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Please reference this thread before posting new ones. :) If you KNOW of a speaker that fits, please add it.

Front Doors:
6.5 Components WILL fit. However, nothing deeper than a Boston Z6 (2 7/8"), and you will more than likely need spacers with pretty much anything. 5.25" are not worth it, go with 6.5"

List of speakers that fit:
Boston Z6 (two spacers needed, comes with Z6)


Rear Doors:
5.25 Coaxials will fit no problem, such as the Boston NX57's.

List of speakers that fit:
Boston NX57 5.25" Co-axials[/b]
 

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stock head unit has 6 wires going to the stock sub - why 6?

The install on my system involved three sets of MB Quart speakers since I put a set on the rear deck:

Front doors: PCE 216 -6.5" components w/ tweeters in the stock locations
Rear doors: RKC116 -6.5" coaxials and for the
Rear deck: RKC113-5.25"coaxials.

We used plenty of dynamat, not sure of the spacers. Can find out if anyone wants to know. SFRinNJ
 

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Did I read it correctly?

6.5" in the rear doors? No problem?

What size tweeters in the factory location?

Was the rear deck already wired for speakers? 5.25" the biggest for rear deck?

Thanks!
 

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Diamond Audio M651 Component System - 5.25"
Mounting depth of 1 7/8"
1" Tweeter

To mount the 5.25" woofer, you will need a 1/4 spacer plate and use the plastic round spacer rings that come with the components. The tweeters are 1" and are easily mounted in factory location. A mount will need to be fabricated to hold them. Use the same 2 holes that the factory bracket uses. I have a close up pic, if anyone is interested.
 

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Nope the rear deck was not wired for the speakers. And we felt the 5.25" were the largest that could go back there. I didn't put in a subwoofer. I put in a Zapco amp in the trunk and that is where the speakers are wired to. As I said in another thread, I didn't go near the install, had a great pro do it. It is fantastic. Also==FYI==MY subaru tech just got back from class and said that the pro teaching the class said that the windows are standard and that with all of us customizing our sound systems they are expecting one of us to 'crank up the volume and blow out the window'. Quess he was telling me they won't cover it under warranty. SFRinNJ
 

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I just installed some alpines ver the weekend

Front:
Alpine Type-R SPR-136A 5-1/4" 2-way Component

Mount depth: 2 1/2"
Used about 7/8 inch spacer (3/4" may have worked) to clear the bolt on the window, and I used the mounting bracket from crutchfield... Worked great. As for the tweeter, I made my own braket modeled after the tweeter on my brothers '02 WRX. The crossover fit nicely in the bottom of the door under the woofer.

Rear Door:
Alpine Type-R SPR-134A 5-1/4" 2-way Speakers

Some door modification was need to get these to fit. I needed to cut the opening to make it a bit larger. I also drilled 4 new screw holes.

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I was looking to go Alpine Type R for my speakers too.
Are you amping them, you playing them off the headunit?

I have an Alpine 9815 headunit, and I am getting a seperate amp for my front and rear speakers. Will this be enough power to power the speakers?

Also as for putting the 5 1/4" speaker in the back, what did you use to drill out the hole in the door?

Could the 6 1/2" components fit in the front? If so, why'd you go with the 5 1/4"s?
 

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UncleJ said:
Are you amping them, you playing them off the headunit?
amping. alpine's 5channel amp; the f450.

UncleJ said:
I have an Alpine 9815 headunit, and I am getting a seperate amp for my front and rear speakers. Will this be enough power to power the speakers?
i'm plenty pleased with the volume and clarity i'm getting.
 

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Stock wheel weight?

Are you amping them, you playing them off the headunit?
I am playing off the hu. The sound is pretty good.

Also as for putting the 5 1/4" speaker in the back, what did you use to drill out the hole in the door?
I used a dremmel, using a cutting/grinding disc and a grinding stone.

Could the 6 1/2" components fit in the front? If so, why'd you go with the 5 1/4"s?
I heard that ppl have fit 6.5's, but I wasn't sure at time of purchase... So I didn't risk it.
 

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I just recently finished installing rear door speakers for rear fill. I went with the Diamond Audio M351i 5.25" coax speakers. Mounting depth is not much of a problem, but surface height is. The tweeters on the Diamonds protrude above the cone and will come in contact with the door panel if any spacers are used. First of all, I had to cut the opening larger in order to get the speaker to fit flat against the door. Once bolted in, the tweeter still touches the door panel. I took a grinder and ground down the plastic honeycomb on the door panel to add extra clearance. Now the tweeter still comes in contact with the panel, but very slight. There are no problems with the plastic grommets fastening the panel.
 

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Ok. Newbie to the door panels on the WRX. What is the most effective process without damaging the doors. (I.E. are there hiddin fasteners, etc.) If this is not for the amature, then what national chain can be recommended to install the speakers and radio?

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Before I got my STi, I had a 2001 VW Jetta VR6. It had the Monsoon audio system in it, which I thought was decent. I'm not looking for anything major for a sound system. For my STi, I bought the Sony CDX M850MP receiver, BA NX67's for the front, and BA FX4's for the back. The fronts are 6.5", while the back are only 4". I was told that the backs were made for pretty much a 4" only. I haven't heard this particular system in a car (only in the store), so can anyone tell me if this system will sound as good as my Monsoon? I imagine I'll need to add an amplifier to get decent sound. I was just wondering what people thought of the head/speakers.
 

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Vancouver!!!

Just installed the JBL GTO605c 6.5" components in front doors of my STi. Ordered from Crutchfield ($129.99) They went in with no fit problems, all spacers needed were included in the box, and Crutchfield sent free factory speaker harnesses so I didn't have to cut the factory wiring. :D

BTW,
If anyone is placing an order from Crutchfield and wants to save $20 off their order, you can use my customer referral code during online checkout... pg76h-24qjy-gxk0y :wink:
 

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Anybody install a subwoofer yet? Also, the Diamond Audio speakers sound great. I have a them in my truck. Good to hear they will fit.
Thanks for all the great Information.

Maynard.
 

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Thanks for all the great info posted on this thread. I got my blue/gold STi a couple of days ago and just finished installing speakers and a HU. After getting the car, I didn't feel like spending a lot of money on speakers (I already had an HU from my previous WRX) so I got some Sony 3-way speakers for the front (6.5 in) and rear (5.25 in). The models are XS-R1611 and XS-R1311, respectively and I only spent $110. I think these speakers are a great value!

Installation in the front was pretty easy, I did not need spacers; I only had to drill 4 holes. The rear was a completely different story: 5.25 speakers do not fit. I spent at least 30 mins on each door grinding using a Dremel tool -- so bear this in mind if you decide to go with 5.25 in the rear.

The sound is much better than using the OEM HU and OEM speaker sets. The HU that I installed is an Alpine CDA-7894.
 

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santi said:
Installation in the front was pretty easy, I did not need spacers; I only had to drill 4 holes. The rear was a completely different story: 5.25 speakers do not fit. I spent at least 30 mins on each door grinding using a Dremel tool -- so bear this in mind if you decide to go with 5.25 in the rear.
For the front, did you make sure your window will clear the speaker magnet? Its hard to believe you have a 6.5" speaker mounted in the front without a spacer. What is the mounting depth on the Sony?

Just for reference, an easier way to enlarge the speaker openings is to use a hand jig saw with a metal blade. Most jig saws have a scrolling blade so you can easily cut corners. I used it on mine and worked very precise and clean.
 
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