List of 8" woofers that fit the door panels

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Postby GT4RC » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:26 am

Sometimes a really high end 6.5" component set will sound just as good as an 8".... with proper power of course.

Click the link to my photobucket folder of installing type R 6.5" components into the door. the magnets were so big on them that I had to grind the door a bit even though there was a spacer in there.

http://s193.photobucket.com/albums/z256/gt4rc/My%20Cars/GTS/Sound%20Project/Doors/Speakers/
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Postby athousandleaves » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:58 am

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The speakers are at my friends place (masco's) currently but basically the magnet was too big to fit in the oddly shaped hole without grinding it down at the bottom edge to make room for it.

As I said earlier they're Kicker SSMB8's.

Thanks for the link GT4RC; I'm giving it a look right now & I'll send it to masco too.
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Postby GT4RC » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:06 am

athousandleaves wrote:Thanks for the link GT4RC


np man :)

oh and it looked mint too, couldnt even tell i made the spacer from mdf
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Postby wyomingtoy » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:38 am

To grind down the speaker hole try using a Dremel cut-off attachment. I had to cut the bottom edge. Use a piece of paper to make a template of the rear of the Kickers. Transfer that template to the door and you will see where and how much you have to cut. It is not a lot. Watch out for the plastic tube behind the metal containing wiring. I popped the darts holding the plastic tube and moved it out of the way before cutting. It is fairly soft metal, so should take too much work. Good luck.
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Postby athousandleaves » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:53 pm

yeah the metal is pretty soft accept where the join is... For sure when I do this to my alltrac I'm going to get something that shallow mounts. I currently have my stock speakers faded just a bit to the rear and it actually sounds really decent.
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Postby boogie07 » Sun May 03, 2009 10:17 am

I just installed a set of Kicker SSMB8 on my GT-S. Here are some pics. Not too bad if you have a dremel tool.

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Postby athousandleaves » Sun May 03, 2009 4:31 pm

yeah, looks like you had to grind the door there...
Finally managed to get my friends in without grinding anything by instead mounting an MDF ring between the speakers & livesound plastic fiy 1/2" is too thinck for proper door panel clearance
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Postby GT4RC » Sun May 03, 2009 5:09 pm

athousandleaves wrote:yeah, looks like you had to grind the door there...
Finally managed to get my friends in without grinding anything by instead mounting an MDF ring between the speakers & livesound plastic fiy 1/2" is too thinck for proper door panel clearance


Cool, glad to hear it worked for ya :)
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Re: List of 8" woofers that fit the door panels

Postby Anoo21 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:09 am

Hey, I have a 90 GT-S with system 10 and the door speakers went out I am thinking of putting these http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1368W1V24/ ... tml?tp=111
in them and i have seen the mounting depth and it seems it would fit what does anyone think?
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Re: List of 8" woofers that fit the door panels

Postby gt4rcdude » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:26 am

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio ... RX830.aspx

Just put these in the "Live Sound" boxes tonight. It'll be a while before the sound test. Easy to fit too.
http://www.alltrac.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=37648

As luck would have it, some trimming of the metal at the bottom of the hole in the door is required.
The mid/tweets also have to be removed. Easy enough and I'll get new dust caps. :cry:
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Re: List of 8" woofers that fit the door panels

Postby smog7 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:52 pm

are there any woofers that are plug and play, ie no modification required?
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Re: List of 8" woofers that fit the door panels

Postby Anoo21 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:43 am

usually no woofer will fit in there without modification at all.. maybe you can be lucky but even i thought mine were not gonna have to many mods but wow it was more then i thought
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Re: List of 8" woofers that fit the door panels

Postby toayoztan » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:18 am

So ssmb8 are no longer in stock, anywhere that I can find. What have you guys been replacing them with?

I want a midwoofer, not a midrange, in there.

Does Kicker have anything comparable? They have the COMP VR which seems comparable in specs, but the mounting depth is almost 2" deeper. The COMP VT is supposed to be the "shallow" counterpart to the VR, but the frequency seems to be lost some @ 25-350Hz vs VR's 30-500Hz (like the SSMB8).

What do you guys think? I don't know how much room is back there for the magnet (it appears only the front most part of the door has to be cut/grinded down for the SSMB8, not the rear metal portion that is deeper). But it seems like the CompVT may be the way to go now...

SSMB8 specs
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-0iqsA4K85V ... SSMB8.html

CompVR specs
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_2061CVR82/ ... rch=compvr

CompVT specs
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-OUk8EVykIV ... CVT84.html

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Re: List of 8" woofers that fit the door panels

Postby YerRandO » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:08 pm

Problem with the CompVR and CompVT is they are subwoofers and designed to run in an enclosure and not free air. I had a quick look around and it seems like the 8" midbass drivers that I could find have a larger mounting depth than the SSMB8 (2 5/16") and RMB8 (2 1/4") which might be an issue, I dont remember how much extra room I had when I mounted my RMB8's.

for example: JL ZR800-CW (3.39")
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_136ZR800CW/JL-Audio-ZR800-CW.html?search=midbass&tp=111&tab=features_and_specs

I'd probably search around some forums for a set of kickers, there are people out there selling them. Hope that helps
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Re: List of 8" woofers that fit the door panels

Postby toayoztan » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:21 am

YerRandO wrote:Problem with the CompVR and CompVT is they are subwoofers and designed to run in an enclosure and not free air. I had a quick look around and it seems like the 8" midbass drivers that I could find have a larger mounting depth than the SSMB8 (2 5/16") and RMB8 (2 1/4") which might be an issue, I dont remember how much extra room I had when I mounted my RMB8's.

for example: JL ZR800-CW (3.39")
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_136ZR800CW/JL-Audio-ZR800-CW.html?search=midbass&tp=111&tab=features_and_specs

I'd probably search around some forums for a set of kickers, there are people out there selling them. Hope that helps


Ah okay, yeah I just figured those comps were midbass drivers (despite being under the subwoofer category).

Damn...time to take another look...I'm not really any speaker guru or savvy of any type, but I see that "free air" specification now. Good looking out!

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