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Ok, so I discovered that I already had holes for 6.5" speakers in the kick panels behind the covers and bought these on eBay for ~$40 brand new:



What speaker wire should I buy for an equally CSOB price online?
Just get a 20 spool of the gauge you want, that should not cost much.

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Old 01-18-2020, 12:25 PM
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any rel. thick speaker wire will be as good as any other

Radio Shack is fine
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any rel. thick speaker wire will be as good as any other

Radio Shack is fine
You still have Radio Shack where you live?
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14 or 16 gauge should be fine. A long wire run (50 ft), high power amp, or low impedance speakers might require 12 gauge.
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14 or 16 gauge should be fine. A long wire run (50 ft), high power amp, or low impedance speakers might require 12 gauge.
Thanks. It's only going to be about 3' on the long side from the head unit to the speaker. I'm going to hit Best Buy tomorrow and see what they have. They still exist around here.
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Thanks. It's only going to be about 3' on the long side from the head unit to the speaker. I'm going to hit Best Buy tomorrow and see what they have. They still exist around here.
Wal Mart, Lowes, or Home Depot will also have what you need.
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Looks like those are 4 ohm speakers so go with the 14 gauge. That has been my go to size over the years.
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Just make sure you make good, solid connections and get the polarity properly squared away. It's never going to sound great, but little things still make a difference.
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I have NOS McIntosh head / amp in my 911 with Focal speakers in the door and a slim 10" sub under the pass toe board. Sounds great and looks amazing. Although the amount of $$ I spent was ridiculous in 2005 - Nothing looks like it and is period correct.
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You still have Radio Shack where you live?
yeh it's north of the Grange Hall...
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Just make sure you make good, solid connections and get the polarity properly squared away. It's never going to sound great, but little things still make a difference.
Thanks. With this in mind, (little things), I'm wondering if I should stuff insulation of some type in the kick panel before installing speakers? The car already has holes for the 6.5" as I mentioned, finally getting around to putting them in but it seems like a big sheet metal cave around them.

Will it help? Thanks again as always.

The holes:
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A piece of DynaMat on the door skin right behind the speaker wouldn't hurt, and you can buy foam cups specifically for car installs. I wouldn't use regular insulation because of the moisture.

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^It should be a closed-cell foam material to prevent moisture absorption.
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^It should be a closed-cell foam material to prevent moisture absorption.
Anything if that cavity gets moisture. Door panels usually have plastic over the inner door body before the panel is set. I would think that applies to kick panels, etc.

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