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Old 11-11-2015, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default 2016 WRX budget build

Looking to do a small upgrade to the audio in my 16 WRX Pemium, non Nav.

For starters, I already have some of the items from previous builds, hence the budget part. Here is what I have and am planning so far.

Stock headunit
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4 channel Boss amp (made by ZED from back in the day), likely bridge this into two channels and use it for two SSA Dcon 12's I have.

Here is where I am a little stuck. I was thinking of getting a set of 3.5" coax for the dash and running those off the MS-8 as "tweeters" and then the front doors getting there own power from the MS-8 with a "woofer" crossover, then the rear doors off the MS-8 at full range. I have toyed with the idea of buying new coaxs for the rear doors as a tweet would clean up the sound back there with the MS-8, doing same in front or even a dedicated midbass woofer, leave stock door speakers and just add the 3.5" or do a component set up front traditionally and coax in the rear.

Hope this wasn't too confusing to read. Kind of hard to layout my thought proccess in words! lol.

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Old 11-11-2015, 11:43 AM   #2
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The mounting space for the tweeters seemed super flimsy to me, it will probably vibrate a lot with full-range speakers (if you somehow manage to fit those there).
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Old 11-11-2015, 12:54 PM   #3
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I know they will fit, as my friend installed a set in his 15 STI. Depth is definitley an issue though with speaker choice. Probably just go with a component set the more I think about it. Price wise it will probably yield better returns that way. Can always go active too, with the the MS-8 running the show. So thats a plus.
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:57 PM   #4
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3" should fit with minor alterations. 3.5" would likely require a bit of dash and bracket trimming. Your call to chance fitment obviously.

That said, I went component and stuck the soft dome tweets that came with up in the dash. I initially had them on -3dB but quickly found they were not as harsh as expected so I run them at 0.

For all the troubles people go through....on a budget build, just slap the usual tweets up in there. I know your reasoning for the 3.5's but it's more trouble than its worth. I used flexible plastic PVC hanger and ziptied my dome tweets to them. Fitment was super easy.

You'll be able to tone them down with that processor.
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:50 PM   #5
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Does your car have the HK speakers/amp?

If so I'd try just adding a more powerful amplifier to them

If not, do a good component set up front and skip the rear...
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Well figure I would provide an update. Couldn't stand the factory Starlink any longer so bit the bullet and ordered a Pioneer AVH-4100nex and all the install stuff. Also put in the kicker oem tweeter set last week, marginally better if anything. Probably return them to Amazon and get a nice 2 way component set for the front. Any suggestions?

Will most likely pickup a PPI BA2200.5 amp for install simplicity, already have a bunch of subs to choose from in my storage unit.

Pretty excited to have some decent sound again!
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:44 PM   #7
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I need a cheap underseat sub.. send one my way :P
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:52 AM   #8
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I need a cheap underseat sub.. send one my way :P
If you can figure out how to cram a 12" sub under there I will hook you up lol.

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