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#1 chris80chris

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:37 PM

I'm looking to replace the factory speakers in my Cooper Sport. I've read a bit in here, I've seen that the JL Audio Coaxial speakers are probably the best to go with. But, what size is best 5.25" or 6"???

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:05 AM

I'm quoting my own post to answer you - to me, its all down to the cut-out size of the speaker hole in the car.  Then doing your research on your proposed speakers.  The speakers I quote (and still use) are no longer available I don't think,  but they were quoted as 6".  I like them because the car looks original unless you look closely.

 

 

I have JL Audio JL TR600-Cxi fitted to mine, they are screwed down tight, using the original holes.  They also use the original speaker wiring, and I have a new Sony Bluetooth head unit - to my ears, it all sounds superb - until the car starts moving!
 
The cutout required for these speakers is 12.7cm...  I measured the hole in the shelf on the car at a fraction under 13cm so thats pretty darn close.
 
I deliberately got ones that weren't the absolute maximum size for the hole, to make it easier to fit.  
 
When shopping around, use the cut-out size for guidance, rather than just the size the speaker says it is.

 


Edited by roblightbody, 07 April 2019 - 11:06 AM.


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Posted 27 April 2019 - 05:20 PM

Great stuff, thanks...

#4 beardylondon

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 09:04 AM

I’m looking to replace my 2 OEM parcel shelf speakers with something better, in my 1990 Mainstream.

I would like the new ones to remain as stock looking as possible.

Those JL Audio ones recommended above, look great, as they only have a small badge on the grille, however they are discontinued so I wondered if anyone has any recommendations for new ones or perhaps second hand ones?

Edited by beardylondon, 25 January 2021 - 09:04 AM.


#5 beardylondon

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 02:49 PM

After some googling I'm thinking of following this solution, seems like a good idea!

 

https://youtu.be/b65ZdzmklzY?t=478

 

​If seems only Halfords sell the model number quoted in the video for £30.

 

However the exact same spec speakers are available everywhere cheaper, under a slightly different model number

 

https://www.amazon.c...k/dp/B075749M9G


Edited by beardylondon, 25 January 2021 - 05:51 PM.


#6 grumpy2

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 05:51 PM

how did you get on with these? - did they fit OK?



#7 Quinlan minor

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 06:28 PM

Worth taking a look at this thread.

It worked for me.

 

https://www.theminif...rs#entry3651696

 



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 07:20 PM

All sorted. Much more faff than intended. 
 

Basically, the old speakers were knackered and I only had a pair of much smaller JVC units to install. So I butchered the originals so I just ended up with the chassis ring, made a 5mm MDF spacer to accommodate the smaller JVCs and the original covers. The now look original but contain reasonably OK speakers. There’s also a small under seat subwoofer so the sound is OK

 

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