· Vroom vroom
I have 5.25" front speakers and 6.5" rear speakers. I don't know how bad the stock setup is, but I do know that my current setup sounds pretty good! No amp, though I will likely look into it in the future
I've posted in the electronics section but this section seems a little faster. I want to upgrade my speakers sometime soon and am not really wanting to add an amp or sub, mainly due to the prices of the small sub boxes and all. Plus I may be needing to spend money on other common lotus issues (dash cluster...2nd gear synchro :facepalm)
Right now I just want to turn up my music loud enough to hear without the front speakers going boom lol will upgrading speakers make a big difference without adding a sub/amp?
I've read about the front speaker mod but I don't want to cut into my dash since it is covered in suede/alcantara. I think that cutting would ruin that.
Any suggestions? I've heard the JL C2s are pretty nice, but was wondering if there were any other options that can be turned up extra loud and sound okay? My head unit is a Pioneer AVIC-z140bt.
I used a needle nose plier and pry/rolled thme out like a can of spam. I tried replacing just the fronts before as well as the rears. There just isnt enough acoustic volume for any bass no matter what you use. Adding a pdx5 and a jl sub made all the difference.I suck. I can't even figure out how to pop off the metal cage around the front speaker lol I assumed it was the two holes in the cover
What kind. Did installation require running cables everywhere and removing the dash or seats?Upgrading all my speakers, head unit and a self powered sub were the first (and only) mod I did on my car for years. The difference was day and night.
After a couple years, the sub died. It was like I instantly switched from drinking Guinness to Busch N/A.
Moral of the story: Get a sub. Mine was cheap, self powered, installed easily between/behind the seats and makes a world of difference.
What kind. Did installation require running cables everywhere and removing the dash or seats?
I have a really nice head unit right now. The rear speakers seem nice as well. Just the fronts seem blown.just doing speakers will be a big disappointment. I did mine on my 05 elise before and my 06 exige just now. While the JL speakers no longer struggled to reproduce bass notes, they were actually too bright without the ability to turn them down. And, the HU was going into clipping to support them, sounding awful and at full distortion at volumes they were cabable of reproducing.
I went with 5.25 adapters and the JL's. I immediately went with a alpine PDX.5 amp and better head unit. Do yourself a favor, do them all at once. Otherwise you'll be taking speakers out to re-run speaker wires which is no fun.