It's been a while since I've posted here, but I just finished a sound system upgrade and wanted to share some of my findings with everyone, particularly the speaker adapters I ended up using.
Some background on my latest project: I finally decided to upgrade my 2006 Ridgeline's sound system (after owning it for 7 years), but still wanted to retain the stock look. I ended up utilizing my stock deck, a JBL MS-8, 2x10" Kenwood subs and Kenwood 8105D mono amp, QL Logic sub box, and JBL P660C front component and P662 rear door speakers. Active crossover network via the MS-8. The system sounds great, thanks to all the tips I found here on and all the other great forums out there.
Note: Just so everyone knows, the JBL P26T tweeter, which also comes in the P660C kit that I used, fits nicely into the stock tweeter cup on our Ridgelines. See the photos in the link below to see how I installed mine. Literally a 15-minute job (had previously run the wires, which, too, was easy).
However, what I primarily wanted to share here was my take on the door speaker adapters I used for the upgrade. As I was looking for adapters, it seemed like there were basically three options: (1) Use the thin Scosche adapters, (2) cut my own from MDF, or (3) use the ones from Car-Speaker-Adapters.com. Turns out, I went with option #3 and quite frankly, LOVED 'em! They are solid, yet easy to trim for the rear doors which have some curves in the sheet metal. Nothing major-- a few quick sweeps of the dremel and BAM, you'r done. Even box cutters could cut/wittle this stuff.
Anyway, here's the link to all the photos, accompanied by captions explaining what each photo represents. I hope someone can benefit by this review!