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Mike Krehel




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posted 06-23-2004 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Krehel     send a private message to Mike Krehel   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Mike Krehel
I just replaced the door speakers in one of my Prowlers. Out of curiosity, I took the plastic protective cover off the speaker and the cause of failure was foam rot on the flexible surround foam.

Just for giggles, I looked at both of the new speakers (factory sealed boxes) and they also showed signs of rotting foam. Apparently the speakers are old stock that has been sitting on the shelf in some warehouse. These are Infinity speakers made for Chrysler and I believe they are made exclusively for the Prowler (Bruce, correct me if I'm wrong).

The foam surrounds can be replaced. I ordered some spares today from Orange County Speakers. A kit for two speakers is $29.95.

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thats interesting, i wonder if its premature due to the HEAT and HUMIDITY?
> take a pic , mike, when you get em please!
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The foam can be repaired or replaced? Never heard that before. Interesting.

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You have a point, I have added new ones to mine.
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posted 06-23-2004 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Krehel     send a private message to Mike Krehel   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Search for more posts by Mike Krehel
quote:
Originally posted by MDProwler:
The foam can be repaired or replaced? Never heard that before. Interesting.


Sorry, I should have made the statement more clearly. The speaker can be repaired by replacing the foam surround.

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Mike, I think you were clear enough but I have never heard of that before. You ARE talking about the foam ring that attaches to the cone and the frame of the speaker?
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Mike: When you describe speaker failure, what was happening? Did the speakers cut out entirely or did they just start to sound horrible?

Just wondering what to listen for...or what to expect.

Thanks!

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Mike, Chrysler does use a lot of Infinity products in their vehicle lineup and probably was the only speaker in the Prowler, however I could not say Infinity is exclusive to Chrysler. Bruce

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Mike,
Post pics and info on where to get the parts. Very interesting. If those are the speakers I ordered, they have a 1yr warranty. Let me know and I'll get them replaced.

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The problem with my door speakers was identical, Mike. It's good to know there's a cheap fix for the stock speakers.
Black tie. when they go, you'll know it. The sound is distorted and you'll hear alot of vibration in the speaker.
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i just had my blown door speakers replaced. the stereo shop broke up a set of a JL audio component set and installed the 6.5" mid bass drivers in my door. they sound great, makes me want to replace every speaker.
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quote:
Originally posted by moorevisual:
i just had my blown door speakers replaced. the stereo shop broke up a set of a JL audio component set and installed the 6.5" mid bass drivers in my door. they sound great, makes me want to replace every speaker.

Go for it, we replaced all our speakers and the sound is great.

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Originally posted by pumpkin:
Go for it, we replaced all our speakers and the sound is great.


Oh boy! I can't wait for my speakers to blow now too!

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I am interested in replacing the stock speakers with better sounding speakers. Does anyone have the sizes that will fit stock areas, or even a source to purchase from. I tried crutchfield and they had no info. on the prowler speaker replacements. Any info. would be appreciated.
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Mike with all your Kats the radios must only get turned on once a year? You have to add to AC's list of duties to turn the radios on once a week for 10 minutes to exercise those things.

I am afraid mine are going to do the same thing since its been at Bankston for over a month! AARHHHHH

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Originally posted by TRACY G. HARP:
I am interested in replacing the stock speakers with better sounding speakers. Does anyone have the sizes that will fit stock areas, or even a source to purchase from. I tried crutchfield and they had no info. on the prowler speaker replacements. Any info. would be appreciated.

We replaced all our speakers.

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as explained to me by my audio tech buddy that did my speakers, there is one thing to remember when replacing these speakers. you guys probably know all this already, but maybe there are a few that don't:

the door speakers/dash speakers and the rear speaker combos are using factory crossovers.

in other words, if you blow your door speakers and go to circuit city and buy some 6.5" 2 way speakers, you're wasting your time and money because the only thing coming out of those speakers is midrange audio. likewise, a 2 or 3 way 3.5" in the dash is pointless because only highs are coming out of them.

that's why you're best off buying component systems that will take advantage of the separated audio signals and replacing the speakers in pairs (doors and dash or the rear combos).

OR finding someone who will separate a component system if you don't need the whole set up (like my friend did for me with the JL midrange 6.5" i have in my doors)

OR rewire the whole whole audio system to accomidate 2 or 3 way speakers.

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I just replaced one speaker in the driver door this morning (under warrenty). Repaced the other one 2 weeks ago. Had no idea why....though my Jimmy Buffet cd did it.
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GUB... that was not Jimmy Buffet that blew out your speakers, maybe you should get some glasses... it was Wayne Newton!

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So that's what the unusual sound is when pink floyd is playing...lol...We are in the midst of having to replace the passengers side speaker
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I've replaced both of my door speakers too with new Infiniti speakers. Really made a difference!!! I didn't realize the foam could be replaced.

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I just did a search and found the Orange County Speaker website. Their instructions seemed pretty easy, so I figured I would give it a try. Just ordered the foam surround and it should be here in a few days.
Thanks to Mike for letting us in on this little secret. I had originally bought some JL's to replace the factory, but they are 4 Ohms and would not be driven as well as the factory 2 Ohms unless you replaced the deck and the other speakers.
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Thanks for the pointer on speaker repair. For the Orange County order form.. Was there anything specific you need to state.. such as speaker size? I need to replace my doors + Sub.. If someone has all the speaker sizes handy, please post. I want to do all of them while I am at it.

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a few years back i replaced the foam on my speakers at home, they sounded just as good as the day i bought them! i didn't know you could buy a repair kit for car speakers! Thanks Mike

its not hard at all, just make sure you keep the cone centered while you glue the foam ring in place!

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if anyone that has the specs needed to order from orange county that would be great! i really don't want to take the doors apart until i get the kit. thanks in advance!

1. frame and cone diameter

2. foam surround flat or angled

3. cone plastic or paper


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