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Old 05-27-2003, 12:43 PM   #1
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Anybody know if they can be ordered? Does anyone have another way to mount tweets? I tried using the bracket from my '00RS and they are a different shape. Any reccomendations or part numbers would be greatly appreciated. (Also, you need the little square inserts to mount the door speakers). Thanks much.

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Old 05-27-2003, 01:44 PM   #2
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I'd say avoid the hassle of dealing with subaru parts service and make your own out of some plumbing strapping.. Really cheap, and would do what you need just fine (i take it your mounting in the factory location? there should be 2 holes, the bracket is just that, a bracket that goes between the 2 kinda looks like __/--\__ something like that and the tweeter mounts in the center of the /--\ . this way you can adjust it a little although the factory cutout in the door panel is rather limiting..

if your tweeter has a screw hole in the back then you can utilize that, if not i've had good sucess with hot glue, and zip ties.. just make sure to put the glue on the bracket first, so it cools a second before you ptu the tweeter on..
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Old 05-27-2003, 02:51 PM   #3
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Thanks, Elsanto. I went down to the dealership over lunch and they don't even sell a bracket. Apparently, the bracket is integrated into the factory tweeters, therefore, not available without buying the tweeters. I guess your idea is the best for this situation. Off to Home Depot...

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Old 05-27-2003, 02:57 PM   #4
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I'm not sure how the STi door panel looks, but I did a flush mounting in my '92 Accord with the brackets that came with the tweeters. All I had to do was measure and cut a small circle out for the kit on mount into. I have Polk component speakers and they came with everything to do the flush mount installation. I placed it just in front of the door handles.

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Old 05-27-2003, 05:20 PM   #5
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I'm not sure how the STi door panel looks, but I did a flush mounting in my '92 Accord with the brackets that came with the tweeters. All I had to do was measure and cut a small circle out for the kit on mount into. I have Polk component speakers and they came with everything to do the flush mount installation. I placed it just in front of the door handles.

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While I'm sure he could do that, he probably would rather keep the "stock" look. It'd obviously be much cleaner unless he does some serious custom work to make the grill that comes with the tweeters match his interior color. Unless you are creating a truly balls-to-the-wall high-end car stereo system, the stock location is more than adequate.

I'd also say fabricating your own bracket is your best route.
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Old 05-27-2003, 10:33 PM   #6
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I'd say avoid the hassle of dealing with subaru parts service and make your own out of some plumbing strapping.. Really cheap ...

if your tweeter has a screw hole in the back then you can utilize that, if not i've had good sucess with hot glue, and zip ties.. just make sure to put the glue on the bracket first, so it cools a second before you ptu the tweeter on..
plumbing strap (sometimes called backstraps) would be the way to go, that's basically what the stock mounting bracket is anyways. you can also use good velcro to hold the tweeter in place, probably a better alternative if you don't have a glue gun. double sided tape could work also, but i prefer velcro because it's removable.
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Old 05-27-2003, 10:53 PM   #7
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Might have to custom fab something. I'll let you know in a couple days when I tackle my install.
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Old 05-28-2003, 09:48 AM   #8
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A solution was found! I went to Menards and found a 1" X 0.032" X 12" piece of metal. After a few trial and error attempts, I made a bracket that works great. It looks a bit like this: _/---\_ (a little crude, but you get the idea). I will try to get some dimensions of the ones I made.

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