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Old 03-15-2014, 05:56 PM   #21
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There is. But I bought them a few years ago to fit a BMW. They didn't fit the ring of the speaker grill. And you need a good amp because MB Quarts need a lot of power.

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Would this diy apply to an 03 model?
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:58 AM   #23
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Would this diy apply to an 03 model?
I just did my 04 and the process is the same.
I used infinity speakers and made an adapter plate as I did not want to destroy the factory speakers
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:16 AM   #24
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I just did my 04 and the process is the same.
I used infinity speakers and made an adapter plate as I did not want to destroy the factory speakers
can you please link me to the speakers you used? How do you like them?
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can you please link me to the speakers you used? How do you like them?
They sound so much better than the factory speakers.
I went to a few local stores that have auto speakers on demo and liked them over other speakers. Also, they are more sensitive, so they are louder with lower radio volume settings. That means lower amplifier distortion for a given sound level. From the specs I saw on these and other speakers, they are one of the most efficient 4" speakers available


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Infinity Reference X REF-4002cfx 4" 2-way speakers at Crutchfield.com

I did not get them from Crutchfield, got them on ebay
Therer are also some older models around 4022 and 40??? that a a few $ cheaper. Do a search on ebay and amazon

Send me a PM with your email and Ill send you a pdf template for the adaptor plate I made. I did get the wiring adapters from crutchfield

Here is the link to my post with pictures
upgrading dash speakers
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+1 on the Infinity reference speakers. I had the opportunity to listen to several competing brands at the Fry's display, kicker was one, and the others sounded like the kicker which were ok, but not really impressive. The infinity speakers opened up the sound big time, there was no comparison.



I did sacrifice the old boxster speakers using a dremel tool to cut the original speaker so I could use it as a mount for the new speaker, a heat gun to bend the speaker connector into place, and then soldered a wire from the original speaker connector to the new speaker. I did a lousy job of photo documentation, but it is straightforward when the parts are all laying on the table.
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Frys, the store you love to hate, or is it hate to love ???
Didn't know that had one in Houston
My local one had the Infinity, Kicker, Alpine, Polk and Pioneer
It was a tossup between the Infinity and Polk
I probably should have bought the older Infinity ones and saved $10-15

Next project is installing the rear speakers. Will probably go with Infinity for them as well
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I used the Polks. I agree that it's kidda a toss up between the Infinities and the Polks. The Infinities sound a little better, but the Polks are very close. I got a good deal on the Polks so I went with them. I used the old speaker as a mount as well. I also added some 3.5 Polks to the rear, and some shallow mount Kicker Subs to the door. The whole system sounds fantastic.
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Frys, the store you love to hate, or is it hate to love ???
Didn't know that had one in Houston
My local one had the Infinity, Kicker, Alpine, Polk and Pioneer
It was a tossup between the Infinity and Polk
I probably should have bought the older Infinity ones and saved $10-15

Next project is installing the rear speakers. Will probably go with Infinity for them as well
Yeah, I've been thinking about having my paycheck routed directly to Fry's...
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Hey, I am back here reading this again as I need to replace the speakers in the 996! Since the 996 is a coupe and quite a bit quieter than the Boxster, I think that I'll spend a little more and go with the Infiniti's both front and rear.
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Hey, I am back here reading this again as I need to replace the speakers in the 996! Since the 996 is a coupe and quite a bit quieter than the Boxster, I think that I'll spend a little more and go with the Infiniti's both front and rear.
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The best deal I found was on eBay for the Infinity speakers I bought
I have a mounting plate drawing if you need it for the dash speakers and do not want to destroy the factory speakers. Its for the 986, so should be good for the 996 as well
I think I posted it in the DIY section
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The best deal I found was on eBay for the Infinity speakers I bought
I have a mounting plate drawing if you need it for the dash speakers and do not want to destroy the factory speakers. Its for the 986, so should be good for the 996 as well
I think I posted it in the DIY section
Jay thanks for the tip, I'll check eBay tonight and see if I can find a deal on the Infinity's. I saw your other post about the mounting plate but I think I'll use the existing speaker mounts like I did in the Boxster.
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I found a good deal on the Infinity's at Amazon - 50% off the Crutchfield price!
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I am about to get some Infinity speakers too, and other websites have them cheaper than Crutchfield. The only thing is, I can't find the included speaker harness (Metra 71-017C from Crutchfield) anywhere else. I wonder if there's an alternate part number or description?
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I am about to get some Infinity speakers too, and other websites have them cheaper than Crutchfield. The only thing is, I can't find the included speaker harness (Metra 71-017C from Crutchfield) anywhere else. I wonder if there's an alternate part number or description?
I looked and the only place I could find it was Crutchfield
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Quick question if anyone is listening. I am about to install some Focal 4" coaxials like this. I noticed that when the original speaker basket mounts to the grill, a lip of the grill fits on the inside of the lip of the basket. So the picture here showing the new speaker tabs going all the way out to the lip would prevent the basket from fully seating back on the grill. Is this an issue? Did you run into this thstone when you put it all back together?
I had a entire Focal setup installed in my 03. There were some alterations done to fit the speakers in the dash. I cant remember what speaker set I have but its a matched set and was around a 1000.00 on Cruchfield. I do remember being told the speakers are now permanently part of the speaker enclosure.
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Just completed the dash swap with a pair of new Kicker 40CS44. The old speakers fell apart in my hands; one was only half intact when I took it out. Huge difference. That little stock amp is finally able to do its job with some authority. Some more bass would be nice but the system is at least listenable now.
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Where did you buy your Dash Speaker Replacement? is ebay or other online auto parts warehouse stores recommended?

I mean, yeah they have good reputations online but are the products original or quality tested?

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Where did you buy your Dash Speaker Replacement? is ebay or other online auto parts warehouse stores recommended?

I mean, yeah they have good reputations online but are the products original or quality tested?
I usually go with Crutchfield. They sent a pair of free clips that snapped right into the factory wire harness, which was a plus.
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with free stuffs? wow that's cool. might also check that store soon and hopefully they could also send me some free stuffs aside from what you've mentioned.

by the way, do they only send free products to returning customers and the new ones don't hehe

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