I have a set of 6.5" HAT Imagines active. My mids are in the stock door location with no mods besides a mdf baffle so they would fit. The grill is the typical concave plastic circle with holes all over it. The plastic is rather thick and I was wondering if this would affect the sound much. I've been considering either drilling the holes larger or removing the grill altogether and adding the wire mesh grill that came with the Imagines. Although, I'm a little hesitant to mod the doors since I don't plan on having this car forever.
I've listened to the speakers with the doors on and off but honestly I'm not sure if I can tell a difference. You see, when the door panels are on, my seats are in the car as well; when they are off my seats were also out, and I was sitting on the floor rather than my seat. I could tell a difference but it may have been because I was sitting at a different location. Regardless, they sound amazing how they are right now but if I can get some extra performance out of them I'd like that.
04 GP - SQL-ish
X-12 in a trunk wall
HAT Imagine 6.5s active
Rockford Fosgate 360.3