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RetroSound RPOD6

Surface-mount modules for 5-1/4" or 6-1/2" speakers

Item # 068RPOD6

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About the RetroSound RPOD6

Where no speaker has gone before

You've got a classic vehicle that needs some music in it, but your vehicle didn't include factory speaker locations, and there's no room behind the factory panels for installing new speakers. Enter Retrosound's RetroPod modules.

Where no speaker has gone before

You've got a classic vehicle that needs some music in it, but your vehicle didn't include factory speaker locations, and there's no room behind the factory panels for installing new speakers. Enter Retrosound's RetroPod modules.

The RetroPod RPOD6 surface-mount module lets you choose the locations for new speakers in your vehicle. Mount the two modules on your kick panels, doors, rear deck, or any suitable flat surface, then run some speaker wire to your car stereo or amplifier. You can then install your choice of 5-1/4" or 6-1/2" speakers in the modules.

Customize your application

You can paint or carpet the ABS plastic modules to match your interior. The modules also include mesh grilles to complete the installation.

Installation note: Using the template that Retrosound provides in the modules, you'll need to cut and file the mounting hole in the modules for the speakers you install. You'll also need to drill mounting holes for screws that secure the speakers. The mounting tabs on the rear of the modules are also made of ABS plastic. You'll want to consider professional installation if you don't have the proper tools.

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Product highlights:

  • two RetroPod speaker modules for 5-1/4" or 6-1/2" speakers
  • paintable rugged ABS plastic
  • mesh grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # RPOD6

What's in the box:

  • 2 RetroPod modules
  • 2 Grilles
  • Instructions

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High Quality Tile Head Unit Ride

Jerry from SAN ANTONIO, TX on 9/5/2019

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These were exactly the perfect mold for what i needed and placement on my rear doors with a solid bass sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Durham, MO on 8/5/2019

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Product was as advertised. Easy installed and work as described. Would purchase again at this point. Have only had a short time so hopefully they will continue to perform as said.

Pros: Price. The many options of mounting.

Cons: No hardware to mount.

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RetroSound RPOD6

Crutchfield customer from Norwich, CT on 7/30/2019

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Nice looking product didn't fit my car

Pros: Looks

Cons: Didn't fit

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We're sorry these modules didn't work out for you. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Need a lot of room for placement

Crutchfield customer from Manchester, MD on 7/29/2019

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Too bulky

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Will be n very noticeable on door due to its large size

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Pods for old Pickup

Ed from SC on 6/18/2019

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Works well in '52 Pickup, easy installation, the only reasonable installation method available other than cutting holes

Pros: Easy to install with four screws each

Cons: Speed clips required modification to accommodate pod material thickness - a little tedious

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Crutchfield customer from Cayuga, NY on 6/3/2019

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easy install. I was able to paint to match my interior

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RetroSound RPOD6

Crutchfield customer from Prescott, AZ on 2/26/2019

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These are nicely made, bigger than I expected even after reading the dimensions. if I was to change anything I would have made the mounting tables out of metal, vs. folded over plastic.

Pros: functional

Cons: none really, just would be nice if there was metal in it for speakers that really push.

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Returned for application reasons

Crutchfield customer from Shrewsbury, PA on 2/12/2019

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I had to return these because they did not work out for my speaker application and vehicle deck space.

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Gonzalo from Cayey, PR on 1/7/2019

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look great in my 1970 VW type2. Easy to install

Pros: easy to install, Great for a vehicle that does not have may places where to install a pair of speakers

Cons: no cons

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RetroSound RPOD6

Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 12/30/2018

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Strong, Heavy Duty, Quality Made. Served my purpose well for mounting 5.25" speakers on the kick panels. Another good product provided by Crutchfield.

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Crutchfield customer from Laredo, TX on 12/28/2018

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They are great.

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Crutchfield customer from Wappingers Fl, NY on 11/4/2018

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EASY TO INSTALL & SOUNDS GREAT NO PROBLEMS

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Crutchfield customer from Fredericksburg, VA on 10/17/2018

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Use these for the outside speakers on multiple RVs. Makes for a great 6 1/2 inch upgrade from the stock 4 inch ones!

