Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
I bought the Pioneer speakers at my local Walmart. I believe they are the same size as the ones you bought and my holes didn't line up either. The easiest way to install them is to use a Dremel tool with a circular drum sander attachment on it. Just take a black Sharpie marker and draw a line around the the speaker opening all the way around. I just cut the hole 1/8 inch bigger all the way around. Actually I used the sander on the Dremel to make the hole bigger and it only took a few minutes to make the speaker hole bigger. I then put the metal tabs on the fairing and drilled a small pilot hole with a small drill bit and screwed the speakers to the fairing. After I had both speakers mounted, I found out that the speaker grill cover would not fit because the speakers are too big and they rub the bottom of the speaker grill. So I used the same circular sander attachment and sanded a flat spot on the bottom of the speakers until the grill fit. It actually is a lot easier than it sounds and I had the speakers installed pretty quick. The hardest part of the whole job for me was getting those plastic vents off the fairing.