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alxmlr789
02-16-2007, 12:58 AM
Im currently running referance 5x7/6x8's in my 1996 explorer and dont like them very much, so im looking to upgrade. The explorer calls for 5.25 round, but i was just wondering if i could fit 6.5's in there with no problem, i dont really want to do much cutting, if any at all.

icpurplepplalot
02-16-2007, 12:59 AM
you can make converters for it from mdf

alxmlr789
02-16-2007, 01:01 AM
can you make me some plans for those? what would be the difference between MDF and plastic ones?

jmanpc
02-16-2007, 01:04 AM
Yes, I did it in my explorer.

take the 5x7 speaker, and trace around it, and where the screw holes are. Then, put a 6.5 on top of it, trace around it, and cut around the outside with a jigsaw. then cut out the middle with a jigsaw.

troy_audi0
02-16-2007, 01:08 AM
can you make me some plans for those? what would be the difference between MDF and plastic ones?

Get 1/4" - 3/4" MDF
Trace The 5x7" Speaker on the MDF
Then Center The 6.5" on the MDF
Cutout the hole..
Paint Black & Your Done..
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alxmlr789
02-16-2007, 01:09 AM
anyone wanna make a pair for me? lol

haunther
02-16-2007, 01:12 AM
make sure the depth clears...

jmanpc
02-16-2007, 01:26 AM
Use 3/4 MDF because the window track is directly behind the speaker.

Pyro_By_Nature
02-16-2007, 01:28 AM
They aren't hard to make.If I knew where my old pair was I'd just send them to you.But I don't, oh well.

alxmlr789
02-16-2007, 01:31 AM
Use 3/4 MDF because the window track is directly behind the speaker.

Would this cause problems putting the door panel back on?

Louisiana_CRX
02-16-2007, 01:31 AM
Car stereo shops sell abs versions from Metra ...American International....Aamp...etc if you feel uncomfortable about making some...you should be able to pick up a pair for around $10.00 Just make sure your speakers fit :)

jmanpc
02-16-2007, 01:32 AM
Would this cause problems putting the door panel back on?

Nope, I did it in my exploder with no problems.

seg_representin
02-16-2007, 01:35 AM
Can this be done in my grand am? My stock speakers are 4x6 and i wanna get some 5.25 components. Can i do the same thing to my opening?
The thing i would be worrying about is it clearing the door panel because its only a stock speaker grill attached to the door panel.