If I do upgrade mine, it'll be a while from now more than likely. At this point, the JBL system suits me well enough that I don't feel obligated to change it.
But, I do have a lot of ideas for it that I can share if you like. Especially with the doors supposedly being able to fit 6x9s as well as 6x9s in the rear deck, dash speakers, AND a center channel! :yumyum: I could really have fun with this thing. (thats what she said)
The doors are and rear deck are 6x9's with 3.5" speakers in the dash. But they are all unbelievably difficult. The doors are very shallow so you have to make spacers which then rub the door panel becuase of little clearance. I bought a set of Hertz ECX69's and couldn't get them to fit without cutting the doors. I tried the rear lid and if you look there is a thin metal bar that runs across the top that ends up only giving you about 2" of mounting depth, and again, little clearance from the deck lid cover above. Tried a set of Kenwood Excelons in there also and still couldn't fit. I was able to get a set of Hertz HCX6.5's in the front doors with a bracket but barely. That is why I am trying to trade both sets of the Hertz now. No need for them with this car.
And the dash speakers are a pain in the *** as well. They mounted them so close to the base of the windshield that its almost impossible to do anything in there. The potential is there, but requires way more skill, time, money and patience than I currently possess.
I actually bought 2 sets of the pioneers and to begin with will run them passive with either both sets fiberglassed in the front doors, or 1 set in the front and 1 in the rear doors. I want to try my hand at glassing. Then later when I upgrade amps try running them active and playing around.
Hmmm, maybe fiberglass is the best route for you then if you're pretty good at it. Now I'm curious about the depth in my doors.....
I'm gonna do some more searching.
The door panels look deceptively deep. From the metal to the glass is not deep at all. The issue is that if you upgrade using deeper 6x9's, the inside of the speaker cutouts on the inside of the panel have a trim type thing that creates a seal with the stock 6x9's but hit against aftermarket. Horrible design. The stock speakers have some type of horrible plastic trim piece.
I haven't ever done fiberglassing before. I'm a virgin at it, but I want to learn sooner or later so might as well go for it once I get back home!
My rear deck has both speakers. That is weird, maybe because you have the JBL system? Hadn't heard that before, but I didn't ever look at any of the Camry's with the JBL
Yea, the rear deck having one speaker really thru me off to. I looked it up and this indeed how its supposed to be. That little sucker puts in some work though lol. I've literally had people think I'd put a small system in it.