Ext Cab door speaker size......


HanibalTheCannibal
07-13-2006, 10:35 PM
What is the largest size speaker you have gotten away with in the ext. cab (rear) door on the 2001 silverado (99-02)?

I have some 4" But it seemed a 5.25" could fit. I am also going to dynamat the doors while I am at it.

Let me know what size I can use back there (5x7, 5.25, 4x6) etc

Thanks

HanibalTheCannibal
07-14-2006, 09:34 AM
*bump* Anyone??

chuck16
07-14-2006, 05:05 PM
I just had my rear door off to upgrade the stock 4x6's to Infinity 2 way 4x6's but I think in the fall i'm going to get some 6"s professionally installed. There is loads of room in there and there is no reason you couldn't cut the plastic a bit and mount some decent size speakers in there. I would almost hesitate to say you could fit a 6x9 or even an 8 inch woofer in there. Just be a matter of mounting is all.

Anyone know how to get the driverside panelling off on a 3 door? Does it require complete removal of the rear Seat, etc...
Cheers
evan

HanibalTheCannibal
07-15-2006, 01:13 AM
do you think 5x7 would fit easily? I am gonna get those Alpine SPR-57LP. I have a the 6.5" SPR's and they are kickazz. If the 5x7 would fit, I would be in heaven. I am using a 6Channel Alpine 3566 . (4x30 watts + 1x180watts) Its a very modest system for one amp and Its perfect for a 30 something dad to jam to. :)

chuck16
07-15-2006, 02:02 AM
Yeah I think it would fit for sure.... Here are what your up against. This is what the panel behind my 3 door looks like but, it's essentially the same thing on a 4 door. A 4 door would have been much much quicker do to. My 3rd door was a snap. The two screws in the cup holders then just start prying the panel off. You'll be done in no time.

Here are some pics of what you'll find.
http://www.gm-trucks.com/gallery/albums/userpics/26892/normal_Driver%20side%20rear1.jpg
http://www.gm-trucks.com/gallery/albums/userpics/26892/normal_Driver%20side%20rear2.jpg
http://www.gm-trucks.com/gallery/albums/userpics/26892/normal_Driver%20side%20rear3.jpg
http://www.gm-trucks.com/gallery/albums/userpics/26892/normal_Driver%20side%20rear4.jpg

If you want higher res pics go here and look at my gallery.
http://www.gm-trucks.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=26892&pos=0

Perhaps one of the Audiophiles in here can answer this question. Has anybody seen somebody put a sub-woofer in the lower half of this trim? IE: Under the drink holder the part that slants down before the lower pocket. I was thinking I could stick an 8 inch on each side or perhaps a ten in just the driverside frame work and mount it to the plastic cause it's pretty rigid. Thoughts????

Enjoy the pics.
Evan

HanibalTheCannibal
07-15-2006, 03:04 AM
Hey thats great info and pics. Thank you.

So, it seems I need a speaker with a moutning depth LESS than 3"?

Thanks

kenwood guy
07-15-2006, 03:15 AM
Im looking for all said and done pics with the upgraded speaker panels

HanibalTheCannibal
07-15-2006, 01:46 PM
Hey Kenwood Guy, can you verify the mounting depth maximum for the rear doors of an 01 silverado ext cab? The speakers I am looking at have a

69.5mm (2.736 inches) mounting depth. They are 5x7.

Can I fit them?
Thanks

chuck16
07-16-2006, 11:31 AM
Hey Kenwood Guy, can you verify the mounting depth maximum for the rear doors of an 01 silverado ext cab? The speakers I am looking at have a

69.5mm (2.736 inches) mounting depth. They are 5x7.

Can I fit them?
Thanks


Hey Hannibal,

Yes those speakers will fit. If you have to you can always space them a little forward as there is lots of room in the grille as well.

Evan

HanibalTheCannibal
07-16-2006, 11:44 AM
Roger that! Dankeschun :)

kenwood guy
07-16-2006, 04:31 PM
Roger that! Dankeschun :)


5x7 can fit there???? did you have to cut the the door skin and re drill holes???

chuck16
07-16-2006, 11:33 PM
5x7 can fit there???? did you have to cut the the door skin and re drill holes???

You'd have to cut the frame a bit and drill holes to mount it but nothing a jigsaw couldn't sort out for yah. Or slide in from below and reverse mount with some Nuts and Bolts.... I didn't even know they made a 5x7....Oh well the 4x6's are in now. I'm gonna cut the panels up in the winter and put 6's in I think as well and power them with an external Amp.... Still don't want to sacrifice space under the seats for a subwoofer...
Yet....:grinno:

sportin83
07-16-2006, 11:36 PM
the only thing that will it in the hole is a 4x6 but it could be cut out to fit something larger in there. i was thinking of putting a 6 1/2 or 5 1/4 in there but never have had the time to mess with it yet.

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