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Old 05-04-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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Question stereo install questions

How do I take off the trim around the stereo?


How do the door panels come off?




I did a search the other day and only found Impreza info.

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Old 05-04-2006, 04:20 PM   #2
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this should apply to you
http://www.butkus.org/subaru/outback...ack_stereo.htm

cant help you with the doors. usually you undo whatever screws there are and then pop it off.
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:31 PM   #3
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Since you have a later model Legacy, maybe try legacygt.com
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:54 PM   #4
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There's a detailed .pdf floating around that I used to install my stereo, I'll upload it and post it when I get home if someone else doesn't post it first.
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:21 PM   #5
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I'd be interested in that as well. I can take the doors off just fine, but the deck is another thing entirely.
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Old 05-04-2006, 08:24 PM   #6
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center part near deck is a pop out part, flat blade screw driver. sterio held in with 6 screws. careful with door part as it cracks ez.
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:08 PM   #7
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Here ya go, two documents. I have no idea who created the first one, so if I'm not giving credit where it's due I apologize.

This link should work for a while, if not I'll just email them to someone to host.

http://beta.yousendit.com/transfer.p...77E7A954F49DFD
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:11 PM   #8
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The door panels are held in with 2 screws apece and a bunch of little trim snap thingies along the perimeter.

One screw is behind a little plastic cover below the arm rest while the other is under the power window switch plate. It's a little difficult to get out, but be gentle in your prying and it will pop out. there are basically 2 clips holding it in, one at either end.

After that, just gently pull off the door panel (a small prybar helps).

If your doing front speakers, be aware that you may need spacers if the speakers are too deep, otherwise they will hit the windows when they are rolled down.

Installation is reverse of removal.
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:30 PM   #9
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The speakers have a 2.25" mounting depth, would you recommend spacers and if so where can I get them?

I bought 2 sets of AUDIOBAHN AS65Q 6.5", anyone have any experience with these?
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:30 AM   #10
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For most decent speakers, you WILL need spacers for a Subaru door. They are VERY shallow doors, and the window usually hits the magnet.

Cheaper speakers don't normally require the spacers though. But with Audiobling, you probably will need a spacer.

Best way to tell, is put the window down with the panel off. You either want to put the window all the way down, or slightly better, is to put the very bottom of the window in the center of the speaker hole. Then push the speaker in. You'll be able to tell if it hits the window easily then.
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:28 PM   #11
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Thanks to all of you for your help, I'm going to try installing the stereo this evening.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:23 AM   #12
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Mines just an old 1995 Legacy but you have to undo screws on the centre consol & then work forwards. Also you need to unscrew the cup holder above the stereo.
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Old 06-12-2006, 02:22 AM   #13
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The speakers have a 2.25" mounting depth, would you recommend spacers and if so where can I get them?

I bought 2 sets of AUDIOBAHN AS65Q 6.5", anyone have any experience with these?

If you are going for very good sound quality, well... I'm sorry to hear about your purchase.

If you are looking for something a bit better than stock, well... congratulations, you got what you wanted!!!

How much did you pay per pair?
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Old 06-12-2006, 02:26 AM   #14
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YIKES!!! I just googled those bad boys... Here's a hint for anyone with less than a hardcore soundquality competition stereo system:

do NOT buy three-way speakers. ever. The extra tweeter is a waste and it just winds up blocking even more of the mid...

But, hey... those are STILL an uprade from stock, so no worries.
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YIKES!!! I just googled those bad boys... Here's a hint for anyone with less than a hardcore soundquality competition stereo system:

do NOT buy three-way speakers. ever. The extra tweeter is a waste and it just winds up blocking even more of the mid...

But, hey... those are STILL an uprade from stock, so no worries.
While I was still on the low-end of speakers back in the day, I was using Sony 6x9 2-ways and tried Pioneer 6x9 3-ways (back of my 93 Concorde at the time). The Sony's had really good bass for just a pair of 6x9's, but the Pioneers had much clearer mid-range sound and the high was a bit sharper as well. Bass wasn't as plentiful, but still not bad at all.

There may be no point to 3-ways in a high end configuration, but those not wanting to spend hundreds upon hundreds on their stereo (as I did when I got my BK) it might be a better alternative.
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YIKES!!! I just googled those bad boys... Here's a hint for anyone with less than a hardcore soundquality competition stereo system:

do NOT buy three-way speakers. ever. The extra tweeter is a waste and it just winds up blocking even more of the mid...

But, hey... those are STILL an uprade from stock, so no worries.
Well I only put 1 set in and they are a major improvement over factory and the Infinity Ref. I had in my Rs. I'm hearing things on cd's that I never knew were there.

BTW I got the 2 sets for $115 shipped, but I have to sell the second set since it will be way too much work to put them in the rear doors. I'll pick up a set of 5.25s and be happy.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:34 PM   #17
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well, that is a cheap price. I can only imagine they sound better than the stock, but I've heard the infinity ref before and they were excellent for the price.

My favorite two-ways ever... a/d/s made some, but they were DEEP and hard to fit in japanese doors.

I strongly suggest you keep the other audioblah's and put them in the back doors too. One thing that can really improve sound quality is matched speakers. The sound will be more uniform.

Even if it is a bit of work, it will improve the sound that much more over a set of mismatched spkrs. remember, every model of spkr has a different frequency response, and though sometimes a different brand or model can complement the first pair, they usually just end up clashing...
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