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Old 04-11-2013, 04:09 AM   #1
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Door speakers upgrade / replacement

Not a full DIY but some links and photos...

Speaker wiring harnesses:
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1207103...Harnesses.html

Door and dash speaker adapters:
http://www.subaruaudio.net/subaru-sp...nd-scion-fr-s/

DIYs with door panel removal instructions:
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showt...highlight=door
http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showt...highlight=door

More photos coming of the speakers and final installation...
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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cool pics bro?
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well what speakers are you putting in?
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I actually don't know how to edit image inline.. so just adding more attachments.

I cut some double sided foam from a roll in half - wish I had single sided sticky foam, but after touching it a bunch it became un-sticky . I used krazy glue to glue the wires neatly to the adapter and the speaker basket so they don't rattle, and yes that is cardboard in the speaker basket holes - I found some thick cardboard, cut it in small pieces and folded it in two. If I didn't use some kind of spacers, the screws wouldn't seat right, or I've have to screw in at an angle.

Using Earthquake VTEK-62Xi because I have an inside connection. They're 2-ohm so plug and play They're not going to introduce window shattering bass, but they are an improvement over stock.

Next up is installation...
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A few more photos after finally putting in the both speakers. I used longer sheet metal screws that had the same threading. And yes, that is cardboard I used as washers for screwing the speakers into the adapters. Hey, it works and sounds fine.
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How's the sound quality with these speakers?
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How's the sound quality with these speakers?
It's the stock head unit and amp so it's not night and day, but there is definitely more bass. And the extra tweets add a little more crispness. With a new head unit it would probably be more significant.
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Nice job on this.
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Does adding the adapter cause the speaker to contact the backside of the door card now? Factory speakers make the speaker opening/knee pad to vibrate, does this also cause the vibration?
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Does adding the adapter cause the speaker to contact the backside of the door card now?
The speakers do not come in contact with a 3/4" adapter.

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Factory speakers make the speaker opening/knee pad to vibrate, does this also cause the vibration?
The vibration is due to the sound waves hitting the inside of the door panel/door card and/or the knee panel. The lower and louder the bass the more vibrations that they will generate (speaking in generalities, of course).

Any speaker will do this, and it is not a property of a particular speaker or setup. Adding deadener to the surfaces can reduce the vibrations.
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Did you install foam baffles (cup) behind speakers to keep water out of the speaker?
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What sort of update are you looking for? I don't think that he used baffles but the speakers fit with the adapters from subaruaudio.net .
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