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Old 04-18-2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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Possible to install rear speakers?

This may sound very foolish, as the answer may be very obvious but I've read conflicting information on various websites, so I'm looking for a straight answer.

I'm looking to install rear speakers in my 2001 Boxster S. It has a CDR-220 radio unit, and the storage unit with slots where the rear speakers could be installed. I've seen instruction guides on how to upgrade or modify an existing speaker unit, but none on converting a non-speaker unit to a speaker unit. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-18-2017, 03:41 PM   #2
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The Euro Motorspeed kit is really good and well documented. Having completed this myself, it certainly looks good and is fairly easy to install.

https://www.facebook.com/EuroMotorspeed/posts/623788630993560
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Thanks for the very quick reply! I'm going to send them an email, thank you!
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:58 PM   #4
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Porsche used to sell a kit for dealers to install the factory rear speakers. Pelican Parts has a how-to article on it here. My 2003 S came with only dash speakers, I bought the Porsche kit and used the Pelican article to do it myself on a Saturday.
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The Euro Motorspeed kit is really good and well documented. Having completed this myself, it certainly looks good and is fairly easy to install.

https://www.facebook.com/EuroMotorspeed/posts/623788630993560
I already had the factory rear speakers but used EuroMotorspeed's brackets to upgrade to the larger Pioneer speakers. The brackets are excellent quality.
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If you have option M490 (subwoofers in doors) the best way to do this is to replace your 4x40 amp with a 6x40 amp from a 996/911 cabrio and connect the rear speakers to the amp ... rather than directly to your CDR radio.
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I already had the factory rear speakers but used EuroMotorspeed's brackets to upgrade to the larger Pioneer speakers. The brackets are excellent quality.
I bought the rear speaker box and the Euro kit with pre-installed Pioneer speakers. I highly recommend them. The sound is night and day better with the rear speakers.
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