new mini speakers pods from autoleads SAK1207, I don't know how thick they are yet, we have ordered a few pairs and they are due in today so I will let you know..
Any pictures of these??mikeythemini said:mmmm, the autoleads front speaker pods arrived today, they said they take 16.5cm speaker, as does the label on the packet, but they only take 13cm speakers !!
I rang their tech dept, who got some out the warehouse then agreed with me!!
If they are still of any use to anyone, they are 26mm deep
space_cadet said:I have replaced the standard front speakers for infinity 5.25 jobbies. I don't see how you could get 6", as I shall explain.
First you have to remove the door panel and as usuanl you
will need a TORX socket set
1) use a small protected screwdriver to remove the
2) Use your TORX driver and remove all the the screws.
The two at the front are much longer than the two
at the back.
3) remove the silver surround around the interior handle
/tweeter. This is quite hard to just pull of. I found that if you firmly yank the part of the door pull just below
it, it will start to come away.
Then you can reomve it quite easily by pulling at the surround itself
4) Now the whole panel just pulls of. This requires at LOT
of effort to get the clips to relinquish their grip. I found the best place to start is at the curved up front section where you can get your fingers behind.
5) With the panel off, you can unscrew the speaker and
disconnect the electrical conection.
The speaker itself is designed so it sits pround
of the door frame by about an inch. If you try and fit a similar (or larger) speaker flush to the frame then you have 2 problems, the first being that the speaker is now too far away from the grill (when fitted), and the other
that there is not enough clearance behind. Until somebody makes some proper adaptors, the only way is to canabalise
those standard speakers. I found that you can cut out the
speaker cone, and the magnet by cutting through the webs at the back of the spaker chassis. You are then left with
effectivly just the outer surround part of the speaker chassis. Its just the right size for mounting a 5.25" speaker with a little triming and adjustment and using some
self tappers screwed into holes drilled into the surround.
6) When reassemblting the door panel, rememeber to poke the
lock/unlock button through the hole before pushing all the
clips back in.