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6'x8' to 6.5" adapter?

So,do the 6x8 to 6.5 adapters actually work? Surely somebody here has tried them.I blew a speaker today and if I could use 6.5",I'd have more choices for replacements.
I just don't see how it's possible to fit since 6.5" is greater than 6".
If not,is it possible to remove a little material from the door and drill new holes to fit a 6.5" in a Ranger.
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I used some wood to create a mounting point to avoid altering the stock sheet metal.
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yes I have some adapters. they work alright. actually i'm not using them anymore.
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yes I have some adapters. they work alright. actually i'm not using them anymore.
How much u want for them?
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You can have em. Not sure when I'll be back in lex though I'm in etown now for the summer. But I'll be back some weekends. Maybe this weekend.
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Adapters work decent if they're secured well. Fitting a 6.5 speaker in a 6x8 spot is nothing. You're talking a little less than a 1/4" on each side of it, and with the adapter, you're lifting it out of the hole, so the taper of the basket more than makes up for it. Some adapters actually space the speaker out an inch or so, making original speaker size nearly irrelevant.

Personally, I recommend making your own out of wood. Your sound will improve over the flimsy plastic ones.
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Wood is good but ridgid plastic is fine also.
I cut my adapters out of 3/8" HDPE Plastic to fit my 7" mid-range (which just barely fit with out any cutting). my adapters only really serve the purpose of filling in the gaps. the speakers are mounted to the door metal.
I've used the adapter plates before with my other 6.5" speakers and they are, rather flimsy but still work fine with a little bit of sounddeadner behind them.
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Wood is good but ridgid plastic is fine also.
I cut my adapters out of 3/8" HDPE Plastic to fit my 7" mid-range (which just barely fit with out any cutting)...
Yes, HDPE is an excellent alternative if you're making plate style adapters. When I said the plastic adapters aren't as good, I mean the flimsy molded ones that you buy. A 3/8" plate is good, and actually a little overkill for most applications.
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