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Need a shop recommendation for Roadster Speaker/Sub replacement

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by ekotysh, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. ekotysh

    ekotysh RoadStar #502

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    Hello, I have a Roadster Sport 2.0 (#502) and was wondering if anyone knows of a good audio shop they could recommend to do work on replacing the stock speakers and the subwoofer with something better. I would love to find a shop that has worked on roadsters before and people had a good experience. Thank you!
     
  2. ibcs

    ibcs Member

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    Work with Al & Ed's out of Holllywood, California. They have performed many roadster interior and speaker upgrades.
     
  3. ekotysh

    ekotysh RoadStar #502

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    Thanks ibcs. I should've mentioned, I live in Marin (Sausalito, CA), so I would prefer something closeby if possible, or maybe in/around the Silicon Valley. Thanks again
     
  4. jaanton

    jaanton Roadster NA #1026

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    While they are more body shops rather than audio, Chilton Auto Body in San Carlos knows the Roadster through and through. They did significant body work on my car and I'm pleased. Someone on this site I think mentioned lotus repair san jose also for Roadster work. They could probably do the work or refer you to a place which has done the audio work.

    Replacing the dash speaker is easy. Did it myself, page on the wiki. Others it would be good for people to post more info.
     
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    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    Lott's in Santa Cruz. Top grade audio dealer that has done roadsters before.
     
  7. ekotysh

    ekotysh RoadStar #502

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    Thank you for all your recommendations. I will give some of these shops a call and see what they say.
     
  8. ViviV

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    Any recommendations for audio work or other modifications of a 2.0 Roadster in Southern New Jersey or Philadelphia area?
     
  9. glight2000

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    If I had to do it over again, I'd try the Rockford Fosgate speakers recommended by heychubs in post #30:
    No Brainer 4" drop-in speaker upgrade phenomenon

    If you do need to replace the sub, see my photo in post #29 hat shows access from the left rear wheel well.

    If you decide to upgrade the amp, make sure they disconnect the one above the passenger footwell. My installer hid an amp in the passenger footwell floor area.

    I also installed fabric wheel liners and still cannot hear the music on the freeway with the top off.
     

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