Pricing Update – NO CHANGES

Everybody know that prices are rising everywhere…except here. From the beginning, our site and the adapters that we offer were intended to be a service to the enthusiast community. We use the “revenue” from selling adapters to keep the site hosted and running. The “profit” isn’t really a big deal, because cars and car audio are a hobby for us. As we got more efficient at making the adapters, material and shipping costs went up and ate any additional “profit” that would result from us being more efficient. On top of that, we have to replace our equipment pretty often, as the materials are really hard on blades and bits. And we also have to eat shipping material costs. But all that said, we are holding prices steady for as long as possible. We keep making adapters because people keep asking for them. And we keep costs the same because we feel that that is the fair price that we- as enthusiasts- would want to pay. Since we started this, material costs are up about 35% (and still rising), shipping costs are up over 50%, and shipping materials are up about 40%. AND our hosting costs have gone up as well. All of this is part of the market, but as long as there is still a desire for the adapters and the information on the site, we will keep the site running.

Thank you again for supporting our car audio community, and please reach out to us if there is an adapter set that you want to see added to our options.

Patrick and Nick

Wrapping up beta Testing for Subaru Ascent Speaker Adapters!

We are wrapping up beta testing on speaker adapters for the new Subaru Ascent models. Based on the 2015+ Legacy & Outback models and the 2014+ Forester models, our adapters will allow Ascent owners to swap out the stock 6×9 front door speakers (which are a non-standard 6×9, at that) for almost any 6.5″ or 6.75″ round speaker. The dash brackets will also hold nearly any component tweeters (sorry, 3.5″ aftermarket speakers won’t fit with out brackets). If you are interested in adapters for your Ascent, please drop us a line: patrickhenry at gmail dot com or use the Contact Page

Photobucket fix for Firefox and Chrome!

Hey everyone! In case you haven’t heard, there are fixes out now to enable viewing of the locked out Photobucket pictures!

If you’re using Google Chrome, go to the three dots on the right side of the screen and click them. A drop down should appear. Hover your mouse over “More Tools,” and when the next drop down appears, click on extensions. Go to the link towards the bottom that says “Get more extensions.” In the search box, type “Photobucket Fix,” and hit enter. Click the install button and once it’s done, you should be able to see Photobucket pictures again.

For Firefox users, click on the three bars on the right side of the screen, then click on add-ons. Click search for “Photobucket hotlink” and click install. Same result.

Now offering Nissan Skyline R32 speaker adapters!

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering speaker adapters for the R32 Nissan Skyline! The original Godzilla has finally found its way to America, and we are here to help ensure your stereo upgrades go as smoothly as possible. For this application, we use our normal 1/2″ material, which allows the use of 6.5″ speakers in the front doors. Big thanks to Yuriy for snapping a picture of the finished product!

We have moved through a few revisions and are shipping these to Skyline owners all across the US, and even to international Skyline owners.  Contact us ( Email is my best form of contact: patrickhenry at gmail dot com or use the Contact Page ) for more information.

Additionally, if you have an R33 or R34 Skyline and want to discuss beta testing, we are happy to get rolling on those platforms as well.

Welcome to – your source for custom car speaker adapters!

Until I get all of the embedded links rebuilt, please use the navigation at the top of the page. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience!

Welcome to the new home of the site formerly known as  As of July 2016 I am still making the adapters that you see on this site. I know that the content on the site seems to be stagnant but there is not too much to add on a regular basis.

Note: For reasons beyond my control (a trademark infringement claim by Subaru of America) I have navigated content to this new site.  If you find an older link to on a forum or other site, please let me know with an email (patrickhenry AT, particularly if the author is “phenryiv1” (me).

As always, if you are interested in the speaker spacers, first check out the spacer information page, then feel free to send me a message through the contact form

Please bear with me as I rebuild the site, as much of the content was lost when I had to make the transfer.

Until I get all of the embedded links rebuilt, please use the navigation at the top of the page. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience!

Welcome to!

Update on Pricing – See Pricing Page
If you are on this website, chances are that it is because I posted a link in response to a thread that you were reading on one of the Subaru forums, or maybe you saw one of my speaker spacer or speaker adapter threads.  At any rate, I am phenryiv1 on most of the forums, so if you have follow up questions about anything that you see on the site or in my posts, feel free to use the contact form on here, send me an email (patrickhenry AT, or send me a forum private message.

Important things about me and about this website.

  • I am not an audio professional.  I am a Subaru owner who is an enthusiast and who happens to both love car audio and who loves to tinker with cars.  For almost 20 years, I have been doing shadetree stereo installs in over 100 different vehicles, both my own and those of friends and family.
  • My guides on this site are the best that I can do with the info that I have.  I am not responsible if you break something following these directions, but I do try my best to provide good information.  If you find a mistake, please contact me!
  • I rely on other enthusiasts for information. If you have something to offer, please contact me.  I appreciate info, pictures, etc.
  • If you buy spacers from me, understand that as a non-audio professional, I do my best to get them out the door as fast as possible, but there may be delays if my “real” job, family, etc. get in the way.

All that being said…

I see a lot of questions about swapping out the speakers in many Subaru models. On this site, I’ll try to detail as much as I can the installation for the various Subaru’s that I have access to, namely:

I have three different materials that I can procure through two different suppliers and can discuss custom mounting thicknesses. 

I offer spacers for the front doors and dash of the Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, Toyota GT86, the Crosstrek XV crossover vehicle, and the rear of the GD Impreza and SG Forester models. I am also offering a new application for the 2014+ Forester and 2015+ Legacy & Outback front doors. The rears are confirmed to fit with my regular 5-hole adapters.

I have made great efforts to get information regarding other models.  As the info becomes more complete, I will add them to the Subaru Speaker Spacers or Installations pages.

As of right now, I have a pretty extensive list of vehicles in which my spacers/adapters are compatible.  A running list of compatibility can be found at the Known Configurations page.

A note for international customers: I will bundle items to save you on international shipping costs. I can get wiring harnesses and adapters from various sources who will NOT ship internationally and can ship them with the adapters. Additionally, if you are working with David Carter from, David will drop-ship items to me to combine shipping on international orders. Please contact either David or I to discuss this option. We have done this numerous times for international customers to save them money on shipping.

The biggest thing for Subaru owners to know is that you can’t just yank off the door panels, drop in speakers, and call it a day. If you add more power to the doors, the speakers move more. More cone movement equals more metal reverberation, and that means distorted sound and less efficient reproduction of the music. I’ll be discussing all this plus how to get any speaker to sit solidly in the door using a custom adapter and tried-and-true deadening tactics. Check out the pages for more info.

If you’re interested in the speaker spacers, first check out the info page, then feel free to send me a message through the contact form.

– Patrick