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FireBird
09-25-2002, 08:37 PM
I have a 2001 GAGT and I'm really thinking about some 5.25's or hopefully 6.5's in the doors. Does anybody have info on doing this? Or a certain speaker that seems to fit well with an spacer and no cutting? Thanks!!


Oh ya.. I'm looking at some Infinity KAPPA52.5I or Infinity KAPPA 62.5I

grass
09-25-2002, 09:29 PM
i have infinity reference (the white ones) i think you want the gray ones, well i love mine, crisp clear and precise, no cutting simple 3/4" mdf wood ring made for spacer, 4 holes drilled into door but no cutting, i'd go for it, should be bout $140-$150 for the speaker

i dont think you need the 3 way since we have a seperate tweeter but if u want it you can do it, good luck, if u have any questions just ask

GrandAmSC/T
09-25-2002, 10:52 PM
5.25 can easily fit in the door with a metra adapter. 6.5's are a little tricky, require some cutting and can become troublesome if the magnets are large.

Those infinitys are good speakers for the buy. can't go wrong with those.

gtaholic
09-26-2002, 04:38 AM
I agree. Go 5.25's for easier installation and still retain great sound. Don't get the Metra Adapters either. Spend $6 and make them out of MDF.

grass
09-26-2002, 08:52 AM
if you go to a lumber yard and just go to the loading area, ask the guys there if there is any 7" square scrap of mdf laying around, they'll more then likely give it to you for free

note: for my 6.5's i didnt have to cut anything

FireBird
09-26-2002, 09:30 AM
Shouldn't be any problems using the stock monsoon head unit with these speakers right?? I know on the 6x9's they use some DVC's and odd ohm ratings with the monsoon amp. Does anybody know the max depth of the doors for speaker mounting?

Here is the spec page on the speakers I'm looking at...

Specs (http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-nulzl7t3Hs3/ProdView.asp?a=0&s=0&g=52000&id=features_and_specs&i=108625I)

The top-mount-depth is what I'm worried about, and the magnet size.

Thanks Again...

kcitsGT
09-26-2002, 01:41 PM
Not sure as to the ohm rating on the monsoon, as I have a 2000 GAGT. No monsoon.

I can say you should have no problems with those with their 2 1/8" mounting depth. I just installed a set of Crystal CSc 60s components with a 2 3/4" depth. They were a pain in the a**, but they fit. I don't have many pics, but you can find them here => my GAGT (http://www.sounddomain.com/id/kcitsgt) <=. Those Infinities should sound good, I really like the CMMD cones. :)

GreenGT3
09-27-2002, 10:11 AM
I have kenwood excelon 6.5 components and they are sweet! :thumbs: I had them custom installed at a local stereo shop because I didn't want to mess with making the brackets and I wanted them angled like the stockers. I have a few pics if you are curious how it looked. here you go.

http://images.cardomain.com/installs/121000-121999/121466_37.jpg
http://images.cardomain.com/installs/121000-121999/121466_38.jpg
http://images.cardomain.com/installs/121000-121999/121466_39.jpg

FireBird
09-30-2002, 09:01 PM
Just noticed this after looking for the RMS output of the monsoon system.

http://www.monsoonpower.com/grandam.htm

0.6 inch, 6 ohm Tweeter.
4 x 6 inch, 2 ohm Woofer.
6 x 9 inch dual input coaxial assembly, 2 ohm Subwoofer, 4 ohm Tweeter.
8 channel amplifier with custom equalization and active crossovers

I have seen this before, but I didn't realize the ohm ratings.. hmm 2 ohm 4x6.

I have heard the Monsoon puts out about 20 Watts RMS per channel...

I was checking because I just bought a pair of Infinity Kappa 62.5i speakers and the Metra 82-3300 Adapter for around $115.
I hoping this is enough power for these speakers.. what do you guys think?? Thanks...

grass
10-01-2002, 08:27 AM
it'll power it, an amp would make it sound so much better though, mine still arent amped but i'm running an aftermarket HU

SHawk670
10-01-2002, 03:53 PM
Any one listen to thoese Pioneer REV speakers? Any one like them? I'm using Boston rear and Kicker Impluse fronts, I like to install the 5.25 componets in the front where can you adaptor for the 5.25's? Thanks.

Green99GT
10-01-2002, 09:13 PM
Like the other guys said, 5.25's will be easier. I got 6.6 Kevlar focals in mine. That was a all day project. Still need o be redone though. I pulled the stock grills out to check to see how close the speaker was. i also made about 3"block of stirofome around the speaker so the door panle didnt hit the speaker. that was my best move, just have to use some force. let me know if you have any questions