I'm new here. I've read a lot on Speaker sizes. I have a 1996 4 dr 318i, 6 speaker option
. I'm trying to upgrade it all. I'm going for Infinity Kappa Components in the front Kicks and Infinity Kappa coaxials in the rear deck. Now, here's the kick in the face. I see so much on Speaker sizes and what they actually are is always varying. Someone said to go to Crutchfield for the sizes. They were right about the 5 1/4s in the front. But it said my car had 5 1/4s in the rear as well. Went out, bought some 5 1/4s and went to install-oops...they don't fit
. I come to find out that the rear speakers are actually this entire apparatus that BMW put together to stick back there
used . The speaker itself in the apparatus is a midrange, what appears to be a 5 1/4 speaker, but that hangs below the actual hole in the deck. The whole in the deck itself appears to be about 4 inches, hence most people saying 4inchers fit in the rear deck. After all this build up, I hope this is clear- Will 4inch speakers fit in the back of my Beemer? Or do I need some kind of custom build to replace that stupid little stock apparatus?
Also, I have never heard anyone else mention this stock speaker apparatus...anyone know what I am talking about? Or am I just a wack-job? Thanks to anyone who can help...