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Old 08-09-2003, 09:15 AM
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Default Pioneer TS-MR 165 6.5" Speakers - What Size Holes?

To flush mount Pioneer TS-MR 165 Speakers what size hole do you have to cut in your console? Is it painful to do?

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Didn't your speakers come with a paper template to cut and drill the needed holes . . . dimensions are usually included. Just thinking out loud.





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I haven't bought the spearkers yet. Wanted to make sure I have room for the cut out before I make the purchase.

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Default Pioneer TS-MR 165 6.5" Speakers - What Size Holes?

Pete, I don't own these speakers, but here are the specs from Crutchfields website:

Key Features:
7" water-resistant polypropylene woofers
hard dome tweeter provides clear, well-dispersed highs
heat-resistant, weatherproof grilles
recommended power range 9-35 watts RMS
peak power handling 120 watts
sensitivity 90 dB
frequency response 35-21,000 Hz

requires 2-1/2" of mounting depth and 5-7/8" cutout diameter

1-year warranty

Looks like 5-7/8"....remember, thats just the cutout. Just because you can cut that size hole, dosen't mean you can fit the speaker. Its probably at least 7.5" OD.

Heres the Cruthfield link:

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-V7utffl...p?I=130TSMR165

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Default Pioneer TS-MR 165 6.5" Speakers - What Size Holes?

Pete - please post how you end up making the cut out. I'm planning on buying these speakers as well. The largest hole saw that I have seen in 5" so it looks like a jigsaw or rotozip. The Rotozip has gotten the best recommendations for the job.
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Sailor,

I like the rotozip idea, but only with the circle attachment. The rotozip will cut the glass like butter and be hard to control otherwise. Also, make sure you tape the area being cut with masking tape to reduce chipping and scraping from the tool. I just cut a small square hole for an additional switch in a console and I found the variable speed jigsaw to be much eaisier to control than the rotozip for the job.

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Default Pioneer TS-MR 165 6.5" Speakers - What Size Holes?

I used a Dremel tool with a spiral cutting bit (similar to Rotozip) to cut holes for my speakers. That was in a fairly thin (<1/4") glass bulkhead). I used the same thing to cut the hole for a compass in the top of my console (foam cored with 1/4"+ glass on top). It worked fine - just don't rush it and like Scott said - use masking tape to avoid chipping. I did it freehand - no need for the circle attachment as long as you take it slow and steady.

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Default Pioneer TS-MR 165 6.5" Speakers - What Size Holes?

Just mounted the same speakers this weekend in my overhead radiobox. Used a rotozip and a shop vac to keep the dust down. The box the speakers came in listed a 6 in hole for mounting.
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I agree the template on the box is 6" id. Rotozip the tool.
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Default Pioneer TS-MR 165 6.5" Speakers - What Size Holes?

Roto zip with no guide will work fine. You don't need a "perfect" hole. The speaker will cover about 1" around the hole anyway.

Make sure you get a good fibraglass bit, DON'T waste your time (and money) with any other bit.

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