Front speaker upgrade

Looked again at one write up on speaker replacement and I see it is mounted to metal in the door with a hole into the metal door. I am not sure what to expect now when I open it up. That should be excellent if it is into the door as all normal speakers I’ve done before. I thought the speaker was mounted to the door panel. And not into the metal.
 
Eric, that is what I first saw prompting my first comment.. then I saw another must have been an earlier version.
I cant tell if there is a hole behind the speakers into the door. If not I think there should be.
 

Eric B

Well-known member
There is no hole in the sheetmetal behind where the speaker mounts to the door panel
some people have drilled a hole out so they could fit something else than a shallow mount ... to each his own i guess @smittylube
 
I drilled a hole in the door metal behind the speaker so i could fit JL Audio C5-653 speakers. I also installed this speaker baffle for water proofing...otherwise you would get water dripping down from the window onto the speaker.




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SpecE30

New member
Hi, I just ordered some "Hein rings" and JL Audio C1-650x speaker. Question is if you disconnected the tweeter left and right in the dash?
 
I drilled a hole in the door metal behind the speaker so i could fit JL Audio C5-653 speakers. I also installed this speaker baffle for water proofing...otherwise you would get water dripping down from the window onto the speaker.
How did this work for you? did you get much better base out of the door?
 

owenfi

Sprinter MY 2020 2500 170 4x4
Hi, I just ordered some "Hein rings" and JL Audio C1-650x speaker. Question is if you disconnected the tweeter left and right in the dash?
It's easy enough to remove the wires under the tweeter (there is a standard automotive disconnect on the tweeters), after you get the tweeter out (3 push back clips, which luckily my wife got free without too much trouble) - or disconnect at the harness behind the head unit. I chopped the harness behind the head unit, and extended the "to tweeters" wire down to the passenger seat base so I could add the connection to my 2nd set of tweeters (done just recently) to my amplifier. I believe I ran front + rear + tweeter signal (almost assuredly the same as the front signal, since the capacitor on the stock tweeters is probably the only high-pass crossover) to the fix86 in the passenger seat as well.
 

Mathewst

Member
I left the oem tweeters in the dash and they seem way louder than the new ones i,ve added in the doors...
Question: could there be somekind of oem crossover already in the dash somewhere and i picked up only the sub side of it to power the new crossover ?
no there is no crossover and its bcs new speakers probably doesnt have enough watts to drive them, add amplifier
 

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