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#4107272 - 05/02/21 11:15 PM 2003+ front door speaker mounting
2008interceptor Offline
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Registered: 09/02/02
Posts: 3214
Loc: Pennsylvania
I can't find anything that mentions my issue. I'm not getting a clearance issue with my window. Rather its with the four 5mm screws which attach the speaker to the plastic mounting ring. The screws now extend past the ring a few threads and contact the door. The factory ones did not. What is confusing is I've seen these exact infinity reference 6x8s installed. Nothing mentioned anywhere about needing a thicker spacer or additional gasket etc.. Other than regarding the magnet being too large or mounting so deep it touches the window if down. Has anybody else encountered this did you ever have any problems from It? Haven't had a chance to drive it yet but it sounds great with music, no rattle or what not. I also noticed the screw/bolt on the door facing the latch has nothing to fasten to. The passenger side does. But only the hole is in the driver door panel nothing there for it to screw into. Is there a part number or name to search for. I'm not really looking to go buy a door for a single 10 to 20 year old plastic piece. Thanks, any ideas are much appreciated.
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#4107338 - 05/03/21 02:04 PM Re: 2003+ front door speaker mounting [Re: 2008interceptor]
Danger2manifold Offline
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Registered: 02/23/19
Posts: 183
Loc: Hard Hittin' New Britain, CT
Finally, I can help! I had the same exact issue when I replaced the door speakers in my 99, screws were a bit too long. What you want is this stuff (click for link):

Foam weather stripping

You basically make a gasket out of several pieces of it, and put holes through where the screws go. Then you just install your new speakers as normal! It gives you enough clearance for the speakers, without letting them just hang there unsecured. Basically drive the screws until they squish the foam a bit and they'll be rock solid. Mine have been like this for several years and they have held up great. The stuff also decouples the metal of the speaker frame from the metal of the door, so even less chance of rattling or other unwanted noise. 3/8" thicc works well, as does 1/4". I'm sure 1/2" would too, but it may be a tad thicc, so probably avoid it if possible. Hope this helps!
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2003 Buick Regal GS Joseph Abboud edition - as close to a Grand National as I'll probably get, traded in 2/2019
1996 Lincoln Town Car Signature - 1st car ever bought, dubbed "The Emancipator" by friends, rear ended and totalled in 5/2016
2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL - passed to me by the folks, handed down to younger brother in 2/2015

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#4107408 - 05/03/21 09:32 PM Re: 2003+ front door speaker mounting [Re: 2008interceptor]
2008interceptor Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 09/02/02
Posts: 3214
Loc: Pennsylvania
Very nice thank you I'll have to do that next time I get a chance. Did you use it between the speaker and the plastic mounting ring, or the ring and the door? I also found the plastic piece that the screw facing the latch on the door goes into. Looks like it was there and on the screw but not broken where it had clipped to the door. A piece of it caught so it didn't just spin when I unscrewed it. No biggie I'll try to glue it somehow. I'm just happy it gives me something to work with.


Edited by 2008interceptor (05/03/21 09:40 PM)
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#4107646 - 05/05/21 01:21 PM Re: 2003+ front door speaker mounting [Re: 2008interceptor]
Danger2manifold Offline
Member

Registered: 02/23/19
Posts: 183
Loc: Hard Hittin' New Britain, CT
Ah, with my 99 the plastic spacer that was used for the factory speakers was integrated into the speaker assembly itself, so I didn't have a spacer to use. I used the gasket between the door and speaker, but it could also definitely be used between the speaker and spacer. Whatever you need to do to get the required clearance with the screws
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Current Panther:
1999 Crown Victoria LX - 69,420 miles (nice) as of 1/27/21, Toreador red, 18x8 Anthracite Torq Thrust M's, AEM Dryflow panel filter, custom 2.25" dual exhaust with H-pipe, Magnaflow XL mufflers, Jones 22" long 4" slash cut tips, Kenwood KMM-BT225U head unit, PPI A600/4 4-channel amplifier, PPI i650.1 monoblock amplifier, Pioneer 6x8 2-way speakers, two 12" JBL subs in sealed enclosures, 2/2019 to present

Past Rides:
2003 Buick Regal GS Joseph Abboud edition - as close to a Grand National as I'll probably get, traded in 2/2019
1996 Lincoln Town Car Signature - 1st car ever bought, dubbed "The Emancipator" by friends, rear ended and totalled in 5/2016
2002 Buick Rendezvous CXL - passed to me by the folks, handed down to younger brother in 2/2015

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