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Will These 2" Subwoofers Be Okay/Work Fine?

I plan on putting these in the doors of my Teg, I just don't know shit about this stuff.. so.. I was wondering if any of you guys did? Will they work fine?

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Of course they CAN work. I would save your money and go with a quality amp and set of components if you are serious about car audio.
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A 2" driver, doesn't have enough Sd (the effective piston diameter of the driver) to make much noise below 500hz or so. They'll work as subs, in a quiet room, in a big box for their size, at low power levels. That's why the first thing in the ad is "full range" which is also something of a misstatement. Those drivers, for what they are, aren't good for much IMO.

In a car, on the road, they'll be inaudible at any safe power level when used as "subs".

Get a reasonable 10 or 12", but it in a 1-2cuft box that's been designed using the T/S parameters of the driver, and power it with 300-500W. That's the basic formula for car audio subs that don't suck. Make sure to account for cabin gain when the box is designed.

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I plan on putting these in the doors of my Teg, I just don't know shit about this stuff.. so.. I was wondering if any of you guys did? Will they work fine?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-2-inch-...item259290dca6
lol ten dollars
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Of course they CAN work. I would save your money and go with a quality amp and set of components if you are serious about car audio.
These have been like the only 2" inch subwoofers I can find.
I would just throw some bigger subs in the back, but I don't want that extra weight.. so I'm putting small ones in the doors. Right in the extra speaker spots next to the door handle.
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A 2" driver, doesn't have enough Sd (the effective piston diameter of the driver) to make much noise below 500hz or so. They'll work as subs, in a quiet room, in a big box for their size, at low power levels. That's why the first thing in the ad is "full range" which is also something of a misstatement. Those drivers, for what they are, aren't good for much IMO.

In a car, on the road, they'll be inaudible at any safe power level when used as "subs".

Get a reasonable 10 or 12", but it in a 1-2cuft box that's been designed using the T/S parameters of the driver, and power it with 300-500W. That's the basic formula for car audio subs that don't suck. Make sure to account for cabin gain when the box is designed.
These have been like the only 2" inch subwoofers I can find.
I would just throw some bigger subs in the back, but I don't want that extra weight.. so I'm putting small ones in the doors. Right in the extra speaker spots next to the door handle. I'm thinking since they are right next to you they'll make a difference. I don't need a ton of bass, I just want a lil more.

I'm just asking wither or not I'm gonna fuck my shit up by using these.
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on the stock deck?
I don't know what a deck is..
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The head unit is also referred to as the deck. It's the stereo that's in your dash where you choose your songs. Is it the stock unit that came with the car or an aftermarket head unit?
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I don't know what a deck is..

Sorry, I guess I was showing my age. lol Yes the stock head unit.
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These have been like the only 2" inch subwoofers I can find.
I would just throw some bigger subs in the back, but I don't want that extra weight.. so I'm putting small ones in the doors. Right in the extra speaker spots next to the door handle. I'm thinking since they are right next to you they'll make a difference. I don't need a ton of bass, I just want a lil more.

I'm just asking wither or not I'm gonna fuck my shit up by using these.
The problem is that a 2" full range driver, when used as a sub, can produce only a tiny amount of bass information. That will be swamped completely by road noise as soon as you start driving, and will likely be swamped by the bass produced y the 6.5"s in your doors. It's not worth it in a car, especially for bass.
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the bigger the speaker, the lower the frequency it can hit.

ever wonder why tweeters are tiny and subs are huge?

the smaller the speaker, the higher it can go
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