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 Post subject: 6x9's in original holes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:24 am 
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How can I cut out the body panel to mount 6x9 speakers in them?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:09 am 
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To mount 6*9's in the front doors, your going to need some thick speaker pods to still allow the front windows to wind all the way down. As well as cut some of the metal door frame to allow the magnet to fit through. So it generally isn't recommenced that you fit such large speakers in the front doors, is there a reason why you want to do it, or is is just because you have some speaker laying on the floor?

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well no, I don't have any 6'9s lying around, it was just a thought. How about fitting them in the rear?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:32 pm 
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you could fit them into the trunk or beside the rear seats, thats really the only place you could fit 6x9s in one of these.
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alright, but then I'd need to cut through the interior panels. Whats the best way to do that? scissors?


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:39 pm 
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probably a dremmel lol not scizzors :P

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:07 pm 
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Agreed, Dremel kit all the way.

You will hack your arm off with scissors if you try.


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I was thinking of putting some 4x10's in that spot so I wouldn't have to cut below the molded in armrest of my '94. Has anyone ever done this..? Show me your speakers.


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i put 6x9's by the rear seats, they fit nicely even with the factory brackets. just gotta work with them a bit. i didn't get fancy but it all worked good. if i were you i'd just do that, and then stick smaller speakers up front, you have more sound depth with speaker variety i find.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:24 pm 
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I was thinking of putting some 4x10's in that spot so I wouldn't have to cut below the molded in armrest of my '94. Has anyone ever done this..? Show me your speakers.


4x10's were a mistake gm made 20 years ago. useless size of speakers and nobody makes a good one. I don't understand why you guys don't just keep it simple and try for 6.5"s. there are way better 6.5s available than there are 6x9's, also you wouldn't have to cut as much out of the car and i'd say they'd generally look cleaner.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:27 pm 
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i put 6x9's by the rear seats, they fit nicely even with the factory brackets. just gotta work with them a bit. i didn't get fancy but it all worked good. if i were you i'd just do that, and then stick smaller speakers up front, you have more sound depth with speaker variety i find.


one foundation of sound qulity is speaker timbre, which refers to the relationship the speakers have to each other when fed white noise. ideally all speakers in a system (except the subwoofer) should sound identical when feeding them white noise, therefore, the best systems in the world have multiple channels of exactly the same speaker.

just a thought. I mean what sounds good to you is good for you, i'm not saying you're wrong and stupid, lol, just thought I'd tell you something you don't know, and maybe something to aim for next time :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:56 pm 
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Agreed, 4x10 are not the hot choice, but like I said I basically need a long short speaker to mount just above the moulded-in armrest of the rear seat area, not into making any custom panels.
Part of a basic stocker im building-up. nothing flashy to attract attention. Definately wayyyy under the radar


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:12 pm 
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You can fit pretty much anything from a 4" to 8" to a 6x9 in there. You really need to make sure you deaden the inside of the 1/4 panel though cause its going to resonate like you wouldn't believe.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:11 pm 
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There is page after page of argument, theory, fact, fiction etc. writen on this and several other websites about 6x9 speakers and rear speaker placement. As others have suggested, unless you have a spair pair of 6x9s just burning a hole in your floor, don't bother with them. They are often more expensive than an equivalent pair of 6" or 5" speakers with relatively similar range and power qualities. As for rear speakers, put in a good pair of 6" or 5" fronts and their is plenty of sound in such a tiny little car.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:45 pm 
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decent 6" speakers sound way better than 6x9's in swifts...

i bought some 6x9's thinking there better, sold them coz there shit and bought some better 6" speakers


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:45 pm 
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There have been some very nice 6x9's built in the past (and maybe some still exist) so I don't necessarily think the design is bad but more the quality of said design. Shitty 6.5's sound like shitty 6x9's...just aren't many high end 6x9s anymore. That being said...I rarely sold 6x9s but instead went with a 6.5 or 7" in a plate that filled the oval left from the 6x9.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:37 am 
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I mounted my 6x9s to a piece of ply wood then mounted that to the frame of the body where the onld rear speakers were.

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150dollarcar wrote:
tecnopolis wrote:
I was thinking of putting some 4x10's in that spot so I wouldn't have to cut below the molded in armrest of my '94. Has anyone ever done this..? Show me your speakers.


4x10's were a mistake gm made 20 years ago. useless size of speakers and nobody makes a good one. I don't understand why you guys don't just keep it simple and try for 6.5"s. there are way better 6.5s available than there are 6x9's, also you wouldn't have to cut as much out of the car and i'd say they'd generally look cleaner.


actually, JBL made a really good set of 4x10's for awhile

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What size are the OEM door speakers in a '98 Metro?

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i've been involved in using laser refraction to analyze the nodal points of different speakers. nicely built 6 x 9s have mechanical coupling in the cone which colors the sound. people either like them or don't.

i have a pair of nakamichi 6 x 9 mylar cone component speakers that i wouldn't let go of for love nor money. i had them in the rear side panels of lizzie's 98 swift and they were great even without a sub.

her 98 was set up for 5" in the doors. i cut the grilles out of the panels and used 5 1/4" components without a problem.

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