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Wiring 3 way components - How to get wire from door to dash?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by DarknessReigns, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    DarknessReigns

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    Has anyone actually gone ahead and ran a wire from their doors to the dash?
    I've got a 3 way component set with crossover and need to run a line from the doors to the dash. Just wondering how involved this is? Also where would be the best spot to mount the crossover?
    Thanks,
     
  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:45 PM
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    Twinky

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    This is a decent vid that walks through running new speaker wires.

    2:00 mark back passenger door.
    7:20 mark front passenger door.

    https://youtu.be/0RjiqacMOdo

    Technically you can get away with using the stock wiring though i ts worth it to run an appropriate gauge wire in my opinion. If anything, at least you won't be wondering all the time if you're not getting all the power your speakers want to them. You know, piece of mind. And its not that much trouble to do.
    If I find a better vid I'll post it also.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2020 at 5:08 PM
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    This is excellent! Thanks a lot!
     
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  4. Feb 29, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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    I'm not sure if he mentioned this, but some silicone spray makes it a lot easier to slide the wires through the rubber boots.
     
  5. Feb 29, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    My crossovers are in the cab of the truck. But I ran my woofer and tweeter wires easily by pulling the boots off and I was able to fish a rubber coated hanger wire through the rubber portion. I sprayed the inside with some wd and pulled them through like a hot knife through butter.
     
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  6. Mar 2, 2020 at 6:30 AM
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    Thanks for the tips.
    Where did you mount your crossovers and are they accessible if you want to adjust the attenuation for the tweeters etc?

     
  7. Mar 2, 2020 at 9:07 AM
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    they are inside the driver and passenger side kick panels.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2020 at 11:26 PM
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    I have Focal PS165FX 2 way components.
    Not sure what trim level or HU you have, but my SR5 didn't have tweeters in the door so I bought JBL door sails from @Roman to install my tweeters in.

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    I ran 14 ga speaker wire from my amp, under the pass seat, to each front door.
    I used a good sturdy thick zip-tie to feed the wires thru the boot.
    I didn't do the back doors because it wasn't worth the trouble and used the stock wiring for the rears.

    I installed my crossovers inside the doors.
    I used Command picture hanging velcro to keep them in place.
    There are only a couple settings on my crossovers depending on the speaker placement.
    Set it and forget it.

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    3-way wouldn't be too challenging.
    If you put crossovers in the door, just run an additional speaker wire thru the door boot and run it to each side of the dash.
    The entire dash pretty much pulls apart.

    I used 36" HVAC zip-ties to run wiring thru the dash and under the carpet for other wiring.
    I've found several other uses for them as well auto and home.

    You can find them at Lowes, Home Depot, ot Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/Malco-TY34-Quantity-36-Inch-Installations/dp/B003NFO5S2

    [​IMG]
     
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    Very helpful reply! Thank you so much :thumbsup:
     
  10. Mar 5, 2020 at 2:53 PM
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    How are you liking the focals I'm torn between these and the jl c5's
     
  11. Mar 5, 2020 at 9:27 PM
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    Very happy with them.
    I went to Cartoys to listen to speakers at that time, knew I'd end up buying whatever from Crutchfield.
    Going through what they had on the display and the turned the PS165FX on.
    I thought WTF these are nice, but I had no intention of paying $600 for front door speakers when I walked in there.
    I looked up Crutchfield on the spot, Cartoys beat their price (tax included) and I bought them for $500 out the door.
    I also bought my Alpine PDX V9 from Cartoys because they beat Crutchfield's price at the time.
    This was all 3 or 4 years ago.

    My son-in-law commented on them when he helped me tune the system.
    He said they sounded great.

    Crutchfield has them on sale right now, $195 off for only $454.99.

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_091PS165FX/Focal-Performance-PS-165FX.html

    If you have a local shop that has them on display, give them a listen..
     
  12. Mar 5, 2020 at 10:23 PM
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    I have focal integration series in mine they sound amazing and with the 690 6x9 components that fit the front (of mine anyway) you almost don’t need a sub, very good bass response from those.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    Sound quality wise its probably going to come down to personal opinion.

    Just going by what I've read, not heard, from others focal seems to generally be a favorite of the audio community and also have some world class products.

    If it were me, I'd go with whichever was the better deal though. Both are really good speakers and I can't imagine having buyers remorse with either one.
     

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