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Username Post: Cut out rear speakers '94 ?        (Topic#358042)
highway star 
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09-13-19 08:05 PM - Post#2775489    

Replacing the rear speakers. I'm afraid if I go to take the panels out most of the clips will break. I bought speaker grilles to cut out a hole & install the covers, but then I don't want to deface the originality of the truck '94 ext. cab. I also have panel removing tools. Advise? Thanks, Robert.



Edited by highway star on 09-13-19 08:05 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
canstacker44 
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09-14-19 01:26 PM - Post#2775512    
    In response to highway star

You will need to remove the seat belts(torex bit), some screws on the side panels and floor channels, the hanger hooks, the back trim, storage box and dome lights and upper trim. Go slow, start at the bottom and work each trim piece out. A helper is great. Yes you will break some tabs, have some plastic epoxy handy and watch how the parts go together. Now is a good time to clean, shop vac and some rags. You might consider changing your door strikes(cheap and easy) while you have it apart if they are worn. Speakers, get the right wire adapter if using after market. Look it up on Metra-Speaker Connectors for GMC Vehicles.
Just did mine, 90 K2500 standard cab. Put 4 of these in: Infinity REF-6422cfx 135W Reference Series Coaxial Car Speaker with Edge-Driven, Textile Tweeters, 4x6 Sounds great. Good luck, I broke almost half the tabs but was able to put it back together with only minor issues. Most have a metal clip that they slide onto. Some silicone spray can help.
My truck had a number of names/dates stamped on the backs of the trim pieces. Built on 7/3/1990.

1990 k2500 Silverado 5.7, Long bed, 34 gal gas tank, Stick(with the creeper gear ),4x4, 410 rear, oil cooler and 8 lug wheels Made in USA


Edited by canstacker44 on 09-14-19 01:36 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
highway star 
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09-15-19 04:54 AM - Post#2775547    
    In response to canstacker44

Thanks for the Metra speaker connector suggestion. I ordered a couple of pair.



 
canstacker44 
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09-15-19 09:45 AM - Post#2775566    
    In response to highway star

On my truck the front and back were the same. I had read somewhere that on some ext cab trucks the front speaker wire connectors were different from the rear. I had to look up the right ones on metra because the ones shown for my truck on the river(Azon) didn't look like mine and the ones I did order they said didn't fit but metra said did. Go figure.

1990 k2500 Silverado 5.7, Long bed, 34 gal gas tank, Stick(with the creeper gear ),4x4, 410 rear, oil cooler and 8 lug wheels Made in USA


 
someotherguy 
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09-15-19 09:45 PM - Post#2775618    
    In response to canstacker44

I had detailed trim disassembly for extended cabs in our Audio section, linked in our FAQ, but I guess that section got retired? I'll try to dig the post up if it's available.

Richard

06 Silverado ISS / 06 Silverado SS / 06 300C SRT8


 
highway star 
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09-28-19 07:35 PM - Post#2776651    
    In response to someotherguy

I cut the rear speakers out and installed a grille over them. I didn't want to tear all the clips off on the panels. Glad I did because I'm not digging the speakers I put in, so it's an easy change. Installed 4 Kenwood 4675C 2 ways, they sound tingy/trebley even with the equalizer adjustments. Have the stock sound system (cassette/equal.) Any suggestions on good sounding 4x6's is much appreciated.



 
canstacker44 
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10-04-19 02:04 AM - Post#2777043    
    In response to highway star

More likely it's your stock head unit. The stock speakers are 10 ohm I think, while your Kenwoods are 4 ohm. That and the age of the head unit makes the Kenwoods sound bad with the head unit struggling to provide power. My Infinity speakers sounded the same with the stock unit. New head unit with 50 watts per channel and they sound fantastic. Added a 90$ sub under the seat and good to go.
You could add a amp, but you would need an adapter spliced into the factory wiring and it still would be limited by the old heads sound quality. Cheaper just to get a new head unit.
I looked up your Kenwood speakers and they only go down to 50Hz, so not a bass speaker. For them to sound really good, you will need a sub. Speakers in this size, even with a lot of power, are limited on bass.

1990 k2500 Silverado 5.7, Long bed, 34 gal gas tank, Stick(with the creeper gear ),4x4, 410 rear, oil cooler and 8 lug wheels Made in USA


Edited by canstacker44 on 10-04-19 02:26 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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