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 Post subject: front speakers in EF fairmont
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:33 am 
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hi there i am wanting to replace the front spekers in my mont but i was told by a guy in autobarn that not all 6" speakers will fit in the front as there is a depth issue can anyone verify this? or will all 6" fit in the front? also is it hard to replace the tweeters in the dash?



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 Post subject: Re: front speakers in EF fairmont
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:50 pm 
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Different brands measure the diamater from different places.
Some speakers are deeper than others too.

Pyroay wrote:
EF/EL Door Measurements

Hole size: 126mm
Width around hole: 160mm ( recessed section around hole)

Allowing 2-3mm gap to clear the window the following is a guide to the max mounting depth allowable
Depth @ top of hole 60mm
Depth @ centre of hole 70mm
Depth @ bottom of hole 72mm

If you use a 12mm MDF spacer ring then the maximum depth in hole centre is 92mm. Below is a 4" midrange mounted on a 6mm MDF spacer with rubber under one side to give it an angle

Max depth speaker you could fit into the door and still have the window wind up and the door skin fit on would be 92mm deep in the middle.

An additional spacer ring can be made up to 12mm thick and this gives an additional 12mm mounting depth without fouling on the standard door skin and allow the mounting of 6.5” speakers. Alternatively you can use 9mm MDF and use some rubber under the front edge to give it some backwards angle (which is desirable) Even a few degrees can make a big difference.



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