Monster MotorsportAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    31

    Direct front speaker replacement in A3 8P

    What size are the stock speakers up front? in an 8P a3?

    is it just a case of dropping the door cards of and removing them - I know they are component speakers and apparently have crap baffles but i just want to put something in there (probably a coaxial) that can take a little more power from an uprated HU

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813
    They're 6.5" components and should be replaced with 2 way components (ideally not coxials). The tweeters are a pain to replace as they're in the roof/door pillar, but if you leave the stock tweeters I'd still replace the woofers with woofers from some components rather than a full range unit. The baffles in the 8P are excellent as the speakers are mounted to the inner skin rather than the door card. All you need are some spacer rings either by destroying the stock speaker and mounting to the plastic shell from that or making your own MDF ones (like these) which will provide a more solid baffle.
    "How to tear apart the ties that bind, perhaps fcuk off might be too kind"
    Alex Turner

  4. #3
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    31
    Its a company car so cant fiddle with the baffles

    The coaxials I have in minde are really components with the tweeter mounted co axially - fitting a component set is too much of a pain so just removing the stock driver and replacing it with a decent set of coaxials will do me fine.

    Cheers fro the reply dude - is it just a few bolts along the bottom of the door then unclip the door card?

  5. #4
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    31
    Sorry to bump and old thread - is it possible just to remove the stock speakers and replace with something else without having to butcher the baffles? i want to remove the stock mid driver and replace. but i want to be able to return it to standard when the lease runs out

  6. #5
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813
    Yes, just make your own from MDF as shown above.
    "How to tear apart the ties that bind, perhaps fcuk off might be too kind"
    Alex Turner

  7. #6
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    31
    would i need mdf baffles if i used some shallow mount speakers?

    also how does the factory wiring go? where is the crossover module? Is the wiring to the stock speakers just on spade terminals or are they an audi specific connector

  8. #7
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813
    You still need baffles regardless of speaker depth
    There is no crossover just an inline capacitor to filter the highs to the tweeter.
    They are Audi specific connectors (of course).
    "How to tear apart the ties that bind, perhaps fcuk off might be too kind"
    Alex Turner

  9. #8
    Indie_DSG's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    99
    Has anyone got any great instructions on how to take the door cards off?

    I dont want to break any clips or fixing points!
    Indie DSG

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    A3 TDi DSG 170 Bhp S-Line - GOING SOON.....!!!
    A4 TDi DSG 140 Bhp S-Line Wagon - ARRIVING SOON....!!
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    S3 DSG Pedal For Sale...
    S3 Rear Valance & Diffuser For Sale...
    Cupra Front Splitter BNIB For Sale...
    PM me for details......

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO