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Alright, I bought my rex with some after market speakers that totally don't fit and I don't like how they were installed wrong, it looks ****ty, especially the fact that the speaker covers wont fit and I'd really like them to. So I came to the conclusion that I'm going to have to sell these speakers or find a way for them to fit. Does anyone have any suggestions? What size speakers will fit without modification in an 88 DX?
 

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Are we talking about the front speakers? I believe the size that will fit into the stock speaker basket is 6.5" speakers, but they can't be too deep. Some speakers have large magnets and cones that make the too deep to fit in the stock basket. You'll need to measure the depth of the basket and then seek out a set of speakers that has a "mounting depth" within those limits.
 

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stickershop said:
Are we talking about the front speakers? I believe the size that will fit into the stock speaker basket is 6.5" speakers, but they can't be too deep. Some speakers have large magnets and cones that make the too deep to fit in the stock basket. You'll need to measure the depth of the basket and then seek out a set of speakers that has a "mounting depth" within those limits.
Well the front and the back both don't fit. Hmmm I'll have to look into it. How much for a decent set of 4 speakers?
 

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I found a set of 2 good quality Pioneer's last week on ebay for cheap. They were about $40 including shipping. You may be able to find lesser quality ones for cheaper.
 

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yeah i just went out there to check them out, and its the cones. it doesn't allow the whole speaker to go in. Oh well I'll just have to sell em. If anyone on here wants a set of 4 audiobahn speakers i'll let them go for 40 plus shipping.
 

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yeah i just went out there to check them out, and its the cones. it doesn't allow the whole speaker to go in. Oh well I'll just have to sell em. If anyone on here wants a set of 4 audiobahn speakers i'll let them go for 40 plus shipping.
Make a post in "Parts for sale / want to buy" section and I am sure someone might pick them up.

FWIW, I have always just gone with a 5 1/4" speaker up front, just so the speaker fits, and I have never had a problem with the magnet sticking too far back, or the cover fitting. I just realized that I have never had a problem with the cone sticking out too far. I just put in some Infinity Perfect components and they fit fine. All of the Infinity series should fit, but it just depends on how much you want to spend on speakers...

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I don't really want to spend all that much. Maybe somewhere like $100. Just something basic that'll fit and sound good.
 

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$100 for all 4? You can get some decent ones for that, but don't expect a miracle...

Anyway, here is a good site that I buy most of my audio stuff from: http://www.onlinecarstereo.com. I got my cd player for $120 less than I found it anywhere. And they have free shipping if you spend enough....

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I currently have Alpine 6.5 inch speakers in my doors. I had to cut out the back of the basket with my dremel. I then installed some foam baffles to keep the weather out plus they improve the sound quality. I wrote a review on them.

As stickershop said before, you can install 6.5 inch speakers but the depth is going to be a problem. As stated before Infinity make a great speaker that is usually pretty slim.
 

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Yikes! I bought some PIONEER TS-A1671R 6-1/2" 220WATT 3-WAY's from ebay and they fit *perfectly* in the doors. I highly recommend them because of their slim profile. :)b
 

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thanks stickershop i'll look into those. I don't know much about sound systems but whats with the watts and the head unit? Do all the speakers have to equal the amount of watts the head unit puts out?
 

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There are generally two wattage numbers associated with sound equipment: Peak, and RMS. RMS is the maximum power rating in constant use, where Peak is just for short bursts... As such, the Peak rating will almost always be greater than the RMS rating.
When it comes to amplifiers (including the one built into most head units), the wattage rating is basicly a measurement of how forcefully it can drive a set of speakers.
When it comes to speakers, the wattage rating is a measurement of how forcefully the speaker can be driven before it burns out. The more wattage you feed a speaker the louder it will get, though actual sound volume you get per watt will depend on the speaker's specs (dB of sensitivity if I'm not mistaken... higher number = more sound per watt).
You can run a speaker rated at 50 watts RMS with an amp rated at 100 watts RMS, but if you turn the amplifier up too loud, you will be able to burn out the speaker (generally in the form of overheating and melting the voice coil former).
It's possible to burn out an amp too, but that generally only happens if you crank them up and run them with too low a load (ohms of impedance... you probably won't have problems if you stick with typical aftermarket head unit/speaker combinations), or with inadequate cooling.
 

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running any stereo equipment at low voltage is bad for them too. If you park your car, and for whatever reason you wanna listen to music really loud for a long time, make sure you have a BIG battery.

im not sure if newer amps have protenction from this, but i had a crappy Pyramid amp and blew it cuz i cranked it with the car off for too long :( good thing about the story is i got a better amp out of it :)
 
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