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shiznid12
07-25-2010, 11:03 PM
I am out of ideas with my speakers. Most websites say my 95 Geo Prizm's from speakers are 5.25.... well they can't be. I've went through 3 pairs of 5.25" speakers and none of them will fit, because they are too LARGE.

Now the outter edge of the cutout (where the screw slots AREN'T) is literally exactly 4.5"..... So I need to find some 4.5" speakers....... which I can't seem to do.

Any ideas?

Also, my back speaker slots are also unknown. I believe the cutout is 6"... and my 5.25" ALMOST fit in there. What's with the odd sizes? And can someone help me find speakers for the front, and possibly an adapter for the back so I can use my 5-1/4's?

Thanks.

RAM_Designs
07-25-2010, 11:07 PM
Can you fit a 3/4" MDF baffle on your door to mount the speaker to? This can give you the added space you need, as allow you to fit the 5.25's instead of settling for some 4" speakers. The extra 3/4" might be able to give you enough space for you 5.25's to fit in there...if ot just cut some metal. :D

I believe they sell some speaker baffles on ebay for a good price, and in every size you can think of.

shiznid12
07-25-2010, 11:08 PM
Actually... the speakers are too big for the door where.... when I push it in as far as I can, the flaps cover up the screw holes. It's clearly too big of a speaker.

Rich B
07-25-2010, 11:08 PM
Luckily I saved a Crutchfield fit guide from an old catalog.

It says your Geo has 4" or 5" speakers (it lists both), and you have 2" depth.

shiznid12
07-25-2010, 11:12 PM
The cutout is 4.5" perfectly... so would that not imply I would need a 4.5" speaker? Or... maybe I need a 4.

I wish I could just find out. But in reality, the 5.25" are not THAT much bigger. Seems like a 4.5" would work perfectly... :/

mossberg385t
07-25-2010, 11:12 PM
Luckily I saved a Crutchfield fit guide from an old catalog.

It says your Geo has 4" or 5" speakers (it lists both), and you have 2" depth.

nice save

Rich B
07-25-2010, 11:16 PM
The cutout is 4.5" perfectly... so would that not imply I would need a 4.5" speaker? Or... maybe I need a 4.

I wish I could just find out. But in reality, the 5.25" are not THAT much bigger. Seems like a 4.5" would work perfectly... :/


It could be 4.5, I think its written as "4,5"......but it could be a period instead of a comma, I cant tell (its tiny print).

shiznid12
07-25-2010, 11:18 PM
Is it on your PC... Copy the text and enlarge it in Word... It must say 4.5, I don't know why it'd say 5. Does it say anything about a back speaker size?

Rich B
07-25-2010, 11:18 PM
nice save

Thanks, Im glad I did since it lists my current car and saved me some time in trying to figure things out.

I wish Crutchfield still did it, at least on their website!

shiznid12
07-25-2010, 11:22 PM
Rich B, anything about the back speakers???

Rich B
07-25-2010, 11:24 PM
Is it on your PC... Copy the text and enlarge it in Word... It must say 4.5, I don't know why it'd say 5. Does it say anything about a back speaker size?

No, I cut it out of a 2002 catalog.

I used a magnifying glass and it definitely says 4,5 .

Also, the other cars listed are written as 5 1/4, or 6 1/2, so its not 4.5", its either 4 or 5.

Rich B
07-25-2010, 11:27 PM
Rich B, anything about the back speakers???


It says rear deck, and either 5 1/4 or 6 1/2, and a depth of 6".

I guess there were two optional stereos from the look of the different specs.

shiznid12
07-25-2010, 11:27 PM
That is very... very odd.. :/ But why would the cutout for a 4" speaker be MORE THAN 4 INCHES? That wouldn't be very tightly sealed...

RAM_Designs
07-25-2010, 11:29 PM
Or you could just keep the 5.25's that you have(assuming you have them), and use some speaker rings, and mount the speakers to the rings. Better than having zero midbass out of some little 4" speakers.

shiznid12
07-25-2010, 11:31 PM
What speaker rings would you suggest I use...? I have tried plenty and have no clue what to do at this point.

Rich B
07-25-2010, 11:31 PM
That is very... very odd.. :/ But why would the cutout for a 4" speaker be MORE THAN 4 INCHES? That wouldn't be very tightly sealed...

A 5" speaker would have a hole around 4.5", the speaker size relates to the outside dimension (where it mounts).

shiznid12
07-25-2010, 11:41 PM
Yeah the measurement of 4.5" is from the outside ring, straight across to the other side. But that is no including the flaps that would stick out for the screws. So wouldn't that mean 4.5"?

Disarmer
07-26-2010, 03:24 AM
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