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How to replace door speakers - SE6A

Postby Diyhell » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:19 pm

OK, so my speakers weren't great...
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But, having pulled them out, and searched on here, I was at a bit of a loss. The depth seems hopeless for what is a wide opening. 5" seemed to be the suggestion and - through sheer impatience more than anything - I had a look at Halfords speakers. This is when I realised I had a problem. The info available on the various (unknown to me) makes - depth, hole, etc, was rubbish. So I started looking online at what the best 5" speakers were and lost hours of my life I'll never get back.
Move on to this morning and I got scientific.
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It means more if you see the picture:
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The first circle indicates the largest magnet that will fit beside the GRP web, which is 28mm back from the face of the door in my car, and the second is the size of magnet that'll fit before the rusty steel lip which is 25mm from the face.

However, the door card (plastic moulding) is 15mm from the face of the door. So, you get a maximum of 15mm plus 25mm ie 40mm depth across the full width of the speaker aperture. Hmm. Yep, another 3-4 hours lost on the internet looking for a speaker that'd fit and that everyone hadn't rubbished.

In the end, I faced the outlook of feeling miserable all day for having failed, or going to Halfords and buying the best they had in 5".
http://www.halfords.com/technology/car- ... l-speakers
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Re: How to replace door speakers - SE6A

Postby scimjim » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:25 pm

I feel your pain - try finding decent speakers for the small sports standard position!

Andy AJL has just fitted some to the C project?
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Re: How to replace door speakers - SE6A

Postby Diyhell » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:28 pm

They are a bit more like you might to choose to fit in your Vauxhall Corsa with blinged up wheels....
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Miraculously, however, they sort of fitted. Despite having a magnet 78mm diameter and a depth of 48mm and mounting diameter of 115mm.

What was needed was a template in 6mm ply and a bit of reshaping of the hole:
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Ditch the snazzy grill, screw in and you're there. Will stick up pics of it done later.

Lesson was that there is room behind the door cards to push out the speaker and win some space. Although the magnet sits tight against the GRP web in the aperture it only needed 3mm ish removed from 5 cm of the hole.
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Re: How to replace door speakers - SE6A

Postby greeny » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:40 pm

This was my solution for my C. Magnet is near as big as the speaker!!!!

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Re: How to replace door speakers - SE6A

Postby Diyhell » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:06 pm

I was very tempted to attack the door card with a jigsaw I can tell you! Those look huge!
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Re: How to replace door speakers - SE6A

Postby Diyhell » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:08 pm

And Scimjim, I hadn't seen Andy's C project speakers but an earlier post he made about speakers in a SE6B ltd me on the right direction. Must have a look...
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Re: How to replace door speakers - SE6A

Postby greeny » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:13 pm

Diyhell wrote:I was very tempted to attack the door card with a jigsaw I can tell you! Those look huge!



No real cutting (a little shaving only) if I wanted I could replace the grills and no one would know. They look bigger than they are.
I also have the issue of having rover sd1 window mechs and motors so even less space inside the doors!!
There are only 3 speakers in my car these and the sub in the boot, but I am tempted to fit more in the rear?!?!?!?!
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Re: How to replace door speakers - SE6A

Postby Diyhell » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:44 pm

Ah, yes, the rears would be good. Looks like V little space there too?
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Re: How to replace door speakers - SE6A

Postby greeny » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:05 pm

Diyhell wrote:Ah, yes, the rears would be good. Looks like V little space there too?



Less on the C than the 6
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Re: How to replace door speakers - SE6A

Postby scmarf » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:40 am

I cheated and put them in the footwell side panels because it avoids the space issue and - more importantly - the damp issue.
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Re: How to replace door speakers - SE6A

Postby ScimmyMike » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:37 pm

I've put 5" Alpines in my 6b without any cutting etc, with a set of 5 1/2" Infinity Kappa in rear side panels by arm rest sounds decent enough to me.
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