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Well all day long I worked to get my speakers installed (2 sets of components in front and 2 sets in the rear). All went in the factory speaker location. Here is a final pic of the front speakers...


The fronts are 6.5 and I was barely able to fit them in with a custom template I made for them. Before I did that, I took everything off and sprayed inside each door with Dynamat spray. When all was said and done, I dont think it made that much difference but it cant hurt and it was a lot easier to do it now when everything was off. Here is a pic of the inside of the door sprayed with dynamat...
http://www.globaldialog.com/~subvendmeppler/AKASIR/supra/Dynamat.jpg
http://www.globaldialog.com/~subvendmeppler/AKASIR/supra/Dynamat2.jpg

After the spraying was done, I put on the custom template I made. They are similar to ThomasKenyons but probably arent quite as good (but I saved a little cash making them myself) Like I said, these are 6.5" in the front and they will fit. The stock fronts are 4", so you can easily fit any speaker 4" - 6.5" in there but you will definetly need some type of a custom template. Here are the ones I made for the front and rear...
http://www.globaldialog.com/~subvendmeppler/AKASIR/supra/FTemplateIn.jpg
http://www.globaldialog.com/~subvendmeppler/AKASIR/supra/RTemplateIn.jpg

After the templates were in, the doors fit over them good. The speakers lined up nice with the stock grill in the door. I had to cut holes for the tweeters. Here is a pic of the door on with the grill off...
http://www.globaldialog.com/~subvendmeppler/AKASIR/supra/FrontGrillOff.jpg

Let me know what you think. I am going to build a sub box for the hatch tommorow for my (2) 12" subs.

Later
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Jeff, that is pretty impressive. Did you use 1/4" mdf for the panels in the front and the rear? I need to install the speakers in my car too. Which component set did you use? How deep were the speakers? I am going to use the Image Dynamic's Chameleon 6.5" for the fronts. What do you think of them? With the tweeters mounted there, how is the sound imaging? Thanks.
 
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The front door speaker looks kind of close to the plastic of the door. Do they buzz at all??
Otherwise, install looks great. Helps me out alot, now I know I can put in 6 1/2s!
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very sweet install. looks really professional and clean. just wish i had the time to do all that stuff...i just stuck with stock sizes and went with boston pros all around. here's my door panel...


by the way, if you put components in the rear as well, where did you mount the tweeters?
 

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turbomkiv said:
Did you use 1/4" mdf for the panels in the front and the rear? I need to install the speakers in my car too. Which component set did you use? How deep were the speakers? I am going to use the Image Dynamic's Chameleon 6.5" for the fronts. What do you think of them? With the tweeters mounted there, how is the sound imaging? Thanks.
Thanks for the compliments. I used 1/4" hardboard. I was told that is just as good/strong as MDF and it works real well. The speakers are 6.5LF Boston Acoustics ProSeries components. The mounting depth is 2 3/8" but one thing to MAKE SURE OF before you mount 6.5 in front... make sure you have enough clearance for your windows to go down! At first, I had the speakers mounted on the back of the hardboard. After everything was said and in, I tried rolling down my window and DOH!! So I mounted them from the front and there was enough clearance. (if this doesnt make sense let me know and I can elaborate). So I would say if you have speakers with 2 3/8" mounting depth, you should be fine, but that is cutting it very, very close. I definetly dont think you can mount any speakers that have more than that.

As for the tweeters, they are ok where they are at. You might get a little better sound by putting them on the other side of the woofer, but I wanted to make my cut in as inconspicuous location as possible. My rear tweeters are at the top of the c pillar pointing at the driver. Where the front woofers are, there is no real plastic rattle. In order to mount them, you have to remove the plastic housing that holds the stock speaker and I also removed the thin plastic sheet behind that. I think that was to keep moisture out but it was more of a neusance to me then help.

Let me know if you have any more questions. I am in the middle of my sub box building and installing. I will have pics when I am done :)

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Can you post a picture of what the rear tweeters look like in the "C" pillar? Thanks.

-Shawn
I will snap a pic with my dig cam when I get home from work today.

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Here is a really bad pic of where the tweeters in the rear are... the lighting is terrible and I will get a better pic but this one will tell you where they are located (top of the C pillar)



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Boston Pros are the shit! I've had 8 sets of them from the 4" to the 6.5's... I'm about to buy two more sets for the Supra... BTW, I put 150 watts to each of the 5" Boston Pro's in my Landcruiser and at 1/4 turn of the volume knob it will run you out of the truck! Good luck...
 
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