Hey, I recently upgraded my door speakers to Apline Type R's. Crutchfield said they wouldn't fit my car, they said the tweeter sticks 1/4" too far out. I went ahead and purchased them for $100 off Amazon ($100 cheaper than Crutchfield). Here is how I fixed the speaker hitting the door pannel issue.
What I did is I taped some paper over the front of the speaker. I then applied some toothpaste on to the paper (it's all I had and could think of). Then I pushed the speaker against the door as if it was installed in the car. When I removed the speaker, the door/speaker enclosure had toothpaste where the speaker made contact with the door. I then used a dremel to easily grind away the plastic that was making contact with the speaker. Here is a picture of what that looked like.
As for the speakers themselves. The Apline Type R's are "bright" they will get loud in a hurry. It made a modest difference. I recently upgraded my headunit which made a major difference. I was told by some that it wouldn't make a difference but I can tell you they sound good now. They sounded like crap right after I replaced my HU, but after playing with the equalizer for a few hours I hit the sweet spot!