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Old 04-08-2011, 04:04 PM
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2011 Sport w/Navi speaker upgrade

I have a 2011 Sport with Navi and I want to upgrade the factory speakers, but I do not want to replace the Navi head unit I just paid for. Am I wasting my money on new speakers if I don't upgrade/replace the HU too?
I know the DVD-based GPS is dated, but I like the look, etc. Too bad it doesn't have Bluetooth. I mistook the voice command as Bluetooth. My bad.
Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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Upgrading the speakers is something I feel everyone should do especially in the fit, they are very low quality speakers and do not sound that great. You can get a nice component set from anywhere around $100 and up. As far as the Navi unit goes, you can using adapters amplify the components and add a subwoofer if you wish so you do NOT have to get rid of the Navi.
 
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Originally Posted by Fit4Spl View Post
Upgrading the speakers is something I feel everyone should do especially in the fit, they are very low quality speakers and do not sound that great. You can get a nice component set from anywhere around $100 and up. As far as the Navi unit goes, you can using adapters amplify the components and add a subwoofer if you wish so you do NOT have to get rid of the Navi.
what sorts of adapters would you use? I am wondering about this myself but I always confuse myself when dealing with car audio. Thats why I never ended up doing a system in my last car.

say for just components in the front doors and a self contained subwoofer?
 
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:40 PM
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You need a Hi/Low output converter to turn speaker leads to RCA's for the sub or for the components if you are going to amplify them.
 
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thanks Fit4Spl

Thanks for the feedback. Now one more thing. I heard, the way the factory head unit is tuned, my music will sound bad no matter the speakers. True?
That got me to thinking. I left the factory head unit in my 4Runner (figured factory look would not attract thieves) when I upgraded the speakers to Diamond Audio with an Alpine amp. Well, I actually think the sound is better in my new Fit (which I'm paying for with the gas savings from the 4Runner, btw). Do you think the 2011 speakers might be a little better this year?
As always, thanks in advance.
 
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Taking out the nav unit

I just got the 11 fit and im putting a sound system in but i cant figure out how to get the nav unit out and any of the paneling off around the unit i see that it is all pop style on it but is there any screws i have to unbolt bc i get some of it off and then it wont budge and i dont want to brake it. So if i can get some help on that, it would be greatly appreciated.
 
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There's some threads that have great pictures of uninstalls. I know you pop off the lower piece and theres a screw underneath I think.
 
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What is a thread

Im not sure what a thread is can you put a link up or a little more info on that. But i think i know what you are talking about when you say the bottom piece i took that off first i guess i just didnt look hard enough for the screw but i will now thanks for the help
 
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this is stickied at the top of this forum
https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/2nd-...-ge8-pics.html
 
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I now know

Thanks for that info, now i feel dumb. Ive never been on a forum so I guess thats a rookie thing.
 
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It's cool. I've done that numerous times and I visit forums regularly.
 
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some of the best LOC's you can buy. Other good one is the MTX REQ 5
David Navone - Adaptor Products - Car Audio Engineering
 
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:41 PM
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Thanks Guys

I appreciate all the help and the information you gave me, i got the bottom screw out and it popped right off super easy, i got a pac loc coming and ill be putting it on soon, going to start making a custom sub box and jl audio sound system. Ill be posting photos all along the way. Any advice as im doing things let me know. Thanks again
 
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What size are the factory speakers anyway? What drops in?
 
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6.5 front and back
 
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Be careful- not a lot of depth behind the speakers with the windows down- probably around 2.5" to the bare metal and 3"+ if you convert the stock speakers to mounting rings. You can gain a few fractions if you fabricate your own speaker mounts because there is a little room between the speaker faces and the door grilles. Just an FYI...
 
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Speaker Set up

Thanks for the warning. I plan on actually putting the speaker on the outside of the door so that should give me plenty of room. Ill fab up brackets and all that good stuff.
 
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Here is the begining of the sub box this is the passenger side hatchback area. I will be putting a jl audio 12w3v2 in this spot.
 
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Wow, from what you led on from,i wasn't expecting fiberglassing! Looking forward to your progress pics
 

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