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I'm planning on opening up the fairing again and will be adding an RF Punch amp to the system so my speaker volume doesn't stall out at 21 anymore. I have heard and seen people going to marine grade quality 6.5" speakers if they remove the plastic cup that the 5.25" speakers sit inside of. I'm wondering what brands and models people recommend for quality marine grade speakers and if it is really as simple as removing those "cups" and bolting up the new 6.5" ones or if there is more fabrication involved.

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You'll need to buy some 5.25" to 6.5" adapter rings. Polk DB625 speakers are very popular and don't need a baffle behind them. Also, some rings need to be notched or ground down on one side to clear the fairing. Do a search on the forum and you should find many posts regarding this subject.

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You'll need to buy some 5.25" to 6.5" adapter rings. Polk DB625 speakers are very popular and don't need a baffle behind them. Also, some rings need to be notched or ground down on one side to clear the fairing. Do a search on the forum and you should find many posts regarding this subject.
Did you mean the Polk DB651?

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Thanks for the advice. I found these on Amazon which are surprisingly cheap with great reviews.



Think I'm going to go with them.

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Who has a link to the Volkswagen speaker adapters needed for the 6.5" speakers in the fairing?

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Thanks for the advice. I found these on Amazon which are surprisingly cheap with great reviews. http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-DB6...ywords=polk+db

Think I'm going to go with them.
I would go with the MM651. They are a bit more, but you'll get better sound out of them.




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I would go with the MM651. They are a bit more, but you'll get better sound out of them.

These don't appear to be marine grade like the others from what I can find.

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These don't appear to be marine grade like the others from what I can find.
They are indeed marine grade. Check them out on Polk's site

http://www.polkaudio.com/mm651/d/1151

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Looks like the Hawg Wired ZX 6.5 speakers are also pretty well reviewed for use in an XC fairing. I may try these as an upgrade to the Kicker 5.25" speakers I have now.

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Did you mean the Polk DB651?
Doh! Yes, DB651!

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