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well I have a nice set of Pioneers from my old saturn so I decide to put them in. I only had enough daylight to do the rear deck. OMG What a pain in the ass that was! I took some pictures until my camera crapped out. I am going to do a write up with all the pictures when I get a chance. I'm hoping the doors won't be as difficult. Also just in case anyone is curious that hasn't done it yet the speakers are only held in by 2 bolts!
 

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awesome bro ! cant wait to see I got my subs, amp, and cap installed to stock head unit man it bangs! i wonder what the rms level is on the head unit?

What is the wattage level on the factory amp if ya know im hoping it is 50 rms :D that would be great
 

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I'm going to be replaceing my speakers this spring, a write up would be a lot of help.
 

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What size are the speakers on the RL (rear and front) im thinking of putting my current alpines into there.
 

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The size is 6 1/2' or 6 3/4". I don't know any power ratings and what not. I am workin on installing an amp and sub along with it. I also intend to once I get my after market head unit installed use a 500W amp 4 channel on my speakers. Should sound really good. I'm hoping to have it all well balanced out. I am just really hoping that the doors aren't a pain in the ass also.
 

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I did the fronts in 20mins each side and thats installing tweeters as well. My car did not come with the 6 speaker setup so I had to wire them up and add them in. the front will not take you any time at all.
 

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Thanks goofyguy. Thats good to hear!
 

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Id like to see how you did the rears. Mine were pretty easy maybe an hour with all that was needed to setup the components.
 

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goofyguy said:
I did the fronts in 20mins each side and thats installing tweeters as well. My car did not come with the 6 speaker setup so I had to wire them up and add them in. the front will not take you any time at all.
Good to know it's not too difficult. Are the front door speakers 6.5"? Or can I get 6.75" speakers in there like in the rear? Any info you have would be helpful. Thanks.
 

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I have the advanced audio, and my freakin doors have some rattle with even the stock setup. Not sure if anyone else has noticed this yet, maybe mine is just an isolated incident. Thought it was my speakers crapping out, but if I hold the door panel, the rattle stops completely. Has anyone had the door panel off yet? Is it easy to get some dynomat type stuff in there, or could I just ring the speaker mounting point with it to kill the bad vibes? It sucks that I can get clean bass outta the speakers at a good volume, but the damn door is keeping me from turning it up!
 

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Mine were pretty easy maybe an hour with all that was needed to setup the components.

Do you have any pictures of the install? I have a set of components to put in the rear deck and I'd like to see what they look like back there?
 

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save yourself alot of time when replacing your back speakers and bottom mount them. for those of you who dont know you dont drop your speakers on the top sheet metal, you hold it in place in the bottom and screw up into the metal.
 

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are the factory speakers bottom mount, and will a speaker with a large tweeter fit under the rear deck cover. I found a set of Alpines at Best Buy that i like ( will prob buy online, just like looking at the store to hear them) but they seem like they stick out alot.
 

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save yourself alot of time when replacing your back speakers and bottom mount them. for those of you who dont know you dont drop your speakers on the top sheet metal, you hold it in place in the bottom and screw up into the metal.
Are you kidding me? The speakers are dropped in. There for since you already have the car ripped apart why not just drop the new ones in? I know I said the installed sucked but MAN does it sound good :) I love my Pioneers I think they sound great! I'm just waiting around till wednesday so that I can pop off the doors and put the door speakers in. I'll eventually get my 500W amp on them once I get my after market head unit but until then I'm just gonna keep them on the stock head unit. Right now I'm worried about lowering the car and a few other goodies w00t
 

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I can't get the door off! Anyone do this yet if so HOW
 

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Taking the front doors off is quite simple. There are 3 screws and a bunch of plastic door clips. Before removing the door panel, first remove the tweeter pod / side mirror trim piece (sort of triangular in shape). Looking at the door, there is one screw in the lower corner of the door panel, below the 6 1/2" spaker. There are also two "hidden" screws underneath the rubber trim piece inside your door handle. Lift up that rubber piece on each end and access the screws below.
Once those are out, simply use a panel popper (available at auto parts stores for $5 - $8) or take your time and carefully pull the plastic panel away from the door skin. Make sure you don't leave any plastic clips in the door skin; if you do, remove them with a flat crimper-like tool (or a cutter if you're careful) and reinsert them into the plastic door panel.

You'll use a 7mm socket to remove the 4 screws on the 6 1/2" speaker. You should be good to go from there...

I will post up some pics, or ask someone to post them for me, of my conversion from stock coaxes to a component set in the doors. I mounted the crossover in the doors (weather-tight, of course), and managed a 7" woofer in the bottom. I also used R-Blox (like Dynamat but cheaper) to cover both the inside of the plastic door panel as well as the door skin itself. I am rattle free, and the speakers are clear as a bell.

When the weather clears this weekend, I'll pull my doors and take some pics. If anyone can volunteer to host them, I'd appreciate it.
 

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wow I'll try tomorrow when I do the intake mod
 
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