Originally Posted by sourdough
These are the speakers I ordered;
Inexpensive but far better than the OEM. All we do is watch movies from time to time so buying speakers that are an audiophile's dream wasn't important. They went right in the existing holes. I didn't put anything behind the ceiling and they've been in place for 3 years. You could try to use the speednuts shown above but I'm not sure how you would place them over the tip of the screw with the speaker in the hole.
Those look like pretty substantial speakers with a decent magnet. I found the weight for them on CNet - 28.92 oz. So if that's correct, then those speakers weigh almost 2lbs apiece.
You can definitely get little more bass from 6.5" vs a 5.25". I'm not looking to blow myself and my neighbors away rockin' out, I just really want some better quality sound. The moment I heard those OEM's I knew they had to go and I just kept putting it off. Since I was looking at speakers for my RAV4 I just thought now would be a good time to swap out the RV speakers too.
I do like the idea of using those clips. That might give me the peice of mind I need to put in the 6.5" that I found -
Frequency response on those is 55Hz-22KHz which isn't too bad for a 6.5". I have JBL speakers in my home theater and have been happy so I feel good about going with them. Going by the shipping weight (3.75 lbs) they probably weigh about 1.5+ lbs or so.