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Re: Upgrading just the base speakers?

Has anyone tried replacing the small speakers in the back? It looks like they're 3.5" speakers but Metra Online states that they are 2.5" speakers.
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Those look like tweeters.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:49 PM
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Has anyone tried replacing the small speakers in the back? It looks like they're 3.5" speakers but Metra Online states that they are 2.5" speakers.
OEM are 2.5" but larger can fit. This was discussed in another thread somewhere.
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Re: Upgrading just the base speakers?

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Has anyone tried replacing the small speakers in the back? It looks like they're 3.5" speakers but Metra Online states that they are 2.5" speakers.
Greetings,

This is the link if you did not find the thread:

D Pillar Speaker Hole Size

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Old 01-18-2014, 09:02 AM
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The HAT Mirus 6.5" rear door speakers went in tonight. I used some PVC adapters to ensure a solid fit. You could get away without adapters if you wanted to but I felt I will get a more secure fitment with them.

FYI: the OEM speaker hole is 150mm and the plastic which would secure them is 3mm thick if you wanted to pass on using adapters.

As with most replacements these once again made a huge positive difference to the clarity and as with all HAT speakers, a nice mid bass kick!

Here are a few pics (used a little too much sealant in places but better than not enough). Also, I noticed the rear harness is indeed reverse polarity as per wiring diagrams (unless they are wrong). I had adapter plugs so I just went with the factory setting and it sounds great. Not sure I can be bothered changing it to test the other way...
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Re: Upgrading just the base speakers?

IMG_0289[1].jpgwow exlr8, nice work...

I received my focals 6.5 today and i gathered all the stuff and headed to my workplace, i have access to heated garage there.

I opened eveything up for dash speaker , it was easy replaced with polk ,I got from nice member here. Thank you.

Next i opened the pass door panel to replace the 6x9 with foval 6.5... but i got stuck with adapter, the adapter opening would not let thru the back of the speaker, meaning... the hole was lil small. the adatper I tried to modify the adapter and it broke plus it gave me bad cut on my hand so i could not finish i had to put the panel back. total messed up.. i was planning for past 4 days , for this day and couldnt finish because of stupid adapter, I bought that useless adapter on r bay for 8 bucks, now what do i do... I need true adapter which i can use for my 6.5 focalssss... i NEED adapter. where can I get the adapter with big enough hole to use with focals.???
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Get some 6mm (1/4") MDF and use what you have as a bit of a template cutting the correct size hole (see speaker specs) with a jigsaw. Slap on some black paint to finish it if you want to. Easy as if you have a drill and a jigsaw!

From the earlier post you need the hole to be around 143mm or a tiny bit more.
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Re: Upgrading just the base speakers?

Why not just cut a bigger hole in the adapter?
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Re: Upgrading just the base speakers?

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Why not just cut a bigger hole in the adapter?
I thought it was now broken... ??
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Re: Upgrading just the base speakers?

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Why not just cut a bigger hole in the adapter?
The material it was made of was very strong plastic and i didnt have jigsaw.
I tried with this and that and it broke, the adapter was BS. It was cheap and i paid the price. anyways...

Today i bought wood cutting board and bought jigsaw from home depot for 29 bucks and made my own adapters. Once adapters, once adapters were cut , rest was kinda breeze. I broke one christmas tree rivet for pass side and one for driver side. But still panel went in strong. As for the tweeters, i decided to keep the tweeters i had already, Focal access series one, so now I have focal integration tweeters, which i would like to sell, As for the sound , the vocals are more clear now, i think the factory speakers had more bass but muddy vocals. bass is not the problem since i can + or - in EQ. I am kinda running my EQ flat right now. I will play with it when i am feeling fresh.
Now future upgrade will be focal 2 way for rears, If i find em on sale.

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Re: Upgrading just the base speakers?

Some serious looking adapters there. Have you checked the midrange clears the interior door trim? I assume the 4th screw went in the midrange?
Also, you often find your bass response will improve in the first 20hrs of use after the they loosen up.
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Some serious looking adapters there. Have you checked the midrange clears the interior door trim? I assume the 4th screw went in the midrange?
Also, you often find your bass response will improve in the first 20hrs of use after the they loosen up.

Hi, no I have not checked if midrange clears the door trim.. but will ,,,

The 4th screw is not there it was screwed in after the pic... The black area you can see from the screw hole of midrange is the marker to drill hole for screw. yes I hope they get better and better.
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