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Got some speakers to put in,

Doors: Kicker KS693
Dash: KA35

I also have a 8" Kicker sub coming on Tuesday, hoping it fits but if it doesnt not too huge of a deal.

The door pods (or plastic that the speaker mounts to needed alot of triming to make them fit, but I got one in and it sounds really good.

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Got the front doors and the dash done, the rear doors will have to wait til later next week. The dremel attachment that holds the sanding wheel decided to grenade so I have to get a new one to put the rear door speakers in. Dash speakers just drop in without any mods.

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I've heard that the rears didn't need trimming to work, but that was on some DS or CS series speakers. So I'm not sure if your KS' are deeper.
Most speakers will fit the rear basket. The mounting depth on those KS's are 3 3/16 so you should have a problem fitting those right into the rear doors.

So what amp is powering these kickers? Also, did you use a wiring harness for all your speakers or did you just cut off the existing harness and bare wire connect it?
 

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Most speakers will fit the rear basket. The mounting depth on those KS's are 3 3/16 so you should have a problem fitting those right into the rear doors.

So what amp is powering these kickers? Also, did you use a wiring harness for all your speakers or did you just cut off the existing harness and bare wire connect it?
Why would the rear speaker baskets be different from the front doors?

Right now the speakers are just running off the factory radio. I wasn't sure if the speakers were going to fit or not so I didnt want to go all out and get a multi-channel amp just yet, which is also why I didnt even get one for the subwoofer cause I'm not sure if its going to fit or not. One less thing to try and return/get rid of. I won't do a speaker box cause I like the trunk space (came from a 4th gen Camaro where trunk space was pretty non-existent)

As for the wiring I decided to cut the factory plug off and solder the wires that came with the speakers to the factory wiring.
 

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Why would the rear speaker baskets be different from the front doors?

Right now the speakers are just running off the factory radio. I wasn't sure if the speakers were going to fit or not so I didnt want to go all out and get a multi-channel amp just yet, which is also why I didnt even get one for the subwoofer cause I'm not sure if its going to fit or not. One less thing to try and return/get rid of. I won't do a speaker box cause I like the trunk space (came from a 4th gen Camaro where trunk space was pretty non-existent)

As for the wiring I decided to cut the factory plug off and solder the wires that came with the speakers to the factory wiring.
Maybe you thought I meant in speaker size but i was talking about mounting depth. The basket will actually fit a deeper speaker in the rear than the front. I believe the front speaker is about a 3 inch mounting depth max unless you modify your car and cut the come of the bolt that the basket and a frame part are connect with. Refer to the picture below taken from zeprider 's video.

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I put the KS in all around also. The rear did need a little trimming but not as much as the front. I also put 3/8 weather stripping on the backside perimeter of each speaker to bump it out just a bit, you just have to be careful to tighten all screws evenly and not warp the speaker frame. These speakers sound spectacular and have plenty of power off the factory system (which I believe is Alpine made), I rarely turn mine up past 21. listening to 320 kbps Mp3s also makes a HUGE difference, I had to update my entire music libray... I'm putting a sub in the rear deck in a few weeks too, let me know if the kicker fits right in.
 

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Got the front doors and the dash done, the rear doors will have to wait til later next week. The dremel attachment that holds the sanding wheel decided to grenade so I have to get a new one to put the rear door speakers in. Dash speakers just drop in without any mods.

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What is required to remove the Dash Speakers? Looks like you just popped-off the face-plate, or does the dash need to be removed? A wider angle lens would reveal more in the photo.
 

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The black piece that gies over the speaker pops off and then you have access to the speaker screws
What is required to remove the Dash Speakers? Looks like you just popped-off the face-plate, or does the dash need to be removed? A wider angle lens would reveal more in the photo.
 

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The black piece that [goes] over the speaker pops off and then you have access to the speaker screws
The black piece he is talking about is the back part of the dash that you can remove very easily. Tape up or cover up your pillars that are just to the left and right of it so you dont scratch them up. Also, if you car came with it, there is a sensor in the middle. make sure you pop that off before just tugging on the plastic otherwise you could damage it like I did. Refer to zepriders vid below at around 28:45.

 

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What is required to remove the Dash Speakers? Looks like you just popped-off the face-plate, or does the dash need to be removed? A wider angle lens would reveal more in the photo.
Yeah as others pointed out that cover pops off in one big piece.I just used a trim tool to pop it off there are clips along the edge closest to the passengers. Also disconnect the auto headlight sensor before you start pulling it off.
 

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The rear baskets are deeper, trust me.
kk, I'll find out for sure on Tuesday, I'll see about putting the rears in I was going to hold off til my day off cause I figured I would have to put in a little more work in trimming, so I'll try a door and see what happens. I'm just hoping the sub fits.
 

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Got the rear speakers in today, it did requre some trimming to get the speaker to fit in the hole in the door, depth isnt too much of an issue because it doesnt have the plastic for the speaker magnet to hit but the opening just had to be opened up a little wider.

Also got the Kicer Comp 8 sub in aswell, that dropped in, had to use two speed clips though since the speaker holes didnt line up with the holes from the factory.


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Can you take a picture of your back deck (top side)? Does yours have the fabric top? If so, how will the finished product look like? Stock fabric or will you fabricate something for your new installed speakers?
 

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The stock cover went back on so you can't tell by looking in the car. There are some sensors or something as well on top like right. Behind the trunk light. I didn't put 3.5" in the rear deck.

I have,

6x9 in all four doors
3.5" in dash
8" sub in the rear deck.

Put my 6 button evic switch. In as well, so hopefully everything goes well at the dealer tomorrow for the tft swap.
 

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Got my amp today , just need to figure out where I want to stash it. I was wondering if anyone ever tried to put a aftermarket amp where the factory Alpine amp would be? Otherwise I'm thinking long bolts through the top of the rear deck, to keep it up and out of the way, maybe behind panel or something, definitely not mounting it to the back of the seat. Nice thing with this amp is it does come with brackets to mount it vertical if needed.

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Got everything mounted up. The rear deck is defiantly a bit flimsy so if you like that hard slapping ghetto bass be prepared to hear alot of rattling, I got my turned to where you can tell the sub is there, hear it on good bass notes and can cause the rear view to vibrate really good without hearing a bunch of panel rattle.

I know the amp shouldn't be mounted upside down, but I must have went to lowes and home depot several times trying to find bolts that were completely threaded that were the right length and diameter, with no luck I ended up mounting it upside down. The amp does have small openings on the bottom and there is a good 1.5-2" gap for air flow so I think it will be ok. I just need to dremel off the excess length on that bolt on the left.

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