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Postby wyomingtoy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:35 pm

Although this thread has a lot of useful information, it is dated in terms of what speakers are available to replace the mid-bass door speakers. Has anyone recently replaced those speakers? What worked with a minimum of cutting?

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Postby banshee 101 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:02 am

im trying the cdt ef 8
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fus ... ct_id=3340

pretty sure im gonna have to cut the door frame a little, magnets huge. anyone know the mounting dept of the kickers??
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Postby WarTowels » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:49 am

http://www.lanzar.com/itempage.asp?MODEL=VX830

^These are interesting.

Specs:

SPECS
# Standard 8'' Size Fits OEM Locations
# Poly-Mica Coated Woofer Cone
# 1.5'' High Temperature Voice Coil
# Neodymium Dome Tweeter
# Film Cone Midrange
# Power Handling: 200 Watts RMS/400 Watts Max
# Impedance: 4 Ohms
# Frequency Response: 37-22kHz
# Rubber Boot Magnet Cover
# Mounting Depth: 3.35''
# Includes Grills, Wires and Installation Hardware

$28.00 + shipping at amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007L ... -1&seller=

I don't know much about Lanzar, but these seem like they would been cool if powered by a small amp. I don't think it would be a great idea to power them through a deck since they have 200watt's rms.

I for one don't really want to put 8" subwoofers in my doors, I would prefer a real 8" mid bass driver or these, which are the 3 ways.

The only other "real" mid bass driver I can find for reasonable prices are from Pyle, but I don't know them either.

Thoughts anyone?

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Postby RedCelicaTRD » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:06 am

Pyle and Lanzar are both near the bottom in terms of build and sound quality. I (and it pains me to say this) agree that a true 8" mid should be placed in the door. MB Quart had a decent set quite a few years ago before they got bought by Rockford Fosgate. It had an 8", a 4" and a 1" tweeter. It was a little "bright" due to the aluminum tweeter but I'm sure an even better kit could be made using it's crossovers and mids.
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Postby 93cc » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:34 am

well I just ordered the Kickers... hopefully I will be able to get them installed... I'll let you know when my car is back from the paint/body shop.

If anyone has any pictures of this install I would appreciate it.
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Postby WarTowels » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:35 am

I'm so sad. Those Lanzar (as crappy as they may be) are nearly exactly what I want for my system... I just don't want it to sound like crap.

8" round is just such an obscure speaker!

Seems like only the crappy little guys make them.

I guess the question remains, what is the perfect replacement?

More random 8":

http://www.dealercostcaraudio.com/performance428.aspx

One from Bazooka:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_204M800/Ba ... tml?tp=105

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Postby 93cc » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:05 pm

Towels that were I ordered the KICKER SSMB8 from, $78 with shipping.
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Postby RedCelicaTRD » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:14 pm

You would probably be okay using the Lanzars, but don't expect to win any awards are have them last forever.
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Postby wyomingtoy » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:38 pm

After reading information from this thread I decided on trying to locate a set of Kickers. They are still available through ebay for about $100. I had a blown speaker in the passenger door. The hardest part of this install was getting all the hidden screws loosen. A Dremel helped a lot in grinding and cutting the plastic speaker housing to fit the new speaker. I recommend using the cut-off pads and the grinding attachment. The new speaker did not fit absolutely flush, but was solid with four mounting screws in the stock locations. I had to extend the original wiring slightly for the new speakers. The metal door frame needed some trimming as well. I used the plastic speaker housing as a guide and marked the cut needed. A reinforced cut-off pad made trimming the sheet metal short and easy. I did place a rivet into the door frame, since the trimmed piece included a small spot weld to join two pieces of frame on the bottom of the door. The speakers are definately better quality than stock and sounds great. If your System 10 is working, except for the blown door speakers, this is the easiest way to go.
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Postby WarTowels » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:49 pm

Grinding and cutting plastic, riveting, cutting the metal door frame, and extending the wiring = "the easiest way to go".

I would have to disagree with that. Easiest way to go would be a drop in solution, which do seem to exist.

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Postby Toxygene » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:47 pm

Has anyone tried 7" marine speakers. I know Clarion and a few other brands have a 7" speaker meant for marine situations but wouldn't they fit better?
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Drop In Mid-bass speaker

Postby wyomingtoy » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:22 pm

If there is a drop in speaker, I have not found it.
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Postby 93cc » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:45 pm

93cc wrote:Towels that were I ordered the KICKER SSMB8 from, $78 with shipping.


The Kickers have on back order so I tried to change my order to some Pioneer shollow mounts after a few day of them not being able to confirm shipment I told them to cancel my order.
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Postby ~CDUB~ » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:33 pm

so are there any 8" speakers out there that fit. I've been trying to find smb8's for 2 weeks now and have yet to find a place that actually has them in stock.

There has to be something that is currently available....
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Re: Drop In Mid-bass speaker

Postby WarTowels » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:14 am

wyomingtoy wrote:If there is a drop in speaker, I have not found it.


I believe there are several listed. It's all about the mounting depth.

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