|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.|
|Unfortunately, you have to remove the windshield. Good luck!|
|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.|
|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.|
|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. |
|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.|
|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?|
|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.
|USE A DREMEL OR SMALL AIRSAW. NEVER USE A HOLESAW IF THE HOLE IS ALL READY CUT.|
|The hole saw's worked like a champ for my new ARC Audio components!|