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Old 09-09-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default replacing factory speakers in my 04 wrx wagon

Just ordered a Nakamichi Mb-Vi for my head unit and was wondering any recommendations on replacing all of the factory speakers. Recommended speakers and place to buy. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:29 PM   #2
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well go with whatever brand you preffer. You can fit 6.5", i did in my 04 wrx sedan. Just keep in mind you have to make/buy a spacer for the front speakers. so the thicker magnet you get the bigger spacer required, and u might not be able to properly clip the door panel back on without it hitting th speaker. I have that prob so i left the bottom of my door panel loose.
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Old 09-10-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
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Go with 6.5s in the front, and 5.25s in the rear. You'll need the spacers from IA Performance. I got Memphis speakers for my wagon - great sound quality but not too expensive.
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:03 PM   #4
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First, I bought the Boston Acoustics Pro60 (6.5") for the front and didn't like them because they were too bright. So, then I bought some Diamond Audio Hex S600S (the 2nd S is for silk tweeter as opposed to aluminum S600A). Still too bright in the mid/hi. So, I concluded that both speakers were fine and it was the interior of the car that was contributing to the "brightness". I can recommend both speakers if you have an EQ to "tone them down". You will need the spacers for either, but both fit nicely in stock locations.
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Old 09-13-2006, 01:21 PM   #5
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If you have the "upgraded" factory speakers then you already have spacers in the front doors for mounting 6-1/2's. If you have the base speakers they are 5-1/4 and you will have to get aftermarket adapters or make some. Keep an eye on the speaker depth as not all will fit. Crutchfield has a good guide for fitment.
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