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Door Speaker Depth

So the Stock speakers in our trucks sound terrible. And good sounding Music is something that i have to have. so,,, i'm looking to replace all the stock speakers with some Alpine 6.5" component sets. I'm going to make an adapter to fit the 6.5's, but i need to know the depth available to fit speakers in the door. How large is too large before they hit the window when its rolled down?

Also, my truck is an extended cab so my windows don't roll down in the back obviously but does anyone know the depth for those also?

Last question, anyone who has installed components in their trucks. where did you mount the tweeters? looking for suggestions.

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I had alpine type x components, and the 6.5's fit in the doors over a 1/8" adapter I cut. The window track is directly behind the speakers, so you will hit that before hitting the glass. I mounted the front tweeters on the top of the door panel near the front. Rear tweeters went where the rear seat belt holes were (rear seat removed).

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thanks, i was going to make my own 6x8 to 6.5" adapter out of MDF anyway so i guess i'll just have to make sure its a little thicker.

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There may be enough room without a spacer. I did temporary install the speakers without the adapter and they cleared. The only issue I had, which may not be relevant on a 07, is the speaker hitting the top of the door panel. A little time with a heat gun and the speakers fit just fine.

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I just measured mine a few weeks ago. Front depth is 2 3/8" and rear is 3". If you go with components, you can space the mid-bass driver out a little wince you don't have tweeter clearance to worry about, maybe 3/8" or so. Definitely go with a round speaker, not that 5x7 junk.

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thanks guys, i plan on going with the Alpine Type R 6.5" components.

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