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b to the igbird
06-29-2006, 02:58 AM
to make a speaker mount for the front door in my escape so i can put 6.5" comps in it?
sorry if this sounds stupid, this really isnt my department:blush:

DaveT
06-29-2006, 03:00 AM
I believe it depends on the car....

bri487
06-29-2006, 03:00 AM
you are most likely going to have to cut it, because i think those have a 5x7 hole.

b to the igbird
06-29-2006, 03:01 AM
you are most likely going to have to cut it, because i think those have a 5x7 hole.
yeah they do:crap:

bri487
06-29-2006, 03:02 AM
yeah they do:crap:

get out the air saw.

bri487
06-29-2006, 03:04 AM
you can go 5.25" with making a template and not cutting the door, or you can get the boston SL80s which sound good.

b to the igbird
06-29-2006, 03:07 AM
yeah i was thinking about getting those.
anyone else make decent 5x7/6x8's in case i decide not to make anything?

bri487
06-29-2006, 03:08 AM
yeah i was thinking about getting those.
anyone else make decent 5x7/6x8's in case i decide not to make anything?

the only other thing i would go with in a 6x8 is the pioneer rev tsd-680r. but i would take the SL80s anyday over those. they are a great sounding setup.

b to the igbird
06-29-2006, 03:13 AM
hows the midbass sound on those? unfortunately im probably not going to be able to hear many setups before i buy something..

adio
06-29-2006, 03:52 AM
ur name is ill as hell, hahahahahahahahahahaha!!

El Ropo
06-29-2006, 10:41 AM
Many Ford Vehicles with 6 x 8 speakers can easily fit 6.5" or 6.75" speakers by using a 1/4" to 1/2" MDF adapter (baffle). I'm not positive on the escape, but many others have put 6.5"ers into the standard Ford 6 x 8 holes.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about:

http://home.austin.rr.com/elropo/Files/install005.jpg

wesl56
06-29-2006, 12:04 PM
im gonna be putting 6.5's in my mustang (with 5x7 holes) as soon as i get them... just going to make a baffle out of MDF... it may even raise the speaker out enough so none of the door needs to be cut but who knows... ill have pics whenever i get it done

Thieroff
06-29-2006, 12:07 PM
i did it, very simple, you might have to modify the original design to get the door panel back on, just cut a little bit of wood of or what not, other than that its quite simple


CT

bamaboy
06-29-2006, 01:19 PM
my pros came with an adapter plate for 5x7

b to the igbird
06-30-2006, 02:26 AM
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=24009
if anyone wants to take the time to glance over that..is that basically all i need to do? cuz that definitely doesnt seem hard at all..

wesl56
06-30-2006, 09:31 AM
yup pretty much

GordonW
06-30-2006, 02:24 PM
MDF is a good acoustic material... but I'd be inclined to use pressure-treated plywood (or at least exterior-grade regular plywood) in a door like that. Any moisture that gets in there, won't affect the plywood... however, MDF will swell up and disintegrate, over time, if it gets wet.

Most doors won't get wet, to much of an extent... but I like to be safe rather than sorry...

Regards,
Gordon.

b to the igbird
06-30-2006, 02:45 PM
its easy to make mounts... ive explained it about 5 times and im too lazy to do it again
haha you dont have to i think i can figure this out for myself:p: