Standard Cab Speaker Installation

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Standard Cab Speaker Installation

Postby fastboatman29212 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:45 pm

This Post took quite a while to prepare. I hope you find it useful! :gapteeth:

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Re: Standard Cab Speaker Installation

Postby vinny4205 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:31 pm

does your 720 have a place to mount speakers in the kick panel under the fuse block? my 720 has no place for a radio but has spots for speakers

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Re: Standard Cab Speaker Installation

Postby fastboatman29212 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:38 pm

vinny4205 wrote:does your 720 have a place to mount speakers in the kick panel under the fuse block? my 720 has no place for a radio but has spots for speakers
Yes, my truck had speakers under the kick panels. They were shot. I wanted better quality sound than I could get from a speaker that small anyway. Since I really didn't see a good way to use the kick panel area for a bigger speaker, I decided to put them in the doors. I think the installation I did will also work for 6X9 speakers mounted vertically or diagonally. Of course, the spacer shape would be different, but the whole concept would be just about the same.

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Re: Standard Cab Speaker Installation

Postby dogred » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:11 pm

Most people use the little box in the center of the dash. It is removable, the dash I recently installed in my truck had it set up like that. It is easier to install it with the dash removed, which takes about 30 minutes to do.

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Re: Standard Cab Speaker Installation

Postby fastboatman29212 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:35 am

My truck doesn't have one of those boxes.

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Re: Standard Cab Speaker Installation

Postby synack7350 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:15 pm

i couldn't read the speaker boatman did you go with 5.25's or 6.5's for this particular installation? I placed mine at the kick (under the fuse box, but I had to make an offset too for depth. I've seen a fellar wedge a 6.5 in there with like 3/4" MDF but I thought it was a pain just fitting 5.25's in there (only used a 1/4" off set though (foam). I'm sure your place men is better on the ears. the kick is like the worst possible place you can put a speaker for sound qual.

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Re: Standard Cab Speaker Installation

Postby fastboatman29212 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:07 am

The speakers are 6".

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Re: Standard Cab Speaker Installation

Postby Miles-85 720 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:55 pm

I really liked your instructional there.

did you already have speaker wires going to the door, or how did you wire them through the kick plate to the door?

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Re: Standard Cab Speaker Installation

Postby fastboatman29212 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:54 am

I just ran the wires from under the dash, then made enough slack to cross the open door jamb. Then under the door panel. The wires are NOT actually inside the door jamb when the door is closed. It's a crude setup, but invisible when the door is closed. I'll post a picture later.

OK, here it is. Not very impressive is it? LOL!

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Re: Standard Cab Speaker Installation

Postby Vegas7204x4 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:52 am

Anyway to reupload the pictures none of them are there any more


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