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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:55 am    Post subject:  Speaker question Reply with quote

Has anyone ever tried to add smaller speakers to the back doors? I have a few extra speakers laying around that I was thinking about trying. I've never taken the back door panels off so I have no idea if there are any spaces

I was also wondering if there are any websites anyone knows of I can get rear speaker covers from. I replaced my 6x9's and the covers were so old and brittle the practically disintegrated[/img]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

There is room in the panel for some custom speaker setups. You can make anything work with enough money. The reason I didn't do it was running the wire was going to be a pain.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:01 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

As long as there's no cutting involved. Im planning on putting subs in soon so that would be a good time to run wires to the back door. Just wondering if there was a hole in the door big enough to slide a 6" speaker in
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:53 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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As long as there's no cutting involved. Im planning on putting subs in soon so that would be a good time to run wires to the back door. Just wondering if there was a hole in the door big enough to slide a 6" speaker in


You'll obviously have to cut the door panel, cars dont just have 6" holes in them.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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As long as there's no cutting involved. Im planning on putting subs in soon so that would be a good time to run wires to the back door. Just wondering if there was a hole in the door big enough to slide a 6" speaker in


You'll obviously have to cut the door panel, cars dont just have 6" holes in them.


I think he meant in the metal, not the actual door panel

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

lol i figured those 6" random holes in my door panels would be good for somethin
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:44 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I see point in doing that unless your passengers just cant live without it.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:00 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I found a good spot and put my old 6x8's in the rear door panel. I took some pics of the process if anybody is interested in seeing it
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I found a good spot and put my old 6x8's in the rear door panel. I took some pics of the process if anybody is interested in seeing it


yes, post it! or if you are interested you could go to the how to section and make a how to article on it.

or just post the pics and I'll write the art/ for u lol

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'd never do it myself, but I'm curious to see how you wedged some speakers in the doors.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote








The 32 nuts and washers are gone. Replaced with one long bolt and a nut on the inside and outside of the door. The plug was the hardest part. It sits flush in a hole in the pillar. Getting it out you need to push on two plastic clips at the same time and jimmy the other two (four in all). There is zero room to run anything else if that thing is in its hole so I just let it sit in the space between the front and back doors.


Havent cut the door panel yet. Im waiting til I find a speaker grill I like to put in the hole. Overall tho, the panel installs right back on the door even though the speaker isnt flush
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Have you thought about picking up an extra set of the rear speaker grills and using those on the panels? I think it would be the easiest and it would look almost stock.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That's what i was looking for, factory. I already talked to zspot about replacing my rear deck grills. They were destroyed replacing the 6x9s. Might just order 4 of em
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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That's what i was looking for, factory. I already talked to zspot about replacing my rear deck grills. They were destroyed replacing the 6x9s. Might just order 4 of em


Ya I thought about adding some 6.5 speakers there too, and was going to order an extra set of the front ones. I think making it look as close to factory as possible will make it better

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I hate the flashy grills that come with aftermarket speakers. I've never used em unless someone asked me to put em in with new speakers. I keep the interior as factory as I possibly can.


6.5 round speakers? I dunno if more than one of the screw holes would come in contact with the metal of the door.
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