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Old 09-20-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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Has anyone RECENTLY changed the front speakers in their van. I have an 04 and just replaced the head and now am doing speakers. I have read most of the threads from previous owners....what I have found is that the speakers they used (Blaupunkt PCxb402, Rockford Fosgate HPC1204 etc) have been discontinued by manufacturer. Instead of just ordering speakers and hoping the grills will fit is something I am not willing to do so was hoping somebody had some RECENT install experience with a speaker that they know fits. Thanks Dave

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Old 09-20-2009, 12:48 AM   #2
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Edit:Skip this post and go to the next one. Right from the horse's mouth so to speak. AP

You didn't specify price, just fit.

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...5&postcount=78

Hope this does some good. AP/vic
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:07 AM   #3
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VR3 4" speakers from Walmart. $24/pair, HUGE improvement over stock speakers. Break off 3 of the 4 tabs and they fit perfectly, even have the same size slip on connecters as the stock wiring. I put a pair in a few weeks ago. (take off snap-in A-pillar, lift speaker cover from outer edge, gently pry up speaker...10 minute job)
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Could you please give more info on VR3 4" speaker from walmart? I was unable to find in store orn walmart site--or any where else. Only something called Boss 4"
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They probably don't stock the same things in all stores, or I bought them at Pep Boys, but I'm pretty sure it was Walmart.
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Just picked up a pair at Walmart for $24, VR3 4" 3-way's. Can't remember the name of the mother company but very clearly marked VR3. Thx for the help Surly
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You'll see that you have to snap off three of the four tabs to install it. It doesn't need screws or anything, it just fits in the hole with the remaining tab in the "wide" spot to prevent it from moving around. I suppose you could use a little double stick tape or a hold-down screw overlapping the edge if you're worried about them rattling, mine haven't.
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Just picked up a pair at Walmart for $24, VR3 4" 3-way's. Can't remember the name of the mother company but very clearly marked VR3. Thx for the help Surly
Awaiting your evaluation of how good the new speakers sound, dbradley.
Wanna see if you love the new sound before I invest the grand sum of $24
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A couple of years ago I bought Rockford Fosgate T142C speakers. Clipped off a tab and they fit just fine, I used some putty tape to stick them in place and make sure they don't rattle. The stock radio and speakers in these vans are a joke. I've never seen such an expensive vehicle with a $10 radio and $5 speakers. And the cheap radio has a security code! What a joke.
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Clipped the 3 tabs aff and used the factory connections and the just slipped right in like factory. As of yet do not seem to be making any unusual rattling and definetely better than the paper cone ones made in Hungary. These are 3 way poly with a 100W rating, mother company out in midwest I think but speakers actually made in China. Come with full warranty and at $24 how can you go wrong.
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