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66ca
04-27-2008, 03:19 PM
i took the door panel off and tried to see if a 6.5 would fit,and there is just about no way. Soooooo, i will just have to replace with a nice 6x8 and i need some ideas on a good set. Im not looking to enter in a competition,but i would like better sound than what i have with the factory. I will be using an amp (havent bought yet) that will be anywhere from 120 to 200 per side. Any ideas on a brand i should be looking at?

jsapp720
04-27-2008, 03:20 PM
make some baffels

dman4486
04-27-2008, 03:21 PM
adapters ftw

tcguy85
04-27-2008, 03:23 PM
no way at all to make 6.5's fit???

66ca
04-27-2008, 03:36 PM
i dont see how. i will try and do my best to describe what it looks like in there

with the door panel off you can see that the 6x8 is screwed to a plastic "adapter" ,in which the adapter is screwed to the door. The adapter is the same shape as the 6x8. The only thing is,the door isnt flat. the plastic adapter is molded to fit the contour of the door. the adapter is about2" deep and there is about an inch or so behind that before you start getting too close to the window stuff. I understand what you guys are saying about making a baffle....but im not sure how close the door panel is to the speaker once its installed. So by putting in a set of comps,dont you need some room for the speaker to move a little?

jsapp720
04-27-2008, 03:38 PM
so if you cut a peace of MDF to the 6/8 shape then cut a 6.5 hole it still wont work?

66ca
04-27-2008, 03:49 PM
i dont think it will

jsapp720
04-27-2008, 03:50 PM
what kind of car you have

blazeplacid
04-27-2008, 03:50 PM
tell us what kinda car it is

im sure someone will have the same car on here and may be able to help you out more in depth

66ca
04-27-2008, 03:56 PM
05 mustang

66ca
04-27-2008, 06:04 PM
guess i will buy a pair of PG 65's and try and make a baffle...if it doesnt work or i can figure it out,then ill just buy a set of 6x8's

DD_Dave
04-27-2008, 06:16 PM
Pioneer REV 6x8's are really nice....and will fit....they have some nice low end bass response the problem with the baffle on the stock plastic adapter is it moves the 6.5 closer to the factory door panel....where the surround excursion of the 6.5 will hit against the door grill....

66ca
04-27-2008, 06:29 PM
Dave...pm sent

UberAudio
04-27-2008, 06:32 PM
How the **** would a 6.5" not fit?

****in noobs do some reading before you make conclusions.

tez4life
04-27-2008, 06:33 PM
Im not sure about the 05 Stang, but I know what your talking about with that plastic baffle. I have it in my 04 Crown Vic. Its removable in my car, just take out the screws.

A adapter will work as well.

silvercookie
04-27-2008, 06:35 PM
How the **** would a 6.5" not fit?

****in noobs do some reading before you make conclusions.

why do you take it as a personal offense?

your just as new as he is so stfu.

DD_Dave
04-27-2008, 06:45 PM
the factory mounting ring is removable it seems like if i remember right you have to drill out some rivots and you can rig a 1/4 mdf plate in there but it will most likely throw the 6.5 off axis...because the factory mounting ring is angled slightly forward for improved imaging....but a mdf plate..and some gorilla tape to seal it off would solve the excursion problem with the 6.5

66ca
04-27-2008, 07:37 PM
UberAudio...
hey dip$hit,i never said for sure that they wouldnt. I said i didnt think I could get them to fit.