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You do realize most "car" audio drivers use paper cones right?
There have been numerous articles on using paper coned drivers in a car. Yes, if they get wet then odds are the paper cone, especially if untreated, will probably be ruined. But of course if you have that much water in your doors you have other issues. And that much water is probably going to short the coil and burn up/damage the amplifier running the wet speaker.
Also, give a look at the driver I listed that I run. If you are worried about paper cones, then you sir are in luck. The RS line has Aluminum cones. Not to mention well designed motors that have shorting rings so inductance is low and inductance induced distortion is reduced. Definitely better than almost anything you can get at crutchfield. And that's not because i own them. I, after 5 years have blown one of them. I have been feeding it double the rated max power and finally broke the speaker. I was willing to buy something else. I asked around and for my money found that just buying a new pair will be fine.
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