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This is a discussion on Do I Need mdf spacers for speakers? within the Electronics/Car Audio forums, part of the Interior Mods category; I want to change my speakers and head unit at some point. I saw one guide online http://www.salisburystreet.com/wrx/speakers/ that shows ...

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    Do I Need mdf spacers for speakers?

    I want to change my speakers and head unit at some point. I saw one guide online http://www.salisburystreet.com/wrx/speakers/ that shows how to do it. Granted, that guide is for an 05 wrx and mine's an 08, but I'm guessing it's pretty much the same idea.

    So do I need the mdf spacers or are there any speakers that are the right size? If I do need the spacers, does anyone sell them or is making them my only option?

    Also, so I don't start a separate thread: it looks like the head unit on the 05 has a connector plug from the car to the radio which avoids all the loose wires like ground, etc like with older cars. Are there any radios out there that I can just "plug in" to the connector that's behind my current head unit?

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    on the 1st question... I'm not sure. 08's interior redesign might have made the speaker holes deeper. Check 3g's website... they'd know better.

    The second... you'll have to get an adapter harness that changes the order of the wiring for whatever you're getting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    on the 1st question... I'm not sure. 08's interior redesign might have made the speaker holes deeper. Check 3g's website... they'd know better.

    The second... you'll have to get an adapter harness that changes the order of the wiring for whatever you're getting.

    Do you have a suggestion for a radio and adapter for the car? I'm looking for one that still plays mp3s but also has bluetooth so I can finally stop using the regular ear bluetooth thing. And at some point I'd like to ad a sub.

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    What's the address for the 3g website?

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    Whether you need spacers depends on the speakers you're buying. The bigger the magnet/speaker, plus the more travel in the woofer, the more likely you are to need a spacer.

    They also sell plastic ready-made spacers these days too that are really cheap and easy to use.
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