Tomorrow I am going to take the saw to my rear parcel tray to cut out some metal to mount a pair of 5x7's. Anyone done this and regretted/loved it?
I found a set of old(brand new) pioneers sitting in my garage, a set of 6x9 and 5x7, so I just decided to try and mount them in there. 5x7 looks pretty close to oem status, but they 6x9s are just huge. The other factor in this is that I have no speakers in my door cards. I am also doing the ipod only head unit. All of this should add up to a nice set up.
from what i heard from a few audiophile guys is that 6x9's dont really improve sound quality compared to a 4 or 5 inch speaker in the mk2 shell for some reason, and accually sound kinda cheapish. i dont know why. I wouldnt quote me on this, its just what ive heard from experts
DONT DO IT. my rear deck was cut for 6x9's. and i hate it. granted i replaced the ones in there with nice ones but it still bothers me to hell that 1 the deck is curved so the 6x9's don't sit flat, there is no way to screw them in cause the hole was cut a little to big, and that my metal rear deck is just ****ed up now.
yeah, my car has 6x9's up towards the front of the parcel shelf and round speakers that are bigger than the stock round openings mounted under the hole, peaking thru off-center... it looks like azz. I'ze gonna rip it all out and repair it one day...
...and use my radio delete panel and pre-88 non-speaker, non-bin door card pockets, and have a carpeted deck lid with no holes. Mine's swiss cheese right now. slightly off topic, but did they make a rear parcel shelf w/o holes from the factory?
Last edited by JCMaler; 05-14-2010 at 03:21 PM.
I'm not really worried about dickin it up, its really not that hard to modify this tray correctly. I am just worried about sound. I dont want to mount any under it, and to me oem speakers look too small. I am going to be running these directly to an amp since there will be no head unit.
The best thing is components speakers. You can put the the woofer/midrange in the OEM spot and put the tweeter in a different location close by to "spread the sound". They are much clearer than two or three way speakers. Then add a subwoofer. No big holes...no destroying precious metal.
$149.99 at Crutchfield and you get a bunch of free sheeot and free shipping.
I get upset everytime I look at the back of my car. PO cut the entire rear seat support out and also the oem speaker holes are bigger. Damn it!
i think i m gonna just run some 5 and quarters in the rear deck ...i was gonna cut it for some 6.5 but with the deck being curved like it is wont look right anyhow ...ok i am off to find some 5.25's now ...do what u want man if u can make it like u want it go for it ....