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Old 05-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Door speaker adapters?

I'm going to replace the front speakers but I am not paying $30 plus shipping from Subthump for 2 wooden rings. Is there an alternative out there?
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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Yes go to home depot buy 4x8 3/4 mdf board and get a skill saw and do it yourself
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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Or come up to me and ill hook u up and ill treat the mdf if you want.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
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I gutted the original speaker and mounted the new to it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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They are a little more involved than just two wooden rings.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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I'm using these, I bought them a few months ago and forget exactly what I paid.

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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Not much more involved
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:41 PM   #8
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I have the subthump front speaker mounts and they are well built and I figure it would take the average person three to four hours if not more (travel, equipment costs, planning, creating) to reproduce them. Do the math; I bet your time is worth more per hour then the cost of those mounts. I am sure you'll need that extra time when you begin installing those speakers.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #9
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Agreed. If someone wants to waste their entire install day making rings, that is perfectly fine. You will find out they aren't as simple as you think they are. Keep in mind that anyone who purchases their speaker kits thru us actually get all the door adapters and door harness for free. We have some really nice speaker options available http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206422

The below image is a photo of our mount. It is actually 3 layers of mdf (two different thicknesses used) all done on a router (not a skillsaw) and hardware is included.




We actually offer 5 different cutout sizes on our adapters. Not one 'hope it fits' universal size in plastic. This lets our users get the best fit for their particular speaker. Our customers simply want a quick and easy method to install their new speakers, not spending all day cutting mdf and reinventing the wheel or cutting up the stock mounts. All these are options but don't knock the service we provide.

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #10
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Yeah you all arr a good company definatly not knocking you at all. Comments were strictly based on individual wanting to see what is out there.reguardless of that all boxes , adapters and wiring can be done with some know how. For convience and for those who don't have tools products pre built like subthumps are what they need. For someone who has done this many times can make the same quality sometimes better than a cookie cutter. Just saying.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #11
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Yeah the universal kits are not the best I lime that subthumb and others make items specifically for the camaros
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:09 PM   #12
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Price from Austin tx to me is not worth the cash heck look at gas prices. But you never k.ow who's doing buisness in what town , city or even state anymore.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:01 PM   #13
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Anyone know if these will work?

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Old 05-09-2012, 11:16 PM   #14
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They are a little more involved than just two wooden rings.
Steve,

I wasn't slamming your product by any means. Hell, I'd prefer to run your stuff but money is tight so I am looking for something on a budget.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:41 AM   #15
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I have all the equipment to make these adapters and I plan on getting them from Subthump, isnt worth my time to make them on my own.

Plus I am in Austin also and shipping isnt that bad.

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Old 05-10-2012, 09:52 AM   #16
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Those don't have enough depth to install a quality speaker.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:55 AM   #17
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Other than the Subthump adapters if you want to do it on the cheap, find the videos on youtube and recycle the current speakers mount.

Those are the only two whats I would to it, myself.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:07 AM   #18
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In my opinion it costs more to reuse the stock mounts by gutting the speakers. If your like me there is no way I'm letting my good speakers go with my car if I would ever trade or sell it. There for I would need to put the stock back in. I'm sure If you were to buy the stock speaker from a dealer it would certainly cost more than Steve's adapters. Just sayin
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #19
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+1. Just makes sense to get steaves mounts.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:17 AM   #20
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I just had a thought. I see several of you guys are in the Austin area. If Kinley is okay with it, we can send a few sets to him and he can be a pseudo distributor so to speak. Just an idea tho.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:23 AM   #21
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I'm using these, I bought them a few months ago and forget exactly what I paid.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...2&postcount=39
+1. I'm using the same ones. I'm very happy with them.

Here is my install write up.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:13 PM   #22
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Hey Nutro, let me check these out for you when I get to work in a couple hours. I can give you the exact mounting depth and height they will allow you for a speaker.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:18 PM   #23
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I just had a thought. I see several of you guys are in the Austin area. If Kinley is okay with it, we can send a few sets to him and he can be a pseudo distributor so to speak. Just an idea tho.
Not a bad idea!
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:06 PM   #24
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+1. I'm using the same ones. I'm very happy with them.

Here is my install write up.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...hlight=adapter
Your thread is where I first saw them. In fact, they weren't even on the website when I bought mine. But because I saw yours I emailed them and they were able to hook me up.
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These brackets will work for the front door for 6.75", 6.5", or 5.25" speakers and will allow you 4.36" of depth in the door for a speaker. They will also allow you 1.94" of mounting height to work with. Hope this helps!
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