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Jack

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After Market speaker size
« on: June 04, 2018, 02:21:35 PM »
Does anyone know the rear speaker size that will fit into the package tray without any mods? 6x9, 6x8 4x6?




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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 03:37:41 PM »
6x9
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Jack

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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 07:18:02 PM »
Thanks




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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 07:11:32 PM »
I put 6X9 in my 78, with a small amp, and like them a lot. They didn't drop in from the top but bolted up from the bottom and I had to drill different holes for the bolts/screws. I also had to trim out the package tray to fit the speaker grills right. It's real tight on the back bolts under the rear glass not to mention laying in the trunk on your back to do work. If I did it again, and especially since it was before paint, I'd take the rear glass out. And that was with the rear seat out.

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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 10:01:18 PM »
Jack, try the Alpine SPR-69 or similar. They fit in stock location, fit the stock speaker grilles due to flush mounting cone and have more clearance around the magnet than the originals so work with jack equipment in their brackets. Nothing is worse than tacky aftermarket grilles ruining your interior.

Speakers Alpine SPR-69 box by Aus78Formula, on Flickr

Speaker Alpine SPR-69 with factory grille side by Aus78Formula, on Flickr

Parcel shelf speaker test install by Aus78Formula, on Flickr

Parcel shelf speaker test2 by Aus78Formula, on Flickr

Re: After Market speaker size
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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 10:00:06 AM »
ehhh…. you do know you don't need to remove the package tray to put speakers in...right?       lol  :lol:

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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 10:49:54 AM »
Jack if you're using a deluxe package tray and don't want metal or plastic aftermarket grills make sure the center cones are the flush style.
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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 12:09:46 AM »
Deluxe, as in that TATA mesh rubbish offered for all years by some brands? Yes, same speaker style would work perfectly, most typical speaker have big cone bits sticking up and need spacers to fit, making clearance and fit below much worse.

Mike, now you tell me, speaker install was easy but parcel tray re-install is ongoing! Shipped that out from KYYeti to graft into my car instead. I'm not sure what the previous owner did, but apart from having typical oversize speaker holes hacked out, there's also various triangles cut out everywhere and rewelded in using bare metal. There's no rust, so it's not that combined with a guy who had a 3-sided welding fetish.
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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2018, 01:44:54 PM »
(I got a kick out of the package tray picture  - that would have made speaker installation easier!) I did use those same factory grills, painted them up, etc.. but I'm positive they did not fit the holes that were there. I did a fair amount of drilling/elongating and now that seems odd that I had to do so. I also put a thin little black fabric under the speaker grill covers to keep any little bugs or pebbles from getting in there and rattling in the speakers. I highly recommend an amp or a higher power head unit - that really gives the speakers some kick, and they sound better going down the road with a little wind and rumble going on. 

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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2018, 04:27:04 PM »
If you do have a speaker that has a large protruding tweeter or cone you can buy a 6x9 spacer, theres tons all over the internet in different thickness's.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC2.A0.H0.X6x9+spacer.TRS0.TSS0&_nkw=6x9+spacer&_sacat=0
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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2018, 04:50:28 AM »
Yes, I have matching tan speaker cloth to go under the mesh covers, no need to exaggerate the black speakers on the deck similar to test pics.

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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2018, 05:40:47 AM »
All good info. another thing to consider is the room in the trunk and the speakers hitting the spare.




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Re: After Market speaker size
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 08:36:58 PM »
That's one reason I used those speakers, all tested with jack and tools and no spacers.

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