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Mugen
09-08-2006, 12:42 AM
...A universal 6"x8" to 5 1/4" adapter, and something like this:

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-COtzXCILOUt/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=103100&id=morephotos&pi=1&i=12071048&display=L#Tab

I really don't want to have to order this and wait on shipping, so I'd like to just go to Autozone or something?

Mugen
09-08-2006, 12:44 AM
Even the Ford power adaptor thing? That's what I'm most concerned about finding locally.

EDIT:

Oh, and these are for those MB Quarts that I believe you suggested. I can't wait to hear them!

ravendarat
09-08-2006, 12:48 AM
I dunno man, if you have a local Best Buy they carry them. The local small shops should have them too I think. They arent exactly a rare Item

Thieroff
09-08-2006, 12:51 AM
build a baffle out of mdf and waterproof it


it will be a much better baffle, i have 5x7 slots on my doors and built baffles

Much better than a thin piece of plastic

bri487
09-08-2006, 12:53 AM
build a baffle out of mdf and waterproof it


it will be a much better baffle, i have 5x7 slots on my doors and built baffles

Much better than a thin piece of plastic

no need to really waterproof it, just paint them black and it will be fine.

Mugen
09-08-2006, 12:56 AM
Not only do I have no idea HOW to build a baffle (or even what it is...), I want to get these speakers in quick, because I'm sick of waiting >_<

If Best Buy has them, that's great, becuase I'm probably going to the mall tomorrow and BB is like right next to it.

ndnbolla
09-08-2006, 12:58 AM
I'm not too familiar with fords but is it too hard to fish some 14 guage through the door is is the wire harness serving a different purpose.

If Best Buy or Cicuit City don't have these in stock, they can probably special order them but you'll be back at square one waiting for them to arrive.

And since you don't like cutting, any custom car audio shop will most likely be able to build you some custom MDF baffles. Be warned that they will be overpriced though.

Mugen
09-08-2006, 01:41 AM
What do I need baffles for? What will they do?

azbass
09-08-2006, 01:43 AM
you will find No universal plastic baffles at my shop. we custom fit/make em all.

ravendarat
09-08-2006, 01:47 AM
The adapter rings you are looking for are also called baffles, thats what people are refering to

Mugen
09-08-2006, 02:19 AM
What's the difference in a custom-made and universal baffle? Aren't the sizes the same for all speakers (like all 6"x8" have some holes, all 5 1/4" have same mounting holes)?

MrSwiss
09-08-2006, 11:54 PM
the universal baffles are usually thin plastic pieces. custom baffles can be made to specific depth. for instance u may be installing a driver too large for the factory location and a 3/4 baffle may be necessary to reach clearance. and a wooden baffle is much better at holding a screw down tight compared to a piece of plastic.

PESteele
09-08-2006, 11:55 PM
go to a ford dealership

Mugen
09-11-2006, 12:06 AM
Alright guys, I have them installed, and they sound EXCELLENT O.o

I talked to a guy at a shop (Sound Advice) in Baton Rouge and he just sold some little clip things, so I just snipped the wire and use those (no expensive $20 cable adapters). We used wood instead of that universal crap as well (nobody had them locally, so my dad just got some leftover wood from the addons to his store). Like I said, they sound GREAT, and I can't wait to get my 2 Assassin 8"s in there to get the bass going too :D