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Old 03-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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DIY Aftermarket Tweeter Replacement in Dash

2011 Sedan SE (EX in US). Even though I wanted to keep it stealth, the results aren't bad.


Unmolested Grill:


Backside:


Tweeter doesn't fit:


Modified with an inch and five/eights hole saw:


Back after:


Perfect Fit:



Finished Product:
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks really clean! nice work!

What kind of tweeters are those?
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^^ They look like the SPX tweets from the high end alpines. I thought about buying a pair off ebay to do this. How do they sound?
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That looks pretty good. How hard is it to remove the cover piece?
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks, guys. Yes, they are from Alpine's top SPX line. I found the complete component set (SPX-177) at a local pawn shop, brand newin the box for $100. Definitely a few generations old, but that is a fraction of the original price. The real gold mine is the crossover - it has adjustments for time alignment, phase, etc. They are replacing a set of SPS-600c's. So far I have only mounted the tweeters, and hooked them up to the existing SPS x-over. Night and day difference. I would say that they are at least 50% smoother and less harsh. I can't wait to change out the woofers and tweak the new x-over.
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That cover is held in with pressure clips, so it just pops right off.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I will take some pictures of them back in the car tomorrow.
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nice alpine tweeters!
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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what did you do to the OEM tweeter connectors?
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nice upgrade...
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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gotta loove the highs
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I used a similar concept, just cleared the plastic ring off the back of the mount and used some two part cement to glue to tweeter to the grill. Had to break it apart to get pictures of it =/

They're the tweeters to a set of Alpine SPR-60C's


My apologies for the pictures not in the right order.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That's pretty sweet! Clean too!! Love it!
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Nice craftsmenship. I wonder if you will use that hole saw for anything else....ever? :-)
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:06 AM   #15 (permalink)
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That's awesome man. I was thinking of doing this and seeing how it came out I'm gunna do it
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
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looks very clean. cant wait to do mine.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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NICE,im looking at changing mine out soon
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:04 AM   #18 (permalink)
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This is gonna be helpful very soon. Thanks.
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