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Old 12-29-2008, 02:03 PM
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What size speakers are in the front doors???

Hi guys,

The speakers in the front of the car have died and I want to replace them with a set of new components mid and seprate tweeter. I have taken the grill off and stuck a measure on them and the standard units seem to be around 16cm - 6 1/2 inches.

Can anyone tell me if they have fitted after market units into the front doors of there 5th Gen cars, do you need pods to make them fit etc. any help appreciated.

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P.S i have done a search but couldn't find anything on this subject!!
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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

Yea, theyre 6 1/2. Go to crutchfield.com. Outfit the car however you like.
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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

Thanks mate, i thought it had to be 6 1/2 cool i will get some sorted tomorrow in that case!
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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

Marvelous. Do it.
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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

you might have to cut that cradle out of the door. i had to when i put my memphis's in. the magnet was twice the width of the stock speakers, so i just took a dremel tool and cut that bad boy out.
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^^^ I had to dremel some trim off for mine too. DREMEL FTW!!!
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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

yea just dont get mid 6 1/2 there way to big lol or you could make it work what ever.
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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

I have Alpine 6 1/2 Type R seperates in mine. I chose the custom mounting method and created a speaker pod out of fiberglass. LIke has been said before, the size is indeed 6 1/2 but you will have to make some mods if the magnet is too deep.

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^^^ I had to dremel some trim off for mine too. DREMEL FTW!!!
2x bro i drive a 4th gen though. now i want to find something to use my dremel on.
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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

Well since you have a 4th gen.....NO NEED FOR A DREMEL.
I used to have a 4th and the speakers I put in were too deep. I had MTX 6000 6 1/2 seperates. Retained the factory tweeter location (EASY) and mounted the crossovers in the door panel.
Solution I came up with for the 6 1/2's. 2 1" spacers on each speaker, and I still
kept the factory grill.

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Thanks mate, i thought it had to be 6 1/2 cool i will get some sorted tomorrow in that case!
You may have to cut a hole in the back of the pod for the magnet to fit. I have seen a write up on here somewheres, check the I.C.E. section
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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

hey, so i got some pioneer 6 1/2 and i need to know...do you need to take the whole damn door panel off to get to the speaker or wtf am i doin here?
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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

the speaker grill just pops off then you remover the scews holding the speaker in. but you will need to cut the speaker bucket out, so after speaker removal you should take the door panel off to make you cuts (might not be ness. but that is what i did so i could get a better idea of how much to cut )

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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

so you're tellin me...you just pull on the damn thing? lol
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so you're tellin me...you just pull on the damn thing? lol
basically ... get like a flat blade scewdriver or something to slide under the speaker grille and just pop it off.

then there are screws holding the speaker on. (3 or 4 of them i don't remember off the top of my head)

then to remove the door panel the is 1 screw by the interior door handle, and 1 in the bottom of the door pull (they both have covers hiding them). if i remember correctly there is a retaining pin/ clip up near the mirror and maybe some more screws behind the speaker itself. then just pull on the bottom of the door panel to release the clips on the backside.

then cut out your speaker cradle and install the new equipment!!!

if you watch and pay attention to how you take it apart you should have no problems putting it back together. just get yourself plenty of time and don't get in a rush and you will be fine!!!

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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

thanks shadow. i've been pissed off tryin to figure out how to take the damn door panel off. i found the ones under the little clips...tryin to hide from me grrr...haha but thanks again for the help.
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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

Be sure to check the 5g resource guide, theres detailed directions of how to remove the door panel,

Remove the screws that are by the handle and the arm rest (covered by a hinge clip, so dont try to pry the wrong end and snap it).
One plastic clip is towards the front of the door panel (best tool to use is the trip pad remover, made specifically for these types of clips).
Use a flat head wrapped in a shop towel, and pry the side of the speaker cover that is further from the engine, once popped, I believe it slides towards the engine to unhook the front hooks.
Remove the 3 screws from the speaker, and the 3 that hold the door panel.
Then from the bottom of the door panel there are 3 or 4 clips that hold it on, you may use a flat head or the trip pad remover (I would choose that, as it is angled).

Then it is a matter of getting the handle area through, and then lifting up (may have difficulty around the mirror spot unless you remove that also (but not necessary). Then just try not to get the gooey white stuff on your clothes. Its like a gum lol.
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Re: What size speakers are in the front doors???

thanks man, that helps a bunch too.
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