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Front door speakers

hi,

has anyone installed speakers in the front leg area on a W114/15?
i want to put 6 1/2 speakers on each side at the front and two in the back.
I am dealing with the back but i don't know how much space is available if one wants to cut in the foot side area under the dash.

i want the speakers not to be visible with the highs where the original center speaker was.

Thank you.
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My 114 did have some small speakers that were flush mounted at the feet area side panels, when I gutted the car, I wanted to put some larger speakers in that area, but there was only enough room to flush mount a 4" speaker. I went with some Kenwoods model # KFC1094PS because I found them locally and they came with grilles. To my suprise, alot of speakers now days do NOT include a grille. They fit perfectly in the space that was there without any other cutting of the metal. They sound ok, I think they would sound a lot better if I had ears on my ankles. (ps working on the install write up for you)
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i made all new door panels with eclosures for speakers. they look really nice and factory. i put 6.5 alpine type r separates. i have te same speakers in the rear. As for subs I have 2 alpine 12 type r. amps are a 240 watt 4 channel alpine for the separates, and 2 jl audio 500.1 for the subs. Sound deadening all over the car. and yes..... it sounds killer lol
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Kick Panel Speakers

I surface-mounted a set of speaker pods to my front kick panels. Doesn't require any cutting of sheetmetal. The pods do (or did) come in different size & color configurations, or they can be painted to match interior.

Here's some pics taken a few years back while figuring out the installation's final placement.
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I surface-mounted a set of speaker pods to my front kick panels. Doesn't require any cutting of sheetmetal. The pods do (or did) come in different size & color configurations, or they can be painted to match interior.

Here's some pics taken a few years back while figuring out the installation's final placement.
Do you find that they stick out too much or has anyone accidently kicked them? I really like how that angle sends the sound more to your head area and not the ankles like my setup is now.
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Do you find that they stick out too much or has anyone accidently kicked them? I really like how that angle sends the sound more to your head area and not the ankles like my setup is now.
The woofer portion of the pod protrudes about equal to that of the inner door sill located directly below it. Since a passenger must step past the sill into the footwell, they also must step past the pod which is up higher out of the way.

The W111 has an expansive footwell. So far so good with no accidental kicks from any passengers. No interference while I'm driving, or entering/exiting either.

The angle definitely directs the sound up to the front seat occupants. Makes a huge sonic quality difference in the vehicle.

(BTW, your car has a very cool-looking interior)
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