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Changing out all my audio small steps at a time

I just purchased a Kenwood Excelon DPX793BH and some Polk DB+ speakers for each location. I searched disassembly of the dash and head unit and it looked pretty straight forward, I am curious if there is anything I should look out for. Thanks
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Good choice on the Polks. I went with the MM series for mine , but i wish i had installed the 6x9 in the front instead of the 6.5". There is a lack of mid bass in the 6.5' , in my opinion , for that large of a door.


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Good choice on the Polks. I went with the MM series for mine , but i wish i had installed the 6x9 in the front instead of the 6.5". There is a lack of mid bass in the 6.5' , in my opinion , for that large of a door.
I saw a ton of info and crutchfield suggesting there is not a 6x9 that will work other than a Focal custom, but I took the chance anyway and picked up the Polk DB+ 692. Found a bracket on amazon that hopefully helps with fitment. We will see.
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I saw a ton of info and crutchfield suggesting there is not a 6x9 that will work other than a Focal custom, but I took the chance anyway and picked up the Polk DB+ 692. Found a bracket on amazon that hopefully helps with fitment. We will see.
Sweet. I think the Metra 6x9 spacer will work. Show some pics, i may swap mine out !


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Sweet. I think the Metra 6x9 spacer will work. Show some pics, i may swap mine out !
Will do. I went with the DB+ because it is supposed to be a shorter speaker so that they are more plug and play than most. Back when I was a dumb teenager, I had MOMO components in my Eclipse front and back. You aren't kidding about no mid bass. They were bright though. Holy cow they could hurt your ears with the highs.
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6.5's are in. Disassembly was a breeze. I did trim the ring on the inside door panel that went around the stock speaker because it was too close to the foam on the woofer. I didn't see any marks, but after I cut it out there was a little flex back in the door panel plastic mesh where there wasn't before.

When I work on the 6x9's I will take some pics. I am waiting for some spacers from Amazon. Crutchfield sent me some along with some conversion mounts for the 6.5's. I am assuming because they think I won't get the 6x9's to fit. I want to compare the Amazon to Crutchfield ones before I install.
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6x9's were a fail. I thought it would work, but it looks like only Focal and maybe a couple others might work. All seemed to be out of my price range. I just went with 6.5's and adapters up front. I did change the 3.5's to Polk DB 3.5's with a small amount of modifying the stock mount. Just like the guy did who posted the vid about kickers in the dash.
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6x9's were a fail. I thought it would work, but it looks like only Focal and maybe a couple others might work. All seemed to be out of my price range. I just went with 6.5's and adapters up front. I did change the 3.5's to Polk DB 3.5's with a small amount of modifying the stock mount. Just like the guy did who posted the vid about kickers in the dash.
Dang, what was the issue with the 6x9?


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Dang, what was the issue with the 6x9?
Magnet hit the window guide rail. Also, looked like it would have been too deep also and hit the window when it was rolled down. I thought that the DB+ were supposed to be smaller and would have fit. Oh well.
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You can make 6x9s fit depending on the depth of the speaker. I installed some JBLs by making my own spacers and also trimming the inside of the door panel. Spacers were made from a couple of plastic cutting boards my wife sacrificed and a Rotozip.


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You can make 6x9s fit depending on the depth of the speaker. I installed some JBLs by making my own spacers and also trimming the inside of the door panel. Spacers were made from a couple of plastic cutting boards my wife sacrificed and a Rotozip.
I eliminated the spacer that is on the back of the door panel by trimming it flush to the "plastic mesh". It still didn't fit, and I didn't want to mess with it anymore.
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You can make 6x9s fit depending on the depth of the speaker. I installed some JBLs by making my own spacers and also trimming the inside of the door panel. Spacers were made from a couple of plastic cutting boards my wife sacrificed and a Rotozip.
I installed 6.5, but I agree with @Azblue you can make spacers that would have worked.
I used 3/4 MDF board and painted them for weather protection, but I like the idea of plastic cutting boards.
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For the rear I literally ripped out the OEM speaker from the mounting bracket and used that bracket for my Focals..


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