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    i had a pair of MTX Thunder8000 T8.6 components given to me. it seems that one of the tweeters is shot. so i'm looking for some ideas for cheap replacement tweeters. i don't have a sub or any amps. i have an older HU and i'm just replacing the speakers with something better than stock, so i'm not looking for anything highend. any suggestions?
    Green on Black '93 SHO 3.0 MTX *SOLD*
    T Red '98 Contour SE (Zetec)
    Off White '01 Saturn LW300

  • #2
    Where are they mounted? And are they flush mounted (hole drilled for them) or just surface mounted. The reason I ask is I had my tweeters mounted in the sail panels (where the side view mirrors are) and had to do some modifications for depth issues. Don't want to get tweeters that are too deep.
    2000 SVT Black/Tan #1163/2150 SOLD
    2007 Grand Prix GXP 5.3l V8 342hp/358tq
    2009 Saturn Vue Redline V6 AWD
    2014 GMC Acadia Denali AWD

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    • #3
      i don't have them installed yet. i'm going to surface mount them on the the defrost vent on the door. i just have to find some cheap but decent sounding tweeters.
      Green on Black '93 SHO 3.0 MTX *SOLD*
      T Red '98 Contour SE (Zetec)
      Off White '01 Saturn LW300

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      • #4
        thats the same place I mounted mine, I enlarged the screw hole to 1" and drilled a hole in the cup from the tweeter to hold the vent on. that way it was flush mounted and looked nice.

        The tweeter is just a common 1" silk dome,
        http://www.sonicelectronix.com/viewc...d=32&f_147=568
        Polk Audio db1001 are nice. Honestly if they are not amped seperately, you're not going to be able to tell much of a difference between any of them. So you may just want to go with a cheap one. Something like a power acoustick NB.2 and just scratch off or paint over the embarrasing brand name.
        2000 SVT Black/Tan #1163/2150 SOLD
        2007 Grand Prix GXP 5.3l V8 342hp/358tq
        2009 Saturn Vue Redline V6 AWD
        2014 GMC Acadia Denali AWD

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        • #5
          do you by chance have a picture of your tweeters, so i can get an idea of how they look? i may just flush mount them.
          Green on Black '93 SHO 3.0 MTX *SOLD*
          T Red '98 Contour SE (Zetec)
          Off White '01 Saturn LW300

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          • #6
            I got rid of the car nearly 2 years ago. But I did find a couple old photos on my photobucket account.


            heres the rears, I had components in all 4 doors.
            2000 SVT Black/Tan #1163/2150 SOLD
            2007 Grand Prix GXP 5.3l V8 342hp/358tq
            2009 Saturn Vue Redline V6 AWD
            2014 GMC Acadia Denali AWD

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            • #7
              thank you. after i see this done i will be flush mounting them, i thought that i would be okay with a surface mount and since its just a beater, but it just looks so much better for not to much work.
              Green on Black '93 SHO 3.0 MTX *SOLD*
              T Red '98 Contour SE (Zetec)
              Off White '01 Saturn LW300

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              • #8
                installed the components yesterday. waiting for the new tweeters. they sound great considering that i only have one tweeter. in the meantime i have that one working tweeter surface mounted and it looks like crap. i will definitely be flush mounting the tweeters. one question is where is the best place to mount the crossovers? i've been thinking i might moving them if i could find a better spot.
                Green on Black '93 SHO 3.0 MTX *SOLD*
                T Red '98 Contour SE (Zetec)
                Off White '01 Saturn LW300

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                • #9
                  What brand are those tweeters in the pics? My alpines wont fit, to deep. So now i have a sail panel with a hole in it lol
                  1976 Honda CB550- future cafe racer
                  1998 Contour SVT #393- WRSW intake, platinum burners, d/s rotors, tzt toe arms, poly bushings, solid link engine stabilizer, E1's
                  1995 Probe GT- klze, intake, short throw. *SOLD*

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by doomsayer559 View Post
                    What brand are those tweeters in the pics? My alpines wont fit, to deep. So now i have a sail panel with a hole in it lol

                    Phoenix Gold XS 6.5" components, but they were phoenix golds of 10+ years ago when they were a different company that built good stuff. I think they've gone down the tubes in quality since then. Put the sail panel up with the hole in it and measure from the screw hole on the door to the surface of the sail panel. That will give you your mounting depth. Then search crutchfield to find what tweeters will fit. the PG's worked perfect, the mounting cup for the tweeter was screwed into the mouting hold and held everything up perfectly, then just wire it and pop in the tweeter and you're done.
                    2000 SVT Black/Tan #1163/2150 SOLD
                    2007 Grand Prix GXP 5.3l V8 342hp/358tq
                    2009 Saturn Vue Redline V6 AWD
                    2014 GMC Acadia Denali AWD

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CarpePoon View Post
                      Phoenix Gold XS 6.5" components, but they were phoenix golds of 10+ years ago when they were a different company that built good stuff. I think they've gone down the tubes in quality since then. Put the sail panel up with the hole in it and measure from the screw hole on the door to the surface of the sail panel. That will give you your mounting depth. Then search crutchfield to find what tweeters will fit. the PG's worked perfect, the mounting cup for the tweeter was screwed into the mouting hold and held everything up perfectly, then just wire it and pop in the tweeter and you're done.
                      Thanks for the reply. I cut 2" for the alpine cups. Too large. The defroster vent takes up about 1/3 the space with little to no depth available to mount. Im thinking gonna have to get tweeters without angle swivel mounting and a smaller cup size... I got some grey panels to mock up some sort of decent temporary setup. Also found two contours in tge yard today with mnb interior! Score. So i got a replacement sail. 2 grey sails and 2 other panels plus all the small caps for $10.
                      1976 Honda CB550- future cafe racer
                      1998 Contour SVT #393- WRSW intake, platinum burners, d/s rotors, tzt toe arms, poly bushings, solid link engine stabilizer, E1's
                      1995 Probe GT- klze, intake, short throw. *SOLD*

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