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Old 03-25-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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Blown front speakers

So my front speakers are blown in my 2001 Z28 and I really need to replace them because I'm going nuts. I finally find a car audio place with reasonable speakers who is going to install $349 speakers (just front) because they're the only speakers this place carries that can be installed without cutting the grills. Ouch on the price, but okay, I need them and I don't want my grills cut or replaced with some after market things that I'll probably kick getting in and out of the car. It ended up that they couldn't be installed because of the dual connection on the factory speakers and they told me to get the speakers from a Chevy dealer and they'd install them for me. Okay, well if I'm going to do that, I'm going to install them myself - der.

The dealer wants $176 a piece and can't tell me who makes the speakers GM is using so I'm back at $349 for who knows what kind of speaker. I found some on line, I think Ecklers or Partstrain that were $126 a piece, made by AC Delco. AC Delco - don't they make parts?

I'm looking for suggestions.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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Call Crutchfield... I got a set of Boston Acoustics for my SS (8 years ago, they still sound great) they were plug and play, and $200 to the door. Install is a breeze, you can do it in your driveway in 1/2 hour.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:35 PM   #3
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Go to walmart... buy the 2 pack of Pioneers. Around $80. Put them in your self, they are plugin-and-listen. Very easy you will see. Or get a friend to do it for free. Saves you A LOT of money and they sound AMAZING! I got 5 in my car. 2 front, 2 rear, 1 hatch.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:13 PM   #4
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don't you think that boston acoustics would warranty their speakers?or at least give you a price break on a new set.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:20 PM   #5
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Not sure I'm following you here...The BA's I have are 8 years old and still perform as they did new.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:33 PM   #6
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lets say i want to put in 4 3way speakers on my car. is there a how-to somewhere for that?? my inside speakers suck. the 2 12's that i have in my trunk or decent
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Quick question... when I put mine loud, it has some distortion. they are Pioneer 3ways. Is that my stock amp they they are hooked up to? Should I wire them directly to my Sony deck with new, great sound quality, speaker wire? I have it all waiting, was going to do it to see if it fixes the problem.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:48 PM   #8
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The speakers in the pontiac are diffrent than the camaro. Do you have the monsoon stereo system chevyg1rl?
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:47 AM   #9
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these are some pics of a 02 SS we are working on... the Speakers are Hybrid Audio Technology. they are a great brand with trmendous sound quality. the front doors have the Clarus line (a bit higher end then you are probably looking for) but the Imgine series are closer tot he 200.00 range for a 6.5 inch convertable (can be either compnents or coax) and they will drop right into your doors behind the factory grille.






We did mold in the front tweeter into the A-pillars but still maintining a factory look.



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The speakers in the pontiac are diffrent than the camaro. Do you have the monsoon stereo system chevyg1rl?
Yes, I have the Monsoon. The audio guy told me I have 2 connections going to the speaker, I think he said one is for the tweeter and the other is for the full range - which is why he couldn't put speakers in my car. He had a '99 Z28 and knew everything about the stock sound system so I have no reason to doubt what he's telling me. I've installed quite a few radios, have no problem doing it myself. My hunny was having a monster system put in his Caddy so I figured I'd have my speakers replaced while we were waiting for his project, and that's when I found out I need speakers with dual connections.
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Not sure I'm following you here...The BA's I have are 8 years old and still perform as they did new.
I'll definitely look into that. I love BAs, was psyched that they came in the new Camaro. They're wicked popular on the east coast, I'm bummed they're not so popular out here and have to be special ordered. :(
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We did mold in the front tweeter into the A-pillars but still maintining a factory look.
Nice job!
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I replaced mine with ones I got from crutchfield. The amp powers the full and not the tweeter. You have to cut the wires on the speaker and solder them the right way.
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Im gonna recommend you take a look at this guy, he has a very good rep and will answer any questions you have and specializes in F bodies.

http://www.keeaudio.com/fbodyspeakers.html

Also some good info here: http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/stereo...nsoon-faq.html
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Im gonna recommend you take a look at this guy, he has a very good rep and will answer any questions you have and specializes in F bodies.

http://www.keeaudio.com/fbodyspeakers.html

Also some good info here: http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/stereo...nsoon-faq.html
Thanks, I'll check out kee audio. I read the ls1 thread a week ago. There's good stuff in there.
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The dual connection thing is nothing to stress. the monsoon systems simply run wiring to the mid and tweeter sperately. all you need to do is determine which is the mid (lager speakers input and wire those to the new speakers. they will play normally form there.

if you need help feel free to give us a call at the shop here 505.508.2608. I will be happy to help walk you through it.
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The dual connection thing is nothing to stress. the monsoon systems simply run wiring to the mid and tweeter sperately. all you need to do is determine which is the mid (lager speakers input and wire those to the new speakers. they will play normally form there.

if you need help feel free to give us a call at the shop here 505.508.2608. I will be happy to help walk you through it.
Okay, got it, thanks! That's definitely simple enough.
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