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I have specially modified sail panels (the triangle trim piece by the window) for a tweeter and mids in the doors. I forget what size I put in the door but 6.5 I think was too big for this project. I might have compromised with the 5.25 or gone a tad higher. Every time I do a speaker job in the door I cringe because the panels like to break at the push fastener tabs and rattle. I hate that part of the Taurus interior. I would use the crossover with the set if it comes with it. You can use another brand though. Finding a place to mount the crossovers is a PITA if the wiring isn't long enough. I put my first set in the door but that did not sit a well as I hoped. Lengthen the wiring if needed.Okay, so I really suck at car audio. I have 20 year old Boston Acoustics Rally 6x9s in the rear and stock JBLs in the doors. I bypassed the JBL amps and have a Pioneer HU (DEH-X4800BT). I wanted to do 2-ways in the dash and a midrange in the doors but I've never used or even specced out anything that would involve using a crossover.
Do I need to use a specific brand's crossover when using their speakers? Does a midrange in the door make sense or just use a two-way and lose the tweeter frequency?
I originally had a set in the door. I forget if it was one of my GenIIs or GenIII. I eventually entended wires and moved them inside to stay away from moisture and because they sat funny still putting a littel pressure on the door panel or they didn't sit securely and fell out when removing the panel. It's been a while since I installed that setup. I remember slightly larger diameter speakers with vaying levels of success. The problem is the speaker part of the GenII has a plastic molding inside the door that can press against the speaker surround. I think if you have good enough fill from the back you can get away with a quality 5.25 up front. There are other ways to tackle this but I only have x amount of time to dedicate to something that should be relatively easy. Also I always rewired most of the setup running new power and speaker wires (and rca or other wiring) just to simplify setup and trouble shooting.I hadn't thought of those panels for a tweeter. Since you only have the two wires going through the door frame I assume the crossover has to sit in the door?
Oh yeah, the no start condition. Had that before. In fact all three of my suggestions were issues I had at several points.my bad. I saw your last post that skipped to a reply by you and and attributed the whole thread to you. I open stuff that skips to the latest unread inside a thread. DoH!