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    6.5" into a 6x9

    I already have 6.5 Eclipse coaxials from my old car. My new car now has 6x9 in the rear, is there anyway to make the 6.5" fit into the 6x9?

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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    yeah.....you can buy a piece to switch them over...dont know what its called but i bought mine at a local shop




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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    Its called a baffle, you can make them very eaisly,




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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    Thanks, does anyone have a link for a how-to on making baffles?

    They dont alter the sound quality at all do they?




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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    Basically:
    Trace the 6x9 onto a piece of MDF
    cut it out
    Then, find the cutout diameter of your 6.5's
    use a compass to draw the cutout on the MDF ( from the center)
    Cut that out
    And you are done !
    If anything, they will make it sound better




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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    Thanks.. and does the MDF sit ontop of the rear deck? Wouldnt that cause the speaker to be a little too high and look arkward?

    Also what thickness MDF should I use?




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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    Doesnt matter really.
    If you mount it under it wouldnt be to high
    If you can, het some 1/2" if not get some 3/4"




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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    if you mount the baffle under and the speaker on top of the baffle that should make the speaker about flush w the shelf!




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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    Making adapters like what you're needing isn't hard at all. However, if you're lazy like me you could just buy some adapters and be done with it.



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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler573
    Making adapters like what you're needing isn't hard at all. However, if you're lazy like me you could just buy some adapters and be done with it.
    Thanks, I think I'll just do that. I dont have the tools or the place to be cutting MDF while living at my dorm.

    One more question, are 6.5 generally better than 6x9?




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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    Quote Originally Posted by 06 Cobalt
    Thanks, I think I'll just do that. I dont have the tools or the place to be cutting MDF while living at my dorm.

    One more question, are 6.5 generally better than 6x9?
    depends what you want them for -- but IMHO yea...



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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    The oval cone wont produce sound as good as a round cone.
    6 1/2" components> 6x9's




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    Re: 6.5" into a 6x9

    USE THIN ABS PLASTIC. if your worried about clearance



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