Pair of Retro Sound 4"x8" Two-Way Door Speaker for 1965-1968 Mustangs.
Retro Sound's speakers are by far the best sounding 4"x8" door replacement speakers around. These are full range speakers with a Single Voice Coil System. Neodymium magnets are used for exceptional power handling and Mylar tweeters deliver crisp, clear highs. The best surround material available, Santoprene, creates incredibly smooth and natural sound.
Until now, the best solution for your Mustang was a 4"x6" speaker. These ultra thin (1.37" depth) 4"x8" speakers provide 30% more area resulting in better mid-bass response and increased output.
Power Handling Specs: 60 Watts RMS, 120 Watts Max Power
Speaker wire is included.
*Speaker grills are NOT included.
*1966 T-Birds with Quadrophonic 8-Track Factory Radio
|Fits 1966 Ford T-Bird|
*1966 T-Birds use one pair of speakers in each door.
While we all love the sound of our classic Mustang's exhaust system, upgrading the stereo is only going to increase our driving experience. For those of you who like the stock look, Retro Sound offers these RetroMod speakers that are specifically designed to mount in your stock speaker locations. Today we're going to install a set of their full range speakers in this 1968 Mustang GT Fastback.
These four by eight full range speakers are going to fit the doors of your deluxe interior '65 through '68 Mustang. They feature a three way driver with a butyl rubber surround allowing them to take up to 60 watts of continuous power and 120 watts peak. They come complete with installation hardware, as well as speaker wire.
For this installation you'll need a Phillips head screwdriver, 1/4" ratchet, short extension, 10 mm deep socket, razor blade, wire crimping tool, door panel removal tool, and electrical tape.
On our '68 Mustang, the speaker is going to be located behind this metal panel, so the first step to installation is going to be to remove it. You want to disconnect the battery so the courtesy lights don’t drain it. The metal panels are held in place by six Phillips head screws that are inside. As you can see the speaker is mounted inside the metal doorframe so we are going to have to pull our door panel off to get to it.
We'll start with the two nuts that hold in the armrest. Next, we'll remove the door handle. Now we've got to remove our window crank. There's a little decal over the hole. Use a razor blade and slightly pick it up from the corner. Now we can unscrew it.
Now we'll grab our door panel removal tool and remove our door panel. Now we're going to remove the four screws that hold the speaker in place. The smaller chain nuts are on the back, so we're going to reach down and hold them while we loosen the screws. The bottom screw can be difficult to get to. All you've got to do is grab ahold of the speaker once it's loose and as you thread the screw out, put pressure on the speaker inward so it's pushing against the nut and it'll thread off.
Now we're going to pull out our original speaker and disconnect. This is the factory wiring for your door speaker, as well as your door light. Our car had an aftermarket speaker already in place, so we're going to use the wire that was already here. You want to use the wire that's provided by Retro Sound, you just need two bullet connectors to work with the factory plug. Now we're ready to reinstall our speaker.
We'll start by connecting the wires and then fish it back down into the door. We'll put one screw in place just to get us started and then we'll put the rest of them on. Once you have all four screws tightened down we're ready to reinstall our door panel.
Once the panel is reassembled we'll turn our stereo on and make sure our speaker is working properly. It sounds a lot better than our factory speaker and still retains the factory look. Installation figure about an hour per side, you should be back on the road in no time.