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Unread 01-12-2015, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default OEM speaker replacement on the wrx

I have a 2002 WRX and I have one front speaker (left) that's out. It's a little tough finding an stock replacement, does anyone have any suggestions for what would be a suitable replacement assuming the rest of the speakers are standard (I do have an aftermarket sub though).

I'd consider just upgrading all 4 speakers + tweeters as well. Let me know what you guys think.
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Just replace em all. They're old and crappy anyway.
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Just go with the same watt and ohm in a new speaker or lower ohm same wattage even.
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Just replace em all. They're old and crappy anyway.
That's what I ended up doing... the car has an aftermarket sub, but stock speakers. I wonder what that says about the previous owner...

I just upgraded the headunit too (KDC-BT558U) so I have bluetooth and assorted tech goodies.

New front speakers & tweeters w/ crossovers, new rear speakers.

Bangs pretty hard now.
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Just go with the same watt and ohm in a new speaker or lower ohm same wattage even.
No you dont want to go lower resistance. Most amps in car stereos factory or aftermarket are only rated for 4ohm minimum, so if you go lower, you will likely overheat the amp and cause issues.
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No you dont want to go lower resistance. Most amps in car stereos factory or aftermarket are only rated for 4ohm minimum, so if you go lower, you will likely overheat the amp and cause issues.
Got that mixed up, higher ohm. Higher ohm means less power to push the speaker right? Been a while since I messed with that stuff.
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It means the higher resistance will have a lower current draw on the amplifier, meaning less power draw. So yeah... Amps do not "push" power, they only supply what is demanded of them, up to their limit, then think get funky and it usually doesnt end well..
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