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I figure I'd post this because I'm in a bind now. I had some speakers laying around so I figure I'd toss them all in the Fusion. One is 5.25 components with a 5x7 bracket, and the others are 2 pairs of 5x7s. Plan is to run the fronts and rear deck off the amp and rear doors off the HU. Problem- The rear is 6x9.
So speaker sizes are-

Front/Rear door- 5x7
Rear deck- 6x9

For years Ford has used 5x7s so people will automatically think this one uses them too. If you're ordering/buying speakers keep that in mind.

If anybody has the audiophile system can you post a pic of the rear deck? I want to see if it's got a grill back there.

.....I'm off to fab a bracket.
 

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I've seen an audiophile and there is a grill there that covers the speakers. Infact I was looking at two side by side cars on the lot with just this in mind. On the non audiophile if you look up where the speakers go you can see the foam padding for the deck, and its relatively soft as if its only cloth.

I'm not getting the audiophile since I think they only add two speakers, and keep the same head unit but add like $400 .. I'm thinking $400 would go a long way to having someone professional add better speakers to the car all around (I want to keep the OEM head though). Someone correct me if I'm all wrong here.

So my idea was to either order the OEM speaker grills, or if the installer has something equally nice just use his.
 

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Alright, got most of it installed. There's so much padding that I'm giving up on putting anything back there for the time being. It would absorb any highs coming out of the speakers. I think I'm going to try to find some midbasses or might even leave it empty.
 

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More info-

CD Player bracket- 04+ F-150 will fit.

Wiring harness- 04+ F-150. At least the NON audiophile harness.

Antenna adaptor- 02+ Chrysler
 

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[quote author=Showtime link=topic=38085.msg551696#msg551696 date=1137797725]
There's so much padding that I'm giving up on putting anything back there for the time being. It would absorb any highs coming out of the speakers. I think I'm going to try to find some midbasses or might even leave it empty. [/quote]
What you may want to do is a hidden install. Cutout the openings you need in the rear deck then re-cover using https://selectproducts.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/page27.html and use https://selectproducts.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/page25.html to protect the opening from falling in.
 

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So we can replace the door 5.25" speakers with actual 5x7/6x8's?

If so, Woohoo, time for some nice 4 way's all the way around!
 

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The audiophile rear deck speakers are subwoofers and they are 6x8, not 6x9 (I measured them).

The audiophile has tweeters in the A pillar next to the side mirrors. Not sure if the door speakers are 5.25" two-ways or just component mid-woofers.
 

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Hello, I am new to the forum and I thought I would post some of my knowledge that I have learned. The car can fit 61/2 in the door if you replace the bracket, I would recommend dynamant also.6x9's will work in the rear deck.....but if you are like me i would purchase a new rear deck cover with the speaker grills already cut out.
 

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[quote author=akirby link=topic=38085.msg794142#msg794142 date=1151615947]
The audiophile rear deck speakers are subwoofers and they are 6x8, not 6x9 (I measured them).

The audiophile has tweeters in the A pillar next to the side mirrors.  Not sure if the door speakers are 5.25" two-ways or just component mid-woofers.
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I really don't think I have the Audiophile system and I have the tweeters inside my door by the mirrors. I believe I only have six speakers
 

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I have no idea of what you guys are talking about :lol:

I got a black fusion I-4 S, and I have about 1.5 k to spend in audio and have no idea how...please gimme suggestions
 

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Ditto on Crutchfield. After they give you an idea of what will fit, you might try to find them at a local Best Buy, Circuit City or local shop- just to hear them (I'm talking speakers). I bought my Kenwoods from Crutchfield on blind faith (and largely due to price). They are good speakers for $60 a pair, but if I'd had your budget I would definetly upgrade- possibly to component speakers. Email me if you have any additional questions Oreo.
 

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I've seen so much cheap thing in crutchfield compared to what' ive seen in circuit city/best buy...but I just can't decide which would be better, which sounds better since you can't actually hear em...

also...it says that for the front/rear speakers, 5-1/4" fit....but as i was reading here...supposedly they're different sizes..so im confused...

what's ur aim ming?
 

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Crutchfield also has higher end models from some manfactureres. Example: You cant find higher end alpine at best buy or circuitcity in my area.
 

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I went and put 61/2 inch Infinity components in the front of car.You need an adaptor bracket to make them fit,but the fit fine.I used the crossover to utilize the stock tweeters.I put a Boston acustics 10" sub in a sealed box in passanger side rear trunk .With matching carpet it looks allmost factory.I'm useing two soundstream amps for powering them ,with 60 watts per chanell up front & 30 watts per chan to rear stock speakers (for now)+ 70 watts for the sub.I get most of my speakers on ebay.I paid only about $75.00 for the components ($200+in the stores) If your carefull you can get some great deals :D
 

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[quote author=Oreo link=topic=38085.msg837150#msg837150 date=1153507848]
I've seen so much cheap thing in crutchfield compared to what' ive seen in circuit city/best buy...but I just can't decide which would be better, which sounds better since you can't actually hear em...

also...it says that for the front/rear speakers, 5-1/4" fit....but as i was reading here...supposedly they're different sizes..so im confused...

what's ur aim ming?
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I've looked into this, you can get some Polk Audio, Infinity or Kicker Components for the front and run them off a two channel amp. replace the stock 5x7's with something that has good mid-bass and run them off the deck. throw a sub in the trunk...one or two and run that off of another amp and you can put together a very nice system for around $1000-1200.
 

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WTF?

The speaker size is 6.5..s back and front...
 
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