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    speakers wont fit, what to do?

    Okay, went and got 1" spacers today to put the RE comps in. Thing is, they still wont fit (1997 bravada). I can add about a 1/8" spacer on top of the 1", but then the door panel wont go back on. The only option I know of is to cut the door panel where the speaker would be, but Id really like to avoid that if possible. Anyone have any more suggestions as to what I should try?







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    Re: speakers wont fit, what to do?

    Kick panels...




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    Re: speakers wont fit, what to do?

    What does the speaker hit? The stock mounting bracket? With an extra 1 inch of clearance I find it hard to believe a speaker like the RE won't fit...



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    Re: speakers wont fit, what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by nosaj070
    What does the speaker hit? The stock mounting bracket? With an extra 1 inch of clearance I find it hard to believe a speaker like the RE won't fit...
    Theres a bar inside the door, I assume its part of the power window assembly. May be hard to believe, but it doesnt fit.

    Jmac, wish I would have measured before I bought. I didnt think there would be this much of a difference between the stock speakers and the RE set.
    So, any suggestions, other than the kickpanels? I dont know how to make them, and would rather not pay upwards of $100 for them. Im thinking I might have to get rid of these, and get shallower components, but Im not even sure what I should look for instead.




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    Re: speakers wont fit, what to do?

    well he could always cut the door panels





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    Re: speakers wont fit, what to do?

    I've heard of guys moving their window track back. It may be risky, but its worth a shot.




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    Re: speakers wont fit, what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by XtrmAudioCncpts
    well he could always cut the door panels

    The way the door panels are, there is a speaker grill type thing built in. Im thinking I can cut that out, and use the grills supplied with the speakers, and if/when I sell it, just put the stock grill back on with glue or something. Sound like a decent plan??




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    Re: speakers wont fit, what to do?

    look on the INSIDE of the doorpanel. lots of times, there are plastic "cross bar" kinda things that will re-inforce the ABS plastic. see if you cant cut away any acess crap from the inside of the door panel.

    if that fails. you might be able to put a SHIM under the rim of the door where all the crap is mounted (given the speaker is in the bottom corner like mine) you could shim the 'non seen' corner of the door and get another 1\8" of clearance. hell, maybe if you SHUV the door back on, it will actually fit. you MIGHT have to trim the basket of the speaker down or somthing. look at ALL alternatives.




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    Re: speakers wont fit, what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac
    This is exactly why you measure before you buy
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    Re: speakers wont fit, what to do?

    get a couple of washers and space out the window bar- i had that same problem in my old sonoma. what is the mounting depth of your speakers and door?




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