Anyone here install tweeters in your door panels? Post pics.

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    Thinking of putting 6.5 components in my doors and having the tweets mounted above them in the doors as well. Have any of you guys done this? Have any advice? Pics would be great!
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    I put tweeters at the top of the "A" pillar.
    (I wasn't about to chop into the factory deluxe cloth door panels.)

    I'll try to remember to take a pic of the speakers this evening.

    Here's a diagram showing where they are directed:
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    You don't want them pointed straight at your head (or the passenger) because high frequencies are very directional and tend to be a bit harsh at higher volume.

    If you're interested in the whole system layout....

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    Thanks Terry.
    Where did you put your crossovers?
    Jess
     
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    I just installed the brand new standard door panels and I was very conflicted about cutting them for speakers. I need tunes though and I'm dead set on the 6.5s going in the doors. The door metal itself is already cut for speakers but, any suggestions on a good way to cut the vinyl and cardboard of the panels? I was thinking maybe a razor knife for the vinyl and foam and then, a jig saw or router for the cardboard. ???
     
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    Crossovers are under the console.
     
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    Great place for them!
     
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    I put adjustable tweeters in my Custom Deluxe door panels. Because I have power windows, I had a manual crank hole to fill. Guess what filled the hole perfectly? :D
     
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    This is where I mounted the tweeters. The wire runs down behind the pillar cover.
     
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    Here is a picture of the custom panels I made. You could always put a custom box over the door panel, similar to mine so you didn't have to cut a hole. You would however still have to put screw holes through it though. I was going to originally put the tweeters in the same box with the 6.5's but opted to put them on the pillar. A little fleece and fiberglass and you can make about any style pod you like. I wrapped mine in vinyl to match the interior.

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