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Date Registered: 01-2009
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Stock Speaker Upgrade Using Existing Speaker Mounts


I thought I put together a how to upgrade stock speakers thread

Started with the rear speakers, I replaced the stock speakers with JBL 6.5’s

I removed the door card following the how to from this link

[url]http://www.australianxtrail.com.au/files/DOORTRIMREMOVALDIYGUIDE.pdf[/url]

I then proceeded to remove the stock speaker, by undoing the 3 philips screws
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I looked at fitting the speaker straight into the hole but due to the weird shape it wasn’t going to fit, I then thought about making some spacers from MDF but then decided to molest the stock speakers for there surrounds

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Mounting depth shot
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Then I cut out the bits I didn’t need anymore ensuring not to break the surround
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The waste/ bits cut out
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The speaker surround cleaned up
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New speaker test fitted
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Speaker screwed into the surround
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New speaker mounting depth
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Fitted on the car
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Tomorrow ill be doing the front speakers and ill do something similar for the install

Hope this helps someone
Thanks
Neil


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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Neil
Thats a good idea to retro fit the existing speaker surrounds to fit the JBL. Although these are available aftermarket, Its so hard to find a surround that will fit exactly to what is required.
Job well done.

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Cheers buddy, It just made sense to rip apart the speaker to create the mount beside i got to destory something in the process

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Great walk-through, Neil....

From other photos I've seen on the site, I always thought the factory speaker screwed onto that monstrous ring, and didn't know if was all one piece!

Did you notice the improvement in sound? I hope you stuck some sound deadener in the doors while you had the panels off...


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Yeah they sound alot clearer

Today im tackling replacing the stock tweeter and front door speaker again with JBL's, again ill take pics etc and add them onto this thread

As for sound deadener i used some brown bread

thanks
Neil


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Following on from installing the rear speakers yesterday today I install the front Mid’s and Tweeters

Bearing in mind I already had the stock tweeters and brackets, I decided to keep that location for my tweeters

I bought a set of JBL Components with a inline crossover to allow a better fitment, I was able to use all stock wiring loom and fit the set-up correctly. The wires are joined behind the dash so the positive and negative are the same for the tweeter and mid range.

I removed the corner cover from the dash to get access to the tweeter, Give it a slight pull from the rear of the cover
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Cover off
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Tweeter plate removed
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Tweeter unscrewed and removed from the plate
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New tweeter holder screwed onto the plate using the stock screw’s
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New tweeter fitted up with cable tided up behind it with the crossover
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I also kept the stock Nissan plug just to make it easier to remove if need be

When going to refit the covers for the dash I noticed this tube on the back which im guessing was design to tunnel the tweeter threw the vent lol
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This had to be removed to allow refitting the panel
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All done and u wouldn’t know they were under there
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As for the door speakers exactly the same as my rear door removal and refit just removed the old speaker and fitted my new ones in the housings

Here’s the speakers I used
Front Comp’s 6.5
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Rear 6.5
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Hope this helps some one
Thanks
Neil






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Well done Neil. This post has now been included in the DIY reference section of the forum.

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quote:

jalalski wrote:
Well done Neil. This post has now been included in the DIY reference section of the forum.



Cheers Jal,
I take that as a compliment

Thanks again
Neil



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Hi all. I thought id put some better speakers in my T30.
i picked up some reasonably good speakers from Jaycar which are their top of the line. Got em cheap for 120bucks for 4. Also bought some stick on sound deadener and 25mm wood spacers from Supercheap for 20bucks.

I tried to use the original bracket but the new speakers frame wouldnt sit flush enough. so I did this.Image
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Its easier to use a hacksaw then finsidh off with a dremel or sander.
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I glued the ring onto the spacer and just taped it to clamp it. Didnt have time for to wait for the glue to dry.... Meh.
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The sound dedener is a pain to get into place. Dont let this stuff stick to itself
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Done. Might help someone sometime.
Sounds alot better over the stock system. I didnt do the tweeter as it has pretty good high range. Ill prob push these speaker with an amp at some stage but I think I need to change head unit with outputs.

Cheers.












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It's a shame you can't see your good work, but that's the point I guess.
Great job.
A good thing you didn't change your mind half way through the job after your old speakers were cut up.

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