Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 30 of 30

    Thread: jetta rear speakers

    1. Member crowgora211232's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2009
      Location
      Norwalk, Ohio
      Posts
      288
      Vehicles
      92 Jetta VR6
      05-14-2010 12:38 AM #1
      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?

    2. Member Op-Ivy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 19th, 2006
      Location
      Kelowna, B.C.
      Posts
      834
      Vehicles
      1990 TD Jetta, 2010 2.5l Golf
      05-14-2010 02:30 AM #2
      I'll be doing this sometime. Just need to find some speakers for a decent price. My advice would be measure many times before cutting.

    3. Member crowgora211232's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2009
      Location
      Norwalk, Ohio
      Posts
      288
      Vehicles
      92 Jetta VR6
      05-14-2010 03:19 AM #3
      it wont be that hard, I just have to make an outline from cardboard and measure for the rear window and from the side of the car, and measure both of the from the corner

    4. Member Re2's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 16th, 2002
      Location
      Derby, England
      Posts
      838
      Vehicles
      86 Jetta GT Special + 88 Jetta GTI 16v + 89 GTI Eng Golf Syncro + 90 Golf Country + 91 Golf GTD
      05-14-2010 03:30 AM #4
      i used some Boston Acoustic 5.25 speakers with a spacer mounted from the underside of the shelf and then used the original speaker covers. Discreet, oem and damn good speakers

    5. Member crowgora211232's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2009
      Location
      Norwalk, Ohio
      Posts
      288
      Vehicles
      92 Jetta VR6
      05-14-2010 03:38 AM #5
      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.

    6. Member lostsurferinbc's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 8th, 2007
      Location
      the best place on earth
      Posts
      1,697
      Vehicles
      1989 jetta trophy edition, 2007 rabbit
      05-14-2010 09:00 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Re2 View Post
      i used some Boston Acoustic 5.25 speakers with a spacer mounted from the underside of the shelf and then used the original speaker covers. Discreet, oem and damn good speakers
      x2
      im using focal 4" in the rear to keep it oem+

    7. Moderator The_Hamster's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 31st, 2000
      Location
      Alberta
      Posts
      22,606
      Vehicles
      Barbie Jeep Power Wheel
      05-14-2010 09:15 AM #7
      If I could go back in time and do it again, I would not cut up my rear deck and do something like above, with 5.25", or even just 4" in the regular holes. Anything but cut the rear up.

    8. 05-14-2010 09:16 AM #8
      The previous owner butchered the back of the car so I am the one regretting it. I am going to make a new carpeted shelf and weld a new metal shelf and backseat support in.

    9. Member lostsurferinbc's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 8th, 2007
      Location
      the best place on earth
      Posts
      1,697
      Vehicles
      1989 jetta trophy edition, 2007 rabbit
      05-14-2010 09:37 AM #9
      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

    10. Member Slow8vJetta's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 7th, 2007
      Location
      Milwaukie, Oregon
      Posts
      2,743
      Vehicles
      1991 Wolfsburg Jetta GLi 16v(daily) and a 1991 Jetta GL (wifes daily)
      05-14-2010 09:45 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by engai69 View Post
      The previous owner butchered the back of the car so I am the one regretting it. I am going to make a new carpeted shelf and weld a new metal shelf and backseat support in.
      x2 The PO tried to put 10" subs in the rear parcel tray of my coupe.. and 12" subs in the seat support..

    11. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 7th, 2003
      Location
      Long Island, NY
      Posts
      2,915
      Vehicles
      09 GTI : 88 GLI
      05-14-2010 01:21 PM #11
      The previous owner of my car cut in some speakers...I have double speakers back there now... wish he haden't...

    12. Member Minty_Fresh's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 27th, 2009
      Location
      Dela-Where?
      Posts
      3,554
      Vehicles
      Juced Cutty on 13's
      05-14-2010 01:56 PM #12
      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.

    13. Member Minty_Fresh's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 27th, 2009
      Location
      Dela-Where?
      Posts
      3,554
      Vehicles
      Juced Cutty on 13's
      05-14-2010 01:59 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by lostsurferinbc View Post
      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
      6x9's have never bin the best speakers. but if you get nice ones and put clean power to them they sound great. well as least im more then happy with mine.

    14. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 7th, 2003
      Location
      Long Island, NY
      Posts
      2,915
      Vehicles
      09 GTI : 88 GLI
      05-14-2010 02:16 PM #14
      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 02:21 PM.

    15. Member crowgora211232's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2009
      Location
      Norwalk, Ohio
      Posts
      288
      Vehicles
      92 Jetta VR6
      05-14-2010 03:46 PM #15
      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.

