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Fast GTO said:
What do you all think about puttings these in place of the current deck lid speakers?

Would they fit?

http://www.cardomain.com/item/PHOTI9MIDS
You'd have to have them custom fit - there is currently not enough room for those - and you might have a clearance problem with the gas tank.
 

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I just spent the whole weekend measuring the area around the rear deck speakers.

Some good news: You have almost an inch above the deck to play with given the stocks plastic mount ring.

More good news: The deck sheet metal isnt that thick, so if you need to cut it, its not impossible. (Please take full welding precautions as the gas tank is right below you) :bomb:

Bad news: Now this is the one that gets me. Its not really the gas tank that gets in your way for depth, its the stupid bracket around the gas tank. It robs you of at least an inch in mount depth.

From from the bottom of the deck to that bracket I got 2.9-3.0 inches. Move that bracket and you are looking at at least 3.75 inches clearance easy.

Given that that speaker has a 2.75 depth, it would seem that it would fit np, but you would have to cut the opening to make it larger like miscreant said.

iqbalinc got 8"s to fit in the back, by going up and increasing the hole size, so it can be done.

I spent a long time thinking about this and decided to go with these:

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=12138

Its a smaller 6.75 fitment that will drop into stock mounts, and should mean no cutting.

Hope this helps
 

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My choice in subwoofers

After some measuring, I decided to go with the same speaker Jodi used. I ordered the 10 inch overdrive Blaupunkt subwoofers (model ODW1000, less than 3 inches in depth!), and plan to put them on the rear deck to replace the weak stock subs, with front speakers to come soon. http://www.blaupunktusa.com/BlaupunktUSA/Products/Speakers/Overdrive/Subwoofer/ODw1000.htm

Of course, these subs will require some cutting of the rear deck (and some extra bracing/stiffening bars), but with a mounting ring above the deck, it should fit in just fine, and be able to use the stock grills (again, with modifications). That steel bulkhead behind the rear seat should really help with sealing off the trunk space from the passenger space.
 

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So what diameter would fit in that rear deck without modification? And what depth do we have to work with.

Thanks.

I'm planning on only doing front Components, new HU, Mid Bass in the Rear deck.
 

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Fast,
I measured a 6.5" factory hole in the rear deck(someone else stated 6.75"). You have slightly less than 3" of depth due to the gas tank bracket clearance. Without cutting, your choices are very limited.
TMac,
I'll be interested to see how your rear deck mounted ODws work out. I didn't want to go that route. Btw, nice choice of subs :). The OD series components and coaxs are pretty awesome sounding also. Good luck.
 

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Jodi is correct.

Hole in the rear deck is 6.5" (6 1/2)

Using the stock plastic speaker ring, it will hold a speaker size of 6.75. (6 3/4)

Anything less that 3" mounting depth (using the stock mounts) and you should be ok, as the trim ring adds about 1/8th inch. There is plenty of room to go up inside the stock bracket via a spacer though.

iqbalinc got his 8's in via some heavy modding. See his link here.

http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6953

It will make you go up in terms of mounting trim and you need to enlarge the hole. A lot of 8s still may not fit (those in excess of about 4" of mounting depth)
 
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