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Speaker enclosure

Ron from Cottage Grove, MN on 7/21/2018

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For a universal mount speaker mount, It work the best for my needs.

Pros: Met my needs

Cons: Can't think of any

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Crutchfield customer from Salina, UT on 7/15/2018

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Great service.... Dimensions on website same as product, fits perfect.

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RetroSound RPOD6 Door Pod Review

Frederick from Bayside, NY on 1/17/2018

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These pods are functional and serve their purpose well. That is - I used them to surface mount 6.5" speakers on an old van's door panels. They look and work great. The problems I have are threefold (1) They are made of cheap brittle plastic. Each pod is entirely made of said plastic. There are 4 interior tabs with 2 screwholes each meant to fasten the pod itself to a surface. I easily shattered 1 tab with not much effort. At the very least, those tabs - high stress points - would be far more durable made of even an inexpensive metal (2) I feel the price is exorbitant for 100% molded cheap plastic (3) The speaker covers included with these pods are correspondingly cheap and extremely thin. With all that said, I got the job done and the pods serve their purpose well. My beef is that the value is borderline.

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RetroSound RPOD6

Crutchfield customer from Fort Pierce, FL on 1/9/2018

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Great service, fast delivery.

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RetroSound RPOD6

Crutchfield customer from Boise, ID on 11/16/2017

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Easy to adjust, had trouble screwing into surface. Like the sound it projects. Would highly recommend.

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RetroSound RPOD6

Crutchfield customer from Alta Loma, CA on 11/15/2017

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Excellent product. Easy to prepare for my new Polk speakers. A little pricey, but not many surface mount products that you can use to mount aftermarket speakers of your own choosing.

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Crutchfield customer from Mount Juliet, TN on 8/25/2017

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great product

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RetroSound RPOD6

Crutchfield customer from Mechanicsburg, PA on 3/2/2017

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Worked well for my 6.5" mid-bass woofer, from the Focal Access 3-way components.

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Easy Install

Mike from Davenport, FL on 2/4/2017

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Great alternative to add speakers to a vehicle. Hard plastic but easy enough to trim. An easy textured paint job to match your interior. Very easy to mount, gives you lots of positioning options. A bit shallow for big magnets. Better for two or 3-way speakers. I used kicker 5 1/4" 2-way. Don't cut out behind pod too wide, plan on shallow mounts or smaller, low watt speakers. For the price it's worth it. Fill notches in outside edge before paint and use custom 5 1/4" grills. My kickers fit like a glove. Would've given 5 stars but the grills that come with pods are black flimsy plastic.

Pros: Versatility Easy to install Customizable Can use your speakers custom grill with 5 1/4" speakers Price tag

Cons: Can't use custom grills for larger speakers. Grills that come with pods are black flimsy plastic.

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RetroSound RPOD6

Crutchfield customer from Carlisle, PA on 12/31/2016

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A simple idea that is long overdue. Great design hides fasteners, texture naturally blends in with my vinyl. A clean, integrated look is what I got when I mounted them on the rear panel of a 1962 Porsche. The ones in the picture appear grey, but mine are black, which was a great relief. Definitely measure two or three times before you dig in. I used a Dremel tool with a tiny circular saw cutter and it was a breeze. Delighted.

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steven d from Dickson, TN on 7/17/2016

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Product did what it was supposed to do.I used a soldering gun with a cutting attachment to cut plastic for speaker holes,not a problem.

Pros: I'm glad "somebody"makes these things.

Cons: Maybe a little pricey.

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Pleasantly Surprised

lee from Lexington, nc on 7/15/2016

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Better quality than expected for the price. Like other reviews a little hard to cut but can be done with saw blade on pocket knife. I did not have a Dremel. Made mounting speakers in a non factory location a breeze and it looks good and sounds good. I put 6.5" speakers in mine. You could virtually mount these anywhere on a door, pillar, kick panel, roof or under seat. I put mine under the back seat of 2 door yukon angled toward front and it sounds really good. Yukon factory locations were 4x6 in front dash and 4x10 in very rear.

