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abcheng
09-05-2004, 07:12 PM
I just got a pair of CDT Audio CL-6x speakers but they won't fit in the door. Since it seems like it's gonna be too hard to make it fit properly, is there anything I can do so that it can replace my current 6X9s? Also, is there gonna be a difference on sound if I have them as my rear fiills instead of my fronts?

Acidburn
09-05-2004, 07:48 PM
how do they not fit? too deep?

WiNnErPL
09-05-2004, 08:33 PM
yea what car?

CarlB
09-05-2004, 08:34 PM
um, from the CDT website:

"The Perfect Rear Fill Speaker"

Im going to guess its going to be pretty good if its in the back :P

abcheng
09-05-2004, 08:50 PM
It's an Acura Legend. It's too deep AND too wide. The door has this plastic piece that holds the OEM speaker which is screwed into the door frame. Is there some kinda 6X9 to 6.5" conversion piece? I'm thinking about putting them in the back and taking the fronts out. How much of a difference in sound is there if I do that?

squeak9798
09-05-2004, 10:53 PM
You're thinking about completely removing the fronts and only having rears?? Not a good idea at all............

abcheng
09-05-2004, 10:55 PM
didn't think that was a good idea BUT there really isn't anything I can do since the freaking CDTs won't fit in the front and I really like them. I guess if I can't get them to fit in the car at all I could always use them on my home theater reciever.

jellyfish420
09-06-2004, 01:16 AM
get rid of that plastic piece, and find you somethin to cut the door alittle, they'll fit, well i don't really know, but i bet they'd fit. take the door panel off and have a good look inside, i bet there'll be enough room.

`pr0digy
09-06-2004, 01:21 AM
Just do what I did... Take a dremel to the interior door panel, and a sawzall to the metal part of the door. Works fine. Just watch out for your window mechanisims.

jellyfish420
09-06-2004, 01:27 AM
take a look inside first, if nothing else take a piece of 3/4"mdf and make a ring for it.then screw the speak to that, and onto the door it will stick out a little but you'll have it in the door.

andy6387
09-06-2004, 01:30 AM
come on you can do it, i had to modify all four spots in my truck to get my cdt's to fit. WELL worth it, it sounds awesome. I also put my cl-6x in the back, i dunno how well they would perform in the front but i wouldn't reccomend it. get yourself some components and an amp =P

OLD_SCHOOL
09-06-2004, 01:32 AM
just make a mdf ring for the speaker, paint or cover it with carpet to match the interior remove the plastic ring, trim out the door pannel with a dremel or cutting tool (no big deal trust me) mount to the door orrrrrrrrr make some kicks (even better idea)

Mat

abcheng
09-06-2004, 12:27 PM
mmm.. if you read what I said before here's the 2 problems: 1. It's so deep that it'll hit the window and 2. the opening is big enough if I take off the plastic piece that help the OEM speaker in place. Cutting a piece of wood to make the speaker fit is gonna be hard due to the amount of depth I have to work with and the lack of tools to make round cuts. It's kinda hard to explain without pics. I'll try to get some pics posted so you guys can see what I'm talking about. What's really bugging me is there are supposed to be 6.5"s but they're more like 6.75"s since they're oversize 6.5"s I guess? Anyways, why don't you guys recommend having these up front?

jellyfish420
09-06-2004, 01:47 PM
cdt cl-6x cutout 5.75" overall 6.5" depth 2.5" i do recommend having them up front.

abcheng
09-06-2004, 02:09 PM
I guess the OEMs are smaller than 6.5" or something.

jellyfish420
09-06-2004, 02:38 PM
the ring, would mount to the outside of the door panel. then yourcdt would mount to the wood. ifyou use 3/4mdf then the mounting depth would only be 1.75"and as for the width, you can make it as wide as you want, somewhere on here i seen a pic of a guy with a 12 in each door.wow, thats what i said too, a 12? it's wild. but if you don't want to do the ring, then make some glass kickpods. thats what i'm doing, it's not that hard, and in the end it'll look alot better.

abcheng
09-06-2004, 02:44 PM
i guess what I really need to do is get pics of my door panel cuz a ring won't fit and the mounting hole isn't round. I'll get pics.

jellyfish420
09-06-2004, 03:07 PM
that'd probably be best because i'm just making general guess's cause i've never seen your car before, you get some pics, you'll probably get alot better answers.

abcheng
09-06-2004, 03:55 PM
Here's pics:

http://bellsouthpwp.net/a/b/abcheng/speaker/1.jpg
http://bellsouthpwp.net/a/b/abcheng/speaker/2.jpg
http://bellsouthpwp.net/a/b/abcheng/speaker/3.jpg
http://bellsouthpwp.net/a/b/abcheng/speaker/4.jpg
http://bellsouthpwp.net/a/b/abcheng/speaker/5.jpg
http://bellsouthpwp.net/a/b/abcheng/speaker/6.jpg
http://bellsouthpwp.net/a/b/abcheng/speaker/7.jpg
http://bellsouthpwp.net/a/b/abcheng/speaker/8.jpg

I think a 3/4" MDF ring will work. Is a jigsaw good enough for cutting a round circle? Also, how do I go about securing the MDF to the plastic piece for the speaker?

OLD_SCHOOL
09-06-2004, 04:02 PM
http://web.njit.edu/~cas1383/proj/mdf/index.htm

and yes the ring will work fine

Norcalracer283
09-06-2004, 04:11 PM
Just cutout the door, and use a ring like every1 said.... not that complex. Whats with those stock speakers though, the cone looks all wierd and i see like bead holes on the speaker...wtf

abcheng
09-06-2004, 04:29 PM
uhhh kinda hard making a ring without proper tools? Yeah... Anyways, the problem with the stock OEMs are that the surround was sun dried so all of it pretty much crumpled. I haven't even looked at the passenger door yet. I'm sure it's just as bad.

OLD_SCHOOL
09-06-2004, 04:54 PM
go to a good shop pay some cash drive away with good sound when you have no tools

abcheng
09-06-2004, 04:57 PM
There's only one place around my area that I know of and they're gonna charge a lot to get the stuff installed. Besides, I might be able to find a friend with a router or dremel so that I can cut a ring for my new 6.5s

Norcalracer283
09-06-2004, 05:44 PM
I think the cheapest alternative is to get a new car.... Maybe a Gio Metro or something

abcheng
09-06-2004, 05:49 PM
???? How's that a cheaper alternative?