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DaveDSMer
12-12-2006, 08:38 PM
2 sets of Dual (the company) 6.5" 2 ways off ebay- 16 dollars each set shipped
1 mp3/cd player with car kit- 15 dollars shipped

Car = 1995 Saturn SL


Ok I have all the equipment. So far I have been able to get the rear speakers installed without a big deal. Still have the front ones to do this weekend and I need to buy a new Cassette adaptor for the mp3 player because the one i got with it it just kicks out and wont play it but the mp3/cd player thing does work. So I prolly pick one up at Walmart tomorrow.. then put the crap one back in the package and return it.. lol.. anyways... I got PICSSSSS!!. here are the pics..

Ok this is the start of the install.. with the old speakers being pulled out and the old grey plastic grills broken and thrown in the trash.. they wouldn't come out easy to I took a crowbar to them and they gaveway.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Relcor/Bronco11-5.jpg

Next are a few pics of the finished install with the new speakers.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Relcor/Bronco11-7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Relcor/Bronco11-6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Relcor/Bronco11-8.jpg


Next lets compare the 2 speakers side by side and take a closer look at the old speakers.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Relcor/Bronco11-9.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Relcor/Bronco11-12.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Relcor/Bronco11-10.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Relcor/Bronco11-11.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Relcor/Bronco11-13.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/Relcor/Bronco11-15.jpg

Overall, we are very happy with the responce the new speakers have. Notice that the old speakers were 10ohm speakers compared to the new 4ohm speakers. Much louder and much more mid bass responce. Problem is right now the rear speakers are much louder than the front but Ill be fixing that this weekend when I install the front ones. YES!! so i will be posting more pics once I start on that.

On a side note- the paper cone was seperated from the rubber surround when i took them out.. which is prolly why they sounded like @$$

bdawson72
12-12-2006, 08:39 PM
cant believe u used dual

phyphoestilic
12-12-2006, 08:39 PM
so is it running off the HU or was there a stock amp?

SlickCMRick
12-12-2006, 08:40 PM
is this a joke?

phyphoestilic
12-12-2006, 08:41 PM
2 sets of Dual (the company) 6.5" 2 ways off ebay- 16 dollars each set shipped

come on, it was just for a girl, he wasnt doing anything super exciting, give him a break.

j3bus2k3
12-12-2006, 08:43 PM
Wow....my girl asked for speakers and I bought her Rainbows and a kicker ZX amp...should have taken that money and spent $31 on Dual crap and run...

NoviceGuru
12-12-2006, 08:46 PM
atleast the duals look clean. besides you know he is s good guy. he eats at taco bell. yep yep

LinxuS
12-12-2006, 08:46 PM
Do you not like this girl very much? lol

DaveDSMer
12-12-2006, 08:46 PM
they are running off the stock HU. Say what you want but they sound much better than the stock speakers - she is very happy. I spent less than 50 bucks total and she loves it.. whats wrong with that.

NoviceGuru
12-12-2006, 08:47 PM
plus the washer and dryer are in the kitchen. or he just has a random table in there

DaveDSMer
12-12-2006, 08:48 PM
yeah they are Novice haha

phyphoestilic
12-12-2006, 08:50 PM
they are running off the stock HU. Say what you want but they sound much better than the stock speakers - she is very happy. I spent less than 50 bucks total and she loves it.. whats wrong with that.

yup, as long as she's happy. Than she'll make u happy :naughty:

22mountaineer
12-12-2006, 08:51 PM
Its alright, hell you made her happy. At least when you split up and she says "no your not getting them back" You know you didnt spend but 31 dollars. But the smile now is what counts right>?

DaveDSMer
12-12-2006, 08:52 PM
lol so true

sqhertz
12-12-2006, 08:55 PM
Do you not like this girl very much? lol

lmao

holly scratched to **** trunk lid batman.

enzowho
12-12-2006, 09:28 PM
My girl couldn't tell the difference between 25 dollar Wally-World speakers and a pair of high end Rainbows... As long as she's happy its 30 bucks well spent.

93 saturn sl2
12-12-2006, 09:32 PM
You could of taken the rear deck of in like 5 minutes....lol

But at least you did a clean install.

JohnnyChuttz
12-12-2006, 09:34 PM
Hey, he's an Aug Thug, leave the guy alone. j/k

I was stationed at Ft. Gordon in '98 and 2000-01. Good times, I got to play on the Master's course.

baseballer1100
12-12-2006, 09:35 PM
lmao

holly scratched to **** trunk lid batman.

indeed.

CanadianDream
12-12-2006, 09:45 PM
Dude...good for you to get your girl something..glad she likes it. The issue I have is not the money...but you have this big pic comparison of super crap1 vs kinda crap2.

If you had just said...hey bought my girl something, she's happy...I would be be like good for you.

DejaWiz
12-12-2006, 11:19 PM
Nice pics and clean install job. Dual...hey, if they do the job and she likes how they sound, more power to ya. ;) Then it's definitely money well spent and saved. Besides, almost anything would sound better than that crusty old stock crap.

