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Speakers up front!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlazerCol, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. BlazerCol

    BlazerCol Registered Member

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    Hey guys,
    I just bought 5 1/2 diameter speakers for my 88' blazer and am trying to figure out where to put the dang things. they have a mounting depth of 2 1/2 inches and i want to put them up front and i was thinking about putting them in the door or down by the sides near the gas pedal. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. MudRebel350

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    I'd say in the doors, if your into cutting sheet metal or around the transfer case lever and the center console.

    JD
     
  3. ChevyCaGal

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    I put my speakers about that size right behind the front seat in the side panel (about a foot off the floor)....it was way easier then trying to cut the door panels out that is for sure. You have to remember in the doors you have to contend with the windows when cutting them out. You can get a setup to put them down by the sides up front. But it you have to get a special set up and cut through the metal. If you check through the audio section I know there is some talk about how to do this a few weeks ago. It seemed to me sort of costly and a pain to do. But that is just my opinion.....Good luck with whatever you do! :-)

    Stephanie

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  4. Nrose07

    Nrose07 1/2 ton status

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    I'll take a picture of mine tommorow and send it to you. I have mine in the doors, bottom forward area. I have seperate tweeters by my power window/door locks. Alittle work but a great spot.

    Displacement, cubes, and did you say you drive a riceburner???
     
  5. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Mine came stock w/ speakers in the doors. They are in a raised plastic enclosure. I'd say check the junkyards for one of the more optioned out models and see what you can find. Mine has a lot of options, at least compared to my 78 it does.

    Jim '80 GMC
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  6. in my last rig i had 6x9s in the bottom front of the doors. they sounded great! you could put them in the kick panels as well. i've run 6 1/4s there but didn't sound as good as door mounts- more air space. i used a jigsaw to cut the holes.

    78, 350/350/203, 3/4 ton, 4" lift, 35" BFGs
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  7. yellco89

    yellco89 Registered Member

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    If you have power windows, you can't put speakers in the doors because of the window motor. I used the custom panels that go over the kick panels.

    Famous Last Words: "You're gonna do what?!!!"
     
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    Mine are where the door pocket's used to be. You have to mount them on a something. They cannot be flush with the door panel. Mine are on a piece of masonite covered with grey leather. They turned out good. I'll try to get some pictures for you.

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  9. bigblue

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    go to my page and check out where i put mine....www.bigblue.coloradok5.com

    if you want the kickouts they are pricey but well worth it. i got mine at crutchfield.com

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  10. 90K5

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    I have some in my doors, there were some there, but someone did a big hack job on the door and messed it up really bad. I had the door cleaned up and custom panels made a an awesome local shop, click my link below to see them.

    90K5

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    I posted on this in the Audio section too...

    YES, you CAN have speaker in the doors with power windows. I've got them in my '87. 5 1/4" Pioneers, on a steal of a deal from WalMart. The holes were there (with crap speakers) when I bought it; from what I've heard the cutting is a B!TC#. It was hard enough to trim a little when I mounted my new speakers in there. They're mounted in the forward lower corner, so close that the grills almost touch the kick-panel trim when the doors are closed. I put the speakers into XTC baffles I got from Crutchfield to protect them from water, etc.

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  12. sting

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    I put my speakers down low in front of the front doors 8 inch round and a tweeter ...in a plastic molded
    case that matches the interior....the speakers are aimed up a little ...sounds great the only thing
    is i cant mash my emergency break all the way...call a stereo store to see if you can order them,,,
     
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    Heres a pic of mine mounted in the door. http://84k5.coloradok5.com
     
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    I've got power windows and 6x9's mounted low down in the door. There was plenty of room. In fact the speaker holes come in handy for working on the power window crap...

    Rene

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    I have 6 1/4" in the kickplates and 4"plates in the dash location....if you put them in the doors, be sure to get something like a plastic dome to cover the part inside the door to keep the mud and water off your speakers.....I put 6x9 in the door panels by where the back seat goes and a 12" Sub with a custom enclosure in the panel across from the spare tire...the amps and crossover are on slightly raised panels under the front seats......I also used accoustimat in the doors, rear panels, headliner, tailgate, and under the carpet....truck is pretty quiet except for the characteristic squeaks, rattles, and knocks inheirent with any K5....I just turn it up .....JD

    I'm at 10th and Plum....10 miles from nowhere, and Plum out in the sticks....Stuck?...Hell no..I still got some gas left..
     
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    I took some pictures of my front speakers here's the link
    http://community.webshots.com/user/vwryda

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    Wow! Those are pretty cool! Where did you get those and how much were they? Or did you make them? 84K5's look nice as well.

    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
     
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    Use your Blinker - Thanks for adding more pics of your speaker enclosures. Looks kick ass! I'm assuming they were constructed out of particle board and then covered? And there ws no interferrence with the whole power window set-up? Alot of others say that speakers can't go in the doors with power windows. Guess you prove them wrong. Thanks!

    Gary Graham
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    Yeah I'm glad to help you guy's out. It's my time to give back to this site. I have never had a problem with the power windows hitting the speakers. They were built of particle board and covered with a thin spongy layer to give it a squishey look, then covered with a grey leather.

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    They Look great Blinker... where did you get vynal/leather like that?

    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
     

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