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Casper
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« on: June 04, 2009, 06:32:10 AM »

Replacing the original speakers (front & rear) in my 80 T/A and could use a little guidance.......I am not wanting a necessarily "top of the line sysytem" that will require extra power, a new loan at the bank, etc.......just looking for some "nice standard or typical" speakers for a good sound.  The rear speakers don't seem to be a problem to find......but from what I ve seen so far I may need an extension for the post on the speaker cover that goes through the package tray (I believe someone had posted something on that recently....I'll have to look a little more).  However the front speakers have been a little more difficult.....the originals are 3 1/2" dia......seems like all I find now are 4".......does this present any problems......looks like they will fit "in the hole", but the depth could be an issue.....not sure about the bracket fitting either.  I guess I'm really checking to see what most of ya'll have done.....and been happy with......thanks for the help.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 08:15:01 AM »

They make 3 1/2" aftermarket speakers. I have that size in Infinity brand in mine. I know there are others though. Search around on Crutchfield as they have great info and specs there that should help you out.
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Casper
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 10:42:52 AM »

Thanks for the info.......the Crutchfield site does have a ton of information.  How did you handle the speaker covers in the trunk for the new speakers??
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 09:25:05 PM »

I used JLaudio 3.5" speakers for the front and polk 6x9 in the back.  I put the speakers under a new rear package tray.  I don't like to bring attention to nice stereo components.  The fronts are rated at 25 watts rms.
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Casper
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009, 06:33:38 AM »

When changing out your rear speakers how have you attached the rectangular speaker housing that mounts underneath in the trunk......the factory speakers had a bracket with the stud for the housing......which is not going to be on the replacement speakers......is the housing needed, I guess it serves as protection......does it effect performance???  Thanks for the feedback and input.
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Casper
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009, 04:41:03 PM »

Is it ok to let the speaker cover bracket (in the trunk) just "stick" to the speaker magnet.......or should the magnet be free and clear of anything.....???
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Casper
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009, 06:13:03 AM »

Well decided to go with Boston Acoustics for the front and rear.....installed the rear last night.  I'm using the traditional undermount and the original package tray grilles......all went fine but the tweeter part of the speaker does touch the underside of the grille......I have been told that this is not a problem since that part of the tweeter is "nonmoving".  I have not hooked up the wires so I'm unsure about the sound......but the explanation about non-moving part makes since.  Any comments or input from experience is appreciated.  Thanks.
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