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Options for Dodge front speakers? #750393
July 08th 2019 9:49 am
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Hi folks, I've been in the process of upgrading my 1993 Dodge b150's sound system and I'm looking for better option for front speaker placement. I'd like to have my front speakers out of the door panels closer to ear level, maybe on the dash.

Right now I have a 700/5 JL amp, giving each speaker in my 4-channel system 75 watts an. I have two 6x9's in the back, near my tailights, and in the front I have a set of component speakers with the woofers in the stock door location and a pair of tweeters surface-mounted on the dash.

I'm disappointed with the speaker location in the front. With the speakers way down by my feet i feel like I miss out on a lot. And the rear speakers are so far they don't really add much to the experience. I'd like to make the door speakers my "rear" channel and add front speakers up higher somewhere on my dash... but I can't figure out where.

Has anyone done anything to add speakers to their dash on their Dodge?

One thing I was considering mounting small "outdoor" box-type speakers (the ones with the brackets) on the surface of my dash....

Any ideas or photos of what you've done would be awesome! Thanks!

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Re: Options for Dodge front speakers? [Re: SamJ] #750394
July 08th 2019 10:43 am
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Have you considered an overhead console? I hate mine in my doors too and will be building one soon to install either 6.5” or 6x9’s above me.


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Re: Options for Dodge front speakers? [Re: SamJ] #751083
July 30th 2019 7:46 pm
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I've also mounted 6x9s underneath an overhead. Works pretty good up there.


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Re: Options for Dodge front speakers? [Re: SamJ] #753974
November 08th 2019 10:18 pm
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I'm not sure if your '93 has the same dash as my '01 but in the corners of the dash are what look like round speaker vents but I assume are defroster vents since the doors have speaker vents as well.

I hear what your saying. Someone removed the door speakers on mine and all I have are two rear speakers. They also cut holes for tweeters in the doors. It seems them were in the process of the upgrading the stereo system and that was as far as they got.

Some may disagree as far as acoustics are concerned but dashboard speakers seem to work the best at bouncing sound off the windshield better than door speakers. Maybe it's just because it's closer to my ears.


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Re: Options for Dodge front speakers? [Re: SamJ] #754020
November 10th 2019 5:46 pm
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You could also try making or buying some angled mounting blocks. Keep them in the doors, but change the angle they are directed in like these.

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