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Old 01-25-2012, 01:13 AM   #11
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All the speakers in the base and 6 speaker setup are 6 1/2, even the back door speakers, ive all ready replaced all.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:59 PM   #12
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What made you choose these speakers? I ask because I am looking at speakers on Crutchfield and they show these speakers don't fit...I know you made them work but I wonder if you would have chosen speakers that fit if the install would have been easier?

http://www.crutchfield.com/g_400/All...brank3%5d3-way
Be careful with what Crutchfield recommends. They sometimes recommend a 5.25" with an adapter ring because of the problems the OP had with the 6.5".

OP... why not just cut a new mounting ring? Would have saved you tons of time. Most custom shops even have pre-cut rings they will sell you for a few bucks.

just my 2 cents from spending lots of time behind car door panels.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #13
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Thanks for the great write-up and pics! It inspired me to swap out the crappy speakers in my Focus. I got some Focal 165 CA1's to stick in there. The flange of these speakers were just a little too big to sit perfectly within the flange of the stock speaker plastic, but they sat on the outer lip perfectly. Instead of tearing out the outer foam, I used an xacto blade to cut just outside of the speakers surround, leaving the outer foam in place to get a better seal. Also, instead of melting the plastic supports, I used some big wire cutters (snips would work too) and they just snapped right off the outer ring too. Anyway it was really easy with your guide! Here's a pic of an installed speaker:


The sound is much improved. Before I had to use some excessive EQ just to get it to sound right, but now I have the EQ flat and it sounds even better! Now all it needs is a good headunit, good amp, and a tight sub for it to be a great sounding system!
Thanks again!
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Thanks for the great write-up and pics! It inspired me to swap out the crappy speakers in my Focus. I got some Focal 165 CA1's to stick in there. The flange of these speakers were just a little too big to sit perfectly within the flange of the stock speaker plastic, but they sat on the outer lip perfectly. Instead of tearing out the outer foam, I used an xacto blade to cut just outside of the speakers surround, leaving the outer foam in place to get a better seal. Also, instead of melting the plastic supports, I used some big wire cutters (snips would work too) and they just snapped right off the outer ring too. Anyway it was really easy with your guide! Here's a pic of an installed speaker:


The sound is much improved. Before I had to use some excessive EQ just to get it to sound right, but now I have the EQ flat and it sounds even better! Now all it needs is a good headunit, good amp, and a tight sub for it to be a great sounding system!
Thanks again!
I am afraid to as how much you spent on focal speakers. I saw them at a local store, the employee said these were base model ones priced at $550. However I not sure if it was gouging but the place is usually more reasonable than anywhere else.

On another note this thread pretty much saved my life! Thanks leguar!
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:04 PM   #15
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I am afraid to as how much you spent on focal speakers. I saw them at a local store, the employee said these were base model ones priced at $550. However I not sure if it was gouging but the place is usually more reasonable than anywhere else.

On another note this thread pretty much saved my life! Thanks leguar!
Wow $550 for the base model? That is super overpriced. I paid $150 in store for the pair at Car Toys. This is the model http://www.cartoys.com/products/prod...2_Way_Speakers
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Wow $550 for the base model? That is super overpriced. I paid $150 in store for the pair at Car Toys. This is the model http://www.cartoys.com/products/prod...2_Way_Speakers
Those were probably top shelf then. One of the reasons I don't trust salesman. The salesman that I dealt with for my focus was a completely incompetent when it came to cars but he was a nice caring guy. Guess you have to see through the bull sometimes.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:37 PM   #17
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Anyone think these speaker brackets might work? The holes all look like they are in the right place.... two up top and one down below.
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I hate to bring this thread back from the dead, but is there anyway to install aftermarket speakers WITHOUT trashing the old ones?
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:28 AM   #19
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Yes, I did not trash mine, just cut the stock speaker wires.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #20
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I am glad to report that I used the thread to change all four stock speakers from my focus. The first speaker took the longest to change (since I was being extra precautions), but after that the other three were replaced with ease. Thank you for the useful thread!
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