159 Cruiser and
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Brera speaker upgrade
Yeh, get some components, 6.5" you'll need some spacers for them ( think it's the same as the 147).
However you really will want an amp to get decent sound out, or be very careful with speaker choice due to the OEM units lack of power.
The old Sony sound on top amps come up relatively regularly ( xm-423sl) on eBay for around £35, very compact and they got fed on speaker output and could give around 25wrms (55w peak) ( think the OEMs struggle with around 20w peak , so will struggle to push aftermarket speakers.
Or an aftermarket unit, some of the double din units look pretty OEM, and generally get around 45-50w
It's a Pretty easy job, I purchased aftermarket custom fit speaker adaptors, ones designed for the 147 and Fiat Croma (05) should fit also! I purchased some dynamat type stuff and stuck it around the adaptor to beef it up a little. The stuff I got was pretty rubbery, so I used to to form a gasket between the speaker- adaptor and adaptor-door, hopefully will seal a little better that way.
For the wiring, I used a [URL="http://www.connects2.co.uk/ProductInformation.aspx?id=16995&p=CT55-AR02"]Connects2 CT55-AR02 wiring plug adaptor (£4.99 OFF E-BAY). Meant I didn't have to splice the plug (great for if I turn it back to normal, and avoids worries about Pos/Neg).
Only issue was the plug is designed to fit on the outside of the OEM speakers, and clearly aftermarket clip on the back of the speaker, so second advantage in using the Dynamat as a gasket as it gave space to pass the wire through.
I noticed a nice improvement in the bass, still need to sort the tweeters though. This was with an aftermarket stereo mind
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159 1.9JTDM Ti and Giulietta 2.0 Veloce
ex: Punto 55s, Golf Mk5 1.4FSi, A3 (8P) Sportback 2.0TDi SE, A4 (B8) 2.0TDI S-Line, 306 HDI Meridian
Last edited by giblets46; 21-03-15 at 20:50.