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"speaker location" I have a 98 mercury mystique. In the front doors are factory 6x8 speakers. My first question is can i fit a 6" woofer in that location with some modification?? I will be running 1 pair of 5" component speakers,1 pair of 6" component speakers and a 12" sub in the trunk. What would give the overall best sound quality A)-a pair of speakers in the front doors. A pair of speakers in the rear deck and sub in trunk? or B)- Both pairs of speakers in front doors and sub in trunk? This question goes out to all the "car audio installers" and "sq competitors" Thanks.......................

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  • stephenleger Feb 05, 2009


    What kind of modification needs to be done to fit the 6" in the front door. The 5" woofers have a sensitivity of 85db and the 6" is 88 db. If i chose to have a pair of speakers in the front doors and a pair of speakers in the rear deck i want the 6" up front because of the higher sensitivity over the 5" woofer.


  • stephenleger Feb 05, 2009


    What modification needs to be done to fit the 6" in the front door? If i choose to have a pair of speakers in the front door and a pair in the rear deck i would want the 6" up in the front door because it has a sensitivity of 88db compared to the rating of 85 db for the 5" woofer.



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Yes, You can fit these in the Doors with Modification. Your best Sytem Would be 2 in Front, 2 in Rear, and Sub. If you REALLY Wanna get into it, Go to and Purchase the Pioneer 7800 Series Equalizer and 3 Amplifiers. AWESOME SOUND!!!!!!!!! Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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    Travis Humphries Feb 05, 2009

    There are a lot of ways to do this. You could just cut out a Larger Hole with a Grill for the Speaker, Or Mount it Behind the Carpet for a Cleaner Install, Or Purchase a Molded Panel from for the Bottom of the Door to Mount it into, It all depends on your Taste and Expertise on Installation.


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