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I got a set of 6.5" MB quart comps (RSC 216) for my 95 supra and I've been dying to install them, but unfortunately the guy that was going to build me a custom enclosure got into an accident and he won't be able to make me another set any time soon. So in the meantime I want to find another solution.

Does anybody know what's the best method for installing a 6.5" speaker in the door panel locations?

If anybody has done it before, can you explain to me how you did it and how it souds.

Thanks for any input.
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You will need to construct a panel which will hold the new 6.5" speaker. The stock Supra housing holds a 4"- three hole mount speaker. I have seen people cut the factory housing, use a bit of fiberglass and make a 6.5" speaker fit in the factory housing. I believe it is easier to just construct a mounting ring that attatches to the 3 factory mounting holes than doing the "rig" method and glass the factory housing. By building a new mounting ring you will then be able to get rid of those worthless stock grills that are 7" but only have venting for the factory 4" speaker.

If you find it too much of a pain in the ass, I will build you a set of mounting rings that will allow you to install your MB Quarts. If you use my rings and completely sound dampen the door your mid bass response will be rather amazing with even the stock amp pushing them.

Just resist the urge to mount the speakers on the outside door panel without the inside mounting ring. (ie. removing the factory housing and mounting them to the inside door panel). Doing this will cause you to break the door panel by closing the door. The stock Supra door panel is not cheap.

Mounting rings for MKIV Supras are $150 plus shipping.

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6.5" speakers

Thomas,
The mounting rings sound like a good idea, but I don't know if I like the thought of having to remove the stock grill.
How labor intensive is that? and will the MB quart grill fit nicely in that space?

Do you have a pic of any installations you did or can you tell me of other people that have used your method. I would like to get there input as well and maybe there's someone in the NJ area that has done it that might be able to help me.

Thanks for the info,
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John,
I sent you an email containing the closeup shots of the door speakers in my car.

Lemme know if you did not receive them "OK".

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I got em.

Thanks, I'll let you know if I need anything else.

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thomas why not just post the pic ;)
 

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I'll tell ya... my webmaster is in the process of updating my webpage.

He is supposed to have the pics of the panels on the webpage and when he does.. I will post the pictures.

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Thomas,
I can't open your web site because my computer doesn't have the flash player.

Are there any plans to make it compatible with PCs that don't have the player?

later,
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Thomas made these rings for my Dynaudio speakers. I haven't gotten around to fitting them yet though.

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Flavio... I was wondering if the rings made it clear over to your neck o' the woods!! Lemme know if you have any problems installing them.

Thanks for posting up the pictures, I appreciate it!..

I am debating on losing that damn flash plug in.

Do you guys think they are not worth the hassle?

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Thomas,
I love Flash animations, but the problem is not all PCs are able to view them so you should have another option for people that can't view Flash, most web sites offer a flash version or an HTML version.

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Ok.. I'll have the webmaster put that option on the page.

Good idea.. thanks for the tip.

Ya know, I am a stereo guy. This computer stuff gets a bit outta my league sometimes.

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You're welcome!

I'm a graphics guy and I know all the shit pertaining to graphics and design. By the way, let me know if you need graphics photoshop work for your site :)

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Ohh Thomas....
Adobe PhotoShop is the industry standard software for creating, editing photographs and other graphics that can be used in web sites, print media, and CDs, etc....

I hope that explains it...
 
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