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Posted 20 April 2004 - 09:35 PM
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Posted 20 April 2004 - 10:17 PM
6 1/2" (verified on Crutchfield.com) in all 4 doors.
actually, the front are 5.25's and the back are 6.5's.
Posted 20 April 2004 - 10:44 PM
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Posted 21 April 2004 - 12:33 AM
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Posted 22 April 2004 - 02:29 PM
Obviously, 6.5's would be the best choice for 2 or 3 way speaks. The problem is that to mount 6.5's on the fronts, they must be mounted against the door shell. On your model, the standard speaker cutout on the trim panel is 4", and raised. In other words, there is a considerable gap between where you can mount a 6.5, and the actual sound hole in the trim panel. Also, the hole is too small, so the sound quality suffers.
The best compromise (if you dont want to chop up your door trim panel) is to install 4"'s up front, using the stock brackets, and 6.5" in the back. These are probably your existing sizes, but if you buy quality replacements, they'll sound MUCH better than the OEM Clarions you have now.
If you are upgrading your stereo too, you'll also have to address the speaker wiring. As you may know, the OEM rear wiring is not compatible with modern stereo units.
good luck, John
Posted 22 April 2004 - 04:00 PM
Front and rear speakers were identical: 6.5" (only 10W each, IIRC). For replacements, any well-known make (Kenwood, Infinity, Pioneer, etc.) with the digits 16xx specifies a 6.5" or 6.75" speaker.
Two things to watch out for:
1) Most of these speakers are dual size (both 6.5" and 6.75"), with break-off tabs. You break off the mounting tabs for a 6.5" mounting -- which is what you want to do for your GL.
2) Speaker depth.... I can't remember exactly, but I think front was 1 7/8", back was a bit deeper.
I got a pair of Pioneer TS-A1670R for the front, and Kenwood KFC-1679ie for the rear. Nothing magic about those models, but if you check out these speakers on the internet, you'll see dimensions and specs.
These speakers fit without any modifications to the door mount, door panel, or speaker grills. (Well, not exactly true, I had to put a 1/4" bulge in the rear grills....)
You probably know that the stock setup uses a common ground ("-" wire) for each side. If you're putting in a new head unit, you should re-wire the speakers with their own "-".
Posted 22 April 2004 - 08:24 PM
Another note...when rewiring for a new deck, it is not necessary to run wires through the door jams. Trace the two wires from the speaker through the door jam (by color) and into the body. you will run into a clip that you can unclip and run the new head unit wires to. this way is much easier than running wire through the door jam...hope this helps...
Posted 22 April 2004 - 08:49 PM
Posted 22 April 2004 - 09:01 PM
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