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I'm looking at replacing my rear deck speakers, but they are top-mounted and I can't figure out how to get underneath the rear deck cover... any suggestions?
 

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If the gen 4's are like my '99 you'll have to remove the rear seatback frame and c pillar trim pieces.
 

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two 13mm bolts between the back and butt part of the seat need to be removed. pull up on the rear seatback, and it will tilt forward. complete removal is a PITA. Remove the C pillar covers. They just snap off. the rear deck carpeted area i believe is held on by those little push clips, those must come off. take off the carpeted rear shelf dealie and the pad under it. unscrew the speakers and replace. Then do everything i said...backwards. B) Good luck.
 
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If you're careful with the dashpad, you don't have to take the C-pillars off. Just wanted to point that out. I was afraid of either breaking those dumb clips or causing it to be rattly when I changed my speakers. :)
 

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Good deal, thanks for the help guys, I'm putting the sub in today and I'll get the speakers in soon!

BTW, is anyone running Polk EX357 speakers in the front doors? Crutchfield lists them as a good choice for the rear deck, but not available for the front... does something need to be modified to work? The specs look like it would fit...
 

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You make just about any speaker fit in the openings on our cars. Just get some MDF and make a buildout to mount the speaker to, then mount the buildout to the original speaker frame.
 

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Originally posted by golovko@Jul 2 2004, 08:23 AM
You make just about any speaker fit in the openings on our cars. Just get some MDF and make a buildout to mount the speaker to, then mount the buildout to the original speaker frame.
Exactly. I have 5 1/4" componets in my front door. I would recommend using a round speaker in any front stage application. Hell, most of the time the rounds are less exspensive than the 6x8's. The other option other than MDF is masonite(sp). It is thinner, less weight and cheaper.
 

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Originally posted by 12Volt_rep@Jul 2 2004, 11:59 AM
Exactly. I have 5 1/4" componets in my front door. I would recommend using a round speaker in any front stage application. Hell, most of the time the rounds are less exspensive than the 6x8's. The other option other than MDF is masonite(sp). It is thinner, less weight and cheaper.
I agree. I prefer round speakers over oval shaped ones. I will be placing 6.5" speakers in my doors in the next couple weeks, and they will probably eventually end up in kicks.
 

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I put a set of Pioneer TS-A6870s in the rear deck... no problem. four bolts and the seatback came off (bot the center seatbelt prohibited removing it from the car entirely, so I just pushed it out of the way...

Then the rear deck pulled right up after popping out the two push-pins... the C pillar covers do not need to be removed on a 2001, the rear deck is flexible enough to remove with the covers in place...

Thanks for all the help... now look at the next message to see my next problem (!).
 

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Originally posted by golovko+Jul 2 2004, 01:59 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (golovko @ Jul 2 2004, 01:59 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-12Volt_rep@Jul 2 2004, 11:59 AM
Exactly. I have 5 1/4" componets in my front door. I would recommend using a round speaker in any front stage application. Hell, most of the time the rounds are less exspensive than the 6x8's. The other option other than MDF is masonite(sp). It is thinner, less weight and cheaper.
I agree. I prefer round speakers over oval shaped ones. I will be placing 6.5" speakers in my doors in the next couple weeks, and they will probably eventually end up in kicks. [/b][/quote]
J/K why do you prefer round vs. oval speakers?
 

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Originally posted by hightecredneck@Jul 2 2004, 04:20 PM

J/K why do you prefer round vs. oval speakers?
Round cones are more rigid than oval shaped ones, therefore they will distort less at higher volumes. The only real advantage to oval speakers, specifically large ones like 6x9s is that they produce higher sound pressure levels.
 

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Originally posted by golovko@Jul 2 2004, 05:00 PM
Round cones are more rigid than oval shaped ones, therefore they will distort less at higher volumes. The only real advantage to oval speakers, specifically large ones like 6x9s is that they produce higher sound pressure levels.
Ah, thanks for the info. So how noticeable are these differences you mentioned to the average human listener?
 

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They are pretty noticable if you're running a decent amount of power to them. Thats the reason why all high end car audio speakers are round - and if you ever open up any other loudspeaker (home theatre, proffesional, dj, whatever) the cones are going to be round. They produce a better sound that oval shaped ones. The only reason oval shaped speakers exist is because car manufacures can utilize more area in the vehicle to put a speaker in and produce higher spl's.
 
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