Risky modification to make this fit
1982 Porsche 911
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
First - the speakers sound good and may have been the only hope to fit into this spot.....BUT 1) The plastic spacer interfered with the holes in the metal framework.....They plastic actually covered about half of the spacing for the mounting, so I had to drill this out (and almost ruined the speakers) 2) The speakers are not quite as thin as the Blaupunkt speakers I removed --- unfortunately this seems to be true for most 5x7 speakers these days --- but my rear now has fit gaps due to having to squeeze between the rear window curve and the deck behind the rear seats...not a great look, but beats having no sound in the back. (not quite a factory fit for a 35 year old car)
Pros: They "squeezed" in and seem to be the thinnest 5x7 on the market....good sound
Cons: Had to cut away plastic to be able to use the metal tabs to mount the speakers....very risky (safety and to the product) Not quite as thin as the speakers I removed -- but tried as my last chance speaker based on Crutchfield's recommendation.