Anybody have any luck replacing the front "speakers" buried in the dash? I'm tired of my speakers sounding like a piece of paper, so I'm on the hunt for some decent sound. What models and sizes have you guys been able to successfully replace in there?
I replaced mine with 3.5 in. JL Audio Evolution TR's. Infinitely better than stock. When you get to replacing the speakers be carefull around the metal frame of the dash, I nearly slit my wrists several times because it is very sharp. On the drivers side it is really hard to reach all the way up in there. I almost thought about taking off the entire dash just to put the one speaker in. Have Fun.
The panels come off both sides after you remove the lower skirts. I can't imagine the work you went through to change them without removing the panels. Once they are out replacement is easy. I found boxing and stuffing the speakers to really help the sound (cardboard, high quality metal duct tape & pillow filling)
I got some Pioneer 4" in the front with alot of blood/sweat/tears. Sounds good, with some much needed base (compaired to the stock 3"), but if your not into alot of hassle I would say the 3.5" would do nearly as nice.
I'm having some problems taking out the mid panel on the passenger side of my 84. I did remove the bottom skirt and the bolt on the side of the mid panel. I just don't know where else there are screws holding it. I don't want to unscrew anything that might regret later so could someone please tell me how I take off the middle panel? I'm pretty much a supra newb
Generally yes. From abuse (ie: trying to push WAAY TOO MUCH bass through them, or too much signal distortion (like 6w per channel turned up way too loud).
I've been running 4" Alpine coaxial's in my factory front speaker locations. I have the built in X-over on my amp set for high pass, so only most of the high end & mid range frequency's are going through those speakers. Have yet to replace them. Despite the fact that my Alpine system is 12 years old & is only pushing 35w per channel on the 4 inside speakers, the volume has to be turned up way rediculously loud before distortion sets in. So I know where the speakers limits are... And for the most part, it's not turned up quite that loud anyway.