View Full Version : factory speaker replaceant 96 205

06-18-2011, 05:03 PM
I recently purchased a 96 205 and wanted to start my upgrades I have ordered a tower from new demensions and changed out the factory radio with a kinwood head unit and bought some kinwood 6.5 speakers to replace the ones in the boat. Here is where I ran into a problem the old pioner speakers are supposed to be 6.5s also but they are bigger than the kinwoods so what is a good replacement if anyone else has run into this problem HELP! thanks

06-18-2011, 05:22 PM
my 89 originally had 5.25" speakers in them, so I had to make my holes a little larger for the 6.5" JL audio speakers to fit, your probably just going to have to make your holes larger as well...

06-18-2011, 05:29 PM
thats the problem the origional holes are to big for the new 6.5s. The guy at the sterio shop gave me a template for some menphis 8s but there is not enough meat to cut a bigger hole for them.

06-18-2011, 05:46 PM
make an adapter to fill some of the hole and use the template for the correct size speaker or find a larger body 6.5 speaker

06-18-2011, 07:01 PM
I know jl audio makes 2 different sizes 6.5 speakers

06-18-2011, 11:49 PM
Yea I got on their website earlier and they are waaay to expensive for two 6.5 speakers surely somebody else has ran into this problem before.

06-19-2011, 05:52 PM
I bought some cheap Marine Boss 6.5"s that were to big to fit in the original holes so I went to Wal-Mart and bought some regular auto Pioner 6.5" and they fit fine.