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    6.5" or 5.25" ?

    The factory door speakers in my car are 5 1/4 inch speakers, with a really small tweeter, it looks like less than an inch.
    My question is, do 6 1/2 inch speakers perform or sound any better an 5 1/4? would it be worth the time cutting bigger holes in my doors to accomodate the larger speakers, or should i just stick with the 5 1/4 size?







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    Re: 6.5" or 5.25" ?

    if you dont mind cutting,do it.you'll get alittle louder and possibly alittle more bass with the bigger cone.

    if you dont want to modify,then stick with the 5 1/4's.




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    Re: 6.5" or 5.25" ?

    the 6.5's willll dig a little deeper, but thats also install depedant.. the 5.25's might be smoother in the upper range, but its driver and install dependant.. those are just rules of thumb



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    Re: 6.5" or 5.25" ?

    Ok, I think i would like the extra midbass that comes with the bigger ones.




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    Re: 6.5" or 5.25" ?

    Make sure you deaden your doors/seal up the holes to improve bass response.
    Sometimes you can make baffles/adapters from MDF to make the larger speaker fit and not have to cut your door.




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    Re: 6.5" or 5.25" ?

    If you're sticking with factory locations, don't always assume that the larger sizes will be best.

    5.25's can have surprising midbass impact provided a properly deadened door and strong baffle, and may have better off-axis response than the larger ones in door mounting.




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