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Front speaker locations

Discussion in 'Audio' started by 91K5, Dec 16, 2001.

  1. 91K5

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    Well my head unit finally fried my last front dash speaker, so now it's time to upgrade, but I'd like to get something bigger than 3 1/2" for the front. I test drove an 85 K5 before I bought my '91, and someone had mounted speakers in the front doors. I know I've heard some people say this cant be done with power windows, but the '85 had them, and about a 5.25" speaker mounted in there. Has anyone mounted speakers in the doors with power windows? Also, what about mounting them in the kick panels? I've seen this done but dont know if its a bright idea or not. I dont want to spend the $200 for the pods, so that's out of the question. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
     
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    Put them in the door right where the pouch is. Use the 5.25"

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    OK, so if I went with some 5.25" components where would be a good place to mount the tweeters for the best imaging?
     
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    theres a carpeted panel below the plastic door panel or bare metal if its a plain truck.remove that,trace it onto a peice of 3/4 plywood and cut it out.cut your speaker holes in the plywood tward the foreward edge of the door,and cut holes to match in the door.cover panel with carpet that matches interior color.screw it to the door.the thickness of the plywood should solve any chearence problems.another good idea is to use the foam inserts behind the speaker,because the doors are not watertight.you can get them at most stereo shops.if your on a budget,a good pair of 6x9's are hard to beat in the kick panels.good luck,rob

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    Thanks for the help guys, saved me 200 bucks for the qpods [​IMG]
     
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    Check my set-up...I have power window's and I have not had a problem with my speakers.


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    hey ringmaster - what size ore those speakers?

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    if u are gonna mount some speaks waaaaaay down on the door (on that carpeted panel thingy for instance), better make sure they are water proof....otherwise the next water crossing with the local 4x4 club wont be quite such good times. &lt;sploosh!&gt; =)

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    <font color=purple> Post pillars !

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    Updated my site (Link Below) of my speaker pod's that house 6 1/2 speaker's. Also took some measurement's!



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    Hey Blink,

    Why did you decide to put your compnents up high on the door versus down low? How much depth is there from the door panel itself to the first thing it would hit inside the door? I have some Boston's that are pretty deep for 5'1/4's and am wondering how thick I would have to make my "pods" if I went that route.

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    Cause you can hear them better higher up. The depth I would say close to two inches. So in all with the speaker mounted on the board,you have more than 3 inches for clearance for the speaker magnet,and some room for the wires.



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    Thanks a lot Blinker for the measurements and pics of your setup, I'm going to do something close with mine and ditch the dash speakers.
     
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    No problem... I'm sorry that it took so long to post!



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