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I highly recommend replacing the front speakers with new components. Tweeters and new mids. I like good clean sound and the stock tweeters are pretty much junk. It really depends if you want to put some money into your sound. If you add a new head unit getting new front speakers and a sub will make a world of difference. I should be done with my install in another couple weeks(i am waiting for some parts to arrive) I will will post pictures when i finish.

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new head unit
sub
amplifier for sub
front component speakers w/ amp powering them
new speaker wire for front components

if you like quality sound, replace it all. I didnt replace the rears because they actually make the car sound worse when you have a sub installed. You want a 3-way system to sound clean. Highs(tweeters), mids(door speakers-front) and low(sub in back). With the rear speakers on it actually sounds worse because you get unwanted fill from the rear. I turn the rear door speakers off unless i have passengers.
 

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I replaced the stock tweets with Infinity Reference 1011T, and it made a huge difference. The sound is clean and has more depth of field, especially with mp3 or iPod running. I also have replaced the h/u with my trusty old Alpine 9815 that has decent power output (I think that the head unit makes the real difference). The older Alpine deck has the eq and everything to make even the factory speakers sound decent, but they will eventually be replaced, too.
 

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i already have an alpine 9857 w. ipod full speed. i ave alpine type S up front ad type R in back. i actualy was looking at the infinityes bc theyre right in my price range. i want to get a few more opinions before i drop 70.
thanks guys.
 

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danh1023 said:
I replaced the stock tweets with Infinity Reference 1011T, and it made a huge difference. The sound is clean and has more depth of field, especially with mp3 or iPod running. I also have replaced the h/u with my trusty old Alpine 9815 that has decent power output (I think that the head unit makes the real difference). The older Alpine deck has the eq and everything to make even the factory speakers sound decent, but they will eventually be replaced, too.
A couple questions;
- How did you run the wires for the replacment Tweeters?
- Can you access the stock tweeter wires somewhere? Only 4 pair come off the stock harness, so they split somewhere.
- How did you mount the new ones? Did you fab something?
- where did you hide the crossovers? I have the Ipod adapter and Sirius box already so space is becoming hard to find behind the dash.
 

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i did not replace the front tweeters, but i did add some to the rear...

drilled a hole in the doors, and mounted them just above the window switches. mine came with in-line filters, so i was able to connect them directly to the speaker wires going into the speaker. i used a decent set of JL audios, not the greatest, but they work very well and sound good.
 

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willgr1 said:
i did not replace the front tweeters, but i did add some to the rear...

drilled a hole in the doors, and mounted them just above the window switches. mine came with in-line filters, so i was able to connect them directly to the speaker wires going into the speaker. i used a decent set of JL audios, not the greatest, but they work very well and sound good.
Post a picture, I need to do this one to get rid of some of that huge Bass i have. MC
 

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KnightArmour said:
danh1023 said:
I replaced the stock tweets with Infinity Reference 1011T, and it made a huge difference. The sound is clean and has more depth of field, especially with mp3 or iPod running. I also have replaced the h/u with my trusty old Alpine 9815 that has decent power output (I think that the head unit makes the real difference). The older Alpine deck has the eq and everything to make even the factory speakers sound decent, but they will eventually be replaced, too.
A couple questions;
- How did you run the wires for the replacment Tweeters?
- Can you access the stock tweeter wires somewhere? Only 4 pair come off the stock harness, so they split somewhere.
- How did you mount the new ones? Did you fab something?
- where did you hide the crossovers? I have the Ipod adapter and Sirius box already so space is becoming hard to find behind the dash.
-Currently I am using all factory wiring. When I removed the old tweeters, I spliced into the wiring running up to them and placed the crossover down in the dash below the tweeter opening (it's more like an inline filter).
-I haven't fabbed a mount yet. The Infinity's came with a few mounting options, and I used the flush mount that fits behind a grille and one of the screws that held the old tweet in place to mount it. I plan on making a better mount soon out of something, probably some kind of plastic sheeting.
-My Ipod box and XM tuner box are velcroed together and living under the passenger seat out of the way, with wiring from the Ipod controller running to the lower glove box, and the AI Net cable running up behind the dash (both were routed under the center console).
 

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I spliced into the wiring running up to them and placed the crossover down in the dash below the tweeter opening (it's more like an inline filter).
Where did you splice in? Do the tweeter wires run somewhere close behind the HU? My stock HU only had 4 pairs running out, but they obviously split somewhere in the front to go to the door and the tweeter,

Or can you reach up to the tweeter location from below and run a new set of wires?

Thanks
 

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MC-

here's the pics of my tweeters installed, no pics of the wiring, but like i said, it spliced directly into the speaker wires since these tweeters have inline filters.

ignore the blurryness of the first pic, my camera is acting weird


 

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KnightArmour said:
I spliced into the wiring running up to them and placed the crossover down in the dash below the tweeter opening (it's more like an inline filter).
Where did you splice in? Do the tweeter wires run somewhere close behind the HU? My stock HU only had 4 pairs running out, but they obviously split somewhere in the front to go to the door and the tweeter,

Or can you reach up to the tweeter location from below and run a new set of wires?

Thanks
I just snipped the factory clip off of the wires that attached to the stock tweeters and then soldered the new wires to them. It was a little tight, but if you pull on the wires, there is some slack in there.
 

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danh1023 said:
I just snipped the factory clip off of the wires that attached to the stock tweeters and then soldered the new wires to them. It was a little tight, but if you pull on the wires, there is some slack in there.
Hi All,
New to the forum, but I have to ask "Are the Non-RF front speakers componants or coaxial?"

I'm thinking of upgrading the front speakers to Boston Acoustic Pro 50's, but they are componant and if I can't hide the crossovers, I think I'll stick with the horrable stock speakers.

Patrick
 

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alright, well i just got a set of polks and am about to install. i read all the posts on tweets and im lost as hell
could anyone help quickly?
 

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just about the wiring. should i just cut them off at the old tweets, then solder in capacitor board, then the tweeters?
 
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