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    Exclamation How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    I've created a template for anyone who wants to use it. It will allow you to use either 6.5" or 5.25" speakers in the factory locations. All you have to do is print out the template at 100% and use it to trace onto your material (MDF, plywood, plexiglass, etc).

    The template hole was made to fit a 6.5 that had a large basket. If you are using 5.25" just cut the hole smaller to accommodate the smaller speaker.

    The larger holes are for the factory mounting points/screws. The smaller holes are for the speaker mounting points. The speaker mounting points are just approximate as they worked for me, but you can pretty much put them wherever as long as they do not interfere with anything.

    For mounting the speakers - If you use screws that are longer than the thickness of the adapter, they may run into the plastic behind the adapter. So try using smaller screws.

    Download template PDF here


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    Default Re: How To - 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    Mods, Give this man a STICKY


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    Default Re: How To - 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    dope.

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    Default Re: How To - 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    good to know if i ever (and i mean, ever) get around to starting on the audio in my 3...

    now where was that link for the adapter that allows you to use the steering wheel controls with an aftermarket deck......


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    Default Re: How To - 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    very sweet

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    do you have a template for putting in a 6.5speaker into a 5x7 speaker?

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    Quote Originally Posted by 07carbon3 View Post
    do you have a template for putting in a 6.5speaker into a 5x7 speaker?
    First post cwp has a downloadable template.

    Just down load it then print it

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    Is there any where in the east Toronto area where I could buy adapter Like what cwp made,

    I would make but im lacking in the tools to do it nicely

    Or is there anyone who could make them for me I'd be willing to buy from a member here

    Thanks


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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    Crutchfeild makes them... Give them a call or check them online

    Quote Originally Posted by 07carbon3 View Post
    Is there any where in the east Toronto area where I could buy adapter Like what cwp made,

    I would make but im lacking in the tools to do it nicely

    Or is there anyone who could make them for me I'd be willing to buy from a member here

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by aris View Post
    Crutchfeild makes them... Give them a call or check them online
    Do they have a toronto store or just a Canadian online shop?

    I was looking for a brick and mortar shop to get it immediately and not pay shipping but I'll still check them out

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    If you can't wait, call one of the audio sponsors or FS/BB. If you can wait either go through Crutchfield Canada or these guys on Ebay. They are legit and this is where I made my template from.

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    for reference I just got out of a chat with crutchfield.
    According to them, 2010+ mazdas have the following restrictions for when you size a speaker:

    Magnet diameter: 2.7" for the front and 2.9" for the rear.
    Depth: 1.9" in the front and 3.3" in the rear.

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    Depending on the speaker you plan on putting in to your factory speaker cavity. using pre-made speaker plates may cause the new speaker magnet to interfere with the power window mechanism, also some aftermarket speakers have different size and shape speaker baskets which may not sit properly into pre-made plates. also pre-made plates made of plastic or PVC can vibrate and leak causing sound distortion. the best option is using 1/2 inch MDF and cutting your own spacer plates with a jig saw, this method lets you make a custom mount for not only you vehicle, but also for your new speaker. the MDF has enough flexibility to mount securely to the door panel with out vibrating or leaking.

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    Quote Originally Posted by cwp_sedan View Post
    For mounting the speakers - If you use screws that are longer than the thickness of the adapter, they may run into the plastic behind the adapter. So try using smaller screws.
    Thanks for the template man. For the issue of running longer screws, I just rotated where the speaker sat on the adapter and it will fit inside of the stock opening.
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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    I have a 04 GT, will this template work for me

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    Quote Originally Posted by crank View Post
    I have a 04 GT, will this template work for me
    yes
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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    Thnxs

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    i have an 07, do i need this template or does a 6X8 fit into the stock 5X7 speaker hole already, trying to find some details on here but not getting accurate ones, any help? crutchfield even says 6X8 fits...
    thanks

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    6x8 should fit without any additional template.

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    thank you for your help

    Quote Originally Posted by cwp_sedan View Post
    6x8 should fit without any additional template.

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    Default Re: How To: 6x8 to 6.5 speaker adapter template

    Great i will try it. The bose really sucks

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