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I can only speak for pre 91 speakers, but those the covers are riveted to the door garnish, which has to come off in one piece. The door comes apart pretty easy though.
 

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You'll likely need to pull the whole panel off. Quite easy though, there are about 6-7 screws along the bottom edge of the door, two bolts in the handle itself, and one screw in the bucket where the door lever is. Takes all of about 10 minutes your first time. :)
 

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are 5.25's able to fit in the front speaker pods of an 88 without major modification to the pods? I have Pioneer 5.25's in the rear and didn't have to modify anything. Only has 2 screws holding each speaker in, but the holes lined up perfect.
I know people said 5's fit, but trying to source them locally is a difficult task, 5.25's are more readily available
 

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I believe when I was tinkering with mine, I test fit the larger speakers (Polk db501? I forget) in the front door pods. Only needed to trim the outside of the screw "ring". You know what I'm talking about, not sure what the technical term is though. Was pretty easy IIRC. :)
 

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sweet deal. I might take my 5.25's out of the back and test fit em in the front to see how it fits. I need better sound up front lol. I'll put the 4's in the rear until I can get some bigger speakers, might buy a spare set of rear pods to tinker with trying to fit some 6.5's or something. I need better sounds haha
 

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Best sounding car I had, was my 88. Had more or less stock size (may have been a minor upgraded brand from the stockers) speakers all around, but I put in 2 6x9 Pioneer 4-way speakers with a 10" sub. Took up about 1/3 of the hatch area, and added around 50lbs overall, but sounded pretty awesome.

Not 100% sure what we're going to do with the 87 when the widebody happens...
 

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so the 5.25's had no chance of fitting up front without a crap ton of cutting. I got myself a set of 91-92 6.5" pods, but they're the ones with the tweeters. How do I modify the connectors to make everything work? I read somewhere on here that rewiring the connector on either the speaker side or body side is needed...
 

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so the 5.25's had no chance of fitting up front without a crap ton of cutting. I got myself a set of 91-92 6.5" pods, but they're the ones with the tweeters. How do I modify the connectors to make everything work? I read somewhere on here that rewiring the connector on either the speaker side or body side is needed...
Hey some components and remove the stock tweeters.
 

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okay but that didn't answer my question... I plan on upgrading the stock 6.5"s and tweeters eventually, I just don't have the cash flow right now to knock everything out at once...
 

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You mean to plug it in? Shave down the 91/92 connector, and clip the one in your car, it'll eventually slide in..
 

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You mean to plug it in? Shave down the 91/92 connector, and clip the one in your car, it'll eventually slide in..
Tried this on mine when I put them in my 88 and it took forever and I still couldn't get it to fit so I just clipped the plugs off and wired directly to the speaker much easier and cleaner IMO
 

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No luck fitting the 5.25" up front huh? I'm thinking different manufactures make speaker frames different sizes. mine went in without much trouble at all. Then again, they could have been 5" speakers, which would explain why yours didn't fit and I'm just confused...
 

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haha. well it doesn't much matter, I installed the stock 6.5 pods / speakers and cut & crimp/heat shrinked the wires. Sound about the same as the aftermarket 4's, but with better bass lol.
Now I'm just looking for a better 6.5" speaker that won't kill my wallet lol
 

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I got a set of Infinity Reference 6x8's for my old lady's car last Christmas. Probably one of the best sounding speakers I've ever heard in that price range. Got a buy one, get one sale on Crutchfield at the time, I think it was like $200 for all 4 speakers. I'm sure they have a nice 6.5". :)
 

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Hertz Energy line or if you are serious about sound the Hertz Hi-Energy line is amazing. I work at Best Buy and we don't sell Hertz but I have heard just about every thing from top of the line Kicker and Polk as well as Infinity and nothing comes close to Hertz.
 

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Swapped out my rear speakers. Made an adapter plate out of ABS plastic to go from 4inch to the 4T size to fit the enclosures. Speakers are Infinity Kappa 42.9i

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Hertz Energy line or if you are serious about sound the Hertz Hi-Energy line is amazing. I work at Best Buy and we don't sell Hertz but I have heard just about every thing from top of the line Kicker and Polk as well as Infinity and nothing comes close to Hertz.
I agree. I only changed just the tweeters in my otherwise stock Ridgeline and sound quality is amazing with the Hertz.
 