Pros: Durable plastic materials Easy to mount Price

Cons: Hard to cut

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Randy F from Littleton, MA on 4/18/2016

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Product was just as advertised, well built construction and a complete installation kit. I painted these to match interior or my motorhome, installed some Kenwood speakers, and they look great. Installed four on the ceiling in the main living area. There was just enough clearance for the slide outs to extend and retract.

Pros: Easy to install as long as you have the proper tools.

Cons: Could be a little on the shorter side. Clearances are tight in my application, however a little wiggle room would have been preferred.

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Great for custom door speaker installs!!

Stuart J from charleston, SC on 2/26/2016

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Fantastic product. Installed some Pioneer 6.5" speakers in my 87 Trans Am with these, had no problems with installation. These made the job SO much easier than if I'd have tried to build mounts myself. They fit in with the 80's interior very well. Just fantastic. Just make sure to have a tool you can use to cut the plastic out for your speaker size. It's sturdy ABS, so a knife won't do it.

Pros: High quality, excellent appearance, great fit, easy install.

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RetroSound RPOD6

Michael from North Carolina on 8/24/2015

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Debated for weeks, saw these on other sites for more money. Pulled the trigger when I could get them on sale! I am rather impressed with these. Thick, sturdy, and good looks! Can't beat them for the price! Recommend for adding speakers!

Pros: Retro, yet calmly fits new styles as well. Sturdy, good stock looks!

Cons: Not really a con if you think ahead, but having to use a Dremel to cut out the cutouts for the speaker was slightly daunting. Just make sure you don't damage when cutting!

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Door Mounted Speakers

echale from Virginia on 8/13/2015

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I was looking for a way to mount a set of 6.5" 3-way Cerwin-Vega speakers up front in my '60 Chevy Biscayne. I read the reviews of the kick-panel speaker mounting solution from Custom Autosound, and decided against them because I have a foot-actuated emergency brake (I have a 3-on-the-tree, so no putting it in "Park" for me) and the reviews made it quite clear that there were clearance issues. I took the door panel off, and there's not much of a way to mount them in the door unless I cut away a good bit of metal, which I was concerned would weaken the door. Then, I found these.... The Cerwin-Vega speakers were a hair too deep to mount flush in the RPOD6 units with no cutting whatsoever, but there was a spot low on the front of the two front doors where the metal is recessed somewhat that would allow me to make a hole in the door panel just a hair larger than the magnet and mount the speaker/RPOD6 with no metal cutting. The RPOD6 units are very sturdy, the black matches up great with my custom interior, they were easy to install, they don't seem to adversely affect the sound of the speakers at all, and I'm happy with how the job turned out.

Pros: Sturdy ABS body, basic black goes with pretty much any interior color, the speaker is held securely in place.

Cons: I'd like to have been able to use the nicer looking Cerwin-Vega speaker covers with the RPOD6 units rather than the generic looking speaker covers that come with it, but that's a small quibble.

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Just what I was looking for

Sean from Utah on 5/25/2015

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These were exactly what I needed to mount speakers in the back of my MG without cutting holes. Professional looking install. These are not that hard to cut. I used a hole saw to cut the majority of the material out of the middle. They have ring grooves molded into them too. I used a hack saw to cut up to the desired ring in 1 inch intervals. Then I took my players and snapped it off. Easy.

Pros: Solid plastic. Black matched my interior perfectly.

Cons: Made in China

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Just what I needed

ZERO from sUNRISE Florida on 3/16/2015

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Made of very tough plastic, similar to OEM. It was the same color as the inside of my car and allowed me to mount 6.5" speakers in a limited area. They ARE hard to cut. I used a cut out tool.

Pros: Professional looking install. Compact. Quality plastic like OEM.

Cons: Plastic is tough and hard to cut.

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RetroSound RPOD6

Crutchfield customer from Louisville, Ky on 1/5/2015

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Worked great no metal cutting aa d wAs easy to modify

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Retro speaker pods.

