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I have about 6 or 700 dollars to spend on a new stereo for my 98 vr gti. I am pretty sure abou the cd player I want (about 250). I wanted to ask:
What sizespeakers in the front and back fit (important i might install myself) or work the best??
If I do not want an external amp or subs, is getting component speakers worth it?
If I get factory replacement speakers recomendations ( size brand etc. )??
Thanks a lot guys
 

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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (jettin123)

I have been to crutchfield, and that is where I found the cd/mp3 player I want. But there are so many stereo options/sizes i just don't know what to do??
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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (discgti)

You could run 3 piece component speakers in your dub IF you get the door handles from the rear of a Jetta and put them in the front of your GTI... that said, you will have to reposition the mirror switch... I think I found a place for it next to the HU...
I'm looking at one of the upper end Sony HUthat does MP3 playback.
CDXMP70

It has 6 or 7 color modes that you can use if you've changed the color of your interior lights.
 

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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (vwmechanic)

quote:[HR][/HR]Speakers in doors are 6.5" (you can use the factory tweeter locations and do separates.
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they are not 6.5" they are 6 3/4 and as for component system u should go for JL audio in the front and just use coaxial speakers for the back and u need an amp for any component system if u have any questions just IM me

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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (VeeDubnFlip)

The speakers are 6.75/7" all around. Any DIN sized head unit should pop right in. Dont forget to get a wiring harness and antennae adaptor.
Components are a great option as long as you have money for a decent amp to power them. Just be sure to match up the reccomended RMS on the components to an amp that puts out similar RMS power.
If price is an issue, Sound Domain is off the heazy.

$319.95 a little better than Crutchfields $399.
We also price match, so if you find a lower price submit it and generally it can be beat.

I forgot to mention any monkey with tools can install new speakers on our cars. Just take your time removing the door card. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (Slapshotnerd)

I would suggest getting a good head unit first because it can make a big difference in sound for the stock speakers. Save up and get some decent seperates and amp.
 

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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (discgti)

1st of all dont ever buy nething from crutchfield...they are a ripp.....i install systems and u can get a better price at your local car audio store ...or u can go on ebay and but a brand new navigation head ....my buddy just got a clarion fulll functional dvd, cd , reciever for 500$ and it was shipped 2 him in 1 day. also i dunno if you have a bose speaker system in ur 98 like i do but if you do the only reason you would upgrade would be if they were blown and a step up in quality would mean mb quartz or elclipse whihc is big $$$$
 

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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (jimmyvr6)

http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif Sony http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif | http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Pioneer http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (Robbie'sgtivr6)

HEY definately don't go to crutchfield. even though they have alot of stuff and its quality, they rip you off. the secret is www.cmttrading.com great poop at dirt prices. I just bought 4 12 inch subs, 600 watt amp, head unit with CD and HEAVY DUTY amp install kit (really, 60 amp fuses!) for 300 including shipping! You CANNOT beat it. Actually right now I just came back from my garage after making my box for them. I'll post pics in the next few days when its done. it will be sweet. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (VRpoweredA2)

i have this radio and its $499 not 399 Sony http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif pioneer http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
 

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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (VeeDubnFlip)

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i have this radio and its $499 not 399 Sony http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif pioneer http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif [HR][/HR]​
sorry, i have to disagree... i've went through sony already and i must admit... don't like em... don't like em at all
my friend with a bora is on his 3rd sony headunit... he wants to keep sony cuz of the name, and color scheme but he honestly doesn't like the radio
i have owned countless pioneers and LOVE them
reception is top notch as compared to others and the look; simply stunnin
but to each his own
sony does make good HU but u gotta go really high end
i went high end on my pioneer premier

just my 2 lil pennies
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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (CuCo33)

quote:[HR][/HR]sorry, i have to disagree... i've went through sony already and i must admit... don't like em... don't like em at all
my friend with a bora is on his 3rd sony headunit... he wants to keep sony cuz of the name, and color scheme but he honestly doesn't like the radio
i have owned countless pioneers and LOVE them
reception is top notch as compared to others and the look; simply stunnin
but to each his own
sony does make good HU but u gotta go really high end
i went high end on my pioneer premier

just my 2 lil pennies
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I agree with this guy, my pioneer is sweet http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif , except on long trips with continuos cd playing it gets hot and won't play for about an hour, other then that its old, a cheapy and I love it
 

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Re: 98 gti new stereo?? (VdubSPEEDracer)

I already have decided on a pioneer head unit I like the way it looks on crutchfield I will buy it somewhere cheaper

I need help with speakers though. I can't decide on size or brand
Thanks
 
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