Torgus
12-13-2006, 12:36 AM
good job. ignore all the haters.

rtillaree
12-13-2006, 12:38 AM
placing stuff on car panels (no matter the year or condition) FTL...disrespect to the car...

any ways, i guess thats working out for ya, good luck...

ngsm13
12-13-2006, 12:40 AM
****. I guess.

nG

AJē06
12-13-2006, 12:49 AM
My girl couldn't tell the difference between 25 dollar Wally-World speakers and a pair of high end Rainbows... As long as she's happy its 30 bucks well spent.

Exactly

RPM
12-13-2006, 02:18 AM
2 sets of Dual (the company) 6.5" 2 ways off ebay- 16 dollars each set shipped
1 mp3/cd player with car kit- 15 dollars shipped

forum reaction - priceless

bimma85
12-13-2006, 02:23 AM
My girl couldn't tell the difference between 25 dollar Wally-World speakers and a pair of high end Rainbows... As long as she's happy its 30 bucks well spent.

:imstupid:

xploit2
12-13-2006, 03:11 AM
HOLLY $H1T!!!........................Im speechless!

Ford302Redneck
12-13-2006, 03:17 AM
Worrd, I see what my girlfriend is getting for xmas... 16 bone Duals FTW

Frankensuby
12-14-2006, 07:23 PM
Haha, don't be so hard on him...

I went high end :rolleyes: with my girls' system... 4 Pioneer Blues 5.25", Power Acoustik PS4-200, Scosche Dual amp Install kit, Pioneer GM-7200, and My old Kicker CVR 10"

total cost = 200$. Her parents bought the speakers :D

His system beats mine in thriftiness :(

CBFryman2
12-14-2006, 07:26 PM
is this a joke?

Even dual is better than most stock speakers. :)

Prowler573
12-14-2006, 07:28 PM
Haha, don't be so hard on him...

I went high end with my girls' system... 4 Pioneer Blues 5.25", Power Acoustik PS4-200, Scosche Dual amp Install kit, Pioneer GM-7200, and My old Kicker CVR 10"

total cost = 200$. Her parents bought the speakers :D

His system beats mine in thriftiness :(

Please tell me the use of those two boldfaced words was sarcasm?
(it's hard to tell in this type of setting)

docutech
12-14-2006, 07:29 PM
also to add to this...
check the impedence on the factory speakers, they are 10 ohm. I am sure those Duals are 4 ohm. They may sound fine at low volume levels I betcha they start sounding like $hit at higher volume. I owned a Saturn SL2 and the factory speakers sounded pretty **** good.

But if you are on a budget...:rolleyes:

Frankensuby
12-14-2006, 07:29 PM
Please tell me the use of those two boldfaced words was sarcasm?
(it's hard to tell in this type of setting)

Yes, apparently internet sarcasm is hard to translate :rolleyes: . I need to make a JPG. with a sarcastic face on it or something...


Actually the rolleyes would work I guess. I'll edit for the reader's benefit :D

Edit: crap, this forum doesn't recognize size tags. GRRR

vpkb1998
12-14-2006, 07:59 PM
yeah, why get her a diamond when you can get her a rhine stone

Prowler573
12-14-2006, 08:08 PM
yeah, why get her a diamond when you can get her a rhine stone
Okay. We can all agree that he cheaped out on the purchase. We can all agree that Dual is not now and will probably never be included on any list containing an assortment of high-end car audio manufacturers.

Will a $16 aftermarket speaker sound better than a crappy, paper-coned (and detached from the surround to boot!) OEM driver? Inarguably.

He didn't buy this stuff for you - he bought it for his g/f.
According to his account of the whole situation she's tickled pink with the end results. SHE'S the only one that has to be impressed to any degree here so stop giving the guy flack for trying to do something nice for his lady and spend as little as possible while doing so.

/rant

Ignatowski
12-14-2006, 09:35 PM
is this a joke?

:laugh:

dkmesa
12-14-2006, 09:56 PM
LMAO Duals
Her car is scratched to hell

^BBQ^
12-15-2006, 11:33 AM
get her a dual trunk lid...

Flipx99
12-15-2006, 11:43 AM
I replaced my girls front GM componet set with some arc audio coaxials. She is fine with them.

Me on the other hand, would took both of them clay shooting.

The point is...the goal of any audio system is sounding good to the user. I can say that some of yalls systems sound like crap because the bass overpowers the mids and highs and some of yall would say mine sounds like crap because it doesn't flex my windshield.

Upgrading is upgrading IMO....but I dunno if you are gonna get any kind of bass out of that 6.5". I might have tried to spend a fex extra dollars on that tang band 6x9 sub.

SuperTrooper
12-16-2006, 11:33 PM
Better have a alarm on that Saturn. Them duals will get jacked in the trailer park.:greedy: