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    Whatever you do, I highly recommend: http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?81...ment-made-easy

    It makes putting in the fronts , dare I say, "easy".

    Put short standoff in first. At a min, use an anaerobic thread locker such as Loctite blue. Rings may also be installed as a spacer but you'll still need short standoffs to extend the original studs. To make a ring, glue layers of heavier paper, posterboard or even cereal box int the right size ring. If you have a form (maybe the right size bottle, jar or similar is in the recycling) it will be easier. Then use the long standoffs to install the speaker.

    The trouble with the original design is that most can't get more than one hand into the area making it difficult to hold and install the nut. The speaker magnets don't make it any easier since they draw any tool and/or the nut. With the long standoffs you gain some ability to have both hands or it makes it easier to use one hand.
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    I am looking and for the fronts I am thinking of these...

    Pioneer TS878
    Kenwood KFC-835

    Anyone have experience with these? Do they stick up and hit the dash?

    The rear Im going with

    Pioneer TSA4103
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lwanmtr View Post
    I am looking and for the fronts I am thinking of these...

    Pioneer TS878
    Kenwood KFC-835

    Anyone have experience with these? Do they stick up and hit the dash?

    The rear Im going with

    Pioneer TSA4103
    I just installed that exact set of Pioneer speakers: TS-A878 and TS-A4103. The back ones fit perfectly, the front ones not so much. The center cone on the front does stick up and will not mount without some modification. I didn't want to try to extend the mounting bolts, so I just turned the speakers about 90 and screwed them right into the fiberglass (drilled pilot holes first). Works fine for me.

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    Thanks. I tried to find good pictures of them and they looked flat....Guess I may go with the Kenwood, unless I can find ones that actually are flat...goofy way to mount speakers...lol.
    Rob Depew
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    I recently installed Kicker 3.5"s up front. Love the way they sound, but yes, the center cone sticks up a bit making the install a bit tricky. Photos to illustrate. Mind you, I have grilles over my stock locations so any change to the dash can't be seen.

    20170408_221653.jpg 20170331_230206.jpg

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    I ordered Kenwood KFC-835c's for the front and 415c's for the rear. I've thought about putting grilles over the front locations, but wasnt sure where you find them without speakers..hehe.
    Rob Depew
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