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Old 02-03-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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Rear Shelf Speakers

New to Boxster world with 02 base S and would like to add rear sound. Anyone have luck installing 3.5 inch speakers? Can you share which make you made fit? I do have the shelf there and don't mind modding it to accept it.
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:20 PM   #2
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Give the search function a try. There are a TON of threads around upgrading the stereo and the rear speaker shelf.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:34 PM   #3
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there is a kit you can buy on ebay for around $300. I think Suncoast has it as well, it is the same kit

well worth it. It includes everything
speakers
mounting plate
grills
all wiring and clips/connectors

I looked at doing it myself, did a search and found a template for the mounting plate, etc
at the end of the day, it would have saved me maybe $100
After using the kit, I am glad I did, saved many hours

The kit is factory like. Has 2 speakers behind each seat (left & right). You do not need to add an amp

makes a HUGE difference in sound quality
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:41 PM   #4
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I'm doing this upgrade now (in my spare time). I also bought the kit on eBay.

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Every thing is included including the keys to pull the radio. They shipped fast - received the kit within days of ordering. It's even on sale now.

It comes with instructions, not really the best, but easy enough to follow with a lot of pictures.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:04 PM   #5
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I'm doing this upgrade now (in my spare time). I also bought the kit on eBay.

Click Here

Every thing is included including the keys to pull the radio. They shipped fast - received the kit within days of ordering. It's even on sale now.

It comes with instructions, not really the best, but easy enough to follow with a lot of pictures.
that's the kit I got as well
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:57 PM   #6
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I have the suncoast kit in my 00 boxy, it works great to fill out the sound in the cabin of the car.
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:41 PM   #7
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The Suncoast kit comes from euromotorspeed, same as the eBay kit
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:18 AM   #8
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Aftermarket head ?

if you have one just buy the rear speaker enclosures that replace the cubby holes (useless) in the rear deck (Pizza Oven). I think they are like $22 each, but some Polk or other good brand driver and install, run 4 wires and wire directly into the head harness....if you do not want to buy the speaker OEM grills which look great but are like 60 bucks a pop you can buy a black wire wast basket from Bed Bath and Beyond and cut grilles to fit and hot glue in from behind (total cast less than 10 Bucks)....total cost under $60 USD and you cannot see the grilles 90% of the time anyway
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Take a look at these threads:
http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/49231-rear-speaker-kits.html#post370911
http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/29236-rear-speakers-diy-guide.html

I used some 3.5" Pioneers
Amazon.com : Pioneer TS-A878 3 1/2 Inch 2-Way Speakers : Vehicle Speakers : Car Electronics

Adding 2 3.5", decent quality speakers on both sides made a big difference in the sound over the stock 2.5" rears speakers. Well worth the time and cost.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:00 AM   #10
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Thanks for your input fellas, I like the Pioneer Idea and basket grille. Most cost effective.
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