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want to upgrade my speakers in my clio but....

Im not sure where to start. After getting the car brand new in october I have gradually realised that the sound is very poor in the standard set up and distorts/ vibrates when I go above level 10 on the vol.

Im not sure if im best getting a head unit too or just upgrade the speakers, even then i dont know how to dismantle the interior fit new ones.

Any helpand advice would be great thanks

(Its a clio dynamique 55 plate)
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The speakers are really easy to change on the clio. On the front doors you will see the speaker grill. On the arch of it you will see/feel two 10mm wide slits. Use a flat head screwdriver or similar (careful not to scratch the door trim) and it will pop off. This will reveal the speaker and two torx screw heads. They are either t10 or t15 screws. These speakers cant take much abuse but if the factory has screwed them on too tight this can cause them to vibrate more than normal. For the rear speakers (on a 3 door model) I have found it easier to remove the lower half of the rear seat which will the reveal the speaker grill. The cup holder (useless space) front panel and grill are one piece. If you pull it off from the speaker side and work towards the cup bit. Around the grill it just pops off but the grill has guides and you dont want to break them! They have the same size torx srews as the front. If you do decide to upgrade they are a 5 1/4" speaker all round. There are tweeters in the dash but I would just leave them. It is deffinately worth checking the mounting depth of your original speakers (front only applies) to any new aftermarket speaker you find. Blaupunkt do a very shallow speaker which shouldnt give you any problems but I havent heard the sound quailty of these so dont quote me. Go to halfords listen to some of theres and then surf the net to find some bargains!

The standard stereo is pretty poor, if you can borrow someone elses HU then you will be able to find out which is the culprit.

Hope that helps.
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thanks very much for the advice mate. Im going to look into it. I have also noticed that the rear speaker on the drivers side contantly makes the trim/grill part annoyingly vibrate at the very smallest amount of base in a song and i havnt a clue on any way of stopping this apart from placing a mall strip of sponge like material between the grill and the rear seat.
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For some reason, all the new Renaults seem to have very shallow mount depth speakers.

If you're dead set on components, then this can be an issue, however it's not too hard to find some coaxial (all-in-one) speakers which will just drop into the OEM locations.

If you do opt for coaxials, disconnect the dashboard tweets, or you'll find the sound can become very harsh.

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