2001 WRX, Maximum speaker Depth??

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2001 WRX, Maximum speaker Depth??

Postby django » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:00 pm

Guys ive been searching online but cant find the info?, I have a 2001 WRX and want to get rid of the TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE stock speakers = I want to find out what's the maximum depth of speaker you can use before it fouls on the Window?. I don't want to buy speakers, put them in only to find out the windows bash on the speaker magnets, also from what I can see, the fronts are 6.5" and the rears are 5.5" = is this correct?.

Anyone else on here changed speakers in a 2001 WRX, what did you guys buy?, any help MUCH appreciated as I want decent sound for once,I'll Dynamat the doors at the same time

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Re: 2001 WRX, Maximum speaker Depth??

Postby davey_charlie » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:35 am

i changed the fronts in my 2001 wrx to hertz hsk 165 splits 6.5's, with a response persision full range amp and kicker sub. Goes loud enough to make your ears bleed. the hertz where pretty deep speakers. I had to use 18mm spacers, take a dremmel to the door cards to remove a fair bit, and remove the rubber bits on the back of the speakers as the window would hit the speakers on its way down.
Also running new speaker wire through the little door to body loom is a nightmare, seems such a simple thing but i tried for hours to do it and gave up in the end, just ran my speaker wires along it instead.

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Re: 2001 WRX, Maximum speaker Depth??

Postby django » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:40 pm

Thanks for the info mate, sounds like Im going to get the problem of Windows fouling on most / all aftermarket Speakers unless I use spacers..?

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Re: 2001 WRX, Maximum speaker Depth??

Postby davey_charlie » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:00 am

yes that is correct you need spaces go get some 18mm mdf from bunnings. i cant remember but somewhere there is speaker spacer templates that are 1/1 scale, so you can print them and trace for spacers onto the mdf

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Re: 2001 WRX, Maximum speaker Depth??

Postby TSUBi » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:46 am

http://forum.wrx.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=43531 was the link... but the links are broken :lol:
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Re: 2001 WRX, Maximum speaker Depth??

Postby Yeldz » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:34 pm

If you want to save time & effort there are prefab spacers on ebay (link below)
Nothing in Oz though

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1993-2007-Subaru-Impreza-WRX-RS-STI-Speaker-Adapters-Brackets-Front-Spacers-/390556042635?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5aeef4458b&_uhb=1

I've used them, perfect fit
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