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Old 11-02-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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I have IAPerformance spacers along with these pioneer speakers:

Amazon.com: Pioneer TS-G1343R 5.25-Inch 2-Way Speakers: Electronics: Reviews, Prices & moreAmazon.com: Pioneer TS-G1343R 5.25-Inch 2-Way Speakers: Electronics: Reviews, Prices & more

However I am having trouble reinstalling the door card back in place properly. It seems like the speaker is slightly too big to fit into the rear door card as it hits. Has anyone ever experienced this problem? If so what was the remedy? I was thinking of getting a dremel and cutting quarter to half an inch off of the inner door card.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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you did take out the black speaker spacer thingy that will make the speaker stick out more, right?
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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The rear set did not come with a speaker face cover.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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you may have to trim the ribs off the back of the door panel behind the speaker grill area to clear the face of the speaker.

Better question: why waste $$ on upgrading rear speakers as opposed to putting a larger budget toward the fronts, which are more important & more beneficial?

Kinda like max $$ on front brakes, since they do 85%+ of the work....

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Old 11-04-2010, 01:04 AM   #5
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you may have to trim the ribs off the back of the door panel behind the speaker grill area to clear the face of the speaker.

Better question: why waste $$ on upgrading rear speakers as opposed to putting a larger budget toward the fronts, which are more important & more beneficial?

Kinda like max $$ on front brakes, since they do 85%+ of the work....

Rob
Well I did get upgraded speakers for the front as well. I had no problems with the fronts, just the rear door cover fitting with the new 5 1/4.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:15 AM   #6
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I have IAPerformance spacers along with these pioneer speakers:

Amazon.com: Pioneer TS-G1343R 5.25-Inch 2-Way Speakers: Electronics: Reviews, Prices & more

However I am having trouble reinstalling the door card back in place properly. It seems like the speaker is slightly too big to fit into the rear door card as it hits. Has anyone ever experienced this problem? If so what was the remedy? I was thinking of getting a dremel and cutting quarter to half an inch off of the inner door card.
It's likely that the tweeter is sticking out to far and causing your problem..

There are a few things you can do...(after trying Robs advice above, about trimming the back of the panel, I've done it in my GC)

A. different speakers with a lower profile tweeter.. Put those in the GF's/Wife's/BF's car.. small loss..

B. get extended door pins, there is plenty of talk here about them..http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...nded+door+pins.. Allows you to space the door panel away from the door, without it flopping around..

C. cut a small hole in the door panel to allow clearance for the tweeter, this would only be done in the even that removing the ribss on the back of the DP as Rob mentioned.. LAST RESORT ONLY...
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:25 AM   #7
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^^ I missed the link... tweeter is definitely an issue...its a catch 22... space them out to fit the 5.25" speaker... but the tweeter is standing out too much.

I'd sell them... put the stockers or a 4" coax if you have kids you need to entertain.

Bottom line, unless you are building a full 5.1 THX/Dolby type set up... stock rears are fine.

For all the newbies... PUT ALL YOUR SPEAKER BUDGET IN THE FRONT COMPONENTS!!!!

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Old 11-04-2010, 10:41 AM   #8
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If I can fit 6.5" speakers with the built in tweaters, you shouldn't have a problem. It just requires a lot of trimming. The door itself, the door card, removal of foam form the door, and in my case also, the tweater's plastic shell.



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Old 11-04-2010, 10:49 PM   #9
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If I can fit 6.5" speakers with the built in tweaters, you shouldn't have a problem. It just requires a lot of trimming. The door itself, the door card, removal of foam form the door, and in my case also, the tweater's plastic shell.



Well the difference between you and me is that you cut the door straight up and didn't use a spacer for it. If I did that I could fit 6.5 as well as not have the current problem I have. I'll try to trimm the door card and use the long pins and see how that goes.
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:02 AM   #10
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to get mine to work.. at least on the 02's they had a black thick ring/spacer where the stock speaker sits. At first, I installed the little 4" Hertz speakers like that and it would not work as the tweeter block the door panel from going on all the way. Then, took out the black spacer thing and had zero problems.

Stock speakers are a joke though. They blew pretty quickly on my aftermarket amp. The Hertz speakers are very nice. I am probably going to replace my Diamond audio with hertz in the fronts.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:36 AM   #11
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I know this is an old thread but On my 04.. I had to custom modify the speaker adapter bracket and the factory bracket..

Trim the back of the door.. And cut a circle out of the speaker grille on the Door panetl itself so the Tweeter would not hit on my Infinity Kappas 42.9i set.

It took me 5.5 hours just to do one door
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:39 AM   #12
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i put 5 1/4 and i used a spacer but i never had this problem that i can remember!
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:36 AM   #13
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Wow, I started this a long time ago. I just bought IAG Spacers for the front and rear so that I could use 6.5 for the front and 5.25 for the rear.
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I know this thread is super old and been almost a year since the last comment but I was curious as to what thickness of spacers you guys are using. I work at a place that makes a lot of things from high density plastic and I am going to fab up my own set. I would like to know what thickness is generally used... I'm going to give it a shot with 1/2" unless I hear other wise. Thanks
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I think I used a 1/4 or a 3/8 spacer and I trimmed the ribs off the inside of the door card to fit my Kenwood 5.25 speakers in the back.
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