Ok well let me update you guys on where I'm at:
The Pioneer 6.5s are not made to fit in a 05 X's roll bar pads. They are literally a few millimeters in circumference to big. They have these prongs that extend that originally I thought was the problem. I called the store where I got the speakers and went up there. The guy told me his installers would probably just break them. He told me to try to make them fit and if they didn't I could return them.
I ended up having to bend the outer most ring of the built in speaker bracket. Face down they looked like bottle caps when I was done with them. They fit a little snug and I could only get two of the four screws back in them but it feels pretty tight. And neither the original or new covers fit properly, so I'll have to figure out what to do with that.
Overall I should have either put new 5.25's in or a different brand like the Kenwoods or something. Oh and they sound ok, I still have my stock radio though.
How much difference will a new HU make? My buddy has one he bought his wife 2 years ago, probably a Sony Xplode, that I'm gonna buy for like 50$ cuz it has the 3.5 aux hook up.
And I did this over a 12 hour span, including, going back to the store, it getting to dark, going to sleep, waking up and doing it first thing in the morning because it's going to be 55 degrees today
first time putting the top down in 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!