View Full Version : Need your tweeter suggestions
10-30-2007, 07:18 PM
I have a 2002 GT, and the tweeter on the driver side went. What should I be using as a replacement, because the stealership wants 180 each HAHAHAHA Plan on doing it myself, what are you guys using in your celicas??? :wiggle:
10-30-2007, 07:51 PM
Where in PA?
I installed MB Quarts but you need an amp for them. You can go to walmart and they have tweeters...i think its like 20$ 2 of them. I used them in my other car :D
10-30-2007, 07:53 PM
You can get some rockford fosgate speakers, mine came with 2 tweeters that yo can mount either anywhere, or on the speaker.
10-30-2007, 08:01 PM
180 BUCKS!!! EACH!!!!! You can get a good set of component speakers for that. By that I mean a larger one that goes in the door(woofer) and a tweeter that goes up by the dash! JL Audio, Infinity, Pyle, Kicker, Rockford Fosgate.
Who said go to Walmart??! DO NOT buy audio stuff from Walmart, Kmart, Canadian Tire, CRAPstore etc etc. Go to your local Audio specialty store and they will hook you up with what you need. Do you have 4 or 6 speakers in your car? If you have 6 you'll want a component set(like I said above) and it won't need an amp becuase it has a stock one. If it has 4, they can still wire it directly using the factory wires. You may want to use some of the money you'll save by not getting them from the dealership and get a good deck to go with them, make sure it's somthing with a 45x4 or 55x4 rating.
10-30-2007, 08:06 PM
Oh sorry, my GT came with the upgraded Panasonic system with 6 speakers. I upgraded to an Eclipse 55x4 CD/MP3/WMA and threw in two 10" Eclipse 80series competition subs, and am running them with a 1000watt Dragster competition D-class amp, fed by a Redtop battery and 1 Farad power cap. I kept the speakers because they are a solid Panasonic component setup.
10-30-2007, 08:47 PM
The normal setup is six speakers, and the "premium" package is eight speakers, eh. All Celica's have stock tweets, its just that the premiums had a midbass driver attached to each door woofer.
But $180 for a single tweeter is absolutely nuts. You can get a decent 6.5" component set for that, and that will replace your woofer and tweeter (assuming you have the normal package, not the premium one). And while youre at it, if you still have your stock deck, upgrade to an aftermarket one, even just a decent Sony, as you will notice a sound improvement from that aswell.
Personally, I am (going to be) running JL XR-650 components up front, rears I havent decided on yet, and a Sony CDX-GT805 HU.
10-30-2007, 08:57 PM
Thanks for the input guys. All I really need is tweeters, I don't want to overhaul my system right now. All I want to do is replace the tweeters. Can anyone recommend a set that do not need an amp to run them. Thanks :)
10-30-2007, 09:57 PM
um... i would say.. any low end set wont need an amp. usually speakers can run from like 1-75 watts (some aftermarkets) so yuo owuld be fine as long as you have an aftermarket headunit.
10-31-2007, 03:25 AM
i find it hard to believe that even a dealership charges 180 bucks per tweeter.
10-31-2007, 06:30 AM
like i said man...walmart...i have them in my DD/Winter Driver and they sound perfectly fine. i got the impression from your first post you just wanted something cheap rather than spending $100's on a whole new component system so thats why i recommended them. of course if you were going for a big system i wouldnt tell you walmart. trust me though they are decent and should be fine but i would def. switch out both.
10-31-2007, 12:30 PM
thanks whoadizzle, I'll have to swing by and see what they have. I'm from Bethlehem, PA & have the same color celica as yours :wiggle:
10-31-2007, 02:54 PM
Or try an American-equivalent to Forrest City Surplus or Princess Auto... You can walk into a place like that and find all sorts of fun stuff, like tweeters, for example, for like $1.99. No-name or not, as long as youre not trying to amp them to be super loud, for daily listening, theyll be fine.
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