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I want to upgrade all the speakers in my civic, I need advise on what size speakers I need and any particular modifications or adapters I may need. also any speaker recommendations
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For starters, most questions should be answered in the following how to's found here: Civinfo Wiki - DIY - In Car Entertainment

Front and rear speakers are 16.5cm (or 6.5") Diameter Components, the fronts having the addition of two tweeters (6cm??).

Edit: You will require Astra speaker adaptors for the Components (cheap enough)

Depending on what your budget is depends what sort of speakers you will be wanting to look at. But I'd advise against buying any 'cheap' speakers (say sub £50 a pair) as they will most likely not provide much (if any) increase in sound quality.

Cheers matey

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I've been wondering this for a while but cant seem to find anything.
Think I might end up going to my local car audio shop and see if they can sort me out a package and fit it for me
 

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I would also like to know the answer to this question please
They'll fit but you probably need to drill pilot holes into the door and use self taps to secure. My advice would be to scrap those awful plastic rings and use MDF spacer rings (cheap on ebay) as they provide much better sound deadening when combined with dynamat round the metal.
 

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They'll fit but you probably need to drill pilot holes into the door and use self taps to secure. My advice would be to scrap those awful plastic rings and use MDF spacer rings (cheap on ebay) as they provide much better sound deadening when combined with dynamat round the metal.
What size would I need to get for the MDF spacer rings if I need what? Would I go by the diameter of the speakers?

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If you read in the comments they said 750quid for it all an fitting. Might be cheaper now. Ill let you know when they email me back
 

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Yes 16.5cm or 6.5"
 
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What size would I need to get for the MDF spacer rings if I need what? Would I go by the diameter of the speakers?

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Yes 16.5cm or 6.5"
dablink, what TK said ;)

All sizes on ebay just go for the one designed to fit the diameter speaker you'll be using :)
 
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Thanks for your replies guys.Final 2 questions:

1. With the MDF spacer rings, do I still have to drill holes to fix them to the door?(I can't see any holes around the spacer rings itself)

2. Also in regards to thickness of the spacer rings should I go for 12mm or 9mm?

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Yep you'll have to make your own holes in the MDF ring, i used 12mm ones.
 
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Thanks for your replies guys.Final 2 questions:

1. With the MDF spacer rings, do I still have to drill holes to fix them to the door?(I can't see any holes around the spacer rings itself)

2. Also in regards to thickness of the spacer rings should I go for 12mm or 9mm?

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1) Yes, CSK head self tapping screws should do nicely. Smear the where the screws come out the other side of the door with sealant to prevent rust.

2) Depends how deep your drivers are. Measure the units when you get them and take it from there. I had to use 18mm MDF for my components.
 

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Or you could save yourself an absolute shed load of money, buy all the speakers yourself and fit them in your spare time.

Or failing that source all your audio equipment cheap as you can find it and if your not far i can fit it for a more reasonable price ;)
 

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Or you could save yourself an absolute shed load of money, buy all the speakers yourself and fit them in your spare time.
That's my plan. Ordered the speakers online, would get the spacers or rings cheaply. I just need to get a drill to make a hole in the door. :cool:
 
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