View Full Version : how are your aftermarket 6x9's mounted
05-11-2005, 07:29 PM
i was fucking around inside shifty earlier and one of my kicker 6x9's shat the bed. they were old anyway. a couple months ago, a friend sold me a pair of 6x9's made by roadmaster. i had heard them in his car and they sounded pretty decent.
first snafu-the fuckin magnet is huge so the rubber "swing" won't work, and when you use just the basket, theres not really a good seal, and the slighest bump, and the speaker falls over.
second snafu-i figured i'd remove the griles inside the car so i could have easier access. well, destroyed some of the back deck :crazy: how the hell can i remove that without removing the seat?
3rd snafu- i got the grille removed and threaded down 4 bolts. they don't match up completly with the speaker. grr
so how do you guys with big fucking magnets have your speakers mounted? worst case scenario, i get a back deck from a pre-88 car and just get 6x9 boxes
05-11-2005, 07:41 PM
i just have mine bolted in, my holes lined up.
are you sure they arent realy 6x8"s ??
I wasnt gentle taking out my rear deck cuz I was replacing it, but I dont think I damaged it.
I think I pulled it up from the center, to bow it so it slipped out of the sides.
05-11-2005, 11:31 PM
Mine were 6x9 Kenwoods. I dropt them in from the top. The bolts did not line up. But they still worked with some effort. I used the grills that the speakers came with.
05-11-2005, 11:38 PM
pete, they are indeed 6x9's. i found the box. the ford speakers didn't match up either.
and i prefer the less obvious look. less chance of some schmuck breaking into the car :cop:
05-11-2005, 11:57 PM
I don't think anyone would steal anything roadmaster.
05-12-2005, 12:01 AM
ya never know. i've caught shoplifters stealing edited rap music. whats the point,lol? its essentially a blank disc
05-12-2005, 12:13 AM
Well I think your safe. A boxbody is not a prime canadate.
I had this all in my car. Front passenger side didn't lock. I would park this in a closed drugstore's parking lot off Hanely. A main road in STL. This was every weekend and over night last summer. Bow chica bow wow.
I just hid the detachable face & remote.
Rockfords in the front but, you couldn't steal them if you tried, I had to take out the dash to put them oversized things in, and the grills were shiny chrome that pushed against the glass.
05-12-2005, 08:06 AM
I have Kenwood 6x9 in the back and the rubber thing worked on them. Still using the stock grilles on top. Might just have to drill new holes to make the screws line up.
05-12-2005, 05:13 PM
My 6x9" Pioneers fit in the rubber sling.
05-12-2005, 05:56 PM
now that i think about this the more comes back to me!!!
my old pioneer speakers worked with the rubber strap, but the magnet wasnt that big.
IIRC now, I think I only used 3 of the 4 bolt holes for my new ones (too big for the strap)
use some lock nuts or washers, and it should be fine!
05-12-2005, 07:26 PM
i could only manage to use two bolts on each speaker.........i have mine under the deck......i like the lincoln speaker grilles lol
05-12-2005, 07:48 PM
yeah, I didnt like my cardboard speaker grilles to much :D
these are some plain black kenwood speaker grilles, on top of my hand made carpet deck replace ment :slug:
I wish I had left the cardboard under it... becuase its sagged into the contours of the deck a little!!
05-12-2005, 08:52 PM
This is a pic of my JVC 3 way 240 watt max each (120watt rms each) 6X9 speakers. They just bolted up, and I kept the really plain and cheap pioneer covers for a little less attention.
05-13-2005, 03:06 AM
Y'all do know that speakers can be top or bottom mounted right? Blaze86Vic has 'em bottom mounted.
05-13-2005, 06:16 AM
You can, except for this slight roblem. It's not hard to fix, but I just felt like bolting it up.
05-13-2005, 03:00 PM
My rubber things worked after about 30 minuts of prying them on. My kawasakis were about twice the magnet of the stockers
05-13-2005, 07:07 PM
thanks for the pics and info guys. oone of the speakers has the rubber thing on it and the other one doesn't because i could not get the rubber swing off. :crazy: i fixed my problem with the bolts not lining up. i hopped in teh isuzu and went down to my friendly hardware store and got bolts that were smaller in girth but longer, and corresponding nuts and washers. makes life alot easier,lol. the hardest part still was threading the nut on while holding da speaker while trying not to totally discontort my fat ass in the trunk. and they sound awesome. better than the old kickers did(paper coned) its a pioneer deck and the max volume is 30. before with the kickers, max volume before it starts belching was about 22-23. with these roadmasters max before belching is about 17 deopending on the song,lol. but even tho the readout says 17, it is louder and clearer sounding
05-13-2005, 07:25 PM
Thats because your new speakers are way better. The RMS output of your stereo is about 60% of your max. So it makes sense that the new realistic max is about 17. My stereo max is 50, and once I got the set I have now, I went from 35 to 25 as the actual max. Then got a 600watt AMP, and I'd say it would be about 70 on the sereo now. :D
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