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Gen 3 Speaker Sizes

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Thanks for those whom respond!!

I need new speakers in the front of my Gen3. I have been told that they are 6x8 (or 5x7). When I look at the grill, it looks round, so you can see why I just want to make absolutely sure of this.

It is 6x8 rectangular speakers that fit in there.

Also: Would you recommend 2 way or 3 way in there?

Also: Can anyone help me find a link (preferably with pictures) showing how to get to those speakers in a Gen3.

Thanks! Happy Holidays!!

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On the later model Gen3's like my '99 the rear seat has to come out to remove the rear deck panel before you can access the speakers. The later Gen3's don't have the speaker grill in the deck panel. I have Pioneer 6x8's at all four corners, 2 way up front and 3 way in the back then I added some Polk tweeters to front window sails.
I'm no expert, but I have made many changes and upgrades to stereo. If you have any questions just let me know.

I have an Infinity Basslink and 4 6x8's powered by a 600x4 amp (75w/channel RMS). I'm about to replace the Basslink with 2 12" MTX subs in a custom box.
Originally posted by mth676@Dec 23 2003, 04:49 PM
i did a little modifying to my doors and rear deck so i could put my infinity 3-way 6x9 speakers all around. I also amp them with about 125 watts, which is the rms rating dor them.
I was thinking about installing 6x9's. What did you use to get them to fit?
component speakers are better, so what is the best size for a round speaker. 6 1/2"?
My Pioneer's said "Custom Fit for Ford/Mazda" on them. They are 6x8's, but the 5x7 and 6x8's are interchagable. Some speaker manufacturers list them as 5x7's some as 6x8's but either will fit.
Originally posted by hiddnen@Dec 25 2003, 12:51 AM
i got 6x8 pioneer plate speakers up front and 6x8 pioneer 2 ways in the back. also have pioneer tweets in the mirror wired in to cross overs along with the 2 ways in the back. haha got another set of pioneer tweets and a jbl 80.4 i havent hooked up yet. looking into making some kicks...just gotta have the time and warm weather...
how do those 6x8 plates sound?
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