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Sorta crappy 6x9 door install in gen 2

Discussion in 'ICE (In Car Entertainment)' started by Cubey, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Cubey

    Cubey New Member

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    Well, I decided to install some 6x9's that I already had that haven't seen much action. They were in a car I used to have and I pulled them when trading it in toward my truck which has good OEM sound in it.

    I had to cut the door some to make it fit in but it works. The inside door panel actually fit over the speaker without being in contact with it.

    But then I noticed a problem ... the window won't roll all the way down now! The speaker sticks in too far. So... I ended up cutting the inside door panel too thinking it would solve the problem. Well.. it did as far as the window being able to move all the way down in the door ..... but then I realized the window handle can't turn all the way around with the speaker sticking out! :roll:

    So for now I have an ugly door panel on the driver's side front door. But it's ok ... I wouldn't mind eventually adding power door locks anyway since it has the wiring for it in the doors with power going to it. On the replacement panel, I will leave it intact and use the factory speaker grill build on.

    I'd rather have good sound than front windows that won't roll down all the way. :D

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    The stereo deck isn't pushed in all the way yet because I may redo the 12v outlet below it. I wired it into the switched power for the stereo since it was a bare wire and I have no idea where the original power source is. I may just wire a 12v wire directly to the battery from it instead with a fuse in-line near the battery.

    Edit: I managed to get the speaker grill put on with it barely rubbing when I open and close the window. One nice thing about these speakers is the magnet has rubber over it so the window hits rubber when it hits the speaker.
  2. neuspeedescort

    neuspeedescort Moderator Staff Member

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    this is why i build customers custom door pods.

    not to hate but it really doesn't look good at all.


    NEUMAN
  3. Cubey

    Cubey New Member

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    I agree. That's why I'm going to end up replacing it.. eventually. But really, with the grill on it, it doesn't look so bad even if it's not lined up properly:

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    Now that I think about it, I should have probably made the 6x9's fit in the back and put cheap OEM size in the front but oh well. I may still do that. The side I cut the door on, it still has some of the original mounting holes. I can make a bracket to make up for the small section I cut out. Either that or cut the other door and put in a 6x9 there too. I'd rather just have 6x9's in front since I already opened that can of worms.

    But I won't cut the other door panel. I'll just leave this one as-is until I find another good priced door panel of the same interior color and replace it. Then it'll look factory again but will have a 6x9 behind it.

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