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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:28 pm 
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Hi,

I was just wondering what the easiest way would be to wire up a set of splits up front with a crossover.
I am going to have the amp under the front passenger seat, and possibly the crossovers under there too.

I was wondering on where easy locations to pick up on the door speaker wire, and also the tweeter wire would be?

I'm assuming that the speaker wire coming from the doors is fairly easy to get too, and if I cut that - the wires from behind the head unit should be OK for the tweeter???

Any help much appreciated.

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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:47 pm 
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This is how my lazy a** did it:

Speaker line from amp (under drivers seat) through centre console to behind headunit connected to original factory wire, from factory wire in door to the cross over, which I mounted in the big cavity behind where the glass sits when you wind the window down (I just made a bracket), wire from crossover to woofer, left excess so that it hangs and doesn't get pushed when wind the window down, and wire up to the sails where I mounted the tweeters.
Only thing I'd really change is replacing the factory speaker wire, but as I said, I'm lazy.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:58 pm 
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Cool, cheers twr.
What splits/amp have you got?
Also, do you have any problems with the amp under the seat?

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:48 am 
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you not re running your own cable?

i got my amp under the seat with new wire running up behind the dash to the crossover, then a new wire through the door.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:44 am 
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I have done mine the same as twr.
I have a amp under both front seats, the one under the drivers seat running the splits up front, (MB Quart), and rear shelf, (Alpine). The amp under the passenger seat runs 2 12" subs in the boot.

The wiring for the splits runs from the amp up under the centre console to behind the head unit and connects up with the factory wiring. I have mounted the MB Quart x-over onto each door behind the arm rest on the door trim, (it has a big cavity under there). The factory wiring runs to the x-over, then i run the wiring from the x-over to the woofer and the tweeter, (which is mounted on the door sails above the mirror controls.)
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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:25 pm 
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voxace wrote:
Cool, cheers twr.
What splits/amp have you got?
Also, do you have any problems with the amp under the seat?

Cheers,
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I've had about 5 different amps located under each of the seats over the last few years and never had an issue at all!
At the moment I'm running Clarion tweeters, Alpine (DDDrive or some s**t like that) mid bass drivers, Alpine cross over box, and Philips DAP3020 2-channel amplifier. Nothing overly special.

 

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