Kent E from Alamogordo, N.M. on 9/19/2014

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These were just what I was looking for to mount speakers in the doors of my "89 Mazda pickup. The pods allow you to angle the speakers a little towards the listeners, though I wish these were offered with more angle to aim the sound more towards the listeners. Very easy install. I like that these allow you to use different sizes of speakers.

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Retro Sound Pods

Marty C. from Mount Croghan, SC on 8/31/2014

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I wasn't able to install my 6 1/2 inch speakers in my '63 Fairlane until I purchased RetroSounds speaker pods. They installed nice. I recommend using a dremmel tool to cutout the hole for the speaker. The plastic is pretty rugged so a razor knife just doesn't cut it as good. I recommend this to anyone that needs a speaker that can't be flush mounted.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: A little pricey but worth the cost to get speakers mounted where you need them.

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dave from Bloomsdale, Mo on 7/5/2014

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Exactly what I needed!

Pros: Great product

Cons: None

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speaker pods

cool breeze from winter springs fl on 5/22/2014

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great item to put speakers were you want them my speakers were to deep but used plywood and carpet to build it up to make work

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retrosound from norfolk,va on 2/13/2014

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solved the placement problem for a standard pickup

Pros: good deal

Cons: none

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retrosound speaker pod

joe c from Bettendorf IA on 1/9/2014

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nice product easy to paint and install speaker however exterior dimensions would have been helpful. I had to modify pod because assumed diameter and was incorrect

Pros: easy to work with for classic cars

Cons: product information

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Features

Overview: RetroSound's R-POD6 surface-mount modules offer an easy way to add speakers to non-factory locations. They are mounted using screws (not included) to secure four ABS plastic tabs on the under side of the module to a flat surface (approximately 9-1/4" diameter minimum) in the vehicle.

Installation: You will need to cut out the speaker mounting holes in the ABS plastic R-POD6. Three circular lines are scored on the speaker mounting surface, designed for 5-1/4, 6-1/2, and 6-3/4 speakers (diameters are 4.6, 5.2, and 5.7 inches respectively, be sure to measure your specific speakers before cutting). Because the R-POD is angled (approximately 10°), the exact allowable mounting depth varies with size and shape of the speaker basket. The depth is 2-1/16 inches at the center of the opening, so the allowable depth of a typical speaker is approximately 1-3/4 inches. Using the included grilles, there is approximately 3/4 of an inch allowable mounting height and the frame diameter of the speakers should not exceed 6.7 inches. Once the hole is cut for the speaker, the four mounting tabs are accessible through the opening.

Compatibility: RetroSound recommends using their R-525N, R-652N, or R-612 speakers with the R-POD6, but other brand speakers can also be used.

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A good option instead of cutting a hole in my stock 1960 Ford Thunderbird. [ JAMES B  Apr 30, 2017 ]

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With Alpine S-S65 speakers fit in these?
[ Jeff  Aug 14, 2019 ]
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They will not, the Alpine S65 need a depth of 2 3/8", while these pod are limited to approximately 1.75".
[ Calvin  Aug 22, 2019 ]  Staff
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Will my 6.5 pioneer pro speakers fit? The magnet is big
[ Slim216  Apr 23, 2019 ]
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No, they are too deep but not too wide.
[ GREGORY  Apr 23, 2019 ]
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are the pods black or gray?
[ david  Dec 18, 2016 ]
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The Speaker Pods are Black.
[ Peter  Dec 20, 2016 ]
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black..you can paint them whatever
[ edward  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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dark gray...almost black
[ daniel  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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black
[ PHILLIP  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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I used them unpainted, they are black.
[ SCOTT  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Black
[ Dave  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Pods are black
[ RICK  Dec 19, 2016 ]
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Will these accept infinity 6.75 and 6.5s? And my car didnt come with door speakers and this is where i want to put thw 62.11s do i have to cut out the door panel behind the pod?
[ Jai  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  Mar 08, 2016 ]  Staff
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Can these be installed under a 1974 VW dashboard? I don't want to cut into my door panels.
[ Michelle  Jun 17, 2015 ]
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Jun 18, 2015 ]  Staff
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