6x9s in front door - Chevy Impala SS Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-12-2015, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: new iberia,LA
Posts: 179
 
Send a message via AIM to GrapeApe
6x9s in front door

so I was thinking of replacing the old 6.5s..one of them is rattling,
so was thinking about and if 6x9s will fit in the front door?

GRAPEAPE 96 DCM
GrapeApe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-12-2015, 12:27 PM
Senior Member
 
GSBULLDOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Memphis Tn
Posts: 345
 
There were some on here long ago that claimed that the 6x9 would fit but no real proof of it .
GSBULLDOG is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-16-2015, 07:43 AM
Senior Member
 
fuzzcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: ky
Posts: 3,421
 
It would have to be a shallow 6x9. Theres deffinately enough room

Project 1994 9C1 Caprice with LT1 - THAT LOOKS LIKE BK HAS WIPED HIS @$$ WITH!
fuzzcar is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-30-2015, 06:30 AM
Senior Member
 
ejschultz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Schererville, IN
Posts: 1,141
 
Garage
Why would you sacrifice the sound quality of a round speaker for the mediocre sound quality of a 6x9?

-94 Caprice Classic LS - system, Gary's wires, 200 amp alt, tint, first base/home plate delete, clear corners w/green parking lights, LTZ hood emblem, SS springs
-97 Grand Cherokee TSi - 4" IRO lift, OEM skids/hooks/hitch, sliders, 31s, rear locker, system, tint, cloth, clear corners, Magnaflow stuff
Refs: DesertDawg, 214Texas, QUICKSSILVER, SSon22s, MadMav, gary burton
ejschultz is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-06-2015, 06:39 PM
Senior Member
 
CapriceCarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 435
 
Garage
I'm still using (what I assume are) the stock speakers, and just upgraded to an aftermarket head unit. The sound is nice and crisp until I raise it up so loud that the base begins to interfere and distorts the rest of the sound out a little bit.

I don't know too much about speakers, but if I replaced them- would I be able to get a little more base with clearer sounds at higher volumes? I don't want to run amps and subs. Just get a little kick with the audio quality not taking a hit.
CapriceCarl is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-06-2015, 09:55 PM
Senior Member
 
KW Baraka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: South Central Texas....By Way of the South Side of Chicago!!!!!
Posts: 20,275
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CapriceCarl View Post
I'm still using (what I assume are) the stock speakers.........if I replaced them- would I be able to get a little more base with clearer sounds at higher volumes? I don't want to run amps and subs. Just get a little kick with the audio quality not taking a hit.
I installed a set of Kicker KS600 (6" round) speakers in my '96 Impala....they cost about $60-$70 for a pair. Great sound!

When my '95 comes back from the shop, it's gonna get a matching set !

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=kicker+ks600

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3cxuRTkhh4

KW

1996 BBB SS, 398ci Solid Roller LT4, TorqHead 24x Conversion


1995 DCM SS, LS3, Texas Speed 260cc PRC heads, Lingenfelter GT1-1 cam, V-max 90mm TB, Headman 1 7/8 LT Headers, 2 1/2" cat-back, 3200 Circle-D TC, 3.73 gears -- 493HP/434TQ @ the wheels (Daily Driver)


2014 Chevy SS; Low Lash Solid Roller 429ci LS3 -- 548HP/464TQ @ the wheels....


Last edited by KW Baraka; 10-06-2015 at 10:09 PM.
KW Baraka is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2015, 06:23 AM
Senior Member
 
4DoorSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Beautiful Chester County, PA
Posts: 7,957
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CapriceCarl View Post
I'm still using (what I assume are) the stock speakers, and just upgraded to an aftermarket head unit. The sound is nice and crisp until I raise it up so loud that the base begins to interfere and distorts the rest of the sound out a little bit.

I don't know too much about speakers, but if I replaced them- would I be able to get a little more base with clearer sounds at higher volumes? I don't want to run amps and subs. Just get a little kick with the audio quality not taking a hit.
You could just go with some 4x6 (stock size) plate type aftermarket speakers that will bolt right in. They will sound much better than stock but this size doesn't handle many watts compared to some of the other sizes out there. I had a pair in the car for a while (can't remember the brand) that I got from Crutchfield and later sold to another member and running a head unit with 50w per channel.

Once you upgrade the head unit with more watts and push them, they just don't sound as good compared to the rears. A lot of us have increased the size and power handling with a set of round 6.5" speakers that will fit and by design can handle more wattage and sound a little better. This could be a good option for you with a stock or upgraded head unit.

https://www.impalassforum.com/vBullet....php?t=1264137

================================================== =============


'95 Caprice SS conversion - Bonny Buckets - 96 Column, Shifter and Console - 3.73 Gear and Herter tune - Z/28 Cluster - Blazer OH Console - Green/Pink bushings - Chromed Impala Wheels - Eibach Springs and Bilstein Shocks - Corvette Engine Dress - the list goes on and still more to do...it never ends.
4DoorSS is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2015, 11:27 AM
Senior Member
 
CapriceCarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 435
 
Garage
Right on. Thanks guys, I greatly appreciate it. I'll look into upgrading all fours.

The wagon rears are 6x9 correct? Will that KS600 fit in the doors? They sounded pretty awesome in that video, although I'm not sure how long his will last, lol.

I just want to listen to so Old School rock and roll

Last edited by CapriceCarl; 10-07-2015 at 11:35 AM.
CapriceCarl is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-07-2015, 12:46 PM
Senior Member
 
KW Baraka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: South Central Texas....By Way of the South Side of Chicago!!!!!
Posts: 20,275
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CapriceCarl View Post
.....Will that KS600 fit in the doors?.....
That's where I put mine. Direct replacement for the front stock speakers.

KW

1996 BBB SS, 398ci Solid Roller LT4, TorqHead 24x Conversion


1995 DCM SS, LS3, Texas Speed 260cc PRC heads, Lingenfelter GT1-1 cam, V-max 90mm TB, Headman 1 7/8 LT Headers, 2 1/2" cat-back, 3200 Circle-D TC, 3.73 gears -- 493HP/434TQ @ the wheels (Daily Driver)


2014 Chevy SS; Low Lash Solid Roller 429ci LS3 -- 548HP/464TQ @ the wheels....

KW Baraka is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Impala SS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome