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Old 01-04-2004, 04:08 AM   #1
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I would like to upgrade front tweeters. I've looked into ordering from crutchfield.com and wonder if it requires any mounting kit or adapter... would bare tweeter fit without any modification? would mounting kit come with the tweeter if ordered thru crutchfield.com? any idea?

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Old 01-04-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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All of the tweeters that I have seen will come with mounting hardware, whether it be a flush mount or surface mount adapter. Some tweeters have a threaded hole in the back side which will let you mount them to a bracket and if it does it will come with a screw to mount them with. Our front door tweeters are mounted to a bracket and you can remove the stock ones and mount aftermarket tweeters there.

When I changed mine I put the tweeters on the stock bracket in the front and flush mounted the rear doors. The reason I put the rear door tweeters there is because behind the panel in that spot there is a big hole in the door frame which gave me ample space to flush mount them. If I wanted to put them in the forward part of the door panel I would have had to surface mount them and I think flush mount looks better. Nobody ever rides in the back seat anyway and if someone does, they can be swiveled up so their arm doesn't block them.

Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Old 01-04-2004, 04:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the pic! it looks awesome! Did you notice a big difference in sound quality betweetn OEM and aftermarket tweeters?

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Tim

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Old 01-04-2004, 04:07 PM   #4
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BTW, I just ordered a pair of PIONEER TS-T110 7/8 inch Component Tweeters... for $27.99 from Buy.com
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Old 01-05-2004, 11:08 AM   #5
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I noticed a little difference, the biggest difference I noticed was when I changed my hu. Why don't you go ahead and change the main speakers while you have the door panel off? You know you can get the speaker spacers from here:

http://www.iaperformance.com/catalog...&catalogArea=1

They work great and my cerwin vega components fit nicely with the thick spacer kit for front and rear. Didn't need the tweeter brackets.
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Old 01-06-2004, 05:53 PM   #6
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but.. $30+ for the spacer seem a bit too steep. IMO...
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Old 01-06-2004, 06:10 PM   #7
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mounting my front tweeters was puzzling also until i considered industrial strength velcro. i simply used the original mounts...and presto. also cool about this setup is that by using some pliers, you can "twist" the mounts to afford optimal tweeter aim.
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Old 01-07-2004, 03:57 AM   #8
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but.. $30+ for the spacer seem a bit too steep. IMO...
Well, you can make your own or buy those. I didn't know it before I bought mine, but the kit comes with washers in case you need to space your window track, which will also give you more room inside the door. Came with good instructions also. I thought they were worth the money and my time of making my own spacers.
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With the spacers my install took 10 minutes per door, of course I'd done it before - but they were great to work with. Honestly though if I had the tools and material handy I'd make my own...
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I would like to upgrade front tweeters
Front tweeters are simple to mount in a WRX. The stock tweeters if you have them, they have a simple mounting bracket that you can reuse. If you don't have front tweeters you can replicate a mounting bracket using backstraps (I think the proper name for them is plumbing straps?, they're just metal straps with holes down the middle), bend it with pliers and use good double sided foam tape.. hides behind the factory grill up near the door handle. Just need the bare tweeter for this type of install, no flushmount or surface mount kits needed.
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Old 02-03-2004, 11:17 PM   #11
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Anyone have tweeter recommendations? For a stock, or slightly upgraded head unit? Options for those with a 4 channel amp?
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