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Old 07-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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I've got a '00 OBS and I'm in the process of updating its audio system. I've already upgraded the headunit, next in line is the speakers, was sort of dissappointed to find that I only have 4 inch speakers in the rear doors (according to crutchfield and it looks to be true by just looking at the rear door panels), I was wondering how hard it would be/if it would be even possible to squeeze some 6.5s into those rear doors. Any input is appreciated!

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Old 07-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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Not without pretty major mods to the door and possibly door card..

Focous on the front, where YOU sit... You'll be happier... worry about the rear dead last.. IMO

I don't even run rear speakers, don't miss them a bit...
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #3
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You can fit 5.25" in the rear if they have a cutout of up to 4.6" if you use adapters, but as has been said, a 6.5" will require a mounting ring and trimming of the inside of the door card.

http://www.subaruaudio.net/subaru-sp...d-sg-forester/

The fronts will still require some sort of adapter.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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/\ Damn good spacers. Just got mine few days ago
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #5
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thanks for the input, ended up getting a pair of spacers from patrick at subaru audio for the 6.5s in the front. now I'm turning my focus onto the rear, and i was considering picking up polk db521 5.25s but it appears the cut out on them is above the 4.6" stated above so I guess I'll have to look into a different pair. In regards to adaptors for the rear, is that something I would have to custom fab or is there somewhere to pick those up?
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anyone have any experience mounting 5.25s in the rear/ have any suggestions as to what speakers they would choose?

any and all input is appreciated!
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anyone have any experience mounting 5.25s in the rear/ have any suggestions as to what speakers they would choose?

any and all input is appreciated!
With adapters in the rear, you can fit some (not all) 5.25" speakers.

In my rear adapters, people have fit the following:

Alpine SPS-510
Polk db501 (Technically a 5" speaker)
Kenwood KFC-1364S, KFC-1393PS; & KFC-1394PS
Pioneer TS-G1344R & TS-A1374R (Those are both the max size)
Kicker DS525 & KS525 (Those are both the max size)
Boston Acoustics SC55 (Max)
Focal Integration IC 130 (Max)


All of those have cutout specs within the scope of what my rear adapters can handle. I can go larger, but you have to drill your own mounting holes. Some have chosen to go that route.
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do you want tackle any sound deadening?? i have some on hand if you're willing to spend the coin
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All of those have cutout specs within the scope of what my rear adapters can handle. I can go larger, but you have to drill your own mounting holes. Some have chosen to go that route.
Thanks for the input, where can I purchase these adapters and how much are you looking to get for a pair?

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do you want tackle any sound deadening?? i have some on hand if you're willing to spend the coin
sound deadening is definitely in the plan for the future, was planning on starting with cld tiles and then eventually putting in some mlv, pm me what you got, how much you want for it, and where your located and we'll see if we can work something out. if the price is right im sure i could be talked into purchasing the stuff now...
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Hey subaru3169,
I have an 02 OBS.
I was wondering if you know if the JL Audio C2-400X will fit in the rear.
If these Soundstream RC.6 6.5-Inch Component Speaker System, Set of 2 will fit in the front?
This is of course using your products, the spacers. For the front I was originally thinking about the JL Audio C3-650: 6.5-inch (165 mm) Convertible Component/Coaxial Speaker System. But I was told they might not fit in the front because of the dimensions not fitting without spacers of some sort? I am totally new to this. I want to get a really good sounding system with good Sound Damping Material to make it rattle less and for other obvious reasons. The amplifier I had in mind is the JL Audio JX360/4. I own an existing Kenwood Excelon X500-1 Sub Amp and a Kicker 12 CVR in box. I am not dead set on the Sub or the sub amp. For a head unit i am thinking of getting the Kenwood KDC-BT558U. I really want this HU because i want to be able to play all my FLAC files i have been collecting for years and want to be able to hear the full dynamic range.
The other options for front speakers would be the Polk Audio DB6501 6.5-Inch 2-Way Component System

Here is a comparison between the three speakers I had in mind.



I went and listened to the JL Audio C3-650's at ABT Electronics in Glenview IL, they sounded pretty good but it was hard to gauge how really good they would be in a small subie wagon comparatively. If anyone has any feedback please please offer away. Thank you!
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:35 AM   #11
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The c2-400x will fit in the rear, as will the c2-525x. The 400 will fit in a gutted sock rear speaker and the 525x require an adapter.

The c3-650 do require an adaprer/spacer but so do the Soundstream speakers that you mentioned. Some people crammed the Polks in without one but in my personal experience that is a mistake- they fit better (properly) with adapters.

If you have the budget the C3-650 are a great speaker.

Shoot me a PM about adapters if interested.
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