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By nick jackson (kkong72) on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 7:01 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey guys i just got my xs-650s in for my malibu and the stock speaker holes are to small for the wet sounds and i was just curious to know how you guys trimmed the holes to make the speakers fit, especially the dash holes.
 
By dhcomp (dhcomp) on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 7:05 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Unfortunately, you have to remove the windshield. Good luck!
 
By Hate N Pain (hatepain) on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 7:42 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Find the correct hole saw for the new ones and the one for that matches the current hole couple them together and it will trim out perfect.
 
By KEVIN (kko13) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 1:27 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
just did an 04 vlx. used a roto zip. you will have to do the top plastic and the fiberglass under it as well. hole saw wont really work as there is nothing to center it with. i had to do the same thing to my tige when i went with the wetsounds. roto zip works well just take your time and have a vacum close.
 
By Ben Terry (jedidiah) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 7:44 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
had to do the same thing on my Malibu.... just took a dremel with the round edge sander tip and sanded around the hole until it was big enough to fit..... nothing like chopping up a 2 week old boat. :-)
 
By Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 8:51 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
be careful with the dremel, they spin so fast and with just a littel pressure will pratically melt thru the gel/fiberglass. Use a shop vac, like someone mentioned. I just used a pencil to mark the line to increase my speaker holes.
 
By Hate N Pain (hatepain) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 11:05 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
The hole saws actually work perfectly well the small one fits in the pre exsisting hole as a guide while the other hole saw cuts the new appropriatly sized hole. Get it?
 
By talltigeguy (talltigeguy) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 11:49 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Then you have to buy two hole saws. They seem to run close to $50 each at that size. I think it would be great if we had a loaner that would pass from wakeworlder to wakeworlder for a small fee.

I ended up using the rotozip and that worked pretty well. Much better after I broke a bit and got a new one. Make sure to use a sharp bit.

Wetsounds is genius, you will never be able to use another 6.5 inch speaker in there again, once the hole is too large, unless you like fiberglass work.

 
By Brian Loren (blwakeguy) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 12:13 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
USE A DREMEL OR SMALL AIRSAW. NEVER USE A HOLESAW IF THE HOLE IS ALL READY CUT.
 
By Hate N Pain (hatepain) on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 2:57 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The hole saw's worked like a champ for my new ARC Audio components!
 

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