Search



Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

2005 - 2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.
Sponsored by Latemodel Restoration


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-19-2014, 04:31 PM   #1
ColinW627
1st Gear Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Vehicle: 14 V6 Premium
Location: KY
Posts: 77
Default Door Speaker Installation

Hopefully there are some audiophiles in here as well.

I have had JL speakers installed in the doors for years. One of them has cracked and I'm looking to replace both of them with a new pair. Anyways, has anybody had any luck installing speakers or recommend a certain pair that isn't going to bang the door panel when they hit hard? My current ones have basically always done this.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
ColinW627 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 04:46 PM   #2
SPARTAN VI
4th Gear Member

 
SPARTAN VI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Vehicle: 2014 Ford Mustang GT
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,883
Default

I just installed a pair of Polk DB571's this past weekend and did some sound deadening while I was there.

When shopping for fit, I started at crutchfield.com and entered my car's year/make/model information. The website will filter out the speakers that fit, then at that point I went over to Amazon to make my purchase (where the same speakers were $50 cheaper).

Installation was simple. I used a 7mm socket wrench to remove the bolts around the door trim, a 6mm socket wrench to remove the bolts around the speaker, and a T-25 torx bit to remove the two torx screws. I also bought a plastic trim removal kit off amazon for $12 to help remove some of the smaller plastic panels, but these tools weren't necessary; you can use a flat head screw driver, just be gentle not to scratch your panels.

Tip: take pictures throughout the process so you know where the wiring harnesses and such hook-up when you re-assemble everything.

I wouldn't recommend the Polk DB571 if you have a big budget. Since this was partially R&D for me, I opted for a entry/budget level speaker. If I do it again, I'd probably go with 4x Infinity's.
__________________

Epona :: 2005Mustang V6 Premium
Epona II :: 2014Mustang GT

Last edited by SPARTAN VI; 02-19-2014 at 04:57 PM.
SPARTAN VI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 04:54 PM   #3
shinerttu
2nd Gear Member
 
shinerttu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Mustang GT Premium
Location: Texas
Posts: 221
Default

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.

Click the image to open in full size.


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!
__________________


2008 Mustang GT Premium
Mods: FRRP Stinger Axle Back, FRRP CAI, SCT X3 w/ Bama tunes, HID's (6k, 3k-Fogs).
shinerttu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 07:52 PM   #4
ColinW627
1st Gear Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Vehicle: 14 V6 Premium
Location: KY
Posts: 77
Default

Wow how does crutchfield sell anything at those prices? Lol

Awesome idea, I will have to try that when I get around to installing new ones.
ColinW627 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 11:11 AM   #5
lawrencecar1
2nd Gear Member

 
lawrencecar1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Vehicle: 07, Ford GT
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 368
Default

i have pioneer TS-A6874R in the doors and rear as well as front subs are replaced with shebly/kicker subs..
__________________
07 Mustang GT 5 Spd
Roush M90 SC w/2.49 pulley, KB BAP, Roush CB, Hurst ss, FRPP cams, FRPP 62mm TB, Helo 20" wheels, FRPP 4.10's, BBK headers, Kicker/Shelby 8" subs, Cadence amps, Optima red top, full body kit, STB, JLT oil separators ps/ds, Cross drilled/slotted rotors, aluminum DS, Eibach struts,shocks, FRPP springs, Eibach sway bar kit, BMR panhard bar/brace, BMR LCA's, SS brake/clutch lines, GlowShift gauges, Shelby RSB/trans cooler, JLT brake cooling kit, Exedy stage 1 clutch/Flywheel
lawrencecar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 12:36 PM   #6
shinerttu
2nd Gear Member
 
shinerttu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Mustang GT Premium
Location: Texas
Posts: 221
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawrencecar1 View Post
i have pioneer TS-A6874R in the doors and rear as well as front subs are replaced with shebly/kicker subs..
Are you running the kicker subs off an aftermarket amp? I heard they dont bump using the stock shaker amp. I feel like if I install an amp, I'm just gonna put a sub in the trunk.
shinerttu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 02:37 PM   #7
lawrencecar1
2nd Gear Member

 
lawrencecar1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Vehicle: 07, Ford GT
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 368
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shinerttu View Post
Are you running the kicker subs off an aftermarket amp? I heard they dont bump using the stock shaker amp. I feel like if I install an amp, I'm just gonna put a sub in the trunk.
no running Cadence amps, 500 watt 2- channel amp for subs and 1000 watt 4- channel for speakers. both amps are mountd to the rear seats in trunk
__________________
07 Mustang GT 5 Spd
Roush M90 SC w/2.49 pulley, KB BAP, Roush CB, Hurst ss, FRPP cams, FRPP 62mm TB, Helo 20" wheels, FRPP 4.10's, BBK headers, Kicker/Shelby 8" subs, Cadence amps, Optima red top, full body kit, STB, JLT oil separators ps/ds, Cross drilled/slotted rotors, aluminum DS, Eibach struts,shocks, FRPP springs, Eibach sway bar kit, BMR panhard bar/brace, BMR LCA's, SS brake/clutch lines, GlowShift gauges, Shelby RSB/trans cooler, JLT brake cooling kit, Exedy stage 1 clutch/Flywheel
lawrencecar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 11:56 PM   #8
StantheMan
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 328
Default

Infinity 4"x7" fit perfectly in the doors without the shaker system. The clarity is awesome. My head unit is an AVIC D3. I put Infinity 6"x9" on the rear deck, I had to enlarge the holes to get those to fit, its under the rear deck, you would have to lay in the trunk and look up to notice the enlarged holes. Again I believe the stock size were 4"x7". Sound is awesome, both base and the clarity to the highs is unparallelled.
StantheMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 11:56 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup