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#1 OFFLINE   Sbarrie1992

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 09:58 PM

Does anyone have a guide to replacing the speakers in their EP2. My rear speaker has blown and I would just like to see how much hassle it is before going through with replacing it. I replaced speakers in the doorcards on my previous cars and know what to expect with the civic should be simple but mainly just wondering how to remove and replace the back ones

 

also any recommendations as to what speakers to use would be awesome

 

thanks 



#2 OFFLINE   jits

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:14 PM

It should be plastic paneling which generally is held with clips, this may differ on the ep2.

 

From what I have read previously 13.5cm speakers should sit straight in. I think you can get in 16cm speakers but will need to use vauxhall vectra adapters to mount the speaker on and it should bring it out to allow the woofer to sit properly. 

 

My front doors on my 5dr civic had 13.5cm co-ax speakers I have now changed them to 16cm two way components using the method above along with a jigsaw due to speaker design, but the end result is flawless. My back doors were able to take 16cm and had those are also 2 way comps. 

 

What are you looking to get from the speakers, clarity of music or SPL to show how loud they are. What headunit have you currently got, Are you going to amp your speakers?



#3 OFFLINE   Jo5h

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:00 AM

Yeah rears look a doddle, just a grill to pull off. Compared to the fronts they will be a piece of cake! :)



#4 OFFLINE   EP2_Dan

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 10:31 AM

Like all these guys said the back should be like shooting a fish in a barrel! :)

And as jits said the fronts are 16cm with the adapter and the back are 16cm/16.5cm too.

 

Here's a video on how to fit both, he uses the vectra adapters in the front as well!

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=bJY605lFZtY



#5 OFFLINE   Jo5h

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 11:56 AM

Thanks for the video link, going to look into changing my rears to match the fronts so will be making use of that :)



#6 OFFLINE   EP2_Dan

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:02 PM

No worries man you're welcome, I'll be using it too when I get around to changing the speakers in the front and back :)



#7 OFFLINE   Sbarrie1992

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 07:48 PM

Yeah videos is a massive help i watched him say its behind the panel and thought "aww crap it can't be that easy, i've just went and made a thread" 

yup....... should have saw it coming hahahaha

 

thanks very much :)



#8 OFFLINE   EP2_Dan

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 09:10 PM

Agreed, this guy is a life saver! :D

Hahahahaaaa ah man that's a face plam moment! At least it is easy though, the embaressment out weighs the

annoying amount of effort of if the whole panel had to be taken off!

 

You're welcome mate, glad to help :)



#9 OFFLINE   Butter Face

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 08:38 PM

Glad the video helped chaps ;)

#10 OFFLINE   Sbarrie1992

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 09:38 PM

Member since 2014 and your first post makes me think your the owner of the videos :P



#11 OFFLINE   Butter Face

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 07:58 PM

Member since 2014 and your first post makes me think your the owner of the videos :P


Indeed, they're my videos. Just glad they're helping!

#12 OFFLINE   Sbarrie1992

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:58 PM

Should change the title for the speaker video to EP2 / EP3 Civic Type-R Front and rear speaker DIY installation HOW TO.

 

That way you will get views from people looking for EP2 replacement as when i searched ep2 speaker install I couldn't find your video :P 

 

P.s thanks for the tut in the video to show how to use a kettle, been stuck with that for a while now B)  :D



#13 OFFLINE   Sbarrie1992

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 08:19 PM

@Butter Face Think these would work and save hassle of drilling?

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

also have you still got your ep3?



#14 OFFLINE   Butter Face

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 02:28 AM

Yeah those look spot on!

Yes I've still got her. Thinking of new ideas for videos!

#15 OFFLINE   Sbarrie1992

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 04:24 PM

@Butter Face 

 

Sub + Amp install?

 

How to remove a tyre :P haha show off mounting points? Replacing front light bulbs (I know tech tuners done this but whats the harm in making a better vid? :P) How to change an exhaust? How to service the car? Idk... video ideas are difficult lol

 

Get pics up of her :P 






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