Re: Bobbins Spider ICE
Just hijacked this advice from Luke`s ICE guide on the gtv v6 forum.
Replacing standard size speakers
The GTV has essentially six speakers. Two 0.75” tweeters and two 5”x7” oval speakers in the front doors and two 6.5” round rear speakers. All of these can be directly replaced, although you will need to remove the door panels to change the tweeters in the doors.
Removal and refitting of the main speakers is quite simple. Regardless if you are working on the rear or front speakers, the process is essentially the same. You need to remove the grille first. Do this by inserting a large flat-head screwdriver between the grille and the interior panel at the side, then push the grille out, move around the grille doing the same at the bottom and the other side, the grille should just pop out at this stage, without having to use a screwdriver for the top grille-clip.
Once the grilles are off you’ll see four screws (front speakers) or four nuts (rear speakers). Undo these, disconnect the cables (taking note of which colour is connected to the positive and negative terminals) and directly replace them with your new speakers using the same screws/nuts. Once the new speakers are in place, refit the grilles and you’re done.
Fitting high-quality 6.5 component speakers all-round
Of course, just replacing the standard fit speakers isn’t going to cut it for everyone. For starters, the 5x7 ovals in the doors are far from ideal, even the very best 5x7 oval speakers aren’t going to be as good as quality round mid range/tweeter component units. Couple that with the fact that the standard speaker mounts do not 'seal' the speaker into the door and you realise that the standard setup just isn't good enough. So what can you do about it?
First of all get some decent speakers for the rear. Rear speakers are nowhere near as important as front speakers, so you can just fit standard 6.5" speakers. However, if you're really serious you can go the whole hog and fit a set of component speakers. This will be a package that will contain two tweeters, two crossovers and two 6.5” mid-range speakers. Fitting is pretty straightforward, fit the 6.5” mids into the standard speaker slots and then mount the tweeters onto the interior panel next to the rear seatbacks on either side of the car (see photo).
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