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Old 12-09-2010, 03:05 PM   #1
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Infinity Reference 6030cs install in Coupe rear deck

The back speakers blew out in my coupe. All the foam broke away. Here's what I had to do to fit in a set of Infinity References 6030cs. Picked these up from Amazon for $100. They are 2 ohm components. I'm not using the tweets or crossovers currently.

The adapters provided with the speakers work, however they cause the speaker to sit up too high, about 1/2 an inch. The problem with this is that you cannot fit the OEM grill covers back into the rear deck. I wanted to maintain an OEM appearance, so I had to get a little more creative.

Once you get the stock speakers out you need to tear them apart for the rings. Borrowed this idea from another member on here, thanks! Trim all the edges off leaving a mostly flat ring except for the mounting tabs.





The raised tabs just fit around the speaker, it's very tight. May require an extra hand.





You also should cut away one mounting tab on the speaker it's self. Cut away the tab that will be closest to the rear windshield. This is because the clearance is very tight between the speaker and the back deck.



Once you get the idea of how they fit, make your marks and drill holes so you can screw the Infinities into the rings to hold them secure.

Final product, screwed in and ready to go back into the car.



I used the screws supplied with the speakers. You want to use the shortest ones possible because the speaker basket that the rings fit into goes into the grove your screwing into. Too long a screw and the rings won't go all the way down into the baskets making the speaker sit too high.

Also, on the OEM grills, I had to modify them for extra clearance. I removed what was left of the deteriorating foam from the grill. There's two layers to the grills, there the metal mesh that is on top, the cosmetic part. Then there is a cris-crossing plastic portion below it on the underside I guess for structure. In between these two layers is the rotting foam. I cut away most of the plastic cris-cross from the grills. This give about an extra 1/4 inch of movement for the speaker under load which makes up for speaker sitting just a touch higher in the back deck.

Once I McGuiver'd all this and reinstalled everything fitment is perfect, sound is nice, and it all still looks OEM.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:38 PM   #2
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Well done, that's exactly what I did with mine also, using the same Infinity speakers.
I'm going to go a different route now though and take the rear deck out to mount a 150mm PVC pipe and end cap to the metal under the deck and then attach the speakers to the top of the pipe/end cap which should eliminate any possible rattles and create a baffle for the speaker.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:18 PM   #3
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i was thinking about getting these speakers for my front doors. How do they sound? I also noticed that they were only 100 on amazon as well. did you also replace the fronts as well?

If anyone has installed these in the fronts, how do they fit.

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Old 12-13-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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i was thinking about getting these speakers for my front doors. How do they sound? I also noticed that they were only 100 on amazon as well. did you also replace the fronts as well?

If anyone has installed these in the fronts, how do they fit.

TIA
I have them installed in the front as well, they sound good and the supplied mounting adaptors also fit the factory mounting points, you just cut off the tabs that you don't need.
You'll have to get longer bolts to screw them in as the factory screws will be too short, other than that they fit in there no problem.
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I'm only running these in the rear, so for advice on the fronts... ^^^go with what he said.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:30 PM   #6
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what came with the kit?
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