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Old 04-28-2018, 04:08 PM   #1
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2000 986 Door speaker question

Hi all,

I purchased a 2000 Boxster last summer with the dreaded anemic sound system. I have upgraded the head unit and front speakers this Spring, which is about a 1000 percent improvement over what I had.

I am now looking to round it a little now. I do have the 3.5 speakers in the rear storage compartment- they exist, that is, but they are blown or just barely working. I am not sure I want to even bother with those.

I was wondering- even though my Boxster does not currently have door speakers, I assumed (ok, hoped) that my door would have the same place for speakers as the cars w/ the upgraded sound system and door speakers. Questions are:

1. Does this space exist in my car?
2. Where is it? (I assume under the carpeted are of the door)
3. How big of a driver can I get in there? (hoping 5 1/4)
4. How big of pain is it for a DIY project of someone with medium DIY skills, without screwing up my door trim?

Thanks for any guidance. I've actually done a fair amount of research short of pulling off the door trim, and I'm coming up relatively empty on the any specifics.
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Old 04-28-2018, 06:33 PM   #2
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Some info on the process here (french with English subtitles) https://youtu.be/00PcXAiQqA8
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That is an excellent video. Also watch how to get the panels off very easy but becareful on the clips holding the plastic.

I just did a full upgrade HU, AMP, and 3 way components. I used a second set of nokia speaker boxes to cut down and hold 6.5 inch drivers. I used a pair of 6.5 inch adpator rings for a mitshibushi, black hot glue worked best as a bonding agent.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:53 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I had seen this video before, but I didn't see any reference to the year of the car and didn't want to assume it was the same.

Cunningr, you were able to fit 6.5's in the door?
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