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    Out of ideas!!!

    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?

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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    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.

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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    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.




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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    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.



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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    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... :/




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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    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





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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznid12 View Post
    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).



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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    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?




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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mossberg385t View Post
    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!



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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    Rich B, anything about the back speakers???




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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznid12 View Post
    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.



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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznid12 View Post
    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.



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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    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...




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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    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.



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    Re: Out of ideas!!!

    What speaker rings would you suggest I use...? I have tried plenty and have no clue what to do at this point.




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