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How do I add door speakers without factory door fitment

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Hi All,

I seek your help. I write with a 97 986 Boxster, that had the standard, low end stereo system. (4 inch paper speakers, no tweeter, no amp.... thats it!)

Unsatisfied with the sound, I've gone ahead and done the following.

Changed the HU to a nice Nakamichi deck

Installed a 3 channel Audison amp

Bought a Rainbow, 3-way component speakers. (1 inch tweet, 4 inch mid, and 6.5inch woofer)

So I've gone ahead and installed everything but the 6.5 woofer.

The reason being, my car was never designed for door speakers, and reading some old posts here, there is concern over clearance for windows.

So, can I ask, how difficult is it to add door speakers to a door not designed for them (i.e, they are completely flat)

I've got a set of door speakers from eBay and am hoping to use those also.

Having done some reading, I've downloaded Andy Morris' pdf file. Great info, so I also have the baffle design to fit 6.5inch speakers. I just need to know what mods I need to do to the door trim.

One last thing, I'm actually located in Melbourne, Australia. Parts, such as replacing doors aren't really a cheap option here, so much prefer to fabricate something. Better yet, employ the services of a professional locally to do it for me! ;)

Appreciate, and advice people can offer.



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I just had an idea.

What if I put the 6.5inch speakers in the rear shelf compartment, like the "Upgrade Rear Shelf speaker kit"

But instead point it upwards and drill/dremel a hole in the top?

Would that sound better, or worse than in the door? What would happen if the roof is down, will it cover the noise?

Hmmm, so many ideas..... Now where to find one of those rear shelf compartments?

Anybody got one for sale?

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I fitted a set of 3way rainbow speakers (365 SLCs) connected to a 2channel Genesis amp to my '00 S which only came with the basic audio pack.

PM me if you've got any questions (although I must confess that I'm not ICE genius and probably wouldn't go through the process as it took me months to complete as I didn't have a garage to work in - the car was parked on the street so taking the doors apart got many strange looks from onlookers in London!)

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