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Daniel Jones

Posts: 972
From: St. Louis, MO
Registered: Aug 99

posted 06-26-2006 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones        Reply w/Quote
The rear speakers in my 1987 Mustang GT are shot. They are the original
speakers Ford installed with the six speaker "premium sound" option, as
are the rest of the speakers. IIRC, the speakers are:

3 1/2" round in the dash
5 1/4" round in the doors
4" x 6" oval in the rear seat side panels

They are being driven by a JVC CD player with 40 Watts RMS by 4 channels
with the dash and door speakers share the front channels. I want to
replace all the speakers with something better. I don't need anything
super loud but I do drive a lot with the windows down and want to be able
to hear the music over the exhaust rumble and wind noise. Plus, the music
I listen to has a fairly wide frequency range. The car sets outside most
of the time so materials that will withstand the sun are a good thing.
The Crutchfield site claims that 6 1/2" speakers will fit in the doors and
6"x8" will fit in the rear. I've also heard the rear openings can be
modified to fit 6"x9" speakers.

Any recommendations on speakers or issues I should be aware of?

Thanks Much,
Dan Jones


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From: Nashville, TN, USA
Registered: Mar 2006

posted 07-03-2006 12:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeyburst        Reply w/Quote
I've found in the past that no speaker/head unit will sound as good "at volume" as the factory stuff....UNLESS you spend the money. I would recommend putting a little 100 watt amp (just a two channel) on the rear speakers (personally, I'm a Kenwood nut)....let the head unit drive the front speakers and the amp will really make the 6x8/9's come alive....

Without life there could be no music, but without music, there can be no life.
1973 Convertible, 1965 A Code 4spd coupe, Past: 1969 GT, 1967 6cyl coupe, 1968 coupe
Two Rivers Ford, Parts Dept., Nashville, TN


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From: Kannapolis, NC, USA
Registered: Sep 2005

posted 07-03-2006 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mnballard        Reply w/Quote
that is true i have all kicker speakers in my car but i only have a 75 watt amp driving my rear speakers and my pioneer head unit is driving the front and it sounds good but not like the factory one did.


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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 07-03-2006 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
I think that we may have an abundance of "left over" OEM speakers if yours are shot Dan.
You can have whatever you need.

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