From this pic I took compared to what I saw at the link you posted, it looks like you might be able to use the football shaped piece to mount to the FJ's factory bracket. However, you could make your own football shaped piece from fiber board (hardboard) or plastic.The kit that they sell, will it fit in the Dash location, if I want to upgrade the tweeters?
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I was thinking about doing this exact thing... it looks like the tweeters in the dash now are 2.5" - how much work do you have to do to get 3.5" coaxials to fit?I recommend putting a 3.5" coaxial in the dash (and an exact matching pair in the rear pillars) to get good solid imaging and not have the soundstage on the floor, but I think we have discussed that before.
Yeah, I saw the Bazooka kit, and I didn't like it at all. The Rockford Fosgate 3-1/2" speakers are only $40 per pair, they are well built, and I got them to fit both in the dash and in the rear pillars with no problems. They also sound good, but you will need some bass, because there is no bass from four 3-1/2's. The 6x9's I used and the crossovers I used work fine, but a pair of 8 inch subwoofers on either side of the cargo area would be a great choice for anyone willing to give up the space, which I am not, so I engineered a solution with no subs.I was thinking about doing this exact thing... it looks like the tweeters in the dash now are 2.5" - how much work do you have to do to get 3.5" coaxials to fit?
I noticed that Bazooka sells a 3.5" coaxial for the rear pillars - I didn't even know Bazooka sold anything other than subs. Are these coaxials any good? Would other 3.5" coaxials fit in the rear without too much effort?
EDIT: Nevermind.... I just saw your thread about mounting the 3.5s in the dash... I'm still thinking about going this route...
I disagree, having used the 2 way setup you describe in many previous installations. The midrange and the soundstage will be on the floor, the large separation between the mids and the tweeters is another problem, attenuating the tweeters appropriately since they are in your face is another issue, leg blockage is yet another problem, and 6.5's are not a good replacement for the 6x9's in the doors. The grille and cutout are for a 6x9 so use them in combination with a 3.5 coaxial in the dash, or cram 8" drivers into the doors if you don't like 6x9's.Most 3.5" spekares that come with a tweeter use a cheaper tweeter component. You would be better off getting a pair of matched component set meaning 6.5" driver and a tweeter. Mount the tweeter in the dash location. If that is you are after better sound.
I really wanted to get the a-pillars instead of putting the speakers in the dash, but the requirement to send the mid and tweets in to have the pillars custom fitted and painted was a turn off. I decided to try it this way first. I can always do the pillars later if this setup doesn't work well. :bigthumb:FJ FLORIDA you have to admit the A pillars look sweet though Pricey but sweeeeeet.
No disrespect, just disagreement. I hear what you are saying, and I am not saying there is only one way to get accurate sound in an FJ. I also am not saying that there aren't some really fantastic tweeters and fantastic 6.5" separates on the market.FJ Florida
If you are telling me the tweeters you have in your 3.5" set is as good as a tweeter in a component set like the Hi energy Hertz or posibly JL audio component set... Well I have nothing to say to you.. other then that is your opinion and you are missing a whole nother sound spectrum...
Having a pair of components not only will give you better drivers but they are also matched with the crossovers.. Believe it or not a lot of components are designed to be bi-directional and off-axis so your sound stage will be present. There are also adjustments in the crossovers to get you the best sound possible.
If you tell me about component sets with 3.5" or 4" and seperate tweeters I will go with it... Like Hertz or Voce or JL seperate 3 way systems.
But a "$39.95" 3.5" 2 way coaxial speaker with a built in tweeter will not have the same components as the higher end models sorry.
If you like the way your set up sounds, that is great... But please that is not the only way to do it... Don't let others miss out on hi end audio...
You have done some great write ups on "How to" installs and it is greatly appreciated... However it is with great respect that you need to understand that is not the only way to go about it.
Like the goat on one of the AFLAC ads I say ... Nah! :lol:FJ FLORIDA you have to admit the A pillars look sweet though Pricey but sweeeeeet.