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Anybody ever use these speaker adapters?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by trdracing5, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Feb 17, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    trdracing5

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    I was looking for some plastic speaker adapters to put 6X9 speakers in the front of my 2006 Tacoma.
    I just could not justify the money that Tacotunes was asking for their speaker adapters. (close to $45 with shipping). I mean come on they are just hunks of plastic.


    I came across these plastic adapters on ebay from car-speaker-adapters.com

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    (Ebay item #310112315413)
    They were only $17.99 ($24.00 total with shipping). They look like they should work. Anyone ever used these?



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  2. Feb 17, 2009 at 10:38 PM
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    give them a try. i prefer tacotunes adapters. imo
     
  3. Feb 17, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    billas333

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    You can mount them to mdf wood like in the pictures but the taco tunes ones are ready to go with the proper sized holes and all. I would just get the taco tunes for less hassle thats what I have
     
  4. Feb 18, 2009 at 12:10 AM
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    I picked up a pair of 6x9 tacotunes adapters for $10 from a guy off ebay a few months back. Alpine 6x9 speakers are in my closet back home just waiting for me to install them over spring break coming up....... They seem like they would be worth the money.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    billas333

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    only word of advice is watch the size of your speaker. I have the Pioneer premier 6x9's and each one weighs about 6lbs and with the taco tune mounts I still had to buy a 1/4 inch spacer and trim away a little bit of the inner door panel just to clear the window.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    Those are a convenient way to mount speakers however you really need a dense material to get the best performance out of your new speakers. If you do get those pack them with modeling clay or sound deadener to stiffen them up a bit.
     
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    I just found a set of 6x9 baffles out in the shop that have a slight cosmetic defect. It does not affect performance in any way however I prefer not to sell them unless perfect :eek: so to help you get your speakers installed properly I will offer them to you for just the cost of shipping. :)
     
  8. Feb 19, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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  9. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    That's so cool! Take his offer! You can't beat the quality of his work!
     
  10. Feb 19, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    I took Mr. Marv up on his offer. I had already bought the other adapters though. Anyone need any adapters?
     
  11. Feb 19, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    Is it too late to cancel the order?
     
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    Marv is a great guy! Glad he could help you out.

    So, how does it all sound now? :D
     
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    I've got a box o stereo somewhere in the house with some 6x9s in it. I'll find it when moving if not before. May have ta upgrade............
     
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    I just had 6x9 Kickers installed in my front doors and the door panels stick out a bit on the bottoms and don't fully clip in. When they took out my stock speakers, they cut the exsisting bracket and mounted my new speakers to it. I'm thinking I am going back to have them do it correctly.
     
  15. Feb 23, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    Are the panels sticking out on both sides or just one?
     
  16. Feb 23, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    Easy remedy!

    m speaker did the exact same thing. There is a plastic border that sticks out on the inside of the door panel and can be easily trimmed away with a razor blade. Then the door panel should clip down all the way.
     
  17. Mar 1, 2009 at 12:17 AM
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    i made my own from wood. it only costed me $6 and took about a half hour. they work great
     
  18. Mar 1, 2009 at 4:05 AM
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    Thanks Billas, I will give that a shot. Seems just the passenger door sticking out just a bit and I do notice the driver window meeting a little resistance when going up and down. I am guessing the speaker is putting pressure on it
     
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    i have not looked yet, but arent the factory speakers already 6x9? why cant you just mount another 6x9 to whatever came from the factory?
     
  20. Mar 1, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    You can Bass, but where I screwed up is I didnt know or check on the depth of the speaker. There are shallow and deep speakers. I needed a shallower depth because the door well doesnt support it well
     
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