Join Date: Jul 2006
location: Metro DC
"KC" 2006 Sonata 3.3L ***PAID FOR***
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I think there's a simple reason the reviews contradict. If you buy speaker A and install it in car M with adapter X, there's no way of telling if the back of your speaker is going to scrape the window.
Mix-n-match is definitely not for the DIY-er; the issue is an unknown speaker depth.
I used the Scosche adapters with Polk db650s front and back no prob. The top-mount depth of the db650s is 2" according to Crutchfield. If your speakers are close to that you should have no prob. I also use XTC foam baffles (highly recommended) behind the speakers and KC's perfectly happy with the combination, so there's room to spare in the doors.
If you read the bad reviews between the lines they say basically the same thing: the Scosche adapters won't work with every speaker. Duhh!
I poked around the Crutchfield site and it looks like they have a lot of speakers to choose from that fit the Sonata. They're pretty reliable. Maybe Crutchfield limits the speakers they sell to those that fit most vehicles easily and CarDomain don't.
One caution: you have to drill out 4 rivets per speaker then get the body of the rivets out (I used a Dremel with a cutting wheel but others have cut-n-Vise-Gripped their way to rivetlessness) then you have to break the Scosche's "ears" in half and drill new holes. It's not as easy as some cars, but do-able. Forewarned is forearmed.
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand. Co NF ucius