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After getting my 3rd changer, when under warranty (long gone now), my luck has run out. Getting the usual symptoms, so I know it's just a matter of time until the discs are stuck.

Sooo....I'm thinking of an Eclipse deck, single CD. I like the non-flashy simple elegance they have, which the Amigo demands. :roll: What would be some good speakers to go with this, front and rear? IIRC, there are 6.5" in rear and 5.75" in front, but isn't it supposed to be easy to put in 6.5's there too? Brand recommendations? No amp, just the deck, I think ~22x4 on that. Would like to keep to $100/pr. but 4 total.

'Bout time that thing gave it up, been aching to get something better sounding in there. :wink:
 

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Hey Bill, I don't have any particular recommendations for you but here's what I can remember from replacing the speakers in my 'migo a couple years ago-
-6.5's drop into the rears like buttah. Plenty of space to work with here.
-6.5's could fit into the fronts, but not without modifications to the panel or speaker rim. After essentially trying to fit a square peg in a round hole I opted to return the 6.5's I bought in exchange for 5.25's. They fit, but I made the setup more secure by using longer screws into the panel and washers. I also MacGyver'd some pipe insulating material to fill gaps around the speakers for better sound. I didn't see any 5.75's available, I always thought the gap stepped from 5.25 to 6.5 except in very specialized applications.
-All replacement speakers I added were 3-ways. In the fronts the clearance between the mid/tweeter cones and the panel grill is pretty close, possibly even touching. Be prepared to trim out some of the backing in the grill (not a big deal) if you opt for 2 or 3-ways.

Give me a week or so and I may be able to get better specs on the speakers used, along with pics. www.crutchfield.com is a good place to start to find recommendations on what fits, you can always investigate further.

Glad I decided to skip the optional factory changer! Didn't have my ride for 3 days before I pulled the tape deck and dropped in an aftermarket CD unit.
 

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I flopped some 6.5's in the front as easy as the rears. Just like buttah. I had to rig it a little, but that is the case with any custom install. Now, i'm off to work on the rears again, as i'm trying to get a pair of 10's to fit where the 6.5's are now. I may have to opt for 8's, but we'll see.
 

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Got the system in today:
Eclipse CD/MP3 player #3403 (just up from base model, but really nice)
Boston Accoustic FX5's all around

Told them to put in 6.5" BA's, but they had put in the 5.25" model, but said it's oversized and is actually a 6". Whatever, it sounded great and saved me some bucks. :D That makes me happy. Really sounds great, very sharp and clear. Doesn't have much more bass, but it's sharper. The only cure for that is a sub or some custom work. Not in for that.

Sounded so good I swapped my speakers in the Supercoupe too! LOL! My wife is awesome! 8) :lol: :p

Now I've gotta do the MP3 thing and give that a shot.
 

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JasonB said:
I flopped some 6.5's in the front as easy as the rears. Just like buttah. I had to rig it a little, but that is the case with any custom install.
I'm at the point that I want to change my fronts to 6.5, I have a 99 rodeo. Can ayone point me in the right direction on mounting 6.5's in a whole meant for a 5.25?

Alos- any thoughts og 6x9's in boxes? It's a weekend car, and I prefer to have something removeable...

Could I then mount two 6" subs in the rear speaker holes?
 
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