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After reading so much on this forum, i've decided to modify my new 17 LX terrible audio system.
I wanted to keep the stock radio and speakers, so i bought only a Kicker PT250 and a pair of Pioneer tweeters.
Here are the links:
Sub: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0WY3P86631
Tweeters: https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-TS-T110-8-Inch-Hard-Dome-Tweeter/dp/B00009QOU5
Speaker wire adapters were sliced to connect sub and tweeters so oem wires stay in tact.
Adapters: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GEIP2CC/
The installation can not be any simpler, it took me only couple hours to put everything together and the system sounds waaaaaaay better after finishing the installation ( I can't express enough, LOL). The best $250 upgrade ever!
Here are some pics:

I attached the sub to the upper trunk wall using the included straps.


Tap the input wires to the back speakers which also used to auto turn on/off the sub.


I used some bolts that fit the existing holes to hold the straps.


I saw some people drilled thru the firewall for their 12v wire, I used the existing holes instead. There are 3 rubber covers to the right of the fuse box, I took 1 rubber piece out and punched a hole then fed it to the other side (red wire is 12v, the black one above it is the hood release cable)


You can see the rubber covers in the background



Remove these clips and the 12v wire is right behind it.


I used a wire snake to pull the 12v thru here (remove the 2 clips)


12v wire is installed. I also ran the remote bass boost wire with this 12v along the door frame cover. Whole thing took a bout 15'


Bass control is under the steering wheel


Tweeters are tapped into the front speakers


While waiting for the EX-L mirror garnish to arrive, tweeters are attached with some velcro.
 

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After reading so much on this forum, i've decided to modify my new 17 LX terrible audio system.

I wanted to keep the stock radio and speakers, so i bought only a Kicker PT250 and a pair of Pioneer tweeters.

Here are the links:

Sub: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0WY3P86631

Tweeters: https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-TS-T110-8-Inch-Hard-Dome-Tweeter/dp/B00009QOU5

Speaker wire adapters were sliced to connect sub and tweeters so oem wires stay in tact.

Adapters: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GEIP2CC/

The installation can not be any simpler, it took me only couple hours to put everything together and the system sounds waaaaaaay better after finishing the installation ( I can't express enough, LOL). The best $250 upgrade ever!
Yep! Most of the members here used the existing holes through the firewall for the power cable, I'd never seen someone used or drill a hole for the power cable.

NOTE: That's a 0 gauge wire power cable, perfect fit through the firewall...

This is the tweeters that I added with EX above tweeter garnish. Had to modify the tweeter garnish a bit to get the NVX tweeters fit.
 

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Yep! Most of the members here used the existing holes through the firewall for the power cable, I'd never seen someone used or drill a hole for the power cable.
NOTE: That's a 0 gauge wire power cable, perfect fit through the firewall...
While searching for a way to run the power wire, I saw a photo yesterday with two blue power wires go thru drilled holes right above gas and brake pedals, insulations was ripped out. Luckily, found few other photos show pre-made holes later . :smile
 

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Thank you very much for this. A couple more questions.

How is the tweeter wire attached to the front speaker? Is a separate adapter needed or is there a point on the speaker where the wire is attached? Is the door panel difficult to remove?

edit: just noticed you linked to the adapter.
 

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Thank you very much for this. A couple more questions.

How is the tweeter wire attached to the front speaker? Is a separate adapter needed or is there a point on the speaker where the wire is attached? Is the door panel difficult to remove?

edit: just noticed you linked to the adapter.


I am contemplating doing this myself; would appreciate any insight on the tweeter-to speaker connection.
 

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Looks good! I am contemplating getting a subwoofer for my car, but I can't decide if I want to go underseat like my dad's or install a small trunk sub.
 

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So far no rattle since nuts and bolts are still tight :) I doubt it stays the same after couple months.
Awesome, more tempted to get it then. I'm just still hesitant since I want to keep my pass-through slot completely open even if I don't use it that often. How much clearance do you lose?
 

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Awesome, more tempted to get it then. I'm just still hesitant since I want to keep my pass-through slot completely open even if I don't use it that often. How much clearance do you lose?
Didn't lose much clearance as you can see on the photo. My guess would be 5 inches from the top.
 

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So I've had my Sport for 10 months and she's a lease. Although I love this, I cant go on for two more years with this Audio quality.

I love my music however I'm not an audio setup guy. This setup is inexpensive, clean and simple so I am just about ready to order all the parts. Only thing is I might go with a different sub. I like the idea of sticking with JL audio since my last car had a 12" JL sub in the trunk and that thing was Boombastic.

My question is, are you still happy with the sound coming from the stock speakers? Why did you not replace them? If you could take this setup a little further, what would you change/swap/add?
 
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