In an ideal world, you would run new wiring to replace the factory wiring. It's a fair amount of work, but you only have to do it once. From the amplifier (or in-dash unit) you would run a left pair of wires and a right pair of wires to the left and right crossover modules for the speakers. These crossover modules will need to be mounted somewhere - you should be able to find room in the dashboard somewhere. From each crossover module, you will have a high (tweeter) output and a low (mid/bass) output. Its very easy to fish new wires to the dash locations inside the FJ. Getting the wires fished from the crossovers and into the doors will be more tricky, but ideally you would do it to replace the factory wiring. You could splice into the factory wiring that runs to the doors and use it from the crossover modules to the door locations, but in an ideal world, replace it if you can.Would like to get 6.5" components for the front. My only question is on the tweeter install. I want them on the dash. How do you route the wire to the woofer? Pics would be great or instructions.
Short answer: some people, not a big difference.Just out of curiosity can the human ear pick up the difference in sound quality with the stock max 2 feet of wire and an upgraded speaker and amp coming off the cross over or is it really worth the extra work to run new lower gauge wire to the door speaker?
The tweeter should be within 18" of whoofer so mounting in the dash would be a stretch. Anyways a good component system comes with a crossover and you would wire the speaker input to crossover and then run new wire to the woofer and tweeter.
The higher end component systems are 3 way setups. [email protected] 6.5, [email protected]+/- & 2 tweeters
best imaging can be achieved with a kick panel setup. the FJ has so many flat surfaces that kill imaging with reflections. interesting enough though, i dont get much cancellation from the many parallel surfaces.I thoroughly and whole-heartedly agree, but I would (ideally) like to see less than 12 inches. A door panel mount for the tweeters might be an option, but I would have to go do some measurements and line-of-sight estimations. Three way is ideal I think, to get the mids off the floor.
The hard, reflective interior of the FJ makes any installation tricky. I had success with the imaging though. Sometimes you would swear there is a speaker in the center of the dashboard. I think given the speaker locations and the hard reflective surfaces of the FJ, the weapon of choice is to get the midrange and treble off the floor. A little bit of rear fill from 3.5's in the rear pillars didn't hurt either. They image perfectly - too bad they are behind me.best imaging can be achieved with a kick panel setup. the FJ has so many flat surfaces that kill imaging with reflections. interesting enough though, i dont get much cancellation from the many parallel surfaces.
I like the tweeters in the A pillars. Nice job. I'd love to do that combined with a pair of dome midranges in the dash some day when I have the time and money. :rocker:I mounted the tweeters in the A-Pillar covers. The crossovers are mounted inside the front door panel.
Do you have these expired pics of your tweeter install in the a-pillar?I mounted the tweeters in the A-Pillar covers. The crossovers are mounted inside the front door panel.
I'm still using the FJ original/factory speaker wires. I disconnected the roof exciters, front dash and D-pillar speakers. My OEM Navi unit and the JBL amp are driving the front door and rear (seat) panel component (4-ohms) speakers.