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6.5" front and rear door adapters

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by JBTuncc, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Nov 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    JBTuncc

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    Does anybody have any good adapters besides Tacotunes. I'm trying to avoid spending that much money on mdf or plastic. I'm just wondering if there are any more options?
     
  2. Nov 30, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    You could always PM Mr Marv. He makes some good ones
     
  3. Nov 30, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    Make your own. Just need a sheet of mdf and jigsaw (that you can always return to store after use).

    Or MrMarv on th audio forums here sells them
     
  4. Nov 30, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    His look great but still 35.00 plus shipping. I may attempt to build my own or find some locally. Unless there are any cheaper suggestions... Thanks for the help!!!
     
  5. Nov 30, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    What exactly are you looking for? Do materials matter? Or are you just trying to find the cheapest you can find?
     
  6. Dec 1, 2009 at 3:05 AM
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    I want to do it right, i just don't want to have 80-90 dollars invested in adapters to make speakers fit. I'm sure I'll end up buying the good ones, but I just wanted to see if there were anymore options.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2009 at 4:45 AM
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    I just dropped a bunch of $$$ on my speaker adaptors too. After getting them I realized how easy and CHEAP it would have been to make them myself. It's easy enough to take a front and rear speaker to use as a pattern. Get some 1/2", 3/4" or in my case 1" MDF. Draw the outer perimeter of the speaker mount. Cut it out with a jigsaw. Cut out the center. $10 tops invested.

    I'm so disappointed in the PVC ones I bought that I am going to make my own. Even with foam tape applied, the PVC still has flex and doesn't seal well. They buzz when speakers are driven hard. Stay with thick MDF. Just my take on my experience.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    Awesome. Thanks for the replies. I was thinking I could make my own, I'm just very lazy. But, I do love money... I'm going to try to make my own and go from there.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    How soon do you need them, I am headed in that same direction. When I make mine I could just replicate them if there is interest.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    I'm starting to think it would be waaaay cheaper to just buy the mdf board and do it myself, the only thing holding me back is the measurements for the pieces. Not exactly sure what to do, or how to get the inner hole that the speaker would fit into.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    Those are for only the 6x9 mounting baffles. The whole set through them is $103. Check out tacotunes.com
     
  13. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    Sorry man . . . I did not see that, I just saw the picture of the adapter mounts. It looks like the kit includes bolts and wire harnesses. I don't think I need those since I will need new speaker wires run for the bigger system. Looks like you can get just the adaptor mounts also.
     
  14. Dec 2, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    As far as measurements, the speakers will come with a template to show you how they mount. The only thing you'd have to measure is the hole in the truck and you could just trace it and use that as a template. I'm just lazy....
     
  15. Dec 3, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    go to your local home improvement store. buy a sheet and cut some out. they don't have to be perfectly oval and look pretty to get the job done. once you put them in, nobody is going to see them.
     
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    I just made my own out of some 1/4" MDF I had in the garage. Took the stock 6X9 speaker and traced it onto the MDF, marked the holes for the screws. Then took the new 6.5" speaker and traced the size it needed to be. Took out the jigsaw and the drill and went to town. Then I used a little spray paint to seal them up. Cost me $0 since I had the materials laying around. I build furniture and use 1/4" MDF for the drawer bottoms so I have a lot scraps laying around.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2009 at 7:11 AM
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    Just made my own- had a jigsaw and dremel hole cutter already. Most 6.5" speakers use a 5" diameter cut-out which was easy. Only question I have is how to seal the brackets to the doors. Is there some caulk/tape stuff that works and where to get it? Radio shack?? Right now I have a gap because of the bolt-holes in the door are raised.
     
  19. Dec 4, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    I actually put some dynamat on the doors around the speaker opening and that sealed up that gap. I'm sure you could use some caulk or something.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    Somebody on here mentioned some strip caulk from lowe's. looks like it would work great.
     
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