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Old 11-14-2004, 08:52 PM   #11
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i have taken mine off 60000000 times with just my fingers...

im gonna replace my fronts very soon, and heres my strategy...

step1. go to bestbuy
step2. listen to all 5.25'*
step3. pick the best sounding one according to your music
step4. go home empty handed
step5. log onto ebay
step6. buy off ebay
step7. receieve from ebay
step8. install

ill prolly end up with some 3 way pioneers or something
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Old 11-15-2004, 05:13 AM   #12
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I completly agree with harofreak00. Get something that sounds good (and is of a brand you might prefer). You'll probably be looking at a 3-way.

On a side note, I hate always bringing this up, but select a 5.25" speaker that has a 92db or higher sensitivity. The higher that number, the louder your speaker will be with less wattage. Then, with more wattage, it'll be even louder!!!
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By 92db or higher you mean like 93db or wouldn't it be a lower number? I get confused with electronics sometimes.
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You're right, higher than 92db would be 93db. Sometimes stereos make it confusing by representing things in negative numbers, but a higher db is ALWAYS louder (-30 is louder than -40; 40 is louder than 30). It'* a strict measure of loudness.

(on a side note, every 10db the sound is twice as loud--90db is twice as loud as 80db--so it'* not a linear relationship as some might imagine)
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Well i have been looking at speakers, and have found that components tend to have a little bit more power. What is the major difference between components and normal 2, 3-way speakers. What is the little "mini-amp" type thing that comes with them? A little feedback would be appreciated.

*EDIT* Is there any possible way that i would be able to fit 6.5s in my doors? Or is that way too much of a task to do? How much fabbing would be involved?
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when looking at component speakers that "mini amp" thing is a crossover to the tweeter. That only sends the high freq. to the tweeter and not the mids and the bass so you get a clear sounding high note. Personally i would go with a component set with the crossovers. That will sound much better than a 2 or 3 way and your factory tweeter
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Components are a bit more money, too, so it'* to you how you want to go. I'd recommend the 3-ways, because they're cheaper, and they get loud. If you honestly think you will be running your speakers at a higher power than lets say, 50 watts, then you should get components, and a pair of ear plugs. 3-ways also sound very good compared to components, go check it out at best buy.

As far as fitting a 6.5" in the door, I think I remember a thread about this. If I remember correctly, you'd have to mod the door, obviously, and be careful not to get a speaker that was too deep as to not fit correctly. I also remember someone bringing up the point that it'd create a ton of rattle, and you wouldnt' be able to utilize them fully anyhow. That'* why you see people building the kick panels with the 6.5"*.

I've thought about putting 6.5"* in the door, and I think it'* possible, but not without a ton of work.
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Alright, this would be my first time trying to install some speakers. I do home speakers all of the time and stuff, but I'm not sure how big of a difference it is for car audio. Does anybody have some pictures of how to take off the door panels and how to hok some components up? I would really appreciate it.
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Here'* how to remove the door panel: http://bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=74

The speakers will come with a manual that shows you how to hook them up electrically, but I'm sure you can figure it out. You're biggest concern is going to be finding a place for that crossover in the door, and mounting it so it doesn't move.
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whoa, wait a second, I put 6.5'* in my car with no modifications at all. They fit in the stock mounting holes with a little force. So far I havn't had any problems whatsoever.

btw, my door panels are the same as yours.

-Brad
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