View Full Version : need help with mounting issue (mids in door)

08-20-2004, 05:30 PM
Alright, I Just finished purchasing a nice pair of boston acoustic rally components. I got them at a really good price and didnt really care to look about the mounting depth. So naturally when I get them, they dont fit in the door when the windows are down. The car is a 1990 honda accord.

What is the best way to fit those suckers in the same spot, cause kickpanels are out of the question. Would just mounting a piece of mdf there work?

08-20-2004, 05:32 PM
an MDF spacer ring would work

08-20-2004, 05:36 PM
an MDF spacer ring would work

where would I find something like this? woudI be looking car audio shops or home hardware stores?

08-20-2004, 05:37 PM
you get a piece of wood and cut a ring out of it....

08-20-2004, 05:40 PM
you get a piece of wood and cut a ring out of it....
LOL! makes sense. :laugh:

08-20-2004, 07:05 PM
But does the ring go under the pannel or over the pannel?

08-20-2004, 07:08 PM
:silly: under, unless you want to cut a hole in the door, and fiberglass the panel to make it not look like ***.

08-20-2004, 08:35 PM
In my car The doors have factory cutout for 5 1/4's in the framing but there arent any holes in the pannel itself.

this is what the framing looks like(not mine but its identical)

and I saw a guy who put a set of 5 1/4 kenwood caoxials in there

now the knwoods are listed as having a 2 1/16" mounting depth an I am worried that if I order my CDT CL-51's which are 2 1/2" That I wont have enough depth.

So If I do have problems would putting say...A 1/2" mdf spacer between the framing and pannel work? Because I want them mounted the same was as that pic.

08-20-2004, 10:08 PM
mounting ring should work, just make sure u seal everything up nicely. anything can be done when u put some work into it. I fit 6.5" IDQ mids with 3" mounting depth into my stock 5 1/4" kick panels....