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Tweeters...

Excellent write-up.

Questions:
1) I assume the door speakers are 6.5" in diameter?

2) What diameter tweeter did you install?
(And is it one or two tweeters on each side.)

3) The path up past the glove compartment:
Can you circle that on your pic?

Thanks!

Regards,
Glenn in CT
 

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Excellent work there. Helped me alot with planning my upgrades now that I know it's possible to install tweeters without disassembling the entire dash!
 

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I'm sure this will help a great deal on putting in new speakers fairly soon (tomorrow I hope). I'm sort of a noob at this because I haven't seen or done a speaker swap before since my other cars weren't worth the effort. So I got a question... the plastic cover over the speaker on the outside panel.... is it removable? Last night I installed the Interior Illumination Kit and then I was looking at the thing... tried to pry it with my hands... tried to gently pry it with a small flat-head but nothing budged. I was just afraid of breaking it but should I be? If I use more force should it pop right off or what's the deal with it?

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Hey Webby,
What is the max mounting depth of the 6 1/2" in the door? I was noticing from your photos (very well done I might add) that the OEM speaker looks a bit shallow. Thanks in advance!

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Wiring connections for front speakers

Excellent write up. Silly question time. . .
Do the front tweeters simply connect to the two wires that connect to the speakers in the door?

Thanks,
plumber
 

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The wires in the jamb are not running through the OEM boot??? Your description reads like either you poke a hole in the boot on each side (door and car) :face-icon , or you got the wire inbetween the grommet and the metal of the car! :eek:
As in most cases, (but definitely in this one) you want to follow the OEM wires and go through the boot. It is definitely not a particularly easy or fun part of any install, but that is the "right" way to get wire into doors.

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Excellent DIY. Waaay too much work for me however. I hope I never have to replace my speakers.
 

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Has anyone came across the max mounting depth for those front speakers? When I replaced the rears in my coup I had to make spacers out of 1/2" plywood. Then I had to cut off the end of the tortion bar on one side. I have also heard that you can cut out the factory speaker cone and use that plastic piece as a spacer to mount the new speaker in. Does anyone have any experience doing that?
 

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slimjim8481 said:
Has anyone came across the max mounting depth for those front speakers? When I replaced the rears in my coup I had to make spacers out of 1/2" plywood. Then I had to cut off the end of the tortion bar on one side. I have also heard that you can cut out the factory speaker cone and use that plastic piece as a spacer to mount the new speaker in. Does anyone have any experience doing that?
Any modern 6.5" speaker will fit in the door. The Distance from the inner door skin to the outer door skin is about 4".
You should use a spacer ring of at least 1" in height.
I cut 2 small pieces from the inner door skin in order to accommodate my Polk MMC650s. The mod isn't drastic, allowing you to put the OEM speakers back.

Here is a pics of what I mean:

 

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mike114 said:
Does anyone know how to change the front speakers in a sedan. Thanks
probably the same way as the coupes. i have Polk DB650's in my
front doors. :) i cut up the factory speakers to make them into
spacers and salvaged the factory connector, soldered it onto the
Polks.. got factory connection. :laughing:
 

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FTI:
I just installed a pair of PolkAudio db650 speakers yesterday on my 06 EX Coupe. The 6 1/2" speakers did flash against the wall because there side wall is not flat. To work around this problem, I cut out the OEM speakers and use the "outer shell" as a the brackets for my new speakers. This works well. Sorry I did not take any pictures...

Tip: Make sure you roll down the windows. It makes the installation much more easier.
 
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