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2011 Tweeter Replacement

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:12 AM
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I am going to be changing out my factory speakers soon. I have an Alpine component set that I want to use for the front doors. My question is what is going to be the best way to mount the tweeters? I have the factory tweeters in the door, but noticed my Alpine's won't fit in the housing correctly. They are both 1", but the mounting options are a little different. Does anyone have pictures of how they mounted theirs? Thanks!
 
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:30 PM
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That looks good. I looked over your build thread and it looks great! My problem is that I already have stock tweeters in the door pillar and the after market ones don't fit correctly in the factory spot. I'm not sure how to go about mounting them...
 
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I dont know what the 2011 look like on the inside. if it is anything similar to a chevy truck, what I did on one of my installs was remove the stock mounting piece. put a peice or 1/4 mdf on the back side and mounted the tweeter in that. then I put the factory speaker grill back in place. post a pic of your stock tweeter location if you can.
 
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:12 PM
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sorry for the delay, i couldn't easily access these photos from the ipad.

how i did this in a 2008 Scion xB

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Notice how the sail panel tweeters come apart easily. you can see the Oz Audio tweeters for comparison.
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removed the tweeter mounting cup and put a ring of gasketing foam around the tweeter to seal up with the factory mount.
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we trimmed down the factory tweeter clips for a smooth surface inside.
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to hold them in place - silicone. not silicone on the tweeters, but silicone on the foam. the tweeter's will look like new if we want to remove them. a simple insulated terminal strip is a temporary connector until i order Molex plugs.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:14 PM
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in a 2006 Elantra GT

used a piece of plumbers strap to screw hold in place using factory tweeter screws


wiring from tweeter and woofer to crossover


crossover in door pocket (for access to tweeter level adjustment)
 
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:16 AM
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That looks good. I taped the tweeters in the spaces. I then applied superglue around the seam where the speaker and the panel came into contact. We will see how it holds up. If it doesn't I will do the silicone around it to keep it in place.
 
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