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Old 11-10-2002, 08:42 AM
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6x9's, rear deck of a W123

Putting speakers in my diesel, looks like MB Quart DKD 146 6x9's.....will they fit?
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Old 11-19-2002, 12:40 PM
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Yeah they will. You just have to make the holes bigger.
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:36 PM
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how could you "make the holes bigger"? cut the metal u mean?
or cut the excess foam-material?
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Old 08-30-2003, 10:32 AM
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You can cut the pressboard rear deck material with a hacksaw blade or a very sharp razor knife. There is surprisingly quite a bit of room under the speaker hole before you have to cut metal.
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Old 08-30-2003, 10:38 AM
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so any 6x9s will fit in there without cutting any metal?
i am thinking about some infinitys ... but i was going to opt for 6.5inchers instead of 6x9s for this reason.
if you say they will fit i will get the 6x9s

btw: check my other post if you can, i am curious about what will fit in the front doors..

thanks for the reply
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Old 08-30-2003, 08:30 PM
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I guess it would depend on how deep or thick the speakers are. I have a Canton Set 400 (old, but awesome speakers) which has a pretty hefty 6 1/2" woofer with a mounting depth of about 3 1/2" deep, and it fit fine with a little room to spare. So, with careful measurement, and centering the magnet of the 6x9 with the deepest area of the cutout, you should be able to fit a good quality pair of 6x9's with no problem. I guess if they are too deep, you could use a spacer ring to get the depth needed. Just remember:measure twice, measure again, then cut
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Old 08-31-2003, 04:16 AM
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cheers for that .. will look into this!
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Old 11-08-2003, 01:52 PM
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Exclamation 6x9's, rear deck of a W123

Hello. Just joined. First post was in vintage section. I am responding to Kyle Pavao's inquirey about 6x9 speakers in rear deck. If you find the speaker mounting depth warrants cutting the steel rear deck of your 123, (which most quality speakers will), be careful! There is steel channeling for the chassis structure (viewable inside the trunk). Also, be aware of the fuel tank and vacuum reservoir that are directly under the rear deck in the trunk. You don't want any surprises.

I recommend purchasing 2-way component speakers for that application. There is minimal customizing involved. Eclipse used to put out ones w/ 5" woofers which would drop right in, but I think those are discontinued. Consider a 5 1/4" size. The tweeter component could be mounted above on the side trim. Cross-over component can mount in trunk.
When I installed stereos in my cars, I make it a point to leave the car as factory as possible so I can reinstall the factory system if I want to. Let me know how you make out.
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Old 11-08-2003, 01:57 PM
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Red face 6x9' again

oops. I just realized how old those postings were. Kyle, did you already install speakers? Anyway, I hope my input helps the next person who wants to install speakers in rear deck of 123 chassis.
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Old 11-08-2003, 03:08 PM
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MB Quart DKD 146 6x9's?


I think they are 4X6's and not 6X9's.
You might mean DKD 169

Louis.
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:01 PM
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i would love to see factory flush 6x9s in the back of a w123....some one post a pict, even more so if you can prove you did not cut the rear deck (metal)

thats a tuff sale to me, also do people really put subs in their trunks? what the heck does that sound like trying to go past a steel division plate, a gas tank and then a steel bulkhead????

help me out here
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