Author Topic: Rear speakers?  (Read 291 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Therapy

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 57
  • 3rd Ramcharger, 1st DIY project
Rear speakers?
« on: June 1, 2020, 03:20:40 pm »
Okay, two questions here.

In my 1991 RC there's only the two door speakers, 6x9s from the look of them and from what I remember. I need to replace them as one is blown and the other doesn't work at all.

In my older RC I remember there were two rear speakers on the sides, right in front of the rear seat. Are those wires always there regardless or would I have to run new speaker wire to install speakers there? I'm not worried about mounting the speakers but I am concerned a bit about the wiring.

Second question, and this is going to sound stupid - how the hell do I get those rear side panels off the inside? I've unscrewed the trim, the ashtray, everything, and they're stuck on there good. I don't want to rip them off completely and break something delicate, but I also need to get access back there if I'm going to do the speakers and wiring and whatnot eventually.

Thanks in advance.
1991 Ramcharger 4x4 with 360 V8.
1991-2000 157,000 miles
2000-2020 sat on a farm
2020- getting it up and running again

RamChargerCentral

  • Advertisement
  • ***

    Offline subwoofer88

    • Newbie
    • *
    • Posts: 49
    • Gender: Male
    • High functioning redneck, Proud crayon eater
    Re: Rear speakers?
    « Reply #1 on: June 1, 2020, 05:57:42 pm »
    Best advice I can give is to use a metal coat hanger as a snake to pull the wires through. If you need to. I don't own an RC, but if the housing are there for the rear speakers they are probably there.

    Also I did a full custom system for the W200, and would suggest Pyle "Blue Label" speakers. They're cheap and sound pretty good. Also come with speaker covers. Sorry I can't help more.
    "Fury" 1973 W200 Camper-7500, 360LA, NP435+NP203 (with part time conversion), 44HD front - 60 rear
    "Puff" 1973 D200 Club Cab, 400B, A727, Dana 60
    "Mule" 1993 D150, 318 Magnum, A518 (Roommates, but I'm the one who fixes it)

    Offline Therapy

    • Newbie
    • *
    • Posts: 57
    • 3rd Ramcharger, 1st DIY project
    Re: Rear speakers?
    « Reply #2 on: June 2, 2020, 10:40:17 am »
    For those wondering, I got the rear panel off a bit without breaking the trim.

    The particle board/cardboard that's there is pre-cut for 5 1/4" speakers with holes for what I imagine are 6x9s or other sizes as well. The wiring is already there as well despite not having speakers in this location from the factory.

    There was a piece of board in the cutout that I removed, so it'll be a very easy thing to drop in some 5.25", 6.5", or even 6x9" speakers in this location.




    Best advice I can give is to use a metal coat hanger as a snake to pull the wires through. If you need to. I don't own an RC, but if the housing are there for the rear speakers they are probably there.

    Also I did a full custom system for the W200, and would suggest Pyle "Blue Label" speakers. They're cheap and sound pretty good. Also come with speaker covers. Sorry I can't help more.
    1991 Ramcharger 4x4 with 360 V8.
    1991-2000 157,000 miles
    2000-2020 sat on a farm
    2020- getting it up and running again

    Offline subwoofer88

    • Newbie
    • *
    • Posts: 49
    • Gender: Male
    • High functioning redneck, Proud crayon eater
    Re: Rear speakers?
    « Reply #3 on: June 3, 2020, 05:11:19 pm »
    Well that's cool. Glad you got in there finally. Check how much rear space you have before buying speakers.
    "Fury" 1973 W200 Camper-7500, 360LA, NP435+NP203 (with part time conversion), 44HD front - 60 rear
    "Puff" 1973 D200 Club Cab, 400B, A727, Dana 60
    "Mule" 1993 D150, 318 Magnum, A518 (Roommates, but I'm the one who fixes it)