Anybody have pictures of what the stock tweeter pod looks like? How is the tweeter held in the pod. Are there any mods necessary to put in an aftermarket set of tweeters? I have a set of Baston Rally (RC51) components and I want to put them in my 2001 S4. I already have the MB Quart adapters for the 5-1/4 in midrange but I'e heard of some having to modify the tweeter pod to get stuff to fit. Any pictures would be helpful. TIA
John P. (TT 225)
05-18-2001, 09:26 AM
Select the "separates" tab.
the stock tweeter is held in place by a single metal clip that keeps it pressed in place. The flange that the tweeter fits in is relatively small, and depending on the diameter of your aftermarket tweeter, you may have to grind away a little plastic on the rear side.
05-18-2001, 11:16 AM
<center><img src="http://220.127.116.11/tweeter.JPG"></center><p>Its not a very good one but it will give you the idea. I used a 1" tweeter in the place of the .75" one. I just bent the clip a little to account for the fact that the new tweeter wouldnt fit all the way in the stock hole. The clip is pretty sturdy and holds the new one in place pretty tight even though it doesnt fit all the way in.
I would like to replace my factory components up front with some aftermarket units. I'm curious if I could do this without cutting any wiring - routing the wires currently running to the woofer into a new crossover in the door and then wiring the crossover unit to the new woofer and tweeter.
I ask because if after my install I'm still noticing a lack of treble output from the drivers side, I'll want to have my head unit checked out under warranty and would like to put the factory stuff back in before doing so (with original wiring intact). I haven't opened up the doors and looked at all of this yet, therefore my question.
Thanks for any help,