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06 Cobalt
08-01-2005, 03:21 AM
I already have 6.5 Eclipse coaxials from my old car. My new car now has 6x9 in the rear, is there anyway to make the 6.5" fit into the 6x9?

Thanks,
Jesse

Bluntman420
08-01-2005, 03:22 AM
yeah.....you can buy a piece to switch them over...dont know what its called but i bought mine at a local shop

supa_c
08-01-2005, 03:29 AM
Its called a baffle, you can make them very eaisly,

06 Cobalt
08-01-2005, 03:42 AM
Thanks, does anyone have a link for a how-to on making baffles?

They dont alter the sound quality at all do they?

supa_c
08-01-2005, 03:49 AM
Basically:
Trace the 6x9 onto a piece of MDF
cut it out
Then, find the cutout diameter of your 6.5's
use a compass to draw the cutout on the MDF ( from the center)
Cut that out
And you are done !
If anything, they will make it sound better

06 Cobalt
08-01-2005, 03:59 AM
Thanks.. and does the MDF sit ontop of the rear deck? Wouldnt that cause the speaker to be a little too high and look arkward?

Also what thickness MDF should I use?

supa_c
08-01-2005, 04:02 AM
Doesnt matter really.
If you mount it under it wouldnt be to high
If you can, het some 1/2" if not get some 3/4"

60ndown
08-01-2005, 11:17 AM
if you mount the baffle under and the speaker on top of the baffle that should make the speaker about flush w the shelf!

Prowler573
08-01-2005, 11:41 AM
Making adapters like what you're needing isn't hard at all. However, if you're lazy like me you could just buy some (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-j8ao6IKo6xA/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=103200&I=142SA69&search=adapter+plates) adapters and be done with it. :)

06 Cobalt
08-01-2005, 04:12 PM
Making adapters like what you're needing isn't hard at all. However, if you're lazy like me you could just buy some (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-j8ao6IKo6xA/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=103200&I=142SA69&search=adapter+plates) adapters and be done with it. :)

Thanks, I think I'll just do that. I dont have the tools or the place to be cutting MDF while living at my dorm.

One more question, are 6.5 generally better than 6x9?

OlogyAudio
08-01-2005, 04:14 PM
Thanks, I think I'll just do that. I dont have the tools or the place to be cutting MDF while living at my dorm.

One more question, are 6.5 generally better than 6x9?

depends what you want them for -- but IMHO yea...

supa_c
08-01-2005, 07:56 PM
The oval cone wont produce sound as good as a round cone.
6 1/2" components> 6x9's

Hybrid90accord
08-02-2005, 12:39 PM
USE THIN ABS PLASTIC. if your worried about clearance