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Clean Sound
11-12-2006, 10:45 AM
I want to get the Focal 165KF 6.5's but the dealer says that only the 5.5's will fit in my Ford Explorer. He says that the power ratings are the same and I should not notice a difference. I currently have Boston Pro 60's in there. Opinions? What am a losing with the 5's?

Symon_say
11-12-2006, 10:49 AM
midbass

Louisiana_CRX
11-12-2006, 11:04 AM
6.5's will fit just fine....very slight modification...and build a simple 1/4 inch MDF plate...Your dealer is just trying to get rid of something he has sitting on his shelf....If you already have boston pro 6's in your door that in it self should tell you the dealer is an idiot...

Clean Sound
11-12-2006, 08:08 PM
Thanks, anyone else?

adam71
11-16-2006, 04:46 PM
My Grand Prix has stock 5.25s in the door but after taking the door skin off I realized that a 6.5 will fit easily as long as my depth isn't too deep.

tweet02
11-16-2006, 05:58 PM
I want to get the Focal 165KF 6.5's but the dealer says that only the 5.5's will fit in my Ford Explorer. He says that the power ratings are the same and I should not notice a difference. I currently have Boston Pro 60's in there. Opinions? What am a losing with the 5's?

I have a 96 explorer, and i bought a adapter for 6.5's, and they fit perfect. Now i need to learn were I can hang/hide the crossover for my comps!!!

Clean Sound
11-16-2006, 06:04 PM
tweet02 what do you mean by adaptor?

squeak9798
11-16-2006, 06:17 PM
Probably something like this;
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-7N4gGtW0TcY/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?search=speaker+adaptor&i=142SA69

But given they are usually made of flimsy plastic, you are better off building one yourself out of MDF.

Hoodlum007
11-17-2006, 01:48 PM
you will be able to fit the 6.5" in, you will need to cut a bit but it is well worth the effort. You will have a much better midbass and mid from the 6.5" version of that comp.