View Full Version : Mounting door speakers?
08-24-2003, 12:54 AM
Hi all, I have a 1996 Chevy regular cab silverado with power windows..
I'm just confused on how to put in my 6.5" Audiobahn AS62Q speakers. They're coax speakers that can be used as components as the tweeters can be detached and mounted elsewhere.. Is the small grill in front of the window switches where a tweeter is located? Or would it be better to try something else? also, how do I take off the panel to get to the original speakers? Do I need a tool or something? Also, should I be worried about clearance? Finally, would it be worth it to order me another set of 4x6's to go in the rear? I can hardly hear them anyway.. I usually just run my headunit with the front image enhancer turned on anyway so just low frequencys goto the rear..
I'm opened to all thoughts and opinions on the matter..
08-25-2003, 08:20 PM
bump.. Come on now I know someone knows.. At least link me to an FAQ or post or site where it explains.. sux being a n00b..
BC Rod and Custom
08-25-2003, 08:32 PM
Those little grilles by the window controls are factory tweets. That's where I have my tweets mounted from my 6.5" Infinity Reference Components. To mount the 6.5 I just ran machine screws straight into the door panel. IT fit fine and I have no problems with anything. Only thing I regret is not fabbign some kind of enclosure for the speaker to bring out the midrange. You will find that your speakers will be lacking midbass b/c it all just gets absorbed by the door shell. My next major project is to sound deaden the entire truck with 2 layers and make enclosures for my door speakers. OK now as far as removing the door panels there's like 3 screws that hold it on and then just a bunch of clips around the outside of the door. Do yourself a fabor and go to Sears or your local parts house and pick up a door clip puller. It will make your life much easier. I changed out my 4x6's in the rear b/c I had a 4 chanell amp and didn't want to put th eother 2 chanells to waste. I think it was well worth it b/c I can definitly tell a difference if I fade the sound to the front and the balance it back out. It is definitly louder and adds a lot of mid/upper range sound. Make sure that you use a crossover for your rear speakers. This will keep the bass from blowing them to pieces b/c a tiny speaker like that just can't handle low frequencies. I've got my door and rear speakers crossed over at 80 hz while my sub is crossed over at 120 hz to make the sub blend with the midrange. Of course I'v egot all my speakers amped which makes all the difference in the world when it comes to quality sound.
08-25-2003, 09:00 PM
Thank you for the quick reply.
Did you mount your components with the grilles that came with them, or did you just hide them behind the stock grille?
I agree with you about amping the speakers, I'm hoping to get a nice amp, a set of 4x6's, and a 10" sub of some sort, It's gonna be tough building a box where I won't have to move the seat up.. Right now though I'm just looking for a decent improvement over factory, I already have a Pioneer deh-1400 headunit, but I'm thinking about replacing it soon with something a bit nicer.. How would I go about making some type of "Enclosure" to fit the 6.5"s in there?
BC Rod and Custom
08-27-2003, 07:47 PM
I just screwed the speaker in then put the trim panel back on. Looks totally factory. One thing I left out is mounting the tweeters. If you want to mount them in the factory location you will need to get some epoxy to glue the mounts on. At least that's what I had to do with mine. The tweeter is still removable.
For an enclosure I would look on Crutchfield. They have some rubber enclosures that are designed to be dropped in the factory location and then just mount the speaker over it. I haven't used them myself. If you wan to you can always get some MDF and build a box behind the door panel. Just make sure you don't make it too deep. I think the window may hit it if it goes too far back.
08-27-2003, 07:50 PM
Cool, I've seen those enclosures in crutchfield.. Thanks a lot for all the info!
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