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This is a discussion on Adding speakers to the rear deck of an SXT?? within the Dodge Dart General Discussion forums, part of the Dodge Dart Forum - Dodge Dart Discussion category; Originally Posted by led86 From the reading I have done, the amp for the 6 speaker setup is not the same as the Alpine system. ...
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This is all important because the amplifier is not capable to supply more than a certain amount of amperage, based on the components used. On a 4 ohm speaker, the amplifier will be fine at say the 10 volt output, but when you connect two 4 ohm speakers in parallel (for a 2 ohm load as explained before) the amplifier will be putting out the same 10 volts but a much higher amperage which could be beyond the limitations of the amplifier, but the sound won't be twice as loud (harder to explain this and I don't fully understand the mechanics behind this part of it).
To answer the question about why the Dash speakers are able to be connected to the door speakers, the designers of the system have probably been very careful to maintain a reasonable resistance that allows the amplifier to work within its limits. The door speakers are likely the same for all versions of the Dart, but the dash speakers will not be the same 4 ohm resistance as connecting these in series or parallel will result in either a blown amplifier at loud volume or subpar performance of the speakers. The designers would have to choose speakers that are a higher impedance for the dash likely to get a resulting overall impedance from the door and dash speaker pair that is compatible with the amplifier.
The other possibility is that the amplifier has actually been designed differently for the 6 speaker systems vs the 4 speaker to allow for a lower, or higher, impedance. I would see this as unlikely though as it would be more expensive than just having the dash speakers custom made to meet the performance specs of the amplifier.
With all this in mind, I am making the assumption that someone were to use off the shelf aftermarket speakers in the rear deck. I would suspect that one could just put a couple of Dart dash speakers in the rear deck with them spliced into the rear doors, which would work if the amplifier is in fact the same for both 4 and 6 speaker systems.
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I am very interested in the heated mirror thing. Let me know if that works out.. I do not have heated side mirrors and would really like to have them.
I completely agree with led86 on his assessment of the darts design and probable dash speakers in the reardeck in parrelel with the rear door speakers. Excellent post.
On the mirror question, I'm very curious as well and I really want open up my driver front door (properly and damage free) to test my suspicions that all the circuitry exists to simply replace and plug in new heated mirrors with the led turn signal and courtesy puddle leds. Im waiting until I've decided exactly which accent lighting I want to add to my interior door panels to dissaemble the door and test the wiring. Will definitely let you all know my results.
how hard to swap mirrors?
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Any other questions please see the thread "adding heated mirrors" (sorry, not sure how to link it from the phone app...)
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I am going to attempt this very soon I plan to line in to a 4 channel amp bridge two channels to a sub and use the other two for the rear deck. I have no diagrams or instructions so I am going rogue on this one.
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