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 My speakers are gettin wet.

I have 2 5.25" speakers in each doors it's an old truck and water some how gets into the doors. The whole speaker gets wet, is this bad, and do you have any solutions. Thanx ICEMAN

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 RE: My speakers are gettin wet.

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Originally posted on 07-22-2005 by *ICEMAN*
I have 2 5.25" speakers in each doors it's an old truck and water some how gets into the doors. The whole speaker gets wet, is this bad, and do you have any solutions. Thanx ICEMAN

Yeah that's bad. You can get some baffles to mount them in that Crutchfield.com sells that will totally enclose them so they are watertight. Might improve bass and midrange response too. Also you need to make sure you have enough wire to create a driploop where it connects to the speaker. Leave a length of wire hanging down so that the wire has to loop down and then come up to connect to the speaker. If water gets on the wire it will run to the bottom of the driploop and then drip off instead of getting on the connection at the speaker.

The water is most likely coming in at the bottom of the window on the outside when it rains. Old vehicles will have poor seals around the window because they dry out and crack or warp. So rain water gets on the glass and runs on down inside the door. If this is not fixed, it will rust out the bottom of the door eventually and will also rust your window up and down mechanism.

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Or you could look into buying some marine grade speakers ?

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I'd fix the seals for the longevity of the doors... :)

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I'd fix the seals for the longevity of the doors... :)

I just bought $409 in seals it's just old and leaks. but ill look into those covers.

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If you decide to get baffels try to find some that are thick enough so they wont vibrate and make noise behind the speaker. I've had a set of baffels from crutchfield that bussed. They were made from some thin foam type material. The best thing to do would be to build small, watertight enclosures for them, and new seals.

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on this subject does it matter if my dust cap gets wet ocainsioncaly not like a lot but a couple drops becuase i surf and there do were to put my board

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*ICEMAN*
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Hmm well the way the speakers sit in my door there is nothing I can doo. Im turning it into a show truck so ims just not drive it in the rain. thanx for all you help guys.

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Hmm well the way the speakers sit in my door there is nothing I can doo. Im turning it into a show truck so ims just not drive it in the rain. thanx for all you help guys.

not to be an ass(well....maybe) but if the truck is old and leaks, why in the world would you want to make it into a show truck?

ignore the above if the truck is older then 1965.

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not to be an ass(well....maybe) but if the truck is old and leaks, why in the world would you want to make it into a show truck?

ignore the above if the truck is older then 1965.


I was thinking the same thing...each their own I guess. I wouldn't put a system in a classic. I'm working on a 66 Chevy Nova and has the original AM radio and single speaker in the dash. I might upgrade the headunit (nothing fancy) and add a couple speakers but definetly no amps or subs for that car!

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I've got a 1970 c10 lwb chevy truck. I think they look great when fixed up, especialy lowered but mine would take alot of money to get to show quality. I'd say go for it if it's something you want to do. good luck

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