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PhatCaprice
07-09-2004, 05:30 PM
I'm thinking of doing an install similar to this Caprice install:

http://www.fymmusic.com/pictures/caprice/P0009498.JPG
http://www.fymmusic.com/pictures/caprice/P0009499.JPG

I'd have to do the install like that because the 6.5's won't fit without cutting the doors, I don't really want to cut anything on my car. The original speakers are 4x6's.

My question is, where should I put the tweeters? Should I mount them next to the 6.5's in the door? Or should I put them near the front corners (pillar location) of the doors?

djdilliodon
07-09-2004, 06:15 PM
if u put them next to the mid thats perfect or if u put them up high get the lp-1 controller

cjjackson85
07-15-2004, 07:04 PM
If you don't mind doing an infinite baffle install. Just throw some placers behind the speakers and they will work fine. I did this to a set of CDT ES-620s in my 93 Caprice and it worked fine.

PhatCaprice
07-16-2004, 10:36 PM
Well, I did the install like so, here are the pics... They actually sound really excellent off the Pioneer HU. The Zeus 6400 comes in on Monday, I cannot wait!

Before...

http://www.fymmusic.com/pictures/phatcaprice/100_0837_small.JPG

Oops...

http://www.fymmusic.com/pictures/phatcaprice/100_0838_small.JPG

After..

http://www.fymmusic.com/pictures/phatcaprice/100_0841_small.JPG

Final...

http://www.fymmusic.com/pictures/phatcaprice/100_0842_small.JPG



I am really glad I found this site. You all have so much info that I never even heard about. I would have just bought some el' cheapo 4x6's and threw them in there. I like this better! Thanks! :thumbsupw

EFFENDI
07-17-2004, 09:35 PM
im thinking about picking up a caprice.. how was the difficulty meter on that installation? did you have to break out the sawzall and go to work on the door panel?

PhatCaprice
07-17-2004, 11:47 PM
The spacer itself is enough to clear the speaker basket from the 4x6 hole, no cutting required. And the tweeter is flush on the back side, because it has a 1/2" mounting depth anyway. I used 1/2" MDF board. I've seen on other site where they used 3/4" MDF to fit a 8" OZ Sub, and then the mid and tweet in the kick panel, I think that sub needs a little clearencing with a Sawz-all though.

I used THIS (http://www.impalassforum.com/tech/audio/door_speakers/door_template.htm) for the template. It was very simple, especially for a first time customizer of car audio, like myself.

And the OZ Audio install:

And the FULL INSTALL (http://www.usamps.com/default.asp?View=photos/install01/install01.htm)

http://www.usamps.com/photos/install01/nsdr003.jpg