View Full Version : replaceing door speakers

04-03-2007, 07:49 PM
Well my stock speakers are 4x6. Going with 6.5" would probaly be better since 4x6's wont put out like some 6.5" will. Should I mod my door for some 6.5" or get some kick panels? Was thinking of some adapters and then a spacer since 6.5's are too deep and wont let my windo go down all the way. Here are the adapters http://cgi.ebay.com/6-Front-Speaker-Adapters-4-Chevy-Cavalier-Malibu_W0QQitemZ330077599910QQihZ014QQcategoryZ149 32QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
idk if the apadter and spacer idea will work so I need some opinions on what to do.

04-03-2007, 09:56 PM

04-03-2007, 09:57 PM
what part of nc you in?

04-03-2007, 10:09 PM
Denver by Lake Norman

04-03-2007, 10:43 PM
I would go with the adapters before kick panels, Kick panels are a pain in the *** to make, and alot more expensive to buy.

04-04-2007, 01:38 AM
do you think they would work?

04-04-2007, 01:45 AM
I was looking at adapters similar to that for my Achieva. But I noticed that their cutout diameter was only 5.5 inches, smaller than most 6.5 speakers. So I'm just going to build my own adapters from MDF. Then I can shape them however I want and add extra rings to bring them out farther too.

04-04-2007, 07:35 PM
Thats not a bad idea but I probaly wouldnt be able to accomplish it knowing me.

04-04-2007, 07:44 PM
Here's when I still ran 4" speakers in my front doors as that was the factory size. (A pair of 2-way Infinity References I eBayed for $30/shipped)

When I decided to upgrade to some 6.5" components I simply made some MDF spacers that would allow for the midwoofers to sit on the door panels while still being able to roll down the windows and before mounting the driver to the spacer covered them with some carpet that matched (more or less) my interior. It's an old pic from when I used to run Diamond M3 comps which shows the midwoofer with the grille off of it as opposed to the M6 units I use now but the mounting is still the same...

Not very labor intensive and if Prowler can manage to figure it out then I'll wager so can you!