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Good idea there Daniel . I like it .
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That is true! Some of the best conversations I've had were that weekend you and the wife came up here for a visit. We definitely have to do that again!
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You betcha mang! Already talked to the misses, just waiting on vacation days to accumulate now.

Got them installed this morning, not too shabby, could use some finishing that's for sure. Perhaps I'll go back and fab up a better looking pair later on using these as templates.



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Dang Daniel, I just caught up with this thread and I must say, VERY FRIGGIN' NICE! Really impressed.
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Thanks lady!

Got to take a listen today on the way to work. Definitely alot different. One of my theories may be coming into fruition regarding the way that stock Alpine system is set up... still have to swap out the driver's side door speaker and get the center channel installed. Then start fabrication on the subwoofer enclosure.

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Messed around with the driver's side a bit today.

Found access to the door speaker here:



And the driver's side rear speakers here:



You may be wondering why I am showing you how to access the rear speaker wires. Well... this might really bake some noodles.

The Alpine upgrade apparently sends pre-filtered signals to the speakers. Dash speakers are crossed to play around 120Hz and up, rear corner speakers play about 80Hz and up, and the door speakers only play from 20hz to about 1,500hz. This is ideal when trying to minimize distortion with stock speakers, but a pain in the butt if you're replacing them with speakers that can handle the different frequencies. Soooo... with that being said. I am swapping the door speaker wires and the rear corner speaker wires. The door speakers will now have a 80hz filter on them by tapping into the rear corner wires, and can now play much higher. And the sub will now play all the way down to it's lower frequencies by tapping it into the original door wires. Perfecto!
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WOW, going to be a great system.
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As usual, back to square one. Sold the Rainbows, went with Peerless 835004 6.5" mids in the front doors, unhooked the rear speakers, and used three Vifa TG9FD-10-04 in the dash. AMAZING detail, but they will rip your head off on some songs. The mids are perfect! Great detail with bass guitar and drums, and can still "bump" when asked to.

Ordered some Dayton RS-100 to try and tame the highs down a bit, and will be looking for a single tweeter to replace the center channel.
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