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Has anyone replaced the factory rear 6x9's? How do you get to them? Approx how long did it take? What's a good replacement? I have MB Quartz up front.

Wife says she'll help with mods that take less than 2 hours. Wu-Who!!
 

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yea warlord, true, Kappa and reference are very good, Ive got the Reference, they are awesome, 149.00.
 

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I took out the bolts that hold the seat belts to the center of the rear seat. Then pulled of the panneling where the seatbelts go in behind the doors. To get the rear deck off, I think you just pull it. If you lift it up a bit, you can see the metal clip that holds it on. That exposes the speakers

I did it a year ago, so my it isn't that clear in my mind. Plus, my seats don't fold down, so I don't know how it affects it.

I have also heard that putting 6.5s in the back sounds better. I don't remember why, though.
 

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Oops, forgot to mention my seats don't fold down. Hey Rider Night or anybody else...what are 6.5s? and are they better?
 

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He means 6.5" round speakers. They are not neccesarily "better" than a 6x9 speaker. You have to remember, a 6x9 has the same surface area of an 8" subwoofer, and there are models of 6x9's that can reproduce frequencies as low as 28Hz. (The threshold for human hearing is 20Hz.)
 

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I don't know the difference B/C the R/T,ES, and SE, but I have an SE Intrepid and I replaced my 6X9's about 2 months ago... In order to do this you must pull the thick carpet thats at the bottom of the rear deck. You get to it from the trunk. after you pull it out of the trunk, you'll see a metal clip, you must pull the clip back and then up through the little hole.... once you do that, get out of the trunk and into the back seat and pull the back out the rear seat... doing that will give you access to remove the rear deck, and revel the 6X9's the rest is unscrewing and unhooking the speakers.... this took me about 1-2 hours... Have fun....... ;)
 

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Speaking of the rear 6x9's, does anyone know off hand what's in the front doors? And how about the 120W Amp? Thsi is one of th efirst things I want to do to the car is replace the audio system. I mean the stock system isn't bad... just there is much better. :)

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Man you guys are lucky, I have an ES with fold down seats and it was a royal pain to get to my 6x9's. But in the end, I ended up just diconnecting them and replacing my fronts and adding subs.

Click the link in my signature for pictures of all kinds of replacements to the front. The stero is finished, but I never took any photos.
 

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Thanks Warlord187,

Crutchfield worked, I had been there before, but didn't dig deep enough for the info.

Now all I am wondering is where are the other set of speakers in the 8 speaker setups? I know I have the two rears, the two in the doors, and the two (tweeters likely?) in the forward corner of the windows, where did they stash the others in the infinity systems?

I am seriously considering getting the following:
Infinity Kappa 60.3cs 6-1/2" Component System
Infinity Kappa 693.3i 6"x9" 3-way Speakers

The component system has woofers and tweeters and apperently surrounds, and I am wondering where to put those? Anyone delt with those before? I would also like suggestions on what to replace the 120W Amp with?

Thanks all for your help.

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Back button reposted... sorry all.

[ August 31, 2001: Message edited by: DEEPRED ]
 

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Suggestion......I have a pretty nice system in my '99 (see bottom), but I highly recommend top-mounting whatever speakers you put in the rear. I have Diamond Audio M5 6.5" components in the front and rear, and the rears sound like a$$ because they have to go through so much carpet and panel. When I tool off the rear deck to make sure they were working properly, they sounded great. Get a good dealer/installer to custom cut your rear deck, it will be well worth the extra couple of bucks.
 

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I currently have a '00 and replaced the entire system in my car, here are the specs.

pioneer DEH-9200 head unit
pioneer 6.5 3-way
pioneer 6x9 4-way
pioneer premier 12"
pioneer premier 375 watt amp

and my car is moving sound machine, any question just ask.oh one more thing its all custom done..
 

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Deepred,
The Infinity sound system consists of 2 6x9's in the rear deck, 2 6.5" speakers in the front doors, 2 2-way 2.5" speakers in the mirror sail panels (4 speakers total) and the center dash speaker. 9 speakers total and of course the 240 watt amp hidden at the passenger kick panel.

Does anyone know the true spec's of the factory amp?
 

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So David2376, the only mids,and highs are coming from the front (the 6.5's), doesn't the bass kind of drown everything out?
 

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Not at all. Those CDT's are amazing. I did hook my subs up stereo because I listen to more metal than I do rap. But I can change the settings on my amps and deck if I want more bass. I'd tell anyone to buy those CDT's over anything else you're thinking about in that pricae range. They still make me smile everytime I play a well recorded and produced CD.
 

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the last 2 guys that gave instructions on how to change our the rear 6x9's were somewhat helpful, but im stuck. Can anyone give any more thurough instructions on how to change it out. I'm still having troble getting the rear panel to come up. i've got the metal tabs slipped through the holes, and i removed the corner panels (interior by the seatbelt)....help please, im writing this cuz im giving myself a "break", and im about to go back at it again.
~Brian
 

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i have the fold down seats...but if you removed the nuts on the seat belt posts and removed those upper plastic panels...you just grab the bottom of the seat and pull it toward the front of the car out past the seat belt bolts. then you just lift the seat up toward the rear window.
 

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I have a pair of JL Audio 6x9's in the read. I forget what model they are but they kick ass. They should for 250.00 for the pair. I highly recommend them!!
 
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