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taking out rears, using factory deck to power tweets?

So I just got a '91 ranger reg cab, and am planning to put in a sub. But in order for that to happen, the rear speakers need to come out.

Instead of wasting that deck power, would it be advantageous to tap into the rear speaker signal towards a pair of dash-mounted tweeters?

I figure that'll add some clarity (and height) to my front stage.

Good idea? Bad idea? Has it been done?
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You have crossovers for the tweeters right?
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So I just got a '91 ranger reg cab, and am planning to put in a sub. But in order for that to happen, the rear speakers need to come out.

Instead of wasting that deck power, would it be advantageous to tap into the rear speaker signal towards a pair of dash-mounted tweeters?

I figure that'll add some clarity (and height) to my front stage.

Good idea? Bad idea? Has it been done?

Be more clear with the question. I'm not sure what you're asking, haha.
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I think he wants to remove the rear speakers from the truck and use those 2 channels from the stock headunit to power some tweeters mounted on his dash instead of powering the rear speakers.

I'm no pro, but I'm not quite sure it would work so well that way.
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The rear channels are going to produce some different sounds than the front set, so it may sound a little different, i'm not sure though, haha. Its a crazy idea, it WILL add sound as you want.
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Be more clear with the question. I'm not sure what you're asking, haha.
sorry, this is sort of hard to describe, but check out what this guy said:
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I think he wants to remove the rear speakers from the truck and use those 2 channels from the stock headunit to power some tweeters mounted on his dash instead of powering the rear speakers.

I'm no pro, but I'm not quite sure it would work so well that way.
Yes, this is exactly what I'm proposing.

I don't have a crossover but I figure anything that diminishes lower frequencies from hitting the tweeters will work just fine. So instead of dishing out for a crossover, I was just going to run some capacitors in-line with the tweeters.

But as it turns out I decided NOT to use the rear channels to power some tweeters.

Since I'm adding an amp to a factory system, the rear speaker signal will instead be serving as the audio signal into the speaker-level input on the amp.

If I add tweeters down the road, I'll just attach it to the front speaker signal from the headunit with 2-way crossovers.
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That sounds like a more reasonable idea...
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That works! And if you have decent tweeters, i'd definately get some type of crossover and not just those bass-blocker capacitors. They don't cut out high enough.
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