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Old 04-22-2008, 02:19 AM   #1
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Default Aftermarket tweeters in stock location?

Has anyone put aftermarket tweeters in the stock location on an '05 STi? Finding woofers seems to be no problem, but I haven't seen anything on the tweeters. I'd like to upgrade the speakers, but want to keep the stock look.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:26 AM   #2
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since the tweeters are behind the door panel, u shouldnt have a problem with the "stock look". u cant even see them.

get components, that will solve ur problem exactly. unless u are not running an amp to power them.

what is ur situation. we have to knwo details on your information before we can really answer what u want
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:19 AM   #3
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since the tweeters are behind the door panel, u shouldnt have a problem with the "stock look". u cant even see them.

get components, that will solve ur problem exactly. unless u are not running an amp to power them.

what is ur situation. we have to knwo details on your information before we can really answer what u want
Fair enough. I've got the stock HU and will purchase a line-out converter to run into a Performance Teknique amp (50x4 @ 4ohms, 65x4 @ 2ohms). The amp is severl years old, but paid for. My car is loud (stage 2 w/various upgraded suspension bushings) and I'd like more sound w/o distortion. I'm no audio expert, but it seems that given similar specs, the component system is preferred over the coax. I've also read that tweeter placement (direction) is important, and the coax would be aiming it at the ankles. My concern is whether aftermarket tweeters would fit in the stock location, behind the doorcard. All the pictures I've seen seem to have them mounted to the doorcard.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:51 AM   #4
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I put aftermarket tweeters there. I just used that 3m double sided foam to mount them. speakers were JL. Worked great
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:51 AM   #5
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i put infinity reference tweters in the stock location on my 04' wrx
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:35 PM   #6
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Tweeter install in the factory location is simple. I've got mine screwed in, but often use hot-glue with great results (Can I just say that I love black hot glue). I would keep the gain on the high-low converters pretty low to help keep down engine noise, especially with that amp. Good luck
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:56 PM   #7
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but often use hot-glue with great results (Can I just say that I love black hot glue).

What happens when summer comes and the hot glue melts?
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:07 PM   #8
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What happens when summer comes and the hot glue melts?

never happened in my experience, and it gets 115 here in the summer
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:54 PM   #9
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The stock ones are welded to a bracket, thats why i think most people do it like in this pic. You just cut a hole and install the tweet. No bracket needed.

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Old 04-22-2008, 05:11 PM   #10
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The stock ones are welded to a bracket, thats why i think most people do it like in this pic. You just cut a hole and install the tweet. No bracket needed.

they are NOT welded, and if you don't use that bracket, you won't get nearly the same sound, unless you fab one up that brings the face of the tweeter up closer to the grill, and at an angle. If it shoots straight out, the sound has to turn to even get OUT of the grill, and you will lose a lot
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:48 AM   #11
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The stock ones are welded to a bracket, thats why i think most people do it like in this pic. You just cut a hole and install the tweet. No bracket needed.

I just found another nit to pick with this installation - not trying to be a jerk though. Why spend the $200 on the pods and put the tweeter in the stock location???
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:03 PM   #12
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No need to cut any holes. 3M tape or hot glue works fine.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:44 PM   #13
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i just super glue hahah
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:51 PM   #14
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i just super glue hahah

Yep, and unless you're 93 with arthritis, you should be able to twist it right off
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I've got Focals in the front door and the tweeters fit perfectly- all with the OEM look.
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i used jb weld to secure the aftermarket tweeter to the stock bracket. Worked perfect once the jb weld set.
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