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    Quote Originally Posted by Lwanmtr View Post
    Where's the best place to order those standoffs? Im in the process of removing my front speakers and really dont wanna have to fiddle with getting them back in...hehe.

    I got mine from unicorpinc.com. I bought 10mm tall and 4mm thread I believe. I can't remember where I bought the washers with the rubber backing though. I think it was lowes or home depor

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    Thanks Ill check there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lwanmtr View Post
    Where's the best place to order those standoffs? Im in the process of removing my front speakers and really dont wanna have to fiddle with getting them back in...hehe.
    I think I ordered mine via eBay from China. You might find via eBay and a US shipper at a bit higher cost
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    By the way, to the genius who posted this idea initially - thank you so much. I have no idea how much time and frustration this saved, but it was awesome.

    I bought mine on Amazon, (like 99% of the things I buy in life). $7!
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    These are shorter than recommended, so I doubled them up.

    Also, interesting tip: put two together, with a washer in between. Now glue the washer to the female side only, then let it sit overnight. Then when you take it apart, you've got a washer perfectly glued to the top of the standoff.

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    Good idea on gluing a washer on them. Gonna be a while before I can get new speakers to replace mine.

    Removing the old ones wasnt much of a problem..cept one of the nuts on the passenger side one wouldnt come off..had to wiggle n twist the speaker to get it loose.
    Driver side came right out easy peasy.

    Biggest suggestion I can give...remove your seats...Id have still been trying to squeeze under the steering wheel if mine werent already out.
    Last edited by Lwanmtr; 04-22-2017 at 01:55 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickjames8 View Post
    By the way, to the genius who posted this idea initially - thank you so much. I have no idea how much time and frustration this saved, but it was awesome.
    Thanks! I'm not sure about the genius part tho . I'm glad to hear that others are benefiting.

    At the factory, this was probably a piece of cake with the dash upside down on a bench. Different story when you are on your back.

    And to whoever first came up with the washer glueing. Good idea! It is amazing how fast the speaker magnet will suck parts to it. The brass stand-off is immune but not the washers... unless you are using SS washers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkemp View Post
    Thanks! I'm not sure about the genius part tho .
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