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DejaWiz
05-15-2007, 10:57 AM
Can anyone tell me if replacing the factory 5x7/6x8 fronts of a 2002 Mazduh 626 with 6.5's is a daunting task?

If so, what kinds of things should I keep in mind so it remains looking stock and stealth?

I know I'll have to fab up some MDF adapters at the very least, so I thought I'd scout for some tips and advice from anyone who has had the pains and joys of replacing the front speakers in this model/era Mazda.

Thanks,
Wiz

cecil1901
05-15-2007, 05:47 PM
i got mines from here http://www.mjmautoinnovations.com/speakeradapters

jmanpc
05-15-2007, 05:54 PM
Just cut an adapter out of MDF. Takes 30 minutes to design and cut em.

DejaWiz
05-15-2007, 06:04 PM
Just cut an adapter out of MDF. Takes 30 minutes to design and cut em.

No clearance or fit issues with putting 6.5" in the factory locations?

SethPhillips
05-15-2007, 06:08 PM
take you're factory speakers. screw them to a piece of wood. (faceing down on the wood. screwing them to the pice, with the magnet side towerd you.) and use a table router with a flat bit with a bearing ontop of the bit.... let thebearing fallow the lip of the factory speaker and it will cut it out to a T...

then cut the desierd whole size in you're baffeles and screw the baffles to the factory speaker locations...

DejaWiz
05-15-2007, 06:16 PM
take you're factory speakers. screw them to a piece of wood. (faceing down on the wood. screwing them to the pice, with the magnet side towerd you.) and use a table router with a flat bit with a bearing ontop of the bit.... let thebearing fallow the lip of the factory speaker and it will cut it out to a T...

then cut the desierd whole size in you're baffeles and screw the baffles to the factory speaker locations...

Thanks for the info, but I know how to make baffles, that's not my concern here. I'm just asking if anyone has experienced any difficulties with fitting larger 6.5" (2.9" deep) speakers in the factory 5x7/6x8 whilst retaining the factory fit and finish of the door panels.

DejaWiz
05-17-2007, 10:09 AM
bump in case anyone else cares to chime in.

theitalianjob76
08-04-2007, 09:13 AM
hello i got a vw 02 Vr6 gti looking to put new componets but last ones i got was to deep and hit window any hint?

theitalianjob76
08-04-2007, 09:14 AM
i see dejawiz u got one also cool if u know anyone got some parts for sell

tbasile1
08-04-2007, 09:37 AM
If its a depth issue you might not really know until you take the door panel off, the speakers are 2.9"?? Thats pretty deep, even if you had to bring the speaker out a bit for it to have clearence for the window if that becomes and issue, it can still look factory as long as its got enough room to fit behind the factory grill, but if it was depth, you prolly gona have to pop that panel off

theitalianjob76
08-04-2007, 09:49 AM
i got the Orion P6.2 there like 3.0in deep