    16. Member crowgora211232's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 4th, 2009
      Location
      Norwalk, Ohio
      Posts
      288
      Vehicles
      92 Jetta VR6
      05-14-2010 03:52 PM #16
      I am not putting subs in, I am not also keeping the oem speakers with the new cut outs. You guys are kinda making me worry, but everyone's seems to have been done by previous owners.
      I don't plan on putting the 6x9's in, since they are huge.

    17. 05-23-2010 11:26 AM #17
      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.

      Example:
      http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...7DB6501&tp=106

      $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!

    18. Member whoisitwho's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 8th, 2005
      Posts
      860
      Vehicles
      92 corrado slc, 91 jetta gli, 92 passat, 04 beetle turbo 's", 91 golf, 90 jetta coupe
      05-23-2010 11:46 AM #18
      no cutting required 5.25 coaxial speakers im using mbquarts




    19. Member 1986GLMK2's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 23rd, 2009
      Location
      Lancaster Pa
      Posts
      1,111
      Vehicles
      1994 Passat GLX Wagon, 1986 VW Jetta GL sold :(
      05-23-2010 11:56 AM #19
      I would say just get some nice stock size speakers for rear deck, the car was designed to have round speakers. You wont get crazy bass from them, thats what subs are for. Don't cut im sure in the future you will regret it. Just my .02

    20. Member Ickey's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 6th, 2009
      Location
      Richmond IN
      Posts
      2,573
      Vehicles
      97 Jetta VR
      05-23-2010 11:02 PM #20
      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 ....

    21. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 7th, 2003
      Location
      Long Island, NY
      Posts
      2,915
      Vehicles
      09 GTI : 88 GLI
      05-28-2010 02:12 PM #21
      no cutting required 5.25 coaxial speakers im using mbquarts


      now that's clean!

    22. Member Minty_Fresh's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 27th, 2009
      Location
      Dela-Where?
      Posts
      3,554
      Vehicles
      Juced Cutty on 13's
      05-28-2010 02:18 PM #22
      with the large amount of speakers out there, and the amount of powered sub set ups. why cant you pick up some good speakers in the size of the hole, and then get a powered sub if the reason you are getting larger speakers is for bass.

    23. 08-12-2010 05:29 AM #23
      what is the original size of the rear and door speakers thank you

    24. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 7th, 2003
      Location
      Long Island, NY
      Posts
      2,915
      Vehicles
      09 GTI : 88 GLI
      08-13-2010 04:00 PM #24
      I believe the hole measures 4 1/4" IIRC...

    25. 08-16-2010 01:29 PM #25
      thx

    26. Member hellgti's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 29th, 2004
      Location
      Vancouver, BC
      Posts
      1,673
      Vehicles
      A few Brokeswagens
      08-16-2010 02:38 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by whoisitwho View Post
      no cutting required 5.25 coaxial speakers im using mbquarts
      I'm running the exact same set up

      I put 5.25" MB's in the doors behind the ACTIV grills and an MB 10" sub in the trunk. Sounds pretty much perfect.

    27. Geriatric Member VDub2625's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 3rd, 2003
      Location
      Fall River, MA
      Posts
      45,577
      Vehicles
      90 Jetta GLI 16v, 99.5 Cabrio Highline
      08-16-2010 06:31 PM #27
      becuase hearing them sing from the backseat is awesome!

      just buy some decent 4" for rear fill and that's all you need.
      A2Resource
      .......

    28. Member jordanu's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 20th, 2008
      Location
      Thornville, OH
      Posts
      1,473
      Vehicles
      '13 Golf TDI | '06 A4 2.0T Quattro
      08-16-2010 07:29 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Re2 View Post
      i used some Boston Acoustic 5.25 speakers with a spacer mounted from the underside of the shelf and then used the original speaker covers. Discreet, oem and damn good speakers
      you got any pics of your setup?

    29. Member Mathdiesel's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 13th, 2005
      Location
      QC, Canada
      Posts
      605
      Vehicles
      92 Jetta VR, 04 A4
      08-17-2010 10:38 PM #29
      I'll give away my trick, 6.5" component speakers installed in gutted mk3 speaker housing.
      When done properly, looks totally OEM

      Edit: Kicker KS65.2 in my setup
      Last edited by Mathdiesel; 08-17-2010 at 10:43 PM.

    30. Member V8Star's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 26th, 2007
      Location
      Mission Viejo, CA
      Posts
      5,628
      08-18-2010 12:00 AM #30
      PO of my car was an audio freak..

      2x 8inch Phosgate punchs,
      2x 5 or 6inch boston acoustics,
      2x tweeters

      I haven't heard it yet, but I am sure it has to be somewhat decent. He already cut it so I might aswell rock them. Just need a sub box and amp and then I am set.

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •