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zabarl
02-26-2007, 03:11 AM
I own a 1995 ford escort lx sport - hatchback. I wanted to change the sound system because im going to be keeping this car for another year or so. First i was wondering if i can install component speakers without modification. I was looking for decent, above average speakers that will also give a decent amount of bass because I dont want to get subs for this car. Any recommendations, suggestions will be helpful. Thanks.

mike dressure
02-26-2007, 03:14 AM
do you need 6x9's in the rear. ive got some pioneer premiere's for 40 shipped

zabarl
02-26-2007, 03:17 AM
1995 FORD ESCORT
Front Speaker
Size: 5 1/4"
Depth: 2"

Rear Speaker
Size: 5 X 7"
Depth: 4 1/2"

Can i fit a 6x9 without doing any modifications?

mike dressure
02-26-2007, 03:21 AM
nope

zabarl
02-26-2007, 03:37 AM
Best buy says
Front Speaker
Size: 5 1/4"
Depth: 2"

Rear Speaker
Size: 5 X 7"
Depth: 4 1/2"

And Crutchfield says
Front speakers
Front Door : 6-3/4"

Rear speakers
Side Panel : 5x7"

Very confused here. Also, do some coaxil speakers produce decent bass without an amp?

BlackMaxima
02-27-2007, 12:08 AM
Sony


All Sony

SONY I SAY

jeffs42885
02-27-2007, 12:13 AM
do 5.25'' components up fronts, and make plates and do 5.25 coaxials in the back..diamond audios are nice, alpine, kicker just to name a few that are going to give you good sound without breaking the bank

zSnb
02-27-2007, 01:51 AM
if you're only gonna have the car for a year then screw it. save your money till you get a new car so you can blow it on a really nice sound system to put into a car that you will own for a long time. i used to have an escort and it is seriously the worst car for a system besides some of the toyotas and bmw's out there.

DaveDSMer
02-27-2007, 05:09 AM
do 5.25'' components up fronts, and make plates and do 5.25 coaxials in the back..diamond audios are nice, alpine, kicker just to name a few that are going to give you good sound without breaking the bank

why would you want 5.25" coaxials over 5x7" coaxials? yes there are more choices available but you are cutting down your woofer area by a good amount. Just interested to know.

First figure out what the real front speaker size because there is some conflicting info it seems.

dragonrage
02-27-2007, 06:42 AM
Yeah, save up to get rid of that car. I'd go without audio for 6 months in that piece if it meant I could get something better a week sooner.

KaeZoo
02-27-2007, 07:50 AM
The actual front speaker size is a crappy Ford 3-hole 6 inch speaker that's tough to match and has limited depth. Spacers are out because anything that sticks out of the door panel will block the window crank. Some cheap 6 1/2" speakers will work, but you're mostly limited to 5 1/4" speakers and you'll still need to build a mounting bracket for a good fit.

Blove1991
02-27-2007, 08:02 AM
Sony


All Sony

SONY I SAY



Nah in this case he needs to go ahead and get into his bank account and purchase ALL Jensen so he will have grade A quality



:p:

zabarl
02-27-2007, 01:10 PM
I want a new sound system because i dont want to listen to the fm radio for the rest of the year and maybe even a couple months after that.:uhoh: Im getting the car after my first year of college because i cant drive first year. For the headunit, i was thinking about getting the JVC KD-HDR1 and getting some 5 1/4" alpine type-s or type -r coaxiles in the front and 5x7 type-s or type-r coaxiles in the back. I was also interested in the pheonix gold rsd coaxiles speakers. Has anyone heard any good reviews/results by them? thanks

W8 a minute
03-01-2007, 10:56 AM
As a former 1995 Escort owner I can tell you a few things:

Don't waste money on rear speakers. They are mounted in plastic and even head unit power will make them rattle.

Front doors present several problems. Depth is your enemy here. Stock speakers are a 3 hole, 6.5" speaker specific to Mazda. Very few speakers will fit because of the depth issue. That includes most 5.25" components. If you build spacers the window crank becomes your enemy unless you're one of the lucky few who has a 95 Escort with power windows.

You can upgrade to a Spal power window kit fairly easy. The hardest part of doing this is the Molex connector in the door jamb. You can't just push wires through the rubber boot. You have to drill out the molex connector if you want to get any wires over 16-18g in there. Pull the rubber boot off where it meets the vehicle body and you'll see what I mean. Again, you can thank Mazda for this.

dkguitarist
03-01-2007, 11:09 AM
or just build some kickpanels for some 6.5" comps and call it good.

W8 a minute
03-01-2007, 11:43 AM
or just build some kickpanels for some 6.5" comps and call it good.

The fusebox is in the factory kick panel so he'll have to work around that. Personally I never liked kick panels because they get kicked.