as a pair, these adapters are for upgrading the speakers in the the
front doors of 2015 to present Ford Transit vans. The factory door
panel and speaker grill is retained for a stealth factory look. This is a
crucial step to enjoying better sound quality in your van.
adapters were designed in 3D CAD and they are machined on a CNC router.
The holes in the adapter are perfectly located and countersunk to mount
over the factory posts and be secured with the original screws. Then you
drill holes in the adapter ring for your speakers and secure them with
sheet metal screws. We highly recommend
installing 3M Thinsulate(TM) behind the door panel at the same time.
for the adapters is 3/4 thick expanded PVC. It won't absorb moisture
like MDF or wood and holds screws well without splitting. O.D. is 6.5"
(165mm). Thickness is 3/4" (19mm). There are 3 ID sizes to accommodate
the cutout diameter needed for the speaker. Please continue reading to
learn more about speaker sizing...
While shopping for speakers
look for 6 1/2 or 6 3/4 speakers. COAX are the best bang for your buck
and component speakers are potentially the best sound but involve
replacing the dash tweeters and installing a crossover. Most 6 1/2"
speakers require a 5" ID cut out diameter which is the size of hole the
speaker will drop into. The corresponds to one of our spacers on the
drop down list.
There are also what the industry calls 6 3/4"
speakers which allows for a bigger cone and improved base response.
These speakers require the 5.62 or 5.75 ID cutout diameter (hole). We
have 5.62 and 5.75 ID adapters for these speakers. Do not choose
speakers with thick cast aluminum or plastic frames with protruding
terminals. These are too large to fit into the smaller hole in the door
sheetmetal. It is best to choose a speaker with a thinner formed metal
frames and terminals that can be bent slightly should they interfere.
Also do not choose a speaker that has a thick frame above the mounting
face. This will interfere with the door panel. Overall height of the
spacer and speaker should not exceed 1". The door panel can be trimmed
to clear a taller speaker. Please contact us if you need help choosing
or verifying the fit of a particular speaker.
Here are some specific suggestions of speakers that should fit.
Rockford Fosgate Prime R1675x2, these would take the 5.75ID size, JBL GT7-6, these would take the 5.625 ID size.
When connecting the factory wires the negative is striped.
Custom sizes are available. Please send the cut out diameter or ID in inches or millimeters.
We are adding an option to include 4 linear feet of SM400L Thinsulate (tm) for the driver and passenger doors.
If you have questions about this product you can call Hein at 541-49O-5O98