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    Default stock rear speaker size?

    i think im going to hit up circuit city tomorrow to see if i cant score some car audio stuff among other things

    if i just wanted stock "bolt in" speakers what size should i go for?


    sorry for not putting this in the audio section up top, it wont let me delete it now
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    i used 6x9's
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    i use 6x9s in the rear and 6 1/2 in the doors. most cars i have had didnt have door speakers and had to cut out carpet and backing to ge them in and run wires in the doors.
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    cool thanks. i'll probably just do the rears. my doors dont have stock speakers so i think i'll just skip those
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    6x9, but its actually held in with a big rubber band looking thing from the bottom.

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    the original size is 5x7-6x8. a 6x9 will bolt up with no problems and will sound oh so much better. there should be bolt holes in the rear deck lid when you remove the old speaker.
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    My 89 already had speaker wires in the doors.

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    None of the boxes had rear door speakers, but to my knowlege they all had front door speakers. Personally I see no point in rear door speakers, they're too low to contribute effectively to the sound up front, and in the back you already have the rear deck speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    but to my knowledge they all had front door speakers.
    Nope. mine only had a single center dash speaker.
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    the last time i pulled a wagon dash apart there were 3 holes up there. one 6x8 i think and 2 smaller ones, one in each corner. then one in each of the front doors, and two in the rear cargo area. has anyone ever pulled the rear door skins off to see if there are holes back there?
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    my car doesnt have any door speakers, unless of course theyre dead

    but i thought doop panels with speakers would have a "grill" ove them though, mine are fully carpeted

    im not trying to wake the neighborhood but my speakers sound like ass. i have to turn the bass to 0 to be able to hear anything clearly
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    sounds like blown speakers to me. just replacing the stock ones with anything aftermarket will be a huge upgrade. your front doors should have holes in them for speakers, the backs i have no clue on
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    I grabbed a door panel off of an '85 Vic. Same color as mine, only difference...

    There was no hole for the speaker. The backing had those dashed lines where you could cut it and the carpet away easily to put the door speakers in there. Then I through the speaker grille in from my old panel. Works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Blazer View Post
    My 89 already had speaker wires in the doors.
    yup mine did as well makes since just to make one harness rather then change them

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    For sonic excellence, use the same midbass size in the front doors as the rear deck. I used 6-1/2S size speakers all around. The front door holes were already in the door panel metal, you just had to cut the carpet/cardboard to get to it. In the rear, make adapters from wood or MDF.

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    damn, my 89 has the front speakers in the dash, none on the front doors, but has the holes for em. How hard is it to change the speakers in the dash? cuz my front left is blown, or should i just eliminate the dash speakers and run wires to the doors?

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    i like runnin all 6 speakers in the car......in my towny i have 6x9's in the back, 5.25's on the dash and 6.5's in the doors and a pr of satellite tweeters and two 12" subs

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89merk View Post
    damn, my 89 has the front speakers in the dash, none on the front doors, but has the holes for em. How hard is it to change the speakers in the dash? cuz my front left is blown, or should i just eliminate the dash speakers and run wires to the doors?
    Pull the dash pad, 4 screws to remove the speaker.

    I'd bet you have speaker wires in the doors already. Pull the door panel and look around. It might be taped back to the harness or something.

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    the dash pad comes off that easily?
    I had no idea.

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    dash pad has screws on the side you can see when you have doors opened, screws in the defrost vents you can see, and under the pad where it meets the face of the dash.... should be around 10 screws that hold the dash pad
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