i thought that was weird too and i really don't want to do that. i don't know about the alpine set up from factory. but i have been looking around all day and the mounting depth for the front door is 2 inches. Alpine makes a 6x9 with a two inch mounting depth and i am thing about getting them.Is the speaker housing modified with the Alpine speaker system Dodge puts in? Or are those crappy speakers? I wondered the same thing after watching the Youtube on speaker install where the guy was cutting into the back of the speaker mount and then still had the speaker spaced out a quarter inch which he put foam tape in the gap.
Let me know how it goes!!!Just got my 2014 Dart Ralley 2.4 8.4 connect, Im actually impressed with the speakers. I feel some solid bass, clear mids and highs!! That's really what I need cause I'll be throwing my powered bazooka tube in the trunk for bass, hoping it will be a smooth install, we be getting to it next week.