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Unread 01-30-2016, 01:10 AM   #1
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So crutchfield lists 2 speaker sizes as fitting both the door and rear speaker locations. Which is it? 6 1/2" or 5 1/4"???

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I know 5 1/4 does fit. I did rockford fosgate 5 1/4 all the way around when i replaced mine.
I heard reports of 6 1/2 fitting but I didnt do it because it wasn't a guarantee and they tend to be deeper and may cause interference with the window.
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I know 5 1/4 does fit. I did rockford fosgate 5 1/4 all the way around when i replaced mine. I heard reports of 6 1/2 fitting but I didnt do it because it wasn't a guarantee and they tend to be deeper and may cause interference with the window. good luck.

Thanks. I'm guessing the safe bet for Windows is 5 1/4 for that clearance issue. But if 6 1/2 fit the rear overhead speakers I would definitely prefer that. Anyone know for sure?
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I don't know.. I didn't look into it very hard.
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Just changed my 96 speakers. 5 1/4 was the size
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Just changed my 96 speakers. 5 1/4 was the size
I think a '99 has different specs than us old models.
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Ohhh. I knew that
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I am curious to know if a late model roof bar accepts 6.5" speakers though. As far as the doors, I put 6.5" s in my front and rear doors of my '87 by building spacer plates out of 3/4" MDF. Then screwed the upholstered board to the door.
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On my '97 the factory speaker size is 5 1/4". doors and 6 1/2 ". rear sound bar. I put 6 1/2" Sony Xplode speakers all around. They were a bolt in for the doors, but to make them mount better I moved the mounting points up about 1/2" to center the speaker in the grill area.No interference with the window and no metal cutting. All the speakers are installed behind the factory grills/ door panels so everything looks stock.
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I am curious to know if a late model roof bar accepts 6.5" speakers though. As far as the doors, I put 6.5" s in my front and rear doors of my '87 by building spacer plates out of 3/4" MDF. Then screwed the upholstered board to the door.
late model roof bar will take 6.5's the same as the doors will, you have to drill an extra hole for most speakers.

Source: I used to run 6.5" alpines in my '01's soundbar.
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late model roof bar will take 6.5's the same as the doors will, you have to drill an extra hole for most speakers.

Source: I used to run 6.5" alpines in my '01's soundbar.
If I find one, I'll move my 5 1/4" stock one up near the drivers head and put the 6 1/2" in back.
Were the Alpines S's or R's?
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If I find one, I'll move my 5 1/4" stock one up near the drivers head and put the 6 1/2" in back.
Were the Alpines S's or R's?
R's. They were placeholders until I could get better speakers to match my front components. I use polk MOMO 5.25" components there now. The momo's seem to have a wider mounting hole pattern than most 5.25's and fit the stock holes, which are kind of in between standard 5.25 and 6.5 widths.

Also worth noting here the momo 6.5's I have up front list a mount depth of 2.5", without the covers on the magnets it's more like 2-3/8. my windows just barely rub them when all the way down, so I'd consider 2-3/8 to be the maximum mounting depth for the 97-01 front doors without adding some kind of spacer. Since there's a pretty small amount of space in front between door steel and panel plastic that may mean if you want deeper speakers it would be best to make a thick spacer, cut out the plastic and mount speaker and included grill through the panel to guarantee no interference. The speaker bar has more depth to offer but a lot of speakers are deeper than 2 3-8 so I thought I should mention that since the thread question was for a '99.

Also worth mentioning, even with wadding and sound deading on the roof I can't get much useful below 80hz out of the 97-01 speaker bar without a hell of a lot of EQ, so that's a limiting factor to keep in mind. You want your good speakers in the door or to have an 8 or 10 inch sub that's quick enough to handle up to 100hz cleanly. I know you've got that covered S8, but I thought it might help OP.
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R's. They were placeholders until I could get better speakers to match my front components. I use polk MOMO 5.25" components there now. The momo's seem to have a wider mounting hole pattern than most 5.25's and fit the stock holes, which are kind of in between standard 5.25 and 6.5 widths. Also worth noting here the momo 6.5's I have up front list a mount depth of 2.5", without the covers on the magnets it's more like 2-3/8. my windows just barely rub them when all the way down, so I'd consider 2-3/8 to be the maximum mounting depth for the 97-01 front doors without adding some kind of spacer. Since there's a pretty small amount of space in front between door steel and panel plastic that may mean if you want deeper speakers it would be best to make a thick spacer, cut out the plastic and mount speaker and included grill through the panel to guarantee no interference. The speaker bar has more depth to offer but a lot of speakers are deeper than 2 3-8 so I thought I should mention that since the thread question was for a '99. Also worth mentioning, even with wadding and sound deading on the roof I can't get much useful below 80hz out of the 97-01 speaker bar without a hell of a lot of EQ, so that's a limiting factor to keep in mind. You want your good speakers in the door or to have an 8 or 10 inch sub that's quick enough to handle up to 100hz cleanly. I know you've got that covered S8, but I thought it might help OP.



Very helpful. Thank you
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Unread 02-04-2016, 03:28 PM   #15
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I recently acquired a 1999 XJ (sport) and just put Polk DB651's in the rear. They fit in the factory openings, but the mounting holes needed a little finessing. Crutchfield does not spec these as a fitting.

I just ordered a pair of the Poolk DB651S's for the front doors. The "S" is for shallow I think and Crutchfield does list these as compatible for the front doors (with a bottom mount depth of 2-5/16").
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