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Old 02-24-2017, 06:42 PM
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Im gonna bet there IS a cap on the rear door mid range speaker wiring too. There would be no consistency of not. OH wait. Im Talking about BMW here...All bets off

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Old 02-24-2017, 07:27 PM
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Jay - I am going to be reusing the OE wiring harness (which has capacitor intact, Prop's pics are on page 3) - the pics I posted were before I un-soldered the wiring that I transferred to the Memphis speakers which will now go on these - so yes I wouldn't run these just plugged in, if the capacitor was on OE wiring I would make sure it is same on the replacements.

Prop, I didn't verify if there is one on the rear door mids yet but will when I get to those doors - was hoping Jay had gotten his Vifa mids installed in the rear to tell us how that went
Yeah I have not gotten to the installation of the rear mids yet but I am planning on doing this next Friday. I'll update you once I get to that junction.
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Old 02-27-2017, 04:44 PM
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RB, I feel so teased by your pics...I debated buying or speakers on eBay and cutting their plastic baskets/frames off and installing the new mid range speakers in there so I have a drop in speaker made ready so I don't have to go days without dash mid ranges while I worked on perfecting them...But thats really a waste of money. these are the things I think about when I have time waiting on reviews/shipments... The lag time is dangerous.

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Old 02-27-2017, 04:50 PM
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LOL - Sorry Mike I didn't get them in this weekend, ran out of time considering my X hadn't been properly washed in almost 3 months and I had to clean out my interior which hadn't been cleaned since before my dog's radiation treatments began in December. Needless to say after the better part of 6 hours interior and exterior cleaning, then a thorough claying job and a fresh coat of sealant I was pooped -

Honestly you could do it easily in a couple hours in an afternoon if you just swapped your own frames, dissecting the factory drivers and using the same ones I am using - I just am really really slow nowadays LOL
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:54 PM
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2 sets of JL C2-600's and Fountek mid ranges sent to my second home (Vegas). Install to come soon. I'll get my midranges in before RB :p
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:32 AM
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At this point you will LOL - I have zero time to do any car work during the week - I'm planning on doing them tomorrow -
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So is there like a stickied list for the speakers that are preferred? I read through the entire thing and I see people going back and forth. I don't have an audiophiles ears but I do appreciate better speakers.

My day is usually so jammed up its hard to research, if someone had a list of speakers needed I'd just go right to Amazon and order away lolol

I want to do the stereo on my own this time instead of paying my old stereo shop $1000+ to do it..
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:31 AM
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The only ones being debated are the dash mids and the rear midranges.

Simple way -
2 sets of JL C2600 components (4 door woofers and 4 door tweeters)
Memphis PRX275 midrange (will fit in dash)
(Or just leave the dash ones stock)

Improved way (better fit on dash and keeping midrange in rear doors)
1 set of JL C2600 components, PLUS 2 JL C2600CW woofers (rear door)
Vifa NE65W-04 x4 (rear door midrange plus dash midrange)
OR
Fountek FR58EX x4 (what I used in my dash mids and will use in rear)

This not only improves the midranges but also simplifies so you can use 4 of the same driver in both midrange locations.
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The only ones being debated are the dash mids and the rear midranges.

Simple way -
2 sets of JL C2600 components (4 door woofers and 4 door tweeters)
Memphis PRX275 midrange (will fit in dash)
(Or just leave the dash ones stock)

Improved way (better fit on dash and keeping midrange in rear doors)
1 set of JL C2600 components, PLUS 2 JL C2600CW woofers (rear door)
Vifa NE65W-04 x4 (rear door midrange plus dash midrange)
OR
Fountek FR58EX x4 (what I used in my dash mids and will use in rear)

This not only improves the midranges but also simplifies so you can use 4 of the same driver in both midrange locations.
You sir, are the man! Much appreciated
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I screwed up and only bought two mid ranges. I just realized last night. Damn!!!! Well now I can put the tweeters in rear doors till I buy two more mid ranges in future (if I decide I don't like the sound of tweeters in rear and missing mid frequencies).

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