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Old 04-02-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Kicker Tweeters Installed

I'd read on other forums that upgrading the tweeters alone provided a lot of bang for the buck and they were right. I just installed them and the difference is significant. It's almost like an entirely new system was installed (minus a sub). They go a long way towards fixing the muddiness of the stock speakers. I highly recommend the upgrade.

I didn't take photos because the upgrade is something easy enough for anyone to do.

1. Remove dash grilles - insert a thin piece of plastic (those store discount cards that you have on your keyrings are perfect - credit cards are a bit thick) around one of the corners and pop it up. Then all you have to do is lift up and the entier piece will pop off easily.

2. Remove the two screws securing the speakers. You will want a very short phillips screwdriver. It may not look like you have enough room but the mounting area flexes and you can push it down a bit. Even so my tiny screwdriver was in contact with the windshield the entire time.

3. Use a screwdriver to depress the side of the clip that secures the wiring to the speaker and pull it out.

4. Attach the clip to the new speaker

5. Mount the speaker using the supplied screws.

6. Push the grille back on.

This video (not mine) does a pretty good job at illustrating the difference. Compare the first 30secs to the part starting at about 1:05

http://youtu.be/kN6vyN_9hGY

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Kicker Tweeters Installed

Did you order the tweeters online or get them some place local? I've always been a fan of kicker. If you got them online I'd like a link to look at specs. Thanks!
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Did you order the tweeters online or get them some place local? I've always been a fan of kicker. If you got them online I'd like a link to look at specs. Thanks!
I ordered them from http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1937 - You can get them for $89 on Amazon I think. I don't know the specs.
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The tweeters are a future upgrade for sure after the front tinted windows and side molding!!!
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Thanks for sharing, good to know they make such a big difference and are so easy to install.
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You'll want a stubby phillips screwdriver like this:

http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/to...FZGiPAodZhQAdw

But something like this would be perfect for getting into that spot:

http://www.globalindustrial.com/g/to...t-Screwdrivers
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Thanks for the info on the install. Seems pretty easy. Any idea how hard it is to remove the door panels to replace the door speakers?

Also, I have the premium model without nav and was wondering if I even have the tweeters up front, and if not, can the Kicker ones be added just as easily?


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Thanks for the info on the install. Seems pretty easy. Any idea how hard it is to remove the door panels to replace the door speakers?

Also, I have the premium model without nav and was wondering if I even have the tweeters up front, and if not, can the Kicker ones be added just as easily?


Thanks in advance,
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Tweeter should be in the outer most corners of the dash.... you have them ( 99% sure you have them ) Do this upgrade before you get your moldings.... I have yet to get the kicker upgrade, but I will. I have everything else I need... except LED conversion.. 8)
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You'll want a stubby phillips screwdriver like this:

http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/to...FZGiPAodZhQAdw

But something like this would be perfect for getting into that spot:

http://www.globalindustrial.com/g/to...t-Screwdrivers
Both of those types of screwdrivers will be worth the purchase 1000 times over in your life, as far as I am concerned.
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Default Re: Kicker Tweeters Installed

I did the tweeter only upgrade last week. Very happy. I'll get the door speakers later. I went through my stealer for mine it was like $112 with tax.
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