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what are the sizes, locations, and the resistance of the bose speakers?
 

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I believe they are all 4 ohm...Front doors hold a 6.5" mid and tweeter on single panel in lower front. Rear doors hold 6.5" coaxials.
 

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so I can drop in replacement speakers and not have them playing at half volume like the old 2ohm bose shit did? awesome.
 

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Well, just dropping in new speakers with the Bose amp will probably not work really well. You would need to change out the amp as well.
 

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wheres the amp located?
 

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sweet, I always love having 10 tons of shit behind there to get in the way. I guess I'll be stripping all that out and putting some kind of low profile amp in there.
 

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No, the amp is located in the passenger rear area behind the side panel. Just in front of the side storage where the air connection and switch is located. You have to remove the side panel to gain access.
 

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thats better, i think :eek: I'll dig into it soon and post up some pics. :biggrin2:
 

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What kind of AMP chang would you guys recomend? I would like more base and better quality from my speakers. I don't want to change my factory NAV.. Any ideas would be great!
 

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I would go with a 5 channel amp to replace the factory amp and add a sub channel. If the amp has speaker level inputs, you could just replace the bose amp really easily. Nothing else should change. Plus then you Have and output for the Sub.

If you are going to change the amp, I would also recommend changing the speakers as well. A nice set of components for the front doors should run you around $200 or less, unless you want to spend more and the rear speakers, just go with some coaxials.

I put in Crystal Mobile Sound SSCS6 components in front and just some Pioneer Coaxials that were $50 from Crutchfield. I am running them off a JL Audio 500/5 that sends 100W to each of the front doors and 25W to each of the rear doors along with 250W going to the sub which is an RE Audio RE10 in a JL Audio Stealth box I found on eBay for $100.

Bose sucks BTW!
 

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Heres my front door setup.
MB Quarts
6.5" Mid - 3/4" tweet



Heres my rear door setup.
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6.5" Mid - 3/4" tweet


Heres a passenger side view of both doors
 

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I put my tweeter in the same place as there really is no other place to. I just don't understand the components in the rear doors. I mean if you like it, that is fine...but I don't see the need. If you really wanted some rear fill, then mounting them higher up, like in the column right behind the rear seats and angle them so they are facing forward would make more sense. I just don't like rear fill.
 

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The reason that the rear tweets are mounted in that spot, is beacause:

1. I sat in that spot, with the door panel off, moving the tweet around and it sounded perfect at that location.

2. Mounted to far forward, your knee blocks the sound and DENTS it: Not Good.

3. With the rear windows down, I dont loose my highs, per say if they were mounted higher in the rear piller.

4. Any rain (if any) falls while window happens to be open(driving), its protected by the arm rest.

Im just giving some ideas to other TB owners. Overall in the end, its really up to the owner and what they want.
 

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Im just giving some ideas to other TB owners. Overall in the end, its really up to the owner and what they want.
And that is cool. :cheers1:
I mean...I never sit back there though, so I only concern myself waht I want to hear and that comes from the front stage. Ever since having a properly setup front stage, rear fill actually makes it sound worse. Eventually, I will see about building some custom kick panels for the SS, then it will sound great!
 

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Mike, are the kick panels a night and day difference from just getting aftermarket and filling them in the stock holes?
 

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I never would have thought so until I had some built in my Protege5. Night and day. Imaging is so much better because the sound hits you at the same time or at least much closer than stock location. I am talking custom built, not the cheap prefab ones you can buy at some places. Each speaker si different and to find the correct angles takes time and then making them out of fiberglass and all. I paid $400 for my kick in the P5 and that was only with a 4"/tweeter out of a 3 way set. The 6.5 Woofer was in the door. In a properly sealed enclosure in the kick panels, you can drive the speakers even harder. I was pushing about 250W per channel with those, so not only did it sound better, it was that much louder too.
 
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