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This is a discussion on speaker size for 03 wrx ? within the Electronics/Car Audio forums, part of the Interior Mods category; well im replacing my door speakers soon due to a blown factory speaker .... i was wondering what was the ...

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    speaker size for 03 wrx ?

    well im replacing my door speakers soon due to a blown factory speaker .... i was wondering what was the size speaker needed for this .... is it the same for front and back and do i have to look out for the depth of the speakers i get ?
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    5.25" front 4" rear. You can buy spacers and run 6.5" tho


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    thanks bro would u happen to know where i can get the spacers and about how much they run ? i am looking to make it a little louder without replacing the stock head unit ......
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    be careful on the depth of speakers you get. If the magnets are too big, the windows will hit them on the way down.
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    factory speaker power handling

    does anyone happen to know the power handling of the stock speakers on the '03 WRX? (the premium sound system). I'm considering powering them with an external amp if they will handle the power. Thanks in advance!

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    Best of luck finding 4 inch speakers. I haven't had luck yet lol. The size must not be common.

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    4" replacement speakers

    here ya go man, found this site with some awesome prices and a lot of 4 inch models to choose from. i'm eyeing the kicker two-way DS400's. 40 bucks, good power handling. they're also shallow so hitting the window should not be a problem.

    my last huge install was entirely kicker components and subs. I loved the way the kicker components sounded. I won a lot of audio competitions with that install too

    http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/S...8021/SFV/30046

    I have the WRX premium sound system, and actually I like the way the original tweeters sound. I'll most likely keep those and just replace the 5.25 mid.
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    Kicker DS400 4" 2-way

    here's the same speaker on ebay w free shipping...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-KICKER-DS400...ht_2853wt_1137

    Rest of my system: 2 Orion XRT Pro DVC 12" subs in a sealed enclosure fired forward, hifonics ZXi 6408 amp, Alpine digital/ipod receiver. sounds great and measured around 131dB.

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    6.5" up front with spacers (watch out for depth) and 5.25" in the rear doors.


    And I don't know what the power handling is for the factory speakers, but if people are blowing them with after market HUs that only put out 18watts RMS then I wouldn't push my luck with an amp.

    I have 6.5" Infinity Reference coax speakers in the front doors getting fed 131watts RMS from my amp and they've held up surprisingly well for $40 speakers.

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    i went to like 6 different radio shops asking to get 6.5's in my car, and everyone said it wouldnt fit without huge modification and custom enclosures. yet i see people online all the time with them...


    i went with 5 1/4 focals. they sound almost exactly like the dealer upgraded speakers, except they dont get all gross sounding when i turn it up really loud now. i guess it was worth the grand or so i spent on it...

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    Want that 6.5 sound without... well.. let's face it.. want that 6.5 sound?

    Here's some notes on fitting 'em.

    you won't ever fit most 6.5's without spacers like stated above

    solution?

    Get a piece of 1/2 piece of plywood*

    Grab your speaker that you're going to mount

    Trace said speaker on top of the plywood

    cut and drill appropriate holes..

    mount No more window hitting.

    *plywood spacer size may vary


    As for rears... welllll.. I put some Rockford Fosgate T1652's.. and those mommas are literally tiny subs with tweeter. I was impatient and cut out the hole about a half inch to clear the speaker cones... and low and behold the bottom clip on the door doesn't 'clip'. I haven't had a problem in the past couple of months, and they've been frequently opened/closed/jarred/slammedbydrunkfriends/slammedintobydrunkfriends etc.. held up fine

    ^^ this is a long winded way of saying that you can fit 6.5's in there... but keep in mind that although you won't need a spacer to clear the window (safety windows), the mounting depth isn't as forgiving.
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    03' WRX speaker overhaul

    i promised when i installed new door speakers in my 03 WRX that I would provide pictures, since they are hard to find. I put zeus ZXi components in the front doors (6.5 mid and 3/4" tweeter with crossovers). in the rear, a pair of zeus ZXi 5.25" coaxials dropped right in, just had to drill a few mounting screw holes. I used spacers on the front 6.5's. it sounds GREAT, and no issues with hitting windows or hitting door panels. here are my photos linked from photobucket...


    http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/CIMG0008.jpg

    http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/CIMG0009.jpg

    http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/CIMG0010.jpg

    http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/CIMG0011.jpg

    http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/CIMG0013.jpg

    http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/CIMG0014.jpg

    http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/a...k/CIMG0016.jpg

    Hope these pics help others in their quest to upgrade those crummy factory speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoreanBeefcake View Post
    i went to like 6 different radio shops asking to get 6.5's in my car, and everyone said it wouldnt fit without huge modification and custom enclosures. yet i see people online all the time with them...


    i went with 5 1/4 focals. they sound almost exactly like the dealer upgraded speakers, except they dont get all gross sounding when i turn it up really loud now. i guess it was worth the grand or so i spent on it...


    Hmm.. I currently have $40 Infinity Reference 6.5"s in the front doors and they sound WAYYY better than the dealer premium sound system.

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