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A4Rollin
02-10-2013, 12:49 PM
I'm replacing the door speakers since they were blown. Got these at Best Buy for cheap and the screws to the speakers don't match up. The door has 3 yet the speaker is 4.... Any ideas on how to make this work? Was thinking of just some type of bond or glue, wont really need to take out again.
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Corrado_Guy
02-10-2013, 01:00 PM
If you have enough depth then make a thin adapter out of wood or metal and use this to bolt to the door panel then rotate the speaker a bit and then screw it into the adapter. The other option is to find a speaker that is a direct OEM replacement that will bolt directly in place.

A4Rollin
02-10-2013, 01:00 PM
Or I could make a bracket of some sort, searchs on this really don't show ideas on this...

98A4TurboAWD
02-10-2013, 01:41 PM
Or I could make a bracket of some sort, searchs on this really don't show ideas on this...

Create a template of the factory setting out of cardboard. Then trace it onto mdf and screw the new speaker into the mdf, and then the mdf to the door.

I did this on my z28 and it worked beautifully. Very simple. 1/4" mdf works perfect.

A4Rollin
02-10-2013, 01:44 PM
Create a template of the factory setting out of cardboard. Then trace it onto mdf and screw the new speaker into the mdf, and then the mdf to the door.

I did this on my z28 and it worked beautifully. Very simple. 1/4" mdf works perfect.
Thanks, at the Depot right now...

down_n_dapper
02-10-2013, 02:16 PM
the ghetto way involves zip ties and a small hole in the mounting area of the speaker on the door, mines never come apart, sometimes simpler is better

2001A4
02-10-2013, 04:53 PM
i just finished mine today and all i did was to destroy factory speaker, as in cut out voice coil from mounting ring then i epoxied it to the new speaker mounting rings, worked perfect. no crazy wood mounts or big washers or zip ties, really simple too.

A4Rollin
02-10-2013, 05:06 PM
Well, went and got some 1/4" mdf and made some custom spacers/brackets for the speakers to work. Wasn't to bad, just time consuming. Also, rewired the rear driverside speaker and glued whatever the hell that little amp lookin thing is (figured it had to be wired on to work)
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I'll also throw in a pic of the interior trim/ door cards I did a month ago.
Decided to go with the "interior flow" and use Hazelnut Suede. Turned out pretty good in my opinnion. And a total PITA!!!
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A4Rollin
02-10-2013, 05:14 PM
i just finished mine today and all i did was to destroy factory speaker, as in cut out voice coil from mounting ring then i epoxied it to the new speaker mounting rings, worked perfect. no crazy wood mounts or big washers or zip ties, really simple too.

I thought about this half way through cutting brackets, either way works I guess.

98A4TurboAWD
02-10-2013, 05:17 PM
I thought about this half way through cutting brackets, either way works I guess.


The way you did it is much better than the other ways mentioned.

audiaustin
02-10-2013, 08:55 PM
Is your belt trim painted or wrapped in fabric? It looks great with the grey dash.

A4Rollin
02-11-2013, 04:35 AM
Is your belt trim painted or wrapped in fabric? It looks great with the grey dash.
Thanks, I wrapped it with suede as well. Turned out pretty good, just time consuming....

Scientist
02-11-2013, 09:09 AM
I bought this for the front speakers

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260957736977?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

and this for the rear

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180794145155?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

However, the rear adapters are for the rear deck and not for the doors. (if anyone is interested, $10 shipped)

Now, question about the rear driver side speaker. Do I have to re-install that amp-looking metal device with the new speaker? I have a new head unit and I'm planning on installing an amp. Is it a necessity to install that factory thingy?

A4Rollin
02-11-2013, 06:41 PM
I bought this for the front speakers

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260957736977?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

and this for the rear

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180794145155?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

However, the rear adapters are for the rear deck and not for the doors. (if anyone is interested, $10 shipped)

Now, question about the rear driver side speaker. Do I have to re-install that amp-looking metal device with the new speaker? I have a new head unit and I'm planning on installing an amp. Is it a necessity to install that factory thingy?

I'm not sure about that, I'm trying to keep mine relatively stock so I wired it together for that reason. If you have a aftermarket headunit and amp, I'm almost positive.you wont need it. Last Audi I had all the speakers were wired to a 5 channel amp

Koldham
02-16-2013, 02:34 PM
i ditched the stock amp and ran wires straight from the internal amp in the headunit to the speaker. if your gonna run an aftermarket amp, you dont need the oem amp anyways