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Old 06-07-2011, 04:01 PM   #21
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Man I'm really hoping the system is good enough where I won't be annoyed listening to it. I've put a system in every car I've had so far and I was really hoping that this sony system would be just good enough where I would be ok with leaving it where it is. The whole point of ordering this car was to get it exactly how I wanted it. Plus I figured I rarely listen to music loud any more so power wasn't an issue. Just hoping for "acceptable" accuracy. Guess we'll see in about a month when the car comes in...
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:31 AM   #22
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I finally got a chance to do some measuring. The existing subwoofer box has .37 cu. ft. of sealed air space. So the existing box is not large enough to accommodate a 10" sub even though one would physically fit. I can make a box fit into the factory spot that will have .6 cu. ft. with a top mounting depth of 3.125" to accommodate most shallow mount 10” subs.

I just don’t know if all the work will be worth adding it into the factory system. So if this is gonna happen, I need to start looking into RMS ratings, signal processors, mono amps, capacitors… Oh crap, here we go again!!
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:41 AM   #23
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I knew I knew you from somewhere!!!! I had a 2001 Maxima and was a member of Maxima.org for several years (screen name Tony Fernandes), and I remember you from there.
I remember you there as well. Small world running into you over here. I'm waiting for an ST myself.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:27 AM   #24
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Can you tell me what size the door speakers are and the tweeters?
i am sorry if you posted this already...
i didnt see it if you did.Thanks!
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:21 AM   #25
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Can you tell me what size the door speakers are and the tweeters?
i am sorry if you posted this already...
i didnt see it if you did.Thanks!
The door speakers are 6.5". Not sure what the tweeters are, I didn't measure them. But if you look on JL Audio's website for the tweeters that come with the ZR-650csi set, the dimensions are pretty close. Not much bigger than 1" I would guess.

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Old 06-14-2011, 06:01 PM   #26
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Tony,

Quick question.. How do you go about removing the door panel? I have removed the tork screw on the side of the door, behind the reflector, the one in the middle of the door release lever and I have removed to plastic trim piece connected to the window controls.. Do the control's themselves need to be removed to access anything else? if So how Do I remove it? if not what else am I missing to be able to remove the panel? Thanks in Advance!
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:56 AM   #27
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I'm interested in knowing if there are any precautions when removing the door panels as well. Anything to watch for so you don't break anything? Clips, etc..? Also, don't know if you posted or not. But did you happen to catch the max mounting depth allowed? Looking on putting in some RF Power Series and need some room!
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:37 PM   #28
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Good stuff Tony! Eager to follow your install...
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:11 PM   #29
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Just installed F+R speakers in mine... It's pretty straight forward.

I found these instructions on another forum post. Reprinted here for permanence.

Front doors:
1. Use pick to remove screw cap cover behind door handle.
2. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx behind screw cap just removed.
3. Use PRT to unclip side trim around window switch panel.
4. Unplug window switch panel and remove.
5. Unscrew (2) T-20 torx from behind the panel just removed.
6. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx located on the side of the door panel.
7. Use PRT to unclip red reflector lens.
8. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx from behind the panel just removed.
9. Use PRT to unclip door panel, unplug and remove.
10. Unscrew (3) T-27 torx securing the speaker, unplug and
remove.

Rear Doors:
1. Use pick to remove screw cap cover behind door handle.
2. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx behind screw cap just removed.
3. Use PRT to unclip window switch panel, unplug and remove.
4. Unscrew (2) T-2 0 tor x behi nd th e panel just removed.
5. Use PRT to unclip the door panel, unplug and remove.
6. Unscrew (3) 7mm bolts securing the speaker, unplug and
remove.

Kickers in the front... match the door paint. ;)

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Old 07-09-2011, 11:09 PM   #30
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Awesome! You might want to think about taping those wires down so they don't rattle inside the door panel. And matching yellow? Cool!

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