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Modifications Changes from the factory stock setup - performance and appearance. What to buy next? What works & what doesn't?

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Question Installing door speakers

Did a search on this but didn't find much info.

My 88 convertible has the standard 4 speaker stereo. To my ears, the rear speakers don't seem to add much. I've been thinking about moving them to the doors. Is it a big PITA to run wires to the doors? Or did Ford prewire the doors for speakers?

I already put in an aftermarket deck and speakers in the dash and rear seat panels.

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I know your's is a 88 but I'm not even sure there are rear speakers in my 89 LX Vert. I know I replaced the dash speakers near the "A" pillars and mine has door speakers / grilles from the factory. I had to replace the driver side door speaker.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:37 AM   #3
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I know your's is a 88 but I'm not even sure there are rear speakers in my 89 LX Vert. I know I replaced the dash speakers near the "A" pillars and mine has door speakers / grilles from the factory. I had to replace the driver side door speaker.
Mine has the grills too even though it never had the 6-speaker stereo. The rears are under the armrests behind the carpet. Kinda worthless.
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I got them , they are low in the carpet at the bottom of the panel, not much sound travels thru them.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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Jeff, installing new speakers and running wires into the doors is not that difficult. A little time a patience and you can push the wire through the factory boot between the car and door. Are you using an amplifier in the car? The reason I ask is because I dont think the radio you have will be able to handle the extra load of 2 additinal speakers (6 total).
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Jeff, installing new speakers and running wires into the doors is not that difficult. A little time a patience and you can push the wire through the factory boot between the car and door. Are you using an amplifier in the car? The reason I ask is because I dont think the radio you have will be able to handle the extra load of 2 additinal speakers (6 total).

I was just going to remove the rears and put them in the doors. Pretty sure they are the right diameter. Hopefully they are not too deep. They are Kickers- can't remember the model #right now.

I have a fish tape - is that the best tool to use for running wires in a car?

Thanks for the input.
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The fish tape will work. It's been a long time since a ran wires into a foxbody door. I think the last time I ran wires in the door I took the boot off of the car and fed the wire from the interior, through the body and then into the boot so that it was a straight shot into the door. Didn't have to worry about kinks or stabbing the boot. Obviously I took the trim panels off of the kick panel to do this. I will be doing this soon to my car too. Let me know if you try it this way and what you thought of it.

After thinking about it more, I might have removed the boot and fed the fish tape from the outside jam and into the car to pull the wire through, then fed it through the boot.
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