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Replacing front door speakers

Post by clarkerussell »

Hello all,

I want to replace my front door speakers, but wasn't sure if I also needed to replace the tweeters in the dash at the same time, or can I just simply swap out the speaker? Also, Crutchfield shows that 5.25", 6.5", and 6.75" will all fit. Is that accurate? If so, I have a pair of new Kenwood 6.5" speaker's I found in my garage from a different project that I can likely reuse, though they are 4ohm units...

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Post by clarkerussell »

Never mind, I found the lovely write up about the replacement process here.

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That being said, I don't see anything about the use of 4 Ohm vs 8 Ohm speakers.

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Post by erikv11 »

That very writeup you linked says it used all 4 ohm speakers, and Lee opines that it shouldn't matter.
'95 854 T-5R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 147k
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Post by clarkerussell »

You are correct Erik, I didn't read into the comments section, but it is definitely in there...

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