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Upgrade Audio Keeping Factory HU

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by OTB, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Mar 3, 2015 at 4:27 PM
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    I'm going to replace my front speakers while keeping the factory HU. Is this checklist accurate?

    Impedance = 4 ohms
    Highest sensitivity possible (92+)
    Low RMS range (5-60 range)

    I want whatever will sound best with the factory entire HU.
     
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    They're pretty close in price to what you linked in your OP and they have a high sensitivity rating so they don't need a ton of power to sound good. That goes well with you wanting to keep your stock HU. The separate tweeter and woofer will sound better than any Coaxial speaker you'll get in that price range. Plus these db series components have been consistently rated one of the top budget component speaker sets you can buy.
     
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    Gonna do something like this soon
     
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    Awesome boost. Appreciate it.

    So for a components install, do you mount the woofer where the factory speaker is, tweeter where factory tweeter and then where do Prople typically install the crossovers? I want to do this myself.
     
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    Sweet. You just need something like this for the woofers:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NWG3S8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Crutchfield may include this already with your order. they're usually good about that kind of stuff.

    and something like this for the tweeters:
    http://shop.*********.com/Toyota-Ta...weeter-Installation-adapters-TACO-TWEET-P.htm
    I just made my own tweeter mounts when I installed in my 4th gen runner. I can put up pics if you'd like. or you can just go with these.

    for the cross overs, a lot of times I will just use two sided sticky tape and adhere them to the inside of the door panel for an easy install
     
  10. Mar 5, 2015 at 11:27 AM
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    Emailed don from sounddeadenershowdown to get materials for the front doors. Took off work next friday (the 13th) to do the install.

    Pics of your tweeter mounts would be awesome boost. Thanks.
     
  11. Mar 5, 2015 at 12:10 PM
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    NP. I'll try to get them up here when I get home today
     
  12. Mar 5, 2015 at 3:13 PM
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    Here's the pics I have of my tweeter install. Brackets aren't perfect looking but they get covered up by the door panel anyways. I just used some universal plastic material I got from Crutchfield a while back. Used a jigsaw to cut it which made the ends not super clean but took way less time than a dremel would have. Hope this helps out some.

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