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    I have a 98 GP GT. A couple of days ago I noticed I had no sound coming from my rear 6x9 speakers. I tried the balance control on my HU and sure enough they stayed quiet. I opend my trunk and played with the wires to see if there was a loose connection. I couldn't get the speakers to come back on. I am assuming that my speakers are the culprit here and its not the connection.

    My question is can I go from 8ohm speakers to 4ohm speakers without any problems? There seems to be way more 4ohm speakers out there than the 8 ohms ones. I was happy with the sound that I was getting from my factory set up.....

    Any help would be really appreciated!
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    That doesn't sound like a speaker problem. It both of the rear speakers aren't working, I'd suspect an amp (if there is one) or a problem with the radio unit itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    That doesn't sound like a speaker problem. It both of the rear speakers aren't working, I'd suspect an amp (if there is one) or a problem with the radio unit itself.
    That what I feared.....I may have to wire the 6x9s wiring into a portable speaker I have to see if there even getting a signal. I think I'll try that.

    Do you know anything about going from 8 to 4 ohms though?!?! Dangers/risks....
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    Nope. Don't know much about changing the ohms.
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    Ok.....I figured it out. I bought a cheapo "durabrand" 6x9 at walmart and wired it into the wiring for one of the back speakers.....and presto I had music.

    I think what happened was one of my 6x9s went out some time ago and I didn't notice it. (Thats kind of sad isnt it!!!!) Then the second speaker went out and I could tell the difference.
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    going from 8ohm to 4ohm is all about what your amp can handle. if you have ay documentation, it should say.

    you basically will be running twice the current, which will make your amp run hotter. your amp can either handle it or not.

    it may say something like 100watts/8ohm 200watts/4ohms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead
    going from 8ohm to 4ohm is all about what your amp can handle. if you have ay documentation, it should say.

    you basically will be running twice the current, which will make your amp run hotter. your amp can either handle it or not.

    it may say something like 100watts/8ohm 200watts/4ohms.

    I'll check...the HU is stock and didn't come with an amp.
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