07-20-2011 07:38 PM
I want to put in some after market componants - stock there are 6.5 comps in the rear, and 6.5 comps in the front with a 4" mid. I've heard installation is a pain in the doors of the r32 because of depth. I want to do all Focal - 3-way in the front,
( Focal 6.5" Polyglass VR 3-Way Component Car Speakers, and then the same 2-way comps in the rear. I just want to know if the speakers can fit, or if you could point me in the right direction of a better option I'm all ears. I just dont want to have my car hacked up.
Thanks for the help.
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07-21-2011 09:53 AM
Hmmm....I am afraid I might not be of much help on this one. I don't have any personal experience with the Focals at all and I haven't put speakers in an R32 yet. I looked in our information and it does list a 1" spacer as being required for the front door speakers so I am sure that there is a problem with depth, but I don't know if the Focals are deeper than a "standard" speaker or not. I have definitely heard awesome things about the brand though. I am going to see if I can dig up someone who knows more than I do about either Focals or the R32 (or both) and see if we can get more info.
07-21-2011 10:18 AM
07-21-2011 12:06 PM
The Focal 165Vr3's you poster are slightly oversized speakers (6 3/4 as opposed to a standard 6.5" speaker, but the mounting depth on the midbass seems to be fairly standard, so I believe a 1" spacer would be absolutely fine. The problem is you would have to fabricate a custom spacer as they mounting diameter on a 6 3/4 speaker will be too large to use an off the shelf spacer. If you're wanting to put these speakers in a factory location, I don't really see that happening as the midrange is quite a bit larger than a factory speaker, and you would have to modify your door panel or inner door structure. I have had good luck running Hertz energy 3-way components as their midrange is a very slim design that will fit where most factory midranges reside.
07-21-2011 12:52 PM
07-21-2011 12:59 PM
Thanks for the heads up! I know that the spacers we have can work with 5 1/4 or 6 1/2 but the 6 1/2 just barely fits sometimes. I don't know if you can modify it to make it work. I guess the mid (4"?) would still have issues...I can only assume it is also a depth issue and there isn't room for a spacer.
07-21-2011 01:02 PM
My reply above was a reply to 1141's post, but I guess it applies to yours as well...if you are still going with 3-way, the mid could still have issues.
07-21-2011 01:31 PM
07-26-2011 01:23 AM
Sounds like your factory locations are actually Monsoon factory amplified speakers and may need modification or fabrication within your door panel or even bypassing the factory amplifier. Please call store #101 (Mission Viejo, CA) with further questions between the hours of 10-6 Pacific Time.