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? For those who have the 6-1/2" speaker adapters

Speaker buckets in or out? I just received my adapters and I'm debating on which way to go.
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I'd leave them in but most speakers need open back. You can pop them out and add holes later...if bass is not there...

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Tried mine both ways, ended up taking them out. Most speakers are designed to work best in an open mounting, in doors or rear decks. Try it both ways, they are not hard to remove, only takes a few minutes.

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Mine are in. I did fill them about half way with polyfill tho.
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I ended up leaving them out. It seemed like it made the speakers POP too much. They still pop when the bass hits hard, but not as bad as with the constriction of the bucket

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Another question... after installing the 6-1/2" speakers, my fairing rattles with the music. Anybody else have this issue? If so, have you found a cure for it?
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Some have added a sound deadening mat to the inside of the fairing after changing speakers and adding an amp. This may be your cure.

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I left mine in. However I have not tried it with them out. I have the polk audio's If you are using the daves speaker adapters there are certain speakers he says that you have to leave them out. The main reason I left them in was to keep road dirt out the back of the speaker. Long story short mine sound good but I have not added an amp.


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I have the Polk Audio, not the ones he says you have to leave them out. I left them out, but am thinking about putting them back in to see if it gets rid of the vibration. I also have the rear pods and changed the speakers to Polk Audio. I have a soundstream amp pushing them.
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Mine seem to sound better in the afternoon on my way home from work than in the morning at 5:30.
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