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    What is the size of the holes for speakers in door T-bird 88?
    And what is the maximum depth of speaker you can use without interfere with anything?

    If possible I dont want to cut in doors, but most likely going to buy 6.5 inch speakers.

    Thanks
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    6.5 inch diameter speakers fit fine. Depth is what you have to worry about.
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    If I remember correct you have Polk 650?
    And you didnt need to cut n doors?
    Polk 650 has a depth of 2 inches, was there much room left? (If you remember)

    Thougt I wold get an answer from you.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sport26 View Post
    If I remember correct you have Polk 650?
    And you didnt need to cut n doors?
    Polk 650 has a depth of 2 inches, was there much room left? (If you remember)

    Thougt I wold get an answer from you.
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    I do have the Polk 650s. No door modifications necessary. The Polk 650s literally bolted right in. They fit fine and there was some room left behind them. At least 1/2 inch or so, if I remember correctly.
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    thunderjet302,
    On an '86 Cougar GS, there are no factory speakers in the doors, right? Just in the dash and in the rear deck? To install speakers in the doors, I'd have to cut holes in my door panels, correct? So did the LS's and T-bird LX's come with 6 speakers (dash, door, rear deck)? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordman3 View Post
    thunderjet302,
    On an '86 Cougar GS, there are no factory speakers in the doors, right? Just in the dash and in the rear deck? To install speakers in the doors, I'd have to cut holes in my door panels, correct? So did the LS's and T-bird LX's come with 6 speakers (dash, door, rear deck)? Thanks.
    If the car was ordered with premium sound then it had 6 speakers. Two in the dash, two in the doors, two in the rear deck. The door itself has holes for the speakers. You would have to cut the door panels for speaker holes if your car did not have door speakers from the factory.
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    Every car I've had "without door speakers" actually had them in there, just either not hooked up or no wiring run to them.

    The regular door panels have holes for sound to pass through even if there doesn't appear to be any grill.

    My $.02, pop the door panel off and throw them in. Worst case, you will be running wires up to the dash speakers.
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    My car is an '85 GS ... when you remove the interior panels, the door will have holes to accept speakers and the wiring should be there.

    You can use something like this: https://www.hifisoundconnection.com/...yABEgJcVPD_BwE

    These will go from the speakers to the factory wiring harness clip in the door. In all the car's I've taken apart, I don't think I've come across one that didn't have the wiring there ... but I'm sure they probably exist ... maybe a car without power windows, locks, etc. wouldn't have the wiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haystack View Post
    Every car I've had "without door speakers" actually had them in there, just either not hooked up or no wiring run to them.

    The regular door panels have holes for sound to pass through even if there doesn't appear to be any grill.

    My $.02, pop the door panel off and throw them in. Worst case, you will be running wires up to the dash speakers.
    So it's been the opposite for me. The non-premium sound cars I've owned had no speakers, but had the wiring.
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