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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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  1. mgibson1

    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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  3. Hokie

    Hokie Hokius Maximus

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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
     
  4. davesexplorer

    davesexplorer Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. mgibson1

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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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