I installed the J&M 7.25" speakers in my '09 two years ago. It made a big difference.
When riding at freeway speeds, (70 MPH) I would not hear the radio with the OEM speakers.
After I installed the J&M speakers (no amp) I could hear the music even when passing at 80 MPH.
I don't have money to spend on extras so I was happy with just the speakers.
But I won the Hawg Wired Amp and speakers at SWII. I installed them and WOW, what a difference.
I thought I could hear the music before. But with the Amp, I turn it down to keep from hurting my own ears.
I have been using the 6.5" speakers that came with the Hawg Wired kit. But the bass sometimes bottoms out.
I am going to change back to the J&M 7.25" to see if the bass is the same.
Bottom line is that if you want to install the J&M 7.25" speakers without the Amp, you will not be disappointed.
But you will not "Blow everyone away" with your radio.
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