Speaker sizes R170 SLK

Logic29

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Morning All,

I’m new to the site having just brought a SLK 230 R170.
Love the car and I've upgraded my head unit to the Alpine IDA-x305s which is great, but disappointed with the standard speakers from MB.
Would anyone happen to know the standard speaker sizes or recommend replacements as I’m looking to upgrade.
Thanks in advance.

Matt
 

kennethroberts

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Matt,

I own a 1999 SLK 230. I want to upgrade my stereo to the Alpine IDA-x305s. I've been told by professional installers that I'll need to "re-wire" the car for the stock subwoofer to work with the Alpine IDA-x305s. The re-wire process, apparently, costs $1000!

Is this true? Did you have to "re-wire" your SLK to get the subwoofer to work with your Alpine head unit? How difficult was your installation?

Thank you in advance,
Kenneth
 

JupiterTwo

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Just looking to do the same fit on my 02 R170 how did you fella's get on ?

J2
 

Sp!ke

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I suspect the slk of that vintage will be like other mercs in that normal off the shelf head units wont be compatible with the speakers due the unusual speaker rating..

Changing just the head unit is possibly the worst thing you can do.

Suggest seeking professional advice before cocking it up further.
 

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