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So I see all of the fitment issues and explanations but does anyone know what the positive and negative are for the speakers? 86.5 it shouldn't matter as it appears that the colors haven't changed at least at the speaker connections. My car has hacked up wires and I am trying to phase them correctly. In the EWD they list them as 1 and 2 on the speakers with Toyota who knows if they thought about what those numbers meant.
 

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Correct me if I'm mistaken Jake, but when it comes to phase, how much does it matter, so long as all speakers are on the same phase?
 

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I got it figured out. My Drivers rear was different then the rest of the speakers. It was hooked up backwards. Speakers run on AC voltage right? if three go +-+- and one goes-+-+ then that is out of "phase" I got it worked out tomorrow I will go out to my car and post up the wire colors with how it is run in my car. On the EWD number "1" is positive "2" is negative inside the factory sound pass boxes

When it comes to speaker you want the speaker to hit down then up this increases the sounds quality in most cases
 

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5". Not 5.25", but 5". The selection is very limited. If you are referring to the rear pillars, they are 3.5".
 

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Is it easy to switch a 90+ 6in speaker pods into a pre90 with the 4in speaker pods?
Only 91/92 speakers are 6.5, not 90. But if you have the pods, they are bolt on. If you shave down the plug, it can slide in. Or you can write them directly, or just get some connectors from radio shack or something.
 

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So what size are the front speakers for 91? it says 6-½" on the doors doesn't make sense lol
 

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So what size are the front speakers for 91? it says 6-½" on the doors doesn't make sense lol
6.5" on 91-92 Mk3's. What about that doesn't make sense? 6.5" speakers can sound quite nice...
 

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wtf it didn't show up as 6 1/2 it shows up as like 6-&#189. Sorry about that.
 

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Any tips on doing stuff to the speaker area in the doors while you install new speakers? Like dynamat the area or something
 

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Any tips on doing stuff to the speaker area in the doors while you install new speakers? Like dynamat the area or something
Sorry about the confusion on the speaker size for the 91-92 models. It is now fixed.... Dynamat is good its just that it can get pricey and then it all boils down to what kind of set up are you installing anyways..... Is it worth it? I have infinity 4" speakers on my door panels and I have yet to desire bigger speakers there or dynamat. The sound is clear, perfect mids and highs. No bass sure but I use something else for the bass as I would recommend anyone else who is looking for a little thump out their car. I'm not against all speaker systems I just dont feel like the Supra pods help much with great bass.
 

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Yea I just want to replace the speakers don't really want to modify anything I just want some nice clear speakers with decent bass.
 

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Yea I just want to replace the speakers don't really want to modify anything I just want some nice clear speakers with decent bass.
If your car is a 91 or 92 then this is what I would do if no subwoofer will be added.

6.5 inch in the front
http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Reference-6030cs-6-5-Inch-Component/dp/B002BS5YAA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1354762876&sr=8-4&keywords=infinity+6.5

3.5 in the side rears
http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Reference-3032cf-Performance-Loudspeaker/dp/B002CMYVLI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354763060&sr=1-1&keywords=infinity+3.5

5.25 In the rears
http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Reference-5032cf-Performance-Loudspeaker/dp/B002BZE36E/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354763102&sr=1-8&keywords=infinity+4+inch


Infinity makes great speakers and your front speakers are going to be the most important ones in this set up. The front speakers here are components meaning that the actual speaker is a woofer that will handle all your mids and bass while the tweeter handles the highs.... This should give you good bass and great overalll sound quality...... Do it....
 

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Amazon says it won't fit lol

Amazon aint an audio installer like I am lol..... Also no, your front speakers wont fit directly because of the tweeter... The speakers themselves will fit but the tweeters will need a different location.... I'm sure you can figure it out...
 

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Amazon aint an audio installer like I am lol..... Also no, your front speakers wont fit directly because of the tweeter... The speakers themselves will fit but the tweeters will need a different location.... I'm sure you can figure it out...
Yea I remember seeing a little tweeter somewhere