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Just picked up the GT Line AWD, Glacier White on Sunday. Traded in my 2018 Honda Accord 1.5 L Sport.

Loved the Honda, but not many options on it.

Already ordered the Weather Tech Winter molded mats, Kia Mud Guards, and the windows are getting tinted to 20% on Saturday.

Probably going to have the Chrome Trim Strip wrapped in Gloss Black come spring.

Was holding out for the Full GT, but after reading numerous comments about the new motor overpowering the front wheels in lower speeds and as it does not have limited slip. Decided I would go this route.

If they ever add AWD to it, that may be a game changer.

So right out of the gate, I want to change out the stock door speakers for Kicker 6.5" CS Series. I did this in my Accord and even using the stock head unit made a world of difference. The K5 head unit also seems to have more than enough power. (for me)

So the question is, has anybody removed the inner door panels yet? Looking for directions on how to start and what to watch for. Don't want to break something right off the bat. Can't find any You tube videos.

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Mike, where are you getting your tint done? Fellow Daytonian here).

Thanks (and welcome to the group).
 

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Mike, where are you getting your tint done? Fellow Daytonian here).

Thanks (and welcome to the group).
Place is called Solar Screen 5332 N Springboro Pike Moraine,
937 601 8468.
Between me and my wife we have had 8 cars done there in the past 10 years along with many friends. Tint is always perfect ever time. No bubbles, He once told me he does about 400 cars year. You can make an appointment on line.
 

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Thanks very much, Mike. I will check them out and mention you referred me to them.

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Welcome Mike!

Cincinnati area member here. Just bought a red GT-Line on Wednesday and need to do all the fun upgrades (Badging, window tint, speaker swap.)
How much did that place charge for tinting? And did you change out your speakers yet? (Wondering how much that improved it)


Just picked up the GT Line AWD, Glacier White on Sunday. Traded in my 2018 Honda Accord 1.5 L Sport.

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Welcome Mike!

Cincinnati area member here. Just bought a red GT-Line on Wednesday and need to do all the fun upgrades (Badging, window tint, speaker swap.)
How much did that place charge for tinting? And did you change out your speakers yet? (Wondering how much that improved it)


The tint was $300.00 even included 5.0” strip across the top of the windshield. If you don’t want that then it’s $60.00 less so $. 240.00 total

speakers made big difference as the tweeters in the dash only provided any decent midrange or highs. The new kickers are co ax so really improved the midrange an highs sound and the bass is better


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$300.00 even, that included a 5.0” strip on top of windshield. It $60.00 less if you don’t have that done
speakers worth every nickel. Improved sound significantly. Stock unit has plenty of power to make these sing
 

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Did you put the speakers in or get a shop to do it? I'd just about make the drive up there to Dayton just to hear the difference in your car.
 

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I did it myself, very easy to do.. if you order off of Crutchfield, they send the speaker adapters and plug n play wire connectors free of charge.
There is one screw under the door handle, remove it and start at the bottom of the door center and using a plastic pry, pry out and you will here the snap, continue across bottom and sides, lift up off of top edge, unplug one main wiring connector and door handle release and the panels off. Took me about a little over an hour for all four speakers. There is a good write up on here with picture. Just have to find it
 

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I’ll be out of town this coming weekend to visit mother in canton, but more than welcome the following weekend
 

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I'm scared to death of tearing up the door panels. Same about peeling off Kia badges and putting the other cool one's on.
 

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I did it myself, very easy to do.. if you order off of Crutchfield, they send the speaker adapters and plug n play wire connectors free of charge.
There is one screw under the door handle, remove it and start at the bottom of the door center and using a plastic pry, pry out and you will here the snap, continue across bottom and sides, lift up off of top edge, unplug one main wiring connector and door handle release and the panels off. Took me about a little over an hour for all four speakers. There is a good write up on here with picture. Just have to find it
Which CS speakers did you get? There are several one's.
 

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Place is called Solar Screen 5332 N Springboro Pike Moraine,
937 601 8468.
Between me and my wife we have had 8 cars done there in the past 10 years along with many friends. Tint is always perfect ever time. No bubbles, He once told me he does about 400 cars year. You can make an appointment on line.
Mike, I meant to ask if you would post some pics of your K5 with the window tinting? I will probably wait till better weather to have it done. Going back n forth on deciding between 35% and 20%. I think it was 35% on my '11 Optima (Ziebart...won't use them for K5).

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Acabo de recoger el GT Line AWD, Glacier White el domingo. Cambiado en mi Honda Accord 1.5 L Sport 2018.

Me encantó el Honda, pero no había muchas opciones.

Ya ordené las alfombrillas moldeadas Weather Tech Winter, los guardabarros Kia, y las ventanas se tiñerán al 20% el sábado.

Probablemente tenga la moldura cromada envuelta en ***** brillante en la primavera.

Estaba aguantando el Full GT, pero después de leer numerosos comentarios sobre el nuevo motor dominando las ruedas delanteras en velocidades más bajas y como no tiene deslizamiento limitado. Decidí que iría por esta ruta.

Si alguna vez le agregan AWD, eso puede ser un cambio de juego.

Así que desde el principio, quiero cambiar los altavoces de la puerta de serie por Kicker 6.5 "CS Series. Hice esto en mi Accord e incluso el uso de la unidad principal original hizo una gran diferencia. La unidad principal K5 también parece tener poder más que suficiente. (para mí)

Entonces, la pregunta es, ¿alguien ya ha quitado los paneles de las puertas interiores? Buscando instrucciones sobre cómo empezar y qué buscar. No quiero romper algo de inmediato. No puedo encontrar ningún video de YouTube.

Miguel
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Tiene un tornillo de cruz en medio debajo de la manija y está llena de presillas alrededor. Nada más que eso. Necesitarás una palanca plana y de ser posible plastica para ni
rayar ni deformar el plástico del panel
 
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