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Old 07-07-2017, 11:49 PM   #127
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You'll be well on our way to seeing hitting the 100,000 mile club in no time! :)

Seriously though, a 60 mile commute doesn't sound awesome. That'll mean less time to work on Dory. :(
Yeah, I'll hit 100k in the next two years. My days off are the only time I work on my cars anyway. lol. Not looking forward to the spark plug change on the FR-S.


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Poor Dory. 😣

I'm putting 86 miles a day on mine. Until 3 months ago i was doing 100-200 miles a day.

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200 miles a day!? Jeez!
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:41 PM   #128
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Had some left over points from Toyota before I resigned, so ordered these. They have some weight to them, just concerned because of the brand. Lol

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Old 07-11-2017, 09:57 PM   #129
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Not looking forward to the spark plug change on the FR-S.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:34 PM   #130
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:35 PM   #131
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Cut out the factory speakers:


And installed (before and after):

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Old 07-12-2017, 10:06 PM   #132
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Cut out the factory speakers
Pardon my lack of knowledge, but since I would like to do this as well, I have a few questions.

1. It appears that the stock speakers don't attach with screws but actually need to be cut out of a speaker holder?

2. How did you attach the new speakers to the speaker hole? Did your speakers come with that black circular mounting bracket?

3. Did you run new speaker wires to the head unit?

I've seen a few threads on how to remove the door panels so that seems not too bad. Thanks for your input! I love seeing all your progress.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:26 PM   #133
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Pardon my lack of knowledge, but since I would like to do this as well, I have a few questions.

1. It appears that the stock speakers don't attach with screws but actually need to be cut out of a speaker holder?

2. How did you attach the new speakers to the speaker hole? Did your speakers come with that black circular mounting bracket?

3. Did you run new speaker wires to the head unit?

I've seen a few threads on how to remove the door panels so that seems not too bad. Thanks for your input! I love seeing all your progress.
Yeah, removing the door is pretty easy.

1. Pop off the arm rest panel.
2. Pop off the middle panel that has the switches and disconnect switches.
3. Pop off the panel above that panel.
4. Pop off a small black plastic piece at the front of the door panel (kinda hard to remove, I used a wide flat head screw driver and gently popped it off, wrap the tip with electrical tape to help prevent damaging the plastics).
5. Remove the screw at the door handle.
6. Remove the three screws under panels from step 1 and 2.
7. Starting from the bottom, pop off the door panel and work your way up.
8. Lift up and remove the door panel (gotta unhook the door handle and door lock).

Removing the speaker is straight forward too if you don't plan on reusing the factory speakers.
1. Disconnect the wire harness from the speaker.
2. With a hobby/xacto knife, cut out the factory paper speakers (I cut them out at the surrounds).
3. Snip the plastic pieces holding the speaker onto the bracket.
4. Pulled off the factory wires from the speaker. It takes some finessing, but it'll come off. Remove any blue sealant from the solder (provided there are still solder on the wire after ripping it off the speaker).
5. Remove the wire from the black holder to free them.
6. Hold up the new speaker onto the factory mounting bracket and center it.
7. Using a Sharpie, dot onto the foam piece where the screws will go through.
8. With the new speaker out, use the xacto knife to make a pilot hole through the foam and onto the gray plastic piece.
9. Using the screws provided with the new speaker, screw in and remove from pilot holes.
10. Attach the wires to the speaker. I shortened mine and attached butt connectors to the ends.
11. Connect the butt connectors to the appropriate factory wires. Follow the colors to see which wire is which.
LF Speaker: pink-, purple+
RF Speaker: gray-, blue+
10. If your speaker has a screw mount, slip it over the foam and plastic mount.
11. Hold the new speaker into place and carefully screw it onto the foam/gray mount.
12. Plug the wire connector back in and test the speakers to make sure they are working before putting everything back together.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:28 PM   #134
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This one I cut out where the cone meets the surrounds, but it's more difficult, so the other side I cut it out at the surrounds.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:42 PM   #135
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Wow, thanks so much for the detailed walkthrough!

Can we expect to see pictures of new rear speakers soon? ;D

Maybe lose the spare tire and put a sub in there (like the GTI's soundbox sub)?
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:54 PM   #136
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Wow, thanks so much for the detailed walkthrough!

Can we expect to see pictures of new rear speakers soon? ;D

Maybe lose the spare tire and put a sub in there (like the GTI's soundbox sub)?
Since Dory is my "beater car," I'm not really looking to spend money if I don't have to...I know, I know, I bought the Kenwood HU and the wheels and tires, but there was a reason for those. I needed USB connection to play music and BT for safety. I had to replace the tires because the factory tires were coming off in chunks (might as well replace the wheels, lol).

I got these CV speakers for free, as well as the Bazooka bass tube, from my previous employment (recently resigned there). I even got the other Bazooka bass tube for the FR-S for free there as well. Items were bought using points earned (don't want anyone thinking I stole them). So, unless the rear speakers blow out, I will not be replacing them. I have the HU set so that the rear speakers aren't producing any low ends, only mids and highs. I have the HPF set to like 150hz and at a 12dB/octave slope. So I don't foresee them blowing anytime soon. lol. I have the front speakers set to 60hz HPF at 18dB/octave slope.

I'm just waiting for Bazooka to send me the FAST-9999 harness that was supposed to be in the box, and then I'll have some nice lows.
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:58 PM   #137
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Oh, and the only wires I ran to the HU were the Bazooka FAST-BTAH RCAs to the sub outputs.
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:04 AM   #138
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Dory is my "beater car"
Bro, your beater car is 100x nicer than my daily driver. Haha!

It's cool that you're able to make great upgrades to Dory on the cheap. I guess that means we won't be seeing you install a turbo like in the YouTube videos of various Yarii that I've been watching. From the sound of how talented you are with a wrench, I bet you could do it too. :)
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:09 AM   #139
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Bro, your beater car is 100x nicer than my daily driver. Haha!

It's cool that you're able to make great upgrades to Dory on the cheap. I guess that means we won't be seeing you install a turbo like in the YouTube videos of various Yarii that I've been watching. From the sound of how talented you are with a wrench, I bet you could do it too. :)
lol, that's why I put "beater car" in quotes. I still treat her as if she's my only car.

If anyone's getting force fed, it'll be Snow White (FR-S). lol. She's on standby for now as the only mods I want to get some time in the future for her are front and side splitters, and rear diffuser. Those four pieces will cost around $1.5k though as I would get the Velox pieces (so they're both form and function).
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:56 PM   #140
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The harness that should have come in the box finally arrived. So finally got to put in the Bazooka tube into the Yaris.


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Old 07-13-2017, 05:22 PM   #141
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^^^ What's it for?
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:11 PM   #142
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^^^ What's it for?
It's a highly explosive rocket launcher. Lol. JK. It's an amplified ported 8 inch subwoofer.
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^^^ I had to look that up on Wikipedia: "A subwoofer (or sub) is a woofer, or a complete loudspeaker, which is dedicated to the reproduction of low-pitched audio frequencies known as bass."

So, I guess that will make your car really "thump"?
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:29 PM   #144
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^^^ I had to look that up on Wikipedia: "A subwoofer (or sub) is a woofer, or a complete loudspeaker, which is dedicated to the reproduction of low-pitched audio frequencies known as bass."

So, I guess that will make your car really "thump"?
They won't rattle windows or win any sound awards, but it's an all-in-one system that doesn't require any additional power cables through the firewall and is easy to disconnect for Costco runs. lol
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