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#1 SuperchargedRS

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 11:46 PM

Well I went to a best buy, as they had some 6" Rockford Fosgate 3way speakers on sale for 23 bucks (they are normally like 120), well they didn't want to honor there price which is clearly printed next to the speakers (this is best buy after all);

sooo, after beating them down with logic and about a hour of time (mostly stayed there just for the principle of it, more then being frugal).

SO I now have two 6.5" speakers for my Subie...will they fit?

I have a 90' Loyale I know best but computer says 6.5" speakers and 2.2" max depth.

These speakers are 6" (which seem to have the same bolt pattern as the 6.5") and they are 2.8" deep will they fit in my front doors (as for whatever reason I don't have speakers in my rear :-\ )????

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:01 AM

As far as the fronts go, my 87 had 4" speakers in the front, so I cut out the plastic grill in the door panel and the 6" speakers fit perfect, and its secure too. I think your loyale doesnt have rear speakers because it was a low option car, like a DL, but there are mounting points for 6 or 6.5" speakers in the rear doors

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:14 AM

So am I going to loose my OEM front speaker grille when I mount the 6"?

Also is the speaker depth of 2.8" going to be a problem?

I would put some in that back, but do you think it makes all that much of a difference for the front seat drivers?
As if it does not, I would rather not, as this is my daily driver.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:28 AM

ONE OTHER THING, what is the trick to removing the door panels or getting to those speakers w/o mutilating anything lol!

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:41 AM

ONE OTHER THING, what is the trick to removing the door panels or getting to those speakers w/o mutilating anything lol!


when I did the fronts they look like they are meant to be there, I will take pictures in the morning. I have a trim removal tool, but if your careful a flat head screwdriver works just as well. Make sure your window is down, unscrew the armrests, and if you have manual window cranks those come off with a clip. Then undo the bottom and lift up and off it goes.

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 01:53 AM

when I did the fronts they look like they are meant to be there, I will take pictures in the morning. I have a trim removal tool, but if your careful a flat head screwdriver works just as well. Make sure your window is down, unscrew the armrests, and if you have manual window cranks those come off with a clip. Then undo the bottom and lift up and off it goes.



ok, but what do you mean by undo the bottom?

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 05:46 PM

ok, but what do you mean by undo the bottom?



Start at the bottom of the door panel. Use either the correct trim removal too or a flat head screw driver. Pop the lower trim fasteners and work your way up gently.

(After you have done all the other stuff he told you to do ;) )

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 08:09 PM

I kinda thought that's what you meant.

Also is there a big difference with the rear speakers as well?
I don't really want to run wires and get the panels I need to have a nice looking install of rear speakers.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 03:24 AM

Get a door panel tool at an auto parts store. Should be 4-6 bux tops and saves so many clips. Looks like a U that wraps around the clips.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 12:27 AM

Well I am going to get to it tomorrow,

did you guys who mounted the 6 & 6.5" speakers have to remove the stock grille?


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Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:03 AM

This is how I mounted my speakers, they are Pioneer 6 inch speakers:

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 05:35 PM

Can the speakers be mounted behind the OEM door grilles?

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 05:38 PM

maybe, you would probably have to make some kind of spacer, I was lookin at the inner door panel in one of my rigs and you would have to do some custom work to do that. I just went the easy route.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:33 PM

As long as they are not abnormally deep, 6-1/2 inch speakers should bolt directly into the stock mounting bracket on you're Loyale.

IIRC 85-87 used the 4 inch speaker. 88+ use 6-1/2 inch.

If for some reason the you're Loyale has 4-1/4" s(they did cheap out on alot of stuff with those, hence no rear speakers), the plastic mount bracket can easily be removed, and 6 inch installed using a few sheetmetal screw and washers as spacers . Or you could grab them(the brackets) from an 88 or 89 which definately use 6"s

All the above options work behind the stock door cards.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:45 PM

WRONG... unless they are abnormally SHALLOW they will not fit.

I am going the "easy route" as this a daily driver that I bought w/ a few dents in it and whatnot, so I will just mount them outside.

My speakers are 6.5" and 2.8" deep and there is no way one could mount them in the same way the factory did, even w/ spacers; they would ether be to far out to put the factory grille/door panel back on or they would hit the window regulator.

what a PITA. can anyone ID these wire colors, looks like the old owner didnt get the harness adapter, just opted to splice and dice.

I really like my new Subie, but when it comes the stereo they suck compared my Camaro.

* oh yea this is on a 90' Loyale THANKS

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