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jt34237
04-16-2010, 10:02 PM
I'm going to be getting these comps installed-

CTX65CS - Image Dynamics 6.5" Component Speaker System (http://www.woofersetc.com/p6201/CTX65CS--Image-Dynamics-65"-Component-Speaker-System.htm)

I currently have these installed

SPS-500 - Alpine Type-S 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers (http://www.woofersetc.com/p6257/SPS500--Alpine-TypeS-51-4"-2way-car-speakers.html)

I'm going to be upgrading to the larger size for the front speakers, from 5 1/4 to 6 1/2. My concern is in regards to speaker mounting depth. The alpine coaxials have a mounting depth of 2", the ID's have a mounting depth of 2.75". Is there a way to make the ID's work? How would I find out the max mounting depth of the speaker ports for my car? Thanks! :veryhapp:

jdawg
04-16-2010, 10:04 PM
Crutchfield: LCD TV, Car Stereo, Home Theater, Speakers, Plasma TV (http://www.crutchfield.com)

jt34237
04-16-2010, 10:09 PM
Crutchfield: LCD TV, Car Stereo, Home Theater, Speakers, Plasma TV (http://www.crutchfield.com)


what?

kyleorsini
04-16-2010, 10:38 PM
might wanna let us know the vehicle someone might know if they will fit just as is.
also could use the what will fit my car option on crutchfield and see what the depths are on the speakers that are listed.
not too hard to figure out....

jt34237
04-16-2010, 11:59 PM
might wanna let us know the vehicle someone might know if they will fit just as is.
also could use the what will fit my car option on crutchfield and see what the depths are on the speakers that are listed.
not too hard to figure out....

Tried the cruthfield method, it tells me that I use 4" speakers in the front doors which is incorrect. The factory speaker ports are 5 1/4. The car is a 95 Geo Prizm.Again the alpine type s coaxials fit which have are 2", my question is how much more room do I have then that and how do I find out? And if I don't have enough room is there a way to make it so that the speakers will fit without sacrificing SQ.

headless
04-17-2010, 10:52 AM
Take a ruler out to your car. insert it into the empty speaker mounting hole and see how far you get it before hitting your window, with the window all the way down

ta-daa!

kyleorsini
04-17-2010, 12:43 PM
Tried the cruthfield method, it tells me that I use 4" speakers in the front doors which is incorrect. The factory speaker ports are 5 1/4. The car is a 95 Geo Prizm.Again the alpine type s coaxials fit which have are 2", my question is how much more room do I have then that and how do I find out? And if I don't have enough room is there a way to make it so that the speakers will fit without sacrificing SQ.

nope there isnt a way, any other method is going to ruiin all the sound quality. best option is not to....

jt34237
04-17-2010, 01:07 PM
nope there isnt a way, any other method is going to ruiin all the sound quality. best option is not to....

Ok so using spacers like these would cause SQ issues?

Scosche - Universal Speaker Spacer for Most 5-1/4" x 6-1/2" Scosche Speakers (2-Pack) - SS65 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Scosche+-+Universal+Speaker+Spacer+for+Most+5-1/4%22+x+6-1/2%22+Scosche+Speakers+(2-Pack)/7199774.p?skuId=7199774&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=7199774&ref=06&loc=01&id=1218064153304)

Thanks!

Horsemanwill
04-17-2010, 05:02 PM
nope there isnt a way, any other method is going to ruiin all the sound quality. best option is not to....

explain to me how you loose soundquality from building a properly attached spacer?

jt34237
04-17-2010, 05:21 PM
explain to me how you loose soundquality from building a properly attached spacer?

I didn't say it, kyleorsini did. I don't buy it though... as long as it is properly sealed it will be fine.

Horsemanwill
04-17-2010, 05:22 PM
that's y i quotek kyle

kyleorsini
04-17-2010, 07:49 PM
you dont, ask a stupid question you get a stupid answer.

Horsemanwill
04-17-2010, 07:53 PM
well don't you have a know it all attitude glad to see that ppl on this forum are soooo useful.