Re: Advice on 3way crossover setup
The guys are right,
make up some big pods and put the 8's in the doors, and the 4 and tweets in the kick panels,
this will sound, friggen incredible. But make sure you have at least a 100 W RMS x 2 amp, if you can 200 W x 2 or more.
This will make all the difference.
and NO your headunit does not have enough power to power them,
they will sound shocking off your headunit. Not to mention you prolly ruin the headunit and the speakers themselves.
I trust you have a Crossover with them? if not then why not!!
If you do it may have the Option to BI WIRE, meaning you can input 4 power channels, in which case a 4 x 50 watt RMS - 4 x 150 Watt RMS Amplifer would be the go fer sure, Bi Wired front stages offer much more dynamic power handling and sound, so if it offers that, that might work out more cost effective anyway.
if you can't get the mid and tweeter in the kick panels,
make a pod that can fit all the speakers in the doors,fit the Mid and tweeters as far forward and low as you can, and angle them slightly up and forward to the driver/passenger as possible, Firing at the opposing passenger is always good. (like drivers side door, mid and tweeter firing at the passenger side and then opposite on other side ect.)
Hope this helps.