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Old 07-10-2018, 12:49 PM   #1
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Anyone here installed the later 5 1/4" speaker/grills in the front doors of a 240 with crank windows? Do they interfere with the larger grills?

Not really interested in 'extending' the handles......but would love to use the larger setups if possible.

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Old 07-10-2018, 01:54 PM   #2
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Anyone here installed the later 5 1/4" speaker/grills in the front doors of a 240 with crank windows? Do they interfere with the larger grills?

Not really interested in 'extending' the handles......but would love to use the larger setups if possible.

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I got a speaker to fit but it took alot of hacking and still couldn't get a grill to fit. Im just gonna put 6x9s down at the bottom.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:12 PM   #3
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So the crank handle did interfere?
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:56 PM   #4
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It's a tight fit, but a buddy of mine used the HT-204 grilles on his '80 242GT. There's almost no clearance between the back of the crank and the grille, but they're still useable.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:08 PM   #5
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Saw this pic and kind of figured that.



A customer's resto (actually identical colors to the one in the pic).....was hoping to get 5-1/4 components as they're better and cheaper than 4" components.

Thanks for the input fellas.
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With crank handles and a desire for a big speaker we put a 6" round coax in the bottom of the door. But that was an early 240 pre plastic door pocket. After that I just use the small 4" speakers but buy something like an infinity speaker so it sounds good.
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The system in this car looks to be 4" components in the doors and 6 1/2" components in the rear deck.....then either 2 8's or 2 10's behind the back seat. Speakers - probably Focals (best I could find for a 4") and JL subs/amps. Will be fun. heh heh
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:28 PM   #8
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LOL sounds like you will rock your corner of the world. Enjoy!

I was using he infinity 4" coax in the doors with the crutchfield brackets that held the stock grills. Nothing too powerful.
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Base model 1990 cars were equipped like that from the factory. Crank windows with the HT-204 grilles. So, apparently Volvo didn't find an issue with the clearance.

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I just might size it up before committing to one or the other. I've heard of people using extensions (?!) for some added clearance. I kind of wondered since EU had crank windows long after we did - would really like to use 5 1/4 components.

Fella said he wanted a world class paint job and a kick-ass stereo.....and thus he shall have them.

Now to decide on 8's or 10's.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:25 PM   #11
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Yeah mine has 5 1/4 from the factory with crank windows. The stock early 90s grills don't have much space for speakers with a thick rim or that protrude a bit.
With the Grille mounted as it should, no interfere with the crank handle. Not much room tho.
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So the crank handle did interfere?
Yes. I had to add a spacers on the crank
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:38 PM   #13
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Got some brackets to put over 4" pioneers to use the stock grilles.
45 minutes with some tin snips is all you need to get larger speakers into the lower corners.

Not that it helps you at all, just felt like sharing. And the window cranks clear them.
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Ht204 grates are total crap for quality I wouldn’t use them on anything whatever and backdate late cars rather than bother wasting time riveting them back together to clip that crap Volvo part back together if I’m going to own said car a while.

But I don’t care about stereos much either.

Buy the best 4” shallows you can and crutchfirld plates or the BNE stuff imo. No fuss, no hacking up the car but not .17c/hr and/or molestation either so what’s the fun in that on the average tb cockroach?
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:43 PM   #15
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The crank on mine clips the bottom of the speakers if I put in too much pressure, so I just made it a habit to pull a little while I crank the window and it's works fine.
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