When you think of the Fox Body Mustang, the traditional muscle car sound of the iconic 5.0L V8 comes to mind! A free-flowing exhaust and a lopey cam give these legendary cars the ear candy that many have grown to love. The car needs to sound the part. The same goes for the stereo system of these now highly sought after vehicles! Replacing your factory speakers is one of the best ways to improve the interior driving experience of your 1979-93 Fox Mustangs! Shop LMR's Fox Body Speaker Guide below!
Most Mustangs from 79-93 had 4 speakers (dash and rear) while Ford's Premium Sound™ cars had 6 (addition of the door speaker). Each of the speakers is relatively easy to access by removing their speaker grills with a few screws. However, it can get a little more involved when it comes to removing the rear speakers from the Coupe (notchback), Hatchback, or Convertible cars.
The Fox Body front dash speakers are 3.5”. To gain access to them, one Torx T20 screw will be removed from the speaker grille located on the outside of the grill. There is a chance that your Mustang may be a “radio delete” car. If so, there will be a delete plate where the speaker would be installed. Carefully pry off the plate and continue with your replacement.
The Mustang has 5.25” door speakers. These were not the best quality in OEM trim so, a popular upgrade is to replace them with 6.5” speakers. The swap is pretty much straight forward but you may be required to drill some new mounting holes in order to get them to fit.
Since there are three different models of the Fox Body Mustang, Coupe (notchback), Hatchback, and Convertible cars, the types of speakers vary between the three variants! The (4) Phillips head screws are the only thing holding the speakers to the back of the grille.
The Hatch cars come equipped with 6”x8” rear speakers from Ford. Access to these speakers will take a little more effort compared to the Coupe or Convertible.
The notchback cars use the same size speaker as the Hatch, 6”x8”. These are quite easy to access since they are on the underside of the package tray and held on by (4) 10mm nuts.
Convertible cars can be a little tricky. Some cars had 6.5” speakers while others used 5”x7” speakers. To find the correct speaker, the grille will need to be removed to see what is installed. The speakers are held in place by rivets, so remove them with a 1/8” drill bit to drill them out.
To improve the interior driving experience of your 1979-1993 Mustang, don't forget to install a sound deadener. A sound deadener reduces unwanted interior noise & ensures music is heard without distraction. Whether you plan on a factory restoration or a high-performance resto-mod, you can now approach your speakers with the needed knowledge to complete your project with our Fox Body Speaker Guide!