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Installation is finished...updated pics!!!!

So I ran out of ideas to place my 6x9s and I didn't want to put them in a box in the back because it would just be another thing I would have to take out when I haul stuff. So I did some measuring and I plan on mounting them up where the 4" speakers are in the rear roof. I've attached pics as I built it and will post later when I actually get it in the rig.

Used the template from the box and drew out my baffles on wood. Ended up using MDF since this piece of wood I had litterally split in two while cutting.


Here's what they looked like when I was finished and sanded.


I sat the baffels where I wanted them on the plastic piece and then drew out the inside oval so I could cut it out later.


Wrapped and almost ready to go....


Finished and test fitted with speakers. Sat perfectly and wires are run already in the rig. Will hopefully install tomorrow.


Here is the frame where the speakers will be mounted.


Baffels mounted and awaiting speakers


Finished!!!


Too damn cold to spend time dialing in my tube with the whole thing working, just turned on to make sure no bugs. I did immediately get a richer "surround" sound through the whole cabin though. I'm stoked. Should sound phenominal with the bass set.
 

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nice work!!
how's that 6x9 in the car??
i think i got much more bass on it than 4"...
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keep me posted
 

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I had thought about that same idea, just never did anything with it. I replaced the stock door speakers with 6.5" Kappas in the doors.

I took the stock tweerers out of the door panels and cut them out and added a set of 50 watt pioneer tweeters.

I used 4" Blaupunkt two ways in the stock location.

My head unit is an older Alpine deck. For what it is it sounds pretty good. I have some MTX thunder series amps I could add...

But that doesn't make it go any better on the rocks.....I don't have time to do modifications and stereo stuff both.

Joe
 

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nice work , do the baffles need to be that thick? they seem to stick down a fair amount, could just be the pic.

what do they look like from behind, a pic taken from the open door or glass on the back looking in would be nice if you have it

how obvious are they? i was convinced that i was NOT putting more stereo stuff in for the dude to come and steal, but if these are not obvious, i think he looks in and dowqn for subs, not up to the ceiling

sorry to ask so many questions, but i am REALLY interested in this...

also, do you have them hooked up to an amp or just running off the stock system?
 

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I made them that thick because if I didn't, I would have had to cut into the frame to make them fit. Didn't want to start tearing apart, just in case I sell the rig later. I can always get grille covers to cover the holes and just put 4" speakers back in.

I don't have a pick but I just ran out and looked. Yes you can see them, but I don't think there is really any way around that. Yes, most people look down rather than up, I did it mainly because I wanted them out of the way when I haul stuff around. I mean they don't scream "LOOK AT ME I HAVE 6X9s IN ME!!", their suttle, but noticable.

No amp yet, just running them off the HU. I have a powered Tube so it fills in the lower hits. I really don't play it that loud so I think what I have works nicely.
 

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hey CBR_Boi do you know if later model rodeos have that speaker mounts like yours? keep me posted please thanks
 

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RodeoRed, just had a thought. You could do the exact same thing except mount them on the rear door. That way your cargo cover will cover them up and no one will see them. Just an idea.

92-Rodeo. I have no idea. I know that some years have speakers in the rear doors. I don't so that's why I think they are in the roof.
 

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RodeoRed, just had a thought. You could do the exact same thing except mount them on the rear door. That way your cargo cover will cover them up and no one will see them. Just an idea.

92-Rodeo. I have no idea. I know that some years have speakers in the rear doors. I don't so that's why I think they are in the roof.
Wont work in 2nd gen rodeos. Unless you make a new panel for the rear door. Has a useless cargo net storage area there (much more usefull if you us a clamp to hold the net in the center). Otherwise I would have put my 6x9's in the door.

 

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dave, have you ever taken the rear panel off? (i have not)
6x9's don't require that much space...

also, do you think it is possible to put the 6x9s in with no baffles (i ain't selling this truck)?
 

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I took the rear door off because that was one of the original places I was going to mount them. The way the frame is run they would not be centered with each other, one in the middle of one side and the other wherever it fits. There's some wiring and the door mech but nothing that you could just cut a hole in the door and put a speaker there.
 

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okay, i am back up to the roof again. i like it cause my big sub box was a pain in the butt every time i needed to haul something, it just got in the way.

i'm gonna look at this today.... my speakers in the back are cracking anyway...
 

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Wont work in 2nd gen rodeos.

hey gizmo42 what do you mean by 2nd generation? does that refer to models 1990 and up to 2007 etc. ?
 

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I went and check my doors on my rodeo last night and i found no factory mounts in the doors for the speakers. Just wonderinf if any of you guys had any ideas as to where else i could place my speakers in a 92 rodeo.
 

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i'm going to do the same thing with 6x9's (as soon as it warms up)--i'm going to use fiberglass to mold an enclosure. it will be along the same lines as yours but i am going to try to angle the faces slightly more toward the passengers.

i was even toying around with mounting an amp on the ceiling. this way its out of reach and mostly out of "common" view--it wouldn't be expected to be hanging there.

fiberglass is fun!
 
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