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Hole is cut. Original speaker mounting holes are still intact in case I ever decide to sell and they want to go back to stock.
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that trimming is consistent with what the PO did on my car.
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Trying to leave as much structural integrity to the door as possible as only the magnet has to go through the hole. Will have to trim a little more for mounting clips.
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The amount of time spent looking at the non-oem speaker set up (while frowning) < time spent looking out the front window with a smile on your face from the quality of sound surrounding you. Glad you decided to go for it.
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I'm the guy that had $2k worth stereo in a $1500 hatchback when I was in my 20s. I have no issue with what you are doing. I find that the right soundtrack adds to the driving experience.

I like to go for a combination of stock look with improved sound, which typically means a hidden/discrete multi amp set up and a decent mix of tweeters, mid range and woofers in stock (ish) locations.

That being said, the PO had installed 6.5s in the rear panels (also required some trimming on an 86) and I dropped in 6.5 components into his hacked up front door panels. I was pleasantly surprised at the sound quality, even with a Wal-Mart head unit.

I think you will like your set up when you are finished.
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Finally got my spacers and like all aftermarket parts I had to do some modifications to the holes. 2 dollars worth of #8 2-1/2 screws and some small pieces of sealing foam and test fit is complete. No clearance issues. Onward to recovering the door panel.

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Moving forward. With seam in leather glued to panel and hole reinforced ,installed new batting in accordance with seam in new leather. Gonna be nice

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following with interest. I'm an audiophile myself and the 924S is my road trip car, so it does long distances of boring highway driving with only music to keep me entertained. I've always been annoyed at the significant limitations that come with the stock speaker sizes and thinking about doing something like you did as well.
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Ok after covering the door panel in leather I greased the window tracks, all new rubber for window inside and out. A little spray adhesive to resecure the plastic and install the door panel and speaker.
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A few minutes with a steamer or some extremely hot wet towels and wrinkles will go away
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