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Old 10-18-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default 06 STi spearkers! What do you got?

Trying to get some idea for some car audio, plan on replacing all 4 speakers with something with more punch!

Just curious to what set up other owners are succesfully running.

Looking for something more "plug n play" I dont really want to worry about spacers, depth, etc etc... Trying to take the guess work out of this next project!

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*These will accent my Pioneer BT3300P AVH and a SO undeseat sub
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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Nothing speaker wise will be "plug and play" besides OEM in that car. You have less then two inches of clearance between door and window up front. And the rears are 4 inch and an odd layout.
You'll need to make spacers up front. I'd also recommend a 5.25 inch speaker for depth issues. (With spacers you still have less then 2.80 inches of depth)
Everyone cuts the rear doors to fit 5.25 inch speakers. It's very simple with an air saw, and depth is no issue.
My current set up ('05 wrx, same door cards as yours) has 5.25 Alpine type X pro components up front. (High quality w/o depth issues or shallow-mount design) And Focal 5.25 in the rear. Plus all the other amps, sub, exc. bits.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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I picked up a set of 1" spacers from a local shop, they took a few minutes to install, and I put a bead of silicon around the edge to get a good seal, but otherwise not difficult to install.

My setup is:

Alpine SPS-610C 6.5" In the front
Alpine SPS-510 5.25" in the back

Speakers are powered by an Alpine MRP-F300 amp in the trunk
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:12 AM   #4
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Have; it's "what do you have" *sigh*
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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All of the modifications necessary to install upgraded speakers in the doors are fairly simple.

If you don't want to install spacers, or soldier wires together, honestly your best bet is to save money and pay an audio installer to do it for you because almost nothing fits in this car without modification.

The only thing plug n play you can do with aftermarket speakers, is mount some new speaker adaptors to the doors (as easy as using a drill and or self tapping screws) and cut the factory plug off the oem speakers. Soldier it onto the new speakers, and then the cars speaker harness will connect "plug-n-play" style to your new speakers.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:02 PM   #6
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Do it right...please. if you don't get custom adapters (subaruaudio.net) at least get Subaru-specific ones from one of the other options. And pay the $14 for 2 pairs of Metra wiring adapters.

The simple fact is that you can't just pull out the stock speakers and cram aftermarket ones on the same spot. Even if the bbasket fits in the hole in the inner door skin and the magnet clears the window, you still have a poor seal.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:50 AM   #7
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As all say, do it right, If you don't, you'll eventually want to tear it all apart again because you'll wonder why you spent money on speakers that don't REALLY do their job.
As far as speakers go, I really like what memphis audio has been doing, I run them in my jeep tj and the quality is amazing, not to mention the sound of these things, I have them running off of a 4 channel rockford fosgate amplifier, but I did run them off of the head unit for a couple months while I waited to get off of work and for the weather to warm up. top down, doors off, still clear as anything. just amazing speakers and more than worthy to go into the sti.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:56 AM   #8
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Do it right...please. if you don't get custom adapters (subaruaudio.net) at least get Subaru-specific ones from one of the other options. And pay the $14 for 2 pairs of Metra wiring adapters.

The simple fact is that you can't just pull out the stock speakers and cram aftermarket ones on the same spot. Even if the bbasket fits in the hole in the inner door skin and the magnet clears the window, you still have a poor seal.
Do this^. Do it right the first time, check crutchfield.com they usually include all of the necessary hardware.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:24 PM   #9
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Do this^. Do it right the first time, check crutchfield.com they usually include all of the necessary hardware.
I hate to disagree with someone who is saying that they agree with me, but...Crutchfield is NOT the best resource in this case.

The adapters that they sell are cheap plasic and really don't fit our cars (I have bought speakers form them and the adapters for Subarus are terrible). On top of that, Crutchfield only lists a speaker if they sell the mounting adapters to fit but the truth is that nearly any speaker will fit with custom mounting adapters. And speakers are typically cheaper somewhere like amazon or sonic anyway.

Wiring from Crutchfield is usually spot-on, but their "fit" guide is off if they don't sell/offer the right adapters. Heck, not a single speaker in my car (or the Legacy that I had before the WRX) "fits" according to Crutchfield.

www.subaruaudio.net for info on wiring, adapters/spacers, deadening, and a list of what speakers will fit in your car.
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