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speaker install idea from lilmsprelude (pics)

This idea is from lilmsprelude's diy on electronics and audio on how to install door speakers that don't fit correctly in the door.

This is on my integra though, sorry no hot lude pics 'yet'...
I didn't really want to cut the factory wire harness and drill a bunch of new holes in the door so I thought this would be an excellent alternative:

sorry the pics are a little small I don't know how to resize them on here, you can click on them though to make them bigger

First I got these cutting boards from work when we were about to throw them out (free)
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then I used the plastic speaker holder from the old speaker to trace somewhat of an outline for the size i wanted and this foam speaker back thing that I had layin around (I knew it would come in handy) for the circle in the middle.
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Cut out the wholes and the templates with a jigsaw($30 cause I couldn't find one any other way), I know my cuts look like crap but I trimmed them up a bit before I installed them
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Took the door panel off
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Sorry, this is kind of a bad pic but I had to disconnect the wire harness to the door(the white thing) and drill a hole in the side of the door to get the wire through then fed the new speaker wire through the rubber sleeve and into the car. (this was the hard part ) Even though this part sucked it was worth it because it hides the speaker wire completely.
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Then I weather proof siliconed($5) the template onto the car and attached the connectors($6) to the 12awg speaker wire(free, already had some).
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The connectors and my grubby fingers
I know I could have went with better quality connectors but come on, they have cutting boards where I work lol.
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And last but not least 6" infinity co-ax speakers that I already had so..(free)
much better than my blown stock speakers that were there.
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thanks again lilmsprelude
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VERY Nice to see someone using this method in a very practical application. And thanks for posting pics. The sweet thing about those cutting boards is they will NEVER deteriorate in the doors like a wooden baffle will.
And as an added plus, you will receive a small amount of "dampening" thusly partially isolating them from the door stock... aka.. less panel vibrations and more quality sound from your speakers.
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Re: speaker install idea from lilmsprelude (pics)

im guessing you have to cut a hole for the speakers to fit in the door panel?

awesome theory i might try this someday.
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Re: speaker install idea from lilmsprelude (pics)

Very nice and looks like a good alternative to the regular MDF baffle/adapters often used.
The cutting boards are plastic correct? Where can I purchase them at?

Good to see they were easily attached with the silicone caulk, b/c I was pretty wary about installing an oversized 6.5-6.75" midbass in the past. I didn't want to drill into the metal to mount an MDF spacer.

Is it possible to retain the stock grill and screw locations from the plastic door panel?


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sorry I probably should have posted a pic with the door panels on, I might be able to snap a couple today. But as far as the questions I didn't have to mod the door panels at all, they fit perfect. This was also another thing I liked about the silicone caulk is that it doesn't have to be permanent if you don't want it to be, the original holes for the stock speakers are still usable. Also the cutting boards are a pvc type plastic I believe, so if you need to shave any part of it down to test fit it into your door panel you can. I got mine from work but I'm sure there're tons of places to find them, lilms offered lookin at walmart in her org. post..
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looks nice good for the pics too
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