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Adding a Pair of Tweeters

I have purchased a set of Pioneer A-Series 4-Way speakers several weeks ago and have been happy with them. My only complaint is the sound is to directional due to the location of the speakers in the door. At a stand still and moderate volume level it sounds great. As soon as I start cruising on the highway with the windows open it starts to muffle out the high's and mainly can only hear it from the passenger side due to the directional nature of the highs being pointed at our feet. It's far better than stock speakers by any means but I'm wondering If I can purchase some decent tweeters and mount them on the door panel right behind the cover for the mirror.

I'm aware you need some sort of crossover to cancel out the sound going to the speakers in the door but not sure what to get and how to do it inexpensively.
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I have seen a tweeter in that location before. If it were me, i would just put those 4 ways in the back, and pick up a decent set of component speakers for the front. There will be some modification required. There has to be someone out there that has done this to a ranger. I did it to my 150 with some MDF adapters. Tweeters got mounted in the stock tweeter location in my door cards.

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I would move those speakers to the back and get some components up front.

I out JBL components in my ranger. No pics right now but I drilled a hole in my door panel for the tweeters. Sounds good and was super easy to install.
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I have a Regular Cab Ranger so I think the sound would be muffled out if I put them in the rear door panel. Maybe keep them as a spare pair. I didn't want to spend more than $50 but I was looking at some components for roughly $70-100, i wish I went with that first. I don't have a problem modding it to fit in the 6x8 slot and mount the tweeters up top in the panel. It'll have to be something I wait on, maybe in the spring I'll do it.

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