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Old March 28th, 2005, 11:29 PM   #1
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New Tweeters

Has anyone replaced there factory tweeters with aftermarket ones, and installed them in the factory spot?? How hard was it to install?? Any step by step instructions? How is the wiring to the tweeter? Is it hard to get to? I just bought a set of Infinity Kappa Perfects, and I wanted to install the tweeters where the factory tweeters are at. Does anyone have any instructions or tips? Also if anyone has instructions on how they installed their speakers that would be appreciated too. O yea pictures are always nice hehe. Sorry for asking too much. Thanks for the help in advanced.
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Old March 29th, 2005, 09:42 AM   #2
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I was thinking about this too ...

I've heard that it is not as hard to do. The top cover should pop off using a knife. Then you will need to glue in your new tweeters in place. You might need to do a bit of cutting/shaving since your tweeters are 1" and the stock is 3/4".

There is an in line hi pass filter that you can replace if you want. Your infinities should come with their own inline hi pass filter, but it's up to you which one to use (I would believe the existing ones are tuned to match the door 6.5" stock speakers)

I suppose you're not running your speakers off an external amp rite? Me too.
Let me know how this sounds? Seriously I would really like to know!

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Old March 29th, 2005, 05:34 PM   #3
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I switched out the factory tweets with a set of Infinity Kappa tweets last summer. I swithced them back to factory because I did not do any other speakers and the infinity's did not sound good with the stock set-up.
Anyway, I don't remeber exacty how I took off the tweeter grilles, but it did include a butter knife and prying. It is a little tight in between the dash and windshield, so I ended up having to install the tweets while I was half outside the car to see the the wires, etc... I was able to remove the factory tweeter and high pass filter as one unit, so you can use your own infinity filter. Also, the one inch tweeter from my infinity Kappa set fit snugly into the tweeter holder with no glue, just friction to hold it in place.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 10:09 AM   #4
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... the infinity's did not sound good with the stock set-up ...
Can you give more info on this?
Maybe it was because you removed the stock tweeter's inline filter (that is tuned to match the frequency response of the door speakers)?
Didn't the Kappa tweeters improve clarity or clearness?

Anyone else has any opinion?
Thx.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 09:46 AM   #5
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Can anyone tell me where the inline filters are located? What do they look like?

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don't use the factory filters. just run new wires from your crossovers if you're doing components. that's what i did. i glued my tweeters in but didn't have to shave anything
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Old October 6th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #7
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I did the reverse. I figured the factory crossovers were better tuned for the cabin than the Infinity ones. Never did find the factory crosses. I just took the Infinity units out of line and the tweets came alive. Not too bright. Just right. The treb' slider sounds best at mid point again. Victory!

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Old October 6th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #8
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Ive got FOCAL components. I didnt install them tho, the shop did that all for me. They didnt have to fabricate anything I believe because they didnt charge me anything on top. Ive had them for about 2 years now. I ran those components pretty continious and almost full blast and hasnt gone on me. And it still has another 3 years warranty.
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Old October 13th, 2008, 08:36 AM   #9
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i installed mine in the factory position, had to shave the bottom of the covers a bit and superglued the tweeters right to the cover, i ran my wire directly from my crossovers, the factory filters are behind the passenger air bag though, but they are only used to so much wattage and i am using a JL Clean Sweep so that does a nice job as well
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