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Yea but no but yes.... The Spider has dual coil speaker (not a sub) in the middle / back between the seats and it's crap... The GTV rear speakers produce much more bass than the Spider rear speaker. Kicked mine out in the original Spider & put a sub in the luggage box behind the seats but a drop in unit will be neater.
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Thanks Vans. Makes sense. Think I'm going to get an under seat flat sub. Either locate under the driver or passenger seat or on the rear parcel shelf in the boot. Anyone done similar?
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My Alpine under seat wouldn't fit under the seat so I dug out a 17 year old tube Kenwood & got it in the boot of the GTV, surprisingly good. Takes up some space but had enough left for our recent trip to Italy. When I get some dosh in I want to change it for a compact shelf jobbie.
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Cheers Vans. Thinking of doing this in time for a long run down south and need some tunes.

Will need to run cable from sub to battery but will need to find a suitable way from boot to under the seat. Maybe easier to get a compact sub for the boot shelf.
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916 spider sub

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I've only just removed the rear speaker from my 2003 spider as the sound was crap. I've been told that the original one takes inputs from the rear right and left speaker cable and is not a sub. I'v put an 8" one in mine with a little modification. There is a gold coloured bridge plate that has to be removed from inside the rear panel (where the hydraulic pump is). you can then fit an 8" one in there mounted on some 20mm MDF. The only drawback is that the compartment is a little flimsy and vibrates with a lot of bass. I've fitted sound deadening and its much better. You will need an amp. If you can get a small enough one it will go in the compartment, mine is behind my seat.
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Thanks Vans. Makes sense. Think I'm going to get an under seat flat sub. Either locate under the driver or passenger seat or on the rear parcel shelf in the boot. Anyone done similar?
This is my solution :

http://www.squadra916.com/forums/top...e-phase-1-gtv/

( you'll need to register if you're not already a member of Squadra916 )

but it won't work in a phase 2 or 3 ( and looking at your avatar pic, you have a P2 ).

However, if you look at post 7 you'll see a much simpler solution which will work in a P2 & P3.
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i can confirm that this speaker from amazon is so much better than the standard!
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i can confirm that this speaker from amazon is so much better than the standard!
More info please, did you buy & fit, with amp,or without ? Don't tease us please
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I can't get it to be delivered to the uk, being on Amazon.com. How'd you get to sent to the uk with free shipping? I've tried Amazon.co.uk and its loads more.
Am I doing something wrong?
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Ive ordered the RT Kicker linked to earlier in the thread.

72 delivered from ebay.

Will post up some thoughts when it arrives
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I fitted without amp and it sounds so much better
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Awesome James1950 !

mine has yet to arrive from Amazon.com, I guess will be this week.... I was pretty confident it would work without needing an external amp, its quite an efficient speaker so a modern 50 Watts per channel peak head unit should be fine supplying it with 100 Watts both channels driven to decent volume.
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Ive installed the RT Kicker in mine.

Delivered in 3 days from a seller in Italy via eBay (came with UPS). 70eur (50 odd GBP) delivered.

The sound produced still wont impress an audiophile, but its a huge improvement over what was there before.

The nice thing is, this Kicker unit is a direct install, its even compatible with the original mounting holes.... so the whole install process took 20mins, and most of that was having to remove the bloody wind break.

So, the Kicker RT is a good 'un.

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Ive installed the RT Kicker in mine.

Delivered in 3 days from a seller in Italy via eBay (came with UPS). 70eur (50 odd GBP) delivered.

The sound produced still wont impress an audiophile, but its a huge improvement over what was there before.

The nice thing is, this Kicker unit is a direct install, its even compatible with the original mounting holes.... so the whole install process took 20mins, and most of that was having to remove the bloody wind break.

So, the Kicker RT is a good 'un.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...o/DSC_0077.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...DSC_0074_1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...o/DSC_0075.jpg

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Ill be adding this to my shopping list me thinks! I like easy jobs!
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Ok folks, my Pyle sub from amazon.com arrived next morning after my last post... Anyway fitted this evening, straight forward job.

remove grill.
remove existing woofer - jeez what a pile o' crap..
trim off two little rubber points on existing alfa plastic speaker frame.
drop in new Pyle, holes line up, screw in
job done.
Turn on Alpine head unit, and enjoy vast improvement of a speaker that does not rattle.
17 pounds delivered by amazon.com from usa - recommended!
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Any chance of some pictures. I think I am going to do this too.
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Ok folks, my Pyle sub from amazon.com arrived next morning after my last post... Anyway fitted this evening, straight forward job.

remove grill.
remove existing woofer - jeez what a pile o' crap..
trim off two little rubber points on existing alfa plastic speaker frame.
drop in new Pyle, holes line up, screw in
job done.
Turn on Alpine head unit, and enjoy vast improvement of a speaker that does not rattle.
17 pounds delivered by amazon.com from usa - recommended!
Good news! How does the cubby hole handle the bass, any rattles? And does the Alpine drive it ok or do you need to bias to the rear a lot?
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Order placed. At 16.40 including delivery get yours soon as there will be a run on them now
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Original link wasn't working for me,hope this is right
Amazon.com : Pyle PLPW6D 6-Inch 600 Watt Dual 4 Ohm Subwoofer : Vehicle Subwoofer Systems : Car Electronics

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No,doesn't work - odd
Managed to find it eventually,but takes a little work
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0071H...ref=mp_s_a_1_1 try this one

EDIT nope, won't work for me either. How odd !
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Unless I am missing something, isnt the Kicker item a far better solution, seeing as it is Dual Coil (and therefore perfect for the Spider dual input) and the Pyle is only single coil......

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Hi folks,

To answer your questions, firstly, you should find it on my original amazon link on page 1 of this thread.
The Pyle 6 inch is a dual voice coil speaker. The amazon link verifies and shows this is so.
no rattles as the Pyle screws in nice and tight to the original mountings.
the Alpine head unit handles it very well as its rated at 50 watts peak per channel. So thats 100 watts peak into the Pyle which has 89db efficiency so does not need a huge amount to get it going.
Sorry folks I didnt take photos as I fitted it last night after work and was in a rush to get it completed before it got dark. Rest assured it fits and looks good and sounds good. Actually sound is now better than in my mk6 2012 Golf which is my daily driver.
as I say the only bit that was fiddly was putting on new spade connectors to make a little extension cable as didnt want to butcher the existing Alfa speaker connector. Pulling off with a pair of pliers two little pointy bits on the Alfa plastic cage the unit sits in as the Pyle has four mounting holes not six holes like the crappy oem Alfa woofer.
for 17 pounds delivered honestly its a pretty big improvement over the standard!

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That sounds great should work nicely with my 45 watt Kenwood.
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