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  1. #1
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    Speakers

    Thinking I might want to upgrade from the stock speakers to something better. I'm currently running a Jensen VX7020 unit and I have been looking at these speakers to upgrade, what do you think of them? (6.5" round)

    http://www.jensenmobile.com/speakers/?sku=XS650

    Should I worry about adding 1" dome tweeters also in the front doors?

    Don't want a sub so whatever speakers I get have to kinda do it all and sound better than with the stock speakers.

    Tony
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    So I did buy my new 6.5" speakers for the 4 doors (see latest purchase thread), so basically what I want to know is how are the OE speakers attached to the doors after you remove the panels?

    Are they held on by bolts, screws or riveted on? When I start the install I would like to have all my proper tools at the ready to get this done without any hiccups.

    Tony

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    Will be getting warmer the next few days so after work I'm thinking of pulling off door panels and see what I have there to hold down the stock speakers and get my Rockford Fosgate ones in....................better sound coming soon!!!

    Tony

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    It's been a while since I did mine but they are in a "speaker basket" which is basically just a spacer. No rivets or bolts but the speaker and basket are together and just screwed into the door with 4 holes. These holes have white plastic square clips that you put the stock basket into and screws that go into these white threaded clips. (not sure what these clips would be called). As I said, the speaker it built in so you will need to either cut out the factory speaker and fit your new speakers into this basket or buy speaker adapters, I at first used the stock basket but then a few months later went back in and utilized the speaker adapters and foam baffles as I was getting a bit of vibration when the stereo was turned up. I believe I used 1" thick adapters. You may want to do some sound deadening of the door panels depending on how much time you want to spend on this. I would get speaker with separate tweeters in the front but wouldn't bother with the tweeters for the rear.
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    Started my speaker install today (still not warm out but I'm prepared).

    I'm starting with the rears first...........basically the door panels are off and speakers removed. Lucky for me the plug on the stock speakers show the polarity so it won't be too hard to wire in the Rockford Fosgate ones. Man those stock rear speakers I pulled out are total Pieces OS, is there even a magnet back there??? What magnet it has is so wimpy it's not even funny.

    I cut them out so I can use the spacer to mount my new speakers, that's done and tomorrow I'll wire them in and reinstall the door panels. If I can get it done fairly quickly I'll start the front install.

    Can't wait to get some REAL DECENT SOUND from this car.

    Tony
    Last edited by Cman; April 8th, 2018 at 04:20 AM.

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    All 4 are in and panels reinstalled.

    The sound is so much better, what I listen to actually sounds like I'm playing them at home on my HT setup. Nice decent low end bass and wicked highs.

    The stock speakers in these cars need to be replaced.

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