A bit too thick for my Civic
I have a 2006 Honda Civic LX Sedan. The adapter ring is nicely made and has all the right holes drilled to accomodate various aftermarket speakers. However, the top hole on the adapter used for mounting to the door was not a perfect fit (the bottom of the adapter is just two tabs that insert on the bottom of factory holes on the door). Reason is my Civic uses a bolt style screw which protudes. I could not install my factory speaker unless I did some quick modification on the grill, basically drilling an indentation into the screw hole (using a countersink bit) so the screw can be flush instead of protruding on the adapter. Also turned out I could not use the factory bolt style screw because there is a snap-in factory plastic piece on the factory hole that also protrudes a bit and the adapter ring would not sit over it flush. The factory speakers have all the right indentations to acccount for this. Consequently, I had to go out and buy a few nuts and bolts and washers to get this grill to stay on right. That was actually an easy modification so didn't bother me much. Still beats drilling holes into the factory door. But....after I install these rings with my Polk Audio DB 6500 aftermarket speakers, I could not put the door trim panel back on. The trim panel has some tight tolerances with regards to the factory speaker protuding out the door. I don't know how to explain it, but the trim panel has an inner plastic ring that normally would contact the foam surrounds of the factory speaker. I guess the Polk speakers might just be a little too thick on its outer ring because the trim panel is contacting the speaker outer ring. If this Scosche adapter ring was maybe 1/4 inch less thick, then I would be able to put the trim panel back on without any problems. I ran into the same problem trying to snap back on the rear factory pop-out grill over my set of Polk DB 650s. The adapter ring was just a bit too high for a perfect fit. There are some aftermarket speakers out there that don't have as high an outer ring profile, so they would probably fit fine, but if you take a look at the Polk models I mentioned above, you will see their outer rings might be a bit thicker than other aftermarket speakers. Too bad for me I guess.
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