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Alpine SPR-176A's 6.5 Components in a 96 EXPLORER?

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by mgibson1, December 15, 2004.

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      mgibson1 New Member

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      Have a 96 Explorer XLT 4 door, and I am concerned about the mounting depth of these speakers.

      I currently have Cadence 5.25's ZX-5Kits in the front doors now.
      These are mounted already on wooden brackets to fit in the front door.
      The Alpines have a depth of at least “2-3/4." Too deep?

      Should I be concerned? Will these puppies fit? I would love to have them in my truck; just not sure what to expect.
      The cadences aren’t a bad speaker, and I’ll settle for these if I have to.
      I was told they are a better speaker anyhoo.

      Just that the Alpines look soo purty-
      Could I expect a better Mid-bass response from that type cone?
      Thoughts?
      Thanks in advance
      Gib
       
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      I have that exact set in my truck right now. I had to custom fabricate brackets to get them to fit. I did it 2 years ago, but I think the fit better if rotated one way or another b/c the cast basket makes things difficult
       
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      I used to have the 5 1/4 versions they were very nice indeed...

      with a 3/4" mdf or the like spacer, those should fit no prob.
       
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      Thanks for the help-
      Here's hoping..
      Anyone familiar with the Cadences?
      Can I expect an improvement? Or is it even worth the trouble?
      Thanks again!
      Gib
       
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      i did the same to put my alpine components in, i just had a friend make some brackets with 3/4" MDF

      it is relitivly easy to make....but due to a sllight bow in the metal, it can be a little difficult to get it sealed
       

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