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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Speaker spacers for 2004 Forester XT front and rear speakers?

I searched for this, but all I found were references to MDF spacer rings for aftermarket speakers.

Can anyone tell me about any pre-made spacers for my front and rear speakers?


or, can someone make me some?



I am setting up a front sound stage primarily, but I am still going to install rear door speakers for the rear passengers....

I have already started with the sound deadening process with RAAMmat and Ensolite.... It makes a big difference!!!!

I have not yet installed any new speakers or equipment.


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What's the speaker depth and cut out diameter?

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Forget the IAP spacers, it's very flimsy. Also, take a look at the shipping costs!.

If you want very good spacers, that are reasonable in price, and very rigid. Go to www.kartboy.com NASIOC had a great thread on the need, and Tom@kartboy delivered for us.

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i couldnt find speaker spacers available on kartboy's website. do you need to contact him directly?
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How much depth do you need? I could probably cut you out some 1/2" or 3/4" MDF spacers. I got a new fancy circle cutting for my router.

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i couldnt find speaker spacers available on kartboy's website. do you need to contact him directly?
Look under accessories, its there. I just ordered 2 sets this week.
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You can also use the OEM speaker mount and cut out the OEM speaker as spacer Sorry, I am cheap

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You can also use the OEM speaker mount and cut out the OEM speaker as spacer Sorry, I am cheap
That's what I did for my rear speakers! I even kept the voice coil leads and soldered them to the aftermarket terminals. That way the "new" setup plugged right into the stock harness.


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this worked well for my rear door speakers in my 2013 forester too!

used the dremel to chop it off!


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That's what I did for my rear speakers! I even kept the voice coil leads and soldered them to the aftermarket terminals. That way the "new" setup plugged right into the stock harness.


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That's exactly what I did for my fronts. Nothing a little chipping away of the old and some long screws didn't fix. ;)

On that note, I can't believe how horribly bad the stock speakers are! I've never seen speakers that were so thin, almost like they used some "heavy duty" rice paper and a giant contact lens in the center.

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yeah they are pretty chintzy!
but i'm now somewhat amazed at what little it takes to get half way decent sound. who would have thunk the radio sounded as it did with plastic cups as speakers?
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The speakers in my '05 didn't even look that good. They are literally transparent, like a frosted clear/white plastic cup. When I get around to doing the rear doors, I'll be sure to snap some pictures. Warning: it'll be a while...

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