What are the largest speakers that will fit in the doors still using the stock covers? It is time to replace these speakers and I want to do it right. What is the best way to remove the bose speaker box?
It is has been a while since I have worked on a C4 but if memory serves me correctly it is a little bit of a pain to get the factory Bose enclosure out. Just take your time and it won't be too bad. Once it is out you can make a baffle that will hold a 6.5 and tweet . You can use a 5.25 and tweet also or coax speakers. Once the factory is out there is plenty of room as I can remember.
Those sites should help with removal of the old enclosure. I would reccommend running a separate mid and tweet. I ran 6.5" coaxials in mine with a custom baffle and I couldn't get them aimed just right, so the sound was really low. I am moving those to the back and custom making new grilles (my old back ones have had abuse from golf clubs in the past. I bought the car off a golfer who hauled 2 sets of clubs with it.) I am now going to try 5.25" separates angled correctly on a new baffle, with 6.5" coaxials in the back and a 12" sub flush mounted into the storage compartment on the passenger side.
I was going to do something with the dash, but there isn't a lot of room in there to do much anything. A standard 4x6 speaker wont fit quite right. I was thinking of adding a pair of tweeters up there to raise the image a bit, but there is a risk of messing up the staging. I may try it to see how it sounds. When I took the grilles out I re-dyed them black. When I got the car they were a yellowish blue color. Not pretty. 4x6 plate speakers I figure would work up there because of the woofer offset to the side of the plate from the tweeter. I may still go with a plate speaker up there. Corvettes are not usually a quiet car inside, so as much sound as high up as posssible is a good thing.
I was thinking of 4x6 in the dash at one time. Depending on the deal I can cook next time I go to the stereo shop, I may still do it. I am going to run something in the back for sure. My first option is 5.25" seperates in the doors run off a 50x2 amp and 6.5" coaxials in the rear run off deck power. My next idea was 4x6 in the dash and 6x9's in the rear all run off deck power. A sub of some sort in the passenger compartment either way. Dash speakers always sound good in my opinion. The factory grilles reflect sound off the windshield just perfect.
What products does your system consist of so far raidmagic? Any specific brand of 6x9's or 10" subs your a fan of? What did you use to power everything? I have a couple Alpine amps, a beefy JL 12" sub, a pair of top end JL 6.5 coaxials and an upper end Alpine head unit, but I figure all that stuff likely weighs my car down quite a bit. I was thinking of moving it to my big cruising car and buying some different highs/mids, a 10" sub and keep the sub amp and the head unit. Just wondered what you've had good experience with. I usually use JL or Alpine, but I am open to suggestion. Which factory locations are you planning on using?
Raid........did you get my PM? If not I was offerning any help you might need. I have been in car audio business for 15 years and do full custom installs. I currently have a C5 that I am getting a little silly with the system and the motor. My friend owns Anti Venom over by you so I am over that way often. Let me know if you need any help.
Eat Rice I did not get your PM your help would be appreciated.
Here is the list of goodies I have:
Alpine CDA 7893 head unit
Rockford Fosgate dual 4 ome 2212 12" subs
Rockford Fosgate G1602a amp
JBL 150 amp
ON my short list is Alpine 6 x 9's to replace current Pioneer 6 x 9's
Some sort (brand undetermined) of new door speakers and dash speakers.
I have considered going to 10" subs for the room aspect the weight doesn't concern me.