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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:43 am 
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a mate of mine has a daewoo lanos hatch and he wants to put a new set of speakers in the back. they are 4*6" speakers (how gay is that!! ha ha) and we have found a set of replacments.

the thing is though, the factory daewoo mountings are not in the "standard" location like the replacement ones. so they wont bolt straight in.

we are trying to find some ways we can mount them up. my thought was having an mdf spacer between the speaker and the panel they bolt to, as there is heaps of depth under them.

has anyone got any other solutions?

he hasnt actually bought the speakers yet, so we might even end up getting some 6" or something if its going to be just as much work.


also, he has a new headunit to go in. does anyone know where we can find a wiring diagram for the factory loom?

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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:27 am 
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sedan, hatch, wagon? lol you dont tell us what it is.
my mate got 6x9's installed in his excel, they d/c his original speakers, and install the new ones in the "parcel tray" of his hatch.
if its a sedan, i'd use something to mark where the holes should be, and use a drill and drill the appropriate holes, and then just bolt them in, this is the reason i purchased pioneer spits for my rear speakers, they bolt straight in pretty much :P you could try finding out the make of the speakers, and try fitting some better after market ones of the same make, hoping the mounting points match up. ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:29 am 
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lol, just read its a lanos, so i assume its a hatch.
d/c the factory speakers either side of the parcel shelf, and install new ones in the parcel shelf. be a hell of a lot easier, and if u want to reverse it, go get the shelf off the wreckers ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:07 am 
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Also, if you can't find an adaptor to plug the new cd player into his car, then you'll need a multimeter, and know how to use it.
You only need to really find, a constant active, a switched (ignition) active, and earth and your speaker wires, which will be in pairs (usually).
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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:45 pm 
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yeah sorry mitch, its a hatch. updated first post.

will the parcel shelf be able to take the weight of the speakers? thats proly not a bad way of doing it...


ohh yeah, i'd forgotten bout those adapters, i just cut the wires in mine. will hove a bit of a look around to see if i can find one. i doubt it.

autobarn and supercheap will have that sort of thing wont it?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:48 pm 
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If you're referring to a multimeter, then i'd probably try an electronics store, eg: d**k Smith's, Tandy, Jaycar, etc.
You couldprobably just get yourself a cheapie for about $10-$20.
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wow, that was fast!!

nah, i was meaning those harness adapters. i dont really want to buy a multimeter unless i really have to.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:07 pm 
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yeah sorry mitch, its a hatch. updated first post.

will the parcel shelf be able to take the weight of the speakers? thats proly not a bad way of doing it...


ohh yeah, i'd forgotten bout those adapters, i just cut the wires in mine. will hove a bit of a look around to see if i can find one. i doubt it.

autobarn and supercheap will have that sort of thing wont it?

parcel shelf will take it, umm dont know about the struts, you may or may not need to get them looked at. my mates cant hold his up, but his got a '90 excel. if that happens, just disconnect the strings that attatch to the lid/window thingy.
haha i actually did a good post drunk...simply amazing!

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:22 pm 
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Yeah Autbarn or Supercheap should be able to get one in, as they may not stock that model on the shelf.
Best bet would be to go in and ask them if they do.
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cool. thanks for that guys.

mate is keen for the speakers on parcel shelf idea, and i'll shoot down to autobarn during the week and try and find a loom thing.

cheers for that.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:06 pm 
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just letting you know that we got the speakers and h/u in sweet.

they actually sound pretty good and came out well.

head unit wiring had been cut for an aftermarket one which was in there anyway (we didnt realise cause it was so s**t!! lol) so that was an issue, but my mate found a wiring diagram on the net somewhere, so that worked out really well.

speakers ended up in the parcel shelf and looked quite good.

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Jigsaw of fury!!: we had to buy a jigsaw just for the job, so we (i cause i'm keeping it) didnt want to spend to much. ended up picking this one up for $18 at the warehouse and a soldering iron for 3. ha ha

Parcel shelf: Note the lovely horses we used to support the work... two uni chairs on my room verandah!! lol.

HU: Sorry bout the blurry pic, my hand wasnt steady enough... obviously

 

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:35 pm 
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Nicco,

Did you consider 6x9's at all? I think your mate would've been much happier with the bass of a set of 6x9's than a 6 or 6.5" two way like them.......

.....but then if you are going for a sub in the short term, you won't need anything more than what is there!

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:00 pm 
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we thought about it, but he is happy with how they sound, a little bit of equaliser goes a long way!! lol.

i dont think he even knows what he wants, but he got these for a good price.

i highly doubt he'll go a sub

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:47 pm 
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nicco wrote:
we thought about it, but he is happy with how they sound, a little bit of equaliser goes a long way!! lol.


Yeah, I know, but it is never quite the same when you use the equaliser to compensate for limited abilities of the hardware........ Having said that I used to do the same thing before I found the beuty of speakers over 10"! lol

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i highly doubt he'll go a sub


I guess he'll never know what he is missing!

(Sucks to be him!) hahaha

 

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nicco wrote:
we thought about it, but he is happy with how they sound, a little bit of equaliser goes a long way!! lol.


Yeah, I know, but it is never quite the same when you use the equaliser to compensate for limited abilities of the hardware........ Having said that I used to do the same thing before I found the beauty of speakers over 10"! lol

nicco wrote:
i highly doubt he'll go a sub


I guess he'll never know what he is missing!

(Sucks to be him!) hahaha

 

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