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Hi all,

I'm looking to put some JL speakers in my koup and have them hooked up to only the factory head unit, no amp.

I'm thinking maybe the C2 speakers.

Has anyone done this with these seakers and how did it turn out??

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Also, wondering about the difficulty of installing the rear speakers by yourself
 

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I dunnot with the koup but when I bought some great aftermaket speakers ont my mazda 3 its sounded not enought because of the difference ''watts'' bettween the stock speakers and the aftermarket, I think its gonna sound better with an amp but if Im wrong Id also like to know if its work with out koup, mabye our kia radio is better than mazda :)
 

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To change the speakers in the rear, you will need to remove just about every piece of interior trim in the rear. I did this to tint my headliner. It is easy enough to do, just takes time.
 

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speaker install is a fucking bitch. the front ones have a 6 1/2 but the bracket built into the speaker is 8 inches, there is a thread i did on this taking, your shit out aint hard as was stated, but i did have to cut come metal to get my back ones to fit. if your get frustrated easily i would not recommend doing this yourself
 

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speaker install is a fucking bitch. the front ones have a 6 1/2 but the bracket built into the speaker is 8 inches there is a thread i did on this taking your shit out aint hard as was stated but i had to cut come metal to get my back ones to fit if your get frustrated easily i would not recommend doing your self
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speaker install is a fucking bitch. the front ones have a 6 1/2 but the bracket built into the speaker is 8 inches, there is a thread i did on this taking, your shit out aint hard as was stated, but i did have to cut come metal to get my back ones to fit. if your get frustrated easily i would not recommend doing this yourself
What kind of speakers did you install and how did it turn out??
 

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I found the fronts were a pain to change as I didn't read up on everything I would need. The speakers come with a bracket that makes them sit about 1 1/2 off the door. Also they were riveted on. I started from the passenger side, drilled out the rivets and cut the stock speaker out of its mount so I could use it. But, did not drill out the drivers side as I knew what I was getting into and used come cutters and removed the speaker that way. Now my back speakers haven't arrived yet *hoping this week* but I did have the panels off and they were just screwed on, no bracket. As to removing the panels... fronts have 4 screws, one in the latch, one in the handle you use to close the door, one on the edge where the door latches to the frame, and one under the handle cover, its about 4 inches apart from the first one (toward the engine). Now for the back panels I removed the bottom of the seat, held on by 2 bolts between the seat and the seat back. Then there were just 2 clips holding it. I layed the seat backs flat down and was able to get at all the clips that were holding it on. 2 accessibe from the inside and the rest under the panel. You will need to remove the weather stripping from the one side and loosen the bottom plate. Hopefully that helps. I only took pics of the front speaker assy. And the wiring that went behind the headunit. In the summer I will be deadenning the whole interior and will take more pics then.
 
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