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wakebrdr94

Install Bow Speakers?

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wakebrdr94

Sorry, I have one more question for the gurus. Id like to add speakers in the bow, are there special brackets needed for this? I did a search here on the site and Dist find anything on an actual install. Thanks for any input

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Bobby Light

Really simple job. If you reach in the combing pocket you should feel where the speaker cutout is and is covered in vinyl. Cut out that vinyl and install the speakers. Some small pilot holes for the screws will make the install easier.

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wakebrdr94

Thanks for the info. Would you happen to know where the best place to purchase the speakers and matching grill? Or just use my dealer?

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Murphy8166

I plan on doing this as well - thanks

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MLA

The bow speakers should be pre-wired as well. The harnesses should be wire-tied right in the area of the pre-cut hole behind the vinyl. What speakers are in your boat? If they are the black Rockford 6.5", I have 2 pair out of a 2011 VLX that are looking for a good home. The boat had about 15 hrs when we pulled them.

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Murphy8166

The bow speakers should be pre-wired as well. The harnesses should be wire-tied right in the area of the pre-cut hole behind the vinyl. What speakers are in your boat? If they are the black Rockford 6.5", I have 2 pair out of a 2011 VLX that are looking for a good home. The boat had about 15 hrs when we pulled them.

pm sent....I need a pair (speakers that is :)

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JTech

Thanks for the info. Would you happen to know where the best place to purchase the speakers and matching grill? Or just use my dealer?

You could order them directly from Rockford who sells on Amazon: Amazon Link

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wakebrdr94

Thanks for the info, I actually found them on ebay for 129 a pair with free ship. Good to know the wire harness is there make the job a little easier. As soon as I get my boat back this is the next install

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Savva149

I bought rockford speakers for the rear lounge and I want to know if the boat is pre-wired to that location. I got a 12" sub also, is the panel under the steering wheel pre wired? Thanks

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MLA

I bought rockford speakers for the rear lounge and I want to know if the boat is pre-wired to that location. I got a 12" sub also, is the panel under the steering wheel pre wired? Thanks

If its a factory location, then im 99% the speaker wires are there and zip=tied up. Im not sure about the sub being pre-wired or not, but you will most likely need to build a custom enclosure. I do not recall that model coming with the subwoofer enclosure in place if the sub option was not ordered. The enclosure would need to be based off your particular woofer's specs.

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Bradley Thornton

From what I have seen and read the best idea is to rewire if you what to have a nice system. (Thats what I did)

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MLA

No need for Savva149 to rewire for the in-boats on his 2010 VLX. Malibu used 14ga tinned marine grade wire. It will handle more wattage then the speakers will. The pre-wire should already be tied in parallel to the other main cabin pair, which is ideal when power 3 pair off of a 4 chnl amp. If the sub is pre-wired, i'll bet its 12ga.

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wakebrdr94

I would think you would need to add an amp for your sub if you don't have one. I placed mine behind the kick plate and ran wires. L7 10" with, the box fit behind it, but it was a tight fit

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nuttyskier2002

I have a 2006 Malibu Vride 21'. Does my bow have the cutouts behind the uhpolstry that is mentioned above?

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Bradley Thornton

I have a 06 Vride it doesn't. We use the old VLX I don't think it came on the VLX till 05 so it should be on 05 and up VLX and 09 and up Vride.

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scfdfireman

I made a fiberglass panel (that's covered in matching carpet) that holds the speaker, cupholders and a hidden LED light. I had to run new 12ga wire.

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nuttyskier2002

Nice work fireman!

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HarryLXI

Do you guys know would my 2011 Response LXi have these cut outs or would I have to cut them myself?

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