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Installation a new speaker in stock sound system

Hi, I'm planning to install a pair of MW160 speakers with 4ohm and around 100w power in my car with an internally amplified headunit with 4x25w at 4ohm. Will the Wattage of the speakers draw too much power to overload the system? Since its not an easy task to take off the door panel and install the speakers, I want to install a speaker on one side first to test if the speakers work, & keep the stock speaker (~20w) on another side while testing. Is it safe to do that? I also notice that the stock tweeters and woofers are 8ohm, I'm wondering why they use those in a 4ohm system (my car comes with 8 speakers). Thank you very much.

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Your original speakers will pull most of the power due to the fact that they are 8ohm, I think without an amp you will still be dissapointed on the loudness of the 4ohm as they will be quieter but good quality (most bass bins in cars are 4ohm) and can take more of a beating.

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One thing you should know when you install the new speaker it is going to pull most of the power away frrom the factory speaker. In order to get the true sound of the speaker, remove the factory one..I know that the door panel might give you trouble, but it will be worth the trouble..If you tell me what kind of car you are working with, I can help you remove the panel easy.

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