disconnect on it, if you wanted to store it, etc.

Has anyone done this on their defender?
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Old April 9th, 2013, 03:57 PM
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Josh,

I like your idea about utilizing the Alpine Bar for the location. I think it would be great to have a quick-disconnect on it, if you wanted to store it, etc.

Has anyone done this on their defender?
Exactly. And if you didn't want to go with small clamps that would go all the way around it, you could probably just drill through the alpine bow, and have a bolt going through it to secure it...would probably be cheaper that way.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 04:37 PM
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Josh,

Spot on. I'm thinking you could get a brand new (dare I say here) Jeep speaker bar, and could mount it to wherever, even the rear cage bar using pipe hangers.

Now to size out the Jeep speaker bars...
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Thanks for pointing me over here Josh.

If the sound bar was stiff enough there may not be a need to attach it to the alpine bar... Doesn't the Jeep sound bar attach with velcro?

I like the idea of a quick disconnect. An LED dome light would be nice too.
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