Folks- got my son on recommendation POLK 5.25 (db521) round coaxial speaker for front and 6.5 for sound bar. (rear) Bought adapter plate (oval to round speakers) also.
I heard these were simple retrofit front speakers but the stock speaker mounting bracket is in the way! Is it safe to cut these brackets?
Maybe just keep the original fronts in (easy) and just upgrade the sound bar to 6.5?
This may be more of a project than first led to believe?
Any advice is appreciated!!
Like everyone else said.....cut it! I also just picked up some DB521s and put them in my dash because I never had speakers there. What a world of difference. I'm even going to order another pair to put in the sound bar. Do the 6.5s need brackets for the soundbar?
I'm in the middle of a system upgrade: DB521 with Nalin brackets in front and DB521 for the soundbar. In my research, I think I read that 6.5" will fit in the soundbar but the stock speaker covers will not fit 6.5" speakers. In that case, you'll need to use the Polk covers, losing the stock look.
I also bought a Pyramid woofer for the console and a Sony multimedia deck on close out (discontinued model, half off).
You will need to cut that bar out. A good pair of aviation snips will work. They cut thicker gauge than tin snips. I used them and it was a breeze. Some people also use a dremel to cut that bar. Cut that whole bar out. Not a big deal.
__________________ But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17 (KJV)
Thanks folks will cut out with tool I have--dremel.
Also--will let you all know if POLK6.5 fit in 2000 TJ soundbar. hopefully later today---25 degrees here---ny
They fit the sockets perfectly, unlike the CDT 6.5's I just put where I had your Polks temporarily before. As others have said, you will just have to put new holes in, which are a couple of millimeters outside of the 5.25 holes. It is easy as pie with the sound bar out, but even pretty easy with the bar in, you just have to do everything inverted.