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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-16-2014, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Lid speakers really worth the trouble and cost ?

So I've had the JM Rokker 7.25's and a PBR amp for about a year now. Road tons of miles including OKC to Florida and back.
They haven't exactly "rocked my world" like I had hoped. I'm 6'3" and run a 15" windvest.
I suppose my question is, is it really worth the cost to add 6x9 lids and another amp ? Am I gonna benefit from it or will the wind kill all of the extra money spent. More importantly will my wife be able to hear it better ? Even more important will it get loud enough to drown out the complaining that happens towards the end of a 500 mile day ? :-)


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Theyre not really worth it. Ditch the J&Ms in the fairing and go with a better quality front fill whether it be a compnent set of coaxials. There are tons of people running brands other than J&M and for good reason. Just look around and listen to as many systems as you can.

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Go out and hear the different speaks if you decide to swap the front. I had $600 set of focals (loved them) and prefer the JMs (love more). All depends on you, not what other people run or tell you.

Lids will help but not much when moving at a clip. Subs fill my system sound out but nothing when moving. I would add speakers in the lowers before lids or the popular 4 in fairing mod done by folks here. Good luck bud.


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About the sickest stereo I've heard is Q-hogs and I don't think he had lid speakers. I think he some goodies 'in' the bags but nuthin' showing


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The lids will definitely benefit your wife more than you. I believe they're worth it, (I have two sets ). If you looking for more sound in your face, look at lowers and speakers facing the forks.

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Probably a nice upgrade if your only concern is Momma hearing it.. I just installed HAT speakers and an Arc 125.4 amp into my bag lids, so decent stuff, (not 6x9 I know, but a quality speaker regardless) and I don't get much from them. That being said I have tinnitus in one ear lol. Main reason was for my sweetie to hear it better, which she should, as it DID improve over the stock boom stuff..

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I personally had a lot of luck with the hogtunes upgrade system.
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Invest in some nice low profile ear buds.

I spent around 800+ on my Hawg Wired stereo setup last winter and my 30.00 ear buds kick the @#[email protected]!#@ out of it.

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