front door speakers, Wal-mart JVC are a perfect fit

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front door speakers, Wal-mart JVC are a perfect fit

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Post by odie » 13 years ago

For anyone wanting to replace their speakers....here is what I found

I spent the weekend checking out every possible 6-1/2 speakers I could find. Well, I kept my search to affordable, on the shelf stuff, from major stores, and decent looking construction & good sound.

So no Kraco or radio shack stuff or paper cones.....just Walmart, Pepboys, Target, Best Buy, Circuit City.....

Just about every 6-1/2 speaker out there was too deep to mount. There is a plastic cup in the door frame that keeps the water off the speaker and keeps idiots from putting too deep speakers that will hit the door glass. A few would fit if you surface mounted but then you start blocking the door pockets.

Anyway, Wal-mart sells a 6-1/2 JVC speaker that is shallow mount and looks well constructed...rubber, not foam surrounds...plastic/synthetic cone, not cheap paper...dome tweeter....under $40.

The JVC fit perfectly into the shallow door mount. I had to drill screw holes as the three factory holes don't quite line up and the factory screws are too fat and too short.

The Maxi's grills where ok but dirty and one of them the fabric had come off the edge as the elastic was old. I removed the fabric and saved them, cleaned off all the foam ont he back side of the metal grills and painted them flat black with some grill paint, BBQ grill that is ha ha ha....that I had lying around.,

Looks real nice and not ghetto. I know you want pics so as soon as I can find my camera cable I'll try loading some.

But Wal-mart JVC 6.5 speakers are the trick on the Maxi doors.
1996 VW Passat B4V TDI diesel...main ride
1983 Maxima LD28..sold
1984 Isuzu P'up diesel 4x4..sold
1981 Rabbit diesel - sold
1984 MB 190 diesel - for sale...sold
1987 MB 300TDT diesel...sold
1983 Holiday Rambler 6.2 diesel Banks turbo...sold
1983 Dodge Ram D50 2.3 TD diesel for sale
gas stuff-Jeep, Lebaron, Porsche, Harley

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

If you can find it, the JVC part/model number (or, failing that, the Wal-Mart SKU) might be helpful to folks whose local Wal-Mart carries different stock than does yours.

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Post by kassim503 » 13 years ago

I bought some 6.5 speakers from wal mart, for all 4 speakers, they fit no problem. They where blue or something, and cost me around 70 bucks, IIRC. It is nice for when you wanna use the car as a boom box, its fairly loud.
'83 maxima sedan, l24e, a/t, black

227K SOLD 6/7/2012

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Post by odie » 13 years ago

the JVCs are blue. I'll have to check the box when I get home for the model number.

I'll have to work on the accessing the rear speakers. I'm guessing they are 4x6 or 4x10 or something like that.

BTW, my lady speaks again too....both front speakers were totally dead. not even a crackle.
1996 VW Passat B4V TDI diesel...main ride
1983 Maxima LD28..sold
1984 Isuzu P'up diesel 4x4..sold
1981 Rabbit diesel - sold
1984 MB 190 diesel - for sale...sold
1987 MB 300TDT diesel...sold
1983 Holiday Rambler 6.2 diesel Banks turbo...sold
1983 Dodge Ram D50 2.3 TD diesel for sale
gas stuff-Jeep, Lebaron, Porsche, Harley

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Post by odie » 13 years ago

JVC model CS-V624

and the tweeter fits behind the Maxima factory grill. Usually the tweeters make OEM grills bow or bend out because factory speakers are cheap and did not have a tweeter to worry about.

well that's what's on the WalMart web site. My box may have a slightly different number. But they are on the web site at the moment for $37 bucks and change.
1996 VW Passat B4V TDI diesel...main ride
1983 Maxima LD28..sold
1984 Isuzu P'up diesel 4x4..sold
1981 Rabbit diesel - sold
1984 MB 190 diesel - for sale...sold
1987 MB 300TDT diesel...sold
1983 Holiday Rambler 6.2 diesel Banks turbo...sold
1983 Dodge Ram D50 2.3 TD diesel for sale
gas stuff-Jeep, Lebaron, Porsche, Harley

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Post by kassim503 » 13 years ago

If you are putting speakers in the back of a sedan, the speakers are the same as the front, but in the back they threw in extra tweeters
'83 maxima sedan, l24e, a/t, black

227K SOLD 6/7/2012

odie
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Post by odie » 13 years ago

it's a wagon. looks to be double grills in the back.

4x6 and 3-1/2 ???

Maybe just put a 4x10 instead?
1996 VW Passat B4V TDI diesel...main ride
1983 Maxima LD28..sold
1984 Isuzu P'up diesel 4x4..sold
1981 Rabbit diesel - sold
1984 MB 190 diesel - for sale...sold
1987 MB 300TDT diesel...sold
1983 Holiday Rambler 6.2 diesel Banks turbo...sold
1983 Dodge Ram D50 2.3 TD diesel for sale
gas stuff-Jeep, Lebaron, Porsche, Harley

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Post by kassim503 » 13 years ago

id open it and avoid cutting at all costs, retrofitting has its consequences
'83 maxima sedan, l24e, a/t, black

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Post by HowlerMonkey » 13 years ago

In the sedan, I used 1/4 inch all purpose board (plywood) that fits under the stock plastic grilles and then bolted in some infinity kappas.

The wood gets rid of the extra bit of Hole nissan had on the back shelf cover and allows you to bolt the speaker to the back shelf before putting it in the car........if you measured properly.

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

odie wrote:it's a wagon. looks to be double grills in the back.
I have comparison pics for '82 & '83 Wagon speakers, but not exposed.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by kassim503 » 13 years ago

oh, they are much more different than I thought. I still think there might be a round speaker somewhere behind there, because why would you design something new when you can just use the stuff you have? Even though thats more like a domestic car's thinking, but its a older Japanese car, it might be the same.
'83 maxima sedan, l24e, a/t, black

227K SOLD 6/7/2012

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