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speakers in doors

Discussion in 'Audio' started by ShinnyHelmet, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. ShinnyHelmet

    ShinnyHelmet Registered Member

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    I have a 71' K5 w/ no radio. I had an original but took it out last year. I had a 69' about 15 years ago in school and cut holes in the doors to hold speakers. Now this time around, im not sure if I should do same or invest in kick panels. Any suggestions?
     
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    i got an 86 and took the door pannel of to take a look and there's no way of doing it unless you cut a hole in the door, then pray you have enough depth for the speaker to mount.. my electric window motor was in the way so i just said "screw it" and cut holes in the back under the ash trays for 5x7's and but a 5x7 in the center of the dash and replaced the 3 3.5in'ers in the dash as well /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif sounds great.
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'll tell you everything you want to know about door mounted speakers if you're willing to part with that "factory" radio!!! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    Lemme know!
     
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    ShinnyHelmet Registered Member

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    what i meant to say was...i threw it in the trash last year...so no radio, but would like to get one soon. So, please tell me everything. Thanks
     
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    get a pioneer Premier Head Unit, pioneer 5x7 up front, 2 infinity Cappa 5x7's in the back, 4 Cadence A7HC amps and 2 DD 9515's, a 260 amp alternator, 2 deep cycle's and you'll be just like me.. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    ...and you'll be just like me..

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    You mean like someone who STILL hasn't filled out their profile??? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    SH,

    Well here's the deal....that lower part of the door has PLENTY of room....I've seen guys put 6x9's down there, and I was able to put TWO 6" Mid-Basses in side-by-side in each door. The mounting depth is 5.5" which is plenty deep assuming you haven't done anything weird like add power windows, etc.

    Too bad you ditched that factory radio.....I was really hoping to "score" one of those!!!
     
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    wierd like power windows? i may not have a profile but my truck aint wierd cause it has power windows.. and my opinion is if you throw some decent speakers in the dash with maybe a center channel and some mids in the back (by the back seat, under the ash trays" you'll be happy with the results, i got my amp for the mids under the driver seat and ran all the wires under the carpet.. looks stock except for the speakers in the back.. but even that looks like they were meant to be there.. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Mr./Mrs. Emooooooo! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    There's nothing "weird" about power windows....except for the fact that the question was about a 1st Gen K5, which never came with power windows (or power ANYTHING for that matter!) /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif I have to "disclaimer" my responses, since I can only speak to how my "original doors" worked speaker-wise.


    2nd Gens are completely different, so what worked for you isnt really applicable....for example, you'd NEVER get a speaker in the dash area of a 1st Gen (not even a 3.5") it's really narrow up there.



    BTW -&gt; The profile thing was a gentle teasing, but it REALLY does help others to know basic info about you and your truck.
     
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    yea i know bout the profile thing, no harm done.. i'm still pretty new on this forum that's the reason for the profile, i'll get it up their some day.. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    throw some decent speakers in the dash with maybe a center channel and some mids in the back (by the back seat, under the ash trays" you'll be happy with the results,

    [/ QUOTE ] You obviously have never seen or heard the system that Greg72 has in his K5. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif After that experience, you'll be certain that what you have is not much better than a pocket transistor radio in comparison. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    actually not to stirr anything up but i too have quite the system, i've competed in several stereo competitions, mostly DB Drags, some SQ competition and i hit about 154-155 on the db meter, and that was before my 260 amp alternator and a new box i'm making for my k5. hopefully this year i can raise that up a db or so, No, i haven't seen or heard of Greg's stereo, i'm sure it's quite loud and it's ku we have people on a 4x4 forum that can appreciate a great sounding stereo.. but i'm sure my stereo's no "pocket transistor" but i Know there is better, like Alma Gates.. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif and if you dunno who she is do some research and realize that there's a group of people that compete in stereo competitions.. i'm sure i'll be deaf in a few years but it's a price i'm willing to take, but by then they'll probably have "replacement ears" /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif i can buy with all the cloning crap their comming up with these days...... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Greg's system isn't about pounding bass that can be felt 3 counties away or making more decibels than a 747 at takeoff. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif It's about incredibly pure, clean, balanced sound. It's the sweetest sounding system I've ever heard in a vehicle. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif It's sorta like listening to music in Carnegie Hall! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    that's cool, i've heard systems like that before at some SQ competitions.. mine's strictly for the bass, but unlike some people's bass you can actually still hear the "music" and the words being played in my truck and you still get that feeling that your driving a mobile earthquake machine.. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Jeez.....there goes Harry again!..... making me blush.





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    That system just blew me away! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    Hey Greg... got to pull your leg. NEVER say Never because I put a set of Crossfire horns in the dash of a first gen

    Your still my bud even though you said it can't be done.
     
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    HORNS!!!????

    Okay, but that's cheating.....maybe I should have said "Round" speakers won't fit.


    BTW -&gt; How'd they sound bouncing off the windshield?
     
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    Reverse the plarity on them and it comes out nice /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    You obviously have never seen or heard the system that Greg72 has in his K5. After that experience, you'll be certain that what you have is not much better than a pocket transistor radio in comparison

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    never heard it- but heard ABOUT it, and cant wait till he moves over here ...........starting the savings account now - it's called "tune money for greg"......eheheheheh

    Brandy
     

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