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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hey i was just curious why crutchfield would say that some 4x6 speakers fit my truck, and others won't. It's an 05 silverado, regular cab, I have alpine head unit, and alpines in the doors, and well i like alpine i guess, so i wanted their 4x6's in the rear pillar. Crutchfield says they will not fit, but every other friggin 4x6 will, any ideas why? I don't want to hack up my truck so i will get something else if i have too, but i've had great experiences with alpine, and wanted to keep going that route.


Also the mounting depths for some of the ones that fit, are actually deeper than the alpines, eliminating what i initially thought would be the reason.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 10:36 AM
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The only other thing besides depth that I can think of is the mounting plate. Did it just say that its not a "direct fit"? That could mean a number of things. I'd remove the current speaker and compare the dimensions. check this site out, they may have more answers for ya
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Maybe Crutchfield's info in not entirely accurate. You wouldn't believe how many times someone has told me....
"there is no way you are going to fit that thing in there..."

It is possible that the Alpine's don't fit due to the size of the magnet...not necessarily just from being too deep, but maybe their diameter. You can always send them back for a different model if you find that you can't make them work for you.

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Crutchfield says the exact same thing about my tundra. every speaker out there doesnt fit according to them, but yet everyone is putting different speakers in them. just times you just need to make some adjustments, and its usually related to depth in doors due tot he window tracks and mechanicals.

Sometimes just making a spacer so the speaker sits out a 1/4 will do the trick to get the magnet to clear.

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my guess would be that the size of the magnet is too large for the space,
i have a 99 silverado, reg cab...
just slap some nice components in the doors and a box behind the passenger seat...
mount an amp to power it somewhere
itll sound pretty nice
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Crutchfield says they will not fit...
When CF says "no modification needed" they mean it. Which is probably why... That is why I love them. But it could also be a typo. Call them and ask, I've had great experience with that company...

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys i'll try calling them and see if they have any insight, and if they don't i'll just get them, they can't be that far off right
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Some of their coding in the catalog is confussing as hell, your right to call but talk to an installer not a tech.

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It could be an issue of tweeter protrusion on the front of the speaker causing clearance problems. I have seen that before. The tweeter sits up high enough that it won't fit behind the factory trim.
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Crutchfield used to list speakers as direct fit, easy fit (some altering) and custom (ie component types adn odd sizes). But they seemed to dumb everything down ever since they started selling teh ricer accessory garbage.

I have Rockford Fosgates compnents in my truck. Had to drill a 1" hole in both door panels and teh rear sail panel for the tweeters. mid wooffers fit my stock holes.
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