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Thread: 6x9s in your back ext cab doors!
04-18-2009, 03:03 PM #1
6x9s in your back ext cab doors!
OK i just got done with this and it wasnt to bad of a job. It will prob void your warranty if you have one because you will be cutting some pieces out.
Heres the tools you will need:
-safety glasses! you will be cutting metal and it will shoot sparks off!
-drimmel or grinder w/ cutting wheels
-strippers and but splices or if you can get the kit to clip into the stock speaker set up that works too
-some 1 inch self tappers
-1/4 20 nuts for spacers
-ratchet/nut driver 7mm
Ok first thing you gotta get that door panel off not too hard.
there are 2 screws. one in the handle thing and one in the cup holder they are 7mm heads
then just pull and the clips will let go and then your on to pulling the stock little speaker out
Last edited by Project1; 04-18-2009 at 03:22 PM.
04-18-2009, 03:12 PM #2
now with the panel off and speaker accessible mine are just clip ins which i have never seen before but nice and easy to get out just push on the side thats holding it in and it pops out.
heres your difference in speaker size
04-18-2009, 03:13 PM #3
ok with the speaker uncliped from the clip put it aside and grab your 6x9 and a marker. now theres not to much room but enough so watch how you are marking it and cut the inside of you lines you are about to draw. do a test fit by placing your 6x9 on the door and tracing the out side rim but not were the screws go in to hold it.
with that traced out you can start cutting away. remeber inside your lines drawn! you may not need to cut all lines out i did the top half first and notice with another test fit i only needed to do alittle bit of the bottom.
04-18-2009, 03:21 PM #4
Ok with your cutting done put you speaker in and let you magnet touch the back as it will help you mark your drilling holes. i just used a self taper to drill all my holes. so now put your self tappers in the mounting holes you marked on the speaker and add 2 1/4 20inch nuts to the back of each one for your spacing.
heres what it should look like.
wire your speakers up and bolt up your speakers and now you should be done with that part and test fit your door panel( i poped the screen off mine if you want its pretty easy to see how once you got the panel off)
just repeat these steps for the other door
And then just pop the door panel back on and put your screws back in the cup hold and handle. and wa la you now have 6x9s in your back doors!!
SOON TOO COME .... HOW TO PUT 6x9s IN YOUR FRONT DOORS
Last edited by Project1; 04-18-2009 at 03:24 PM.
04-18-2009, 04:14 PM #5
Great write up, but I would recommend getting some MDF (medium density fiberboard) to take up the gap ( make a mounting plate) instead of the nuts in top of eachother, this will help seel them for better response and sound, and also keep the road noise out.99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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04-18-2009, 05:13 PM #6
yea i was goin to use some buttt i dont have a saw at the moment kinda burnt it up nuts will do for now.Good suggestion though!!
05-02-2009, 07:11 PM #7
good idea, would you also cut the hole in the panel larger and then use the speaker grill provided with the speaker?? also will this work with a single cab truck?? it looks like their is enough room with the panel on.
p.s. cant wait for the front door wright up
05-04-2009, 08:29 PM #8
Im not sure about the spacing on a single cab truck and the kickers i put in didnt come with the grills like most after market speakers so i didnt bother but im sure you could if you wanted. everything i did fit perfectly but all i did was take a tape measure to it so thats what i would start with your single cab. find how much space you got.
05-05-2009, 06:05 PM #9
ok, cool also pm me when you do the right up on the 6x9 in the front doors
05-27-2009, 03:20 PM #10
im pretty sure the will fit, here is where the rear speakers are, what do you think??
Last edited by Crawdaddy; 05-27-2009 at 03:55 PM.
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