I went to change out the speakers for some decent Pioneer speakers. Reading from previous posts it was a fairly safe bet the 6X8's would work and for the most part be a direct fit. I was wrong, turns out the speakers are 6 1/2" For the record I have heard that 6 1/2 conical/round speakers generally sound better since the sound comes out as a cone wave instead of blocked at the corners like common oval speakers, 5X7, 6X8, and 6X9. Well I am glad that Ford finally got the hint and went to 6 1/2" there is one stopping point. I removed the speaker basket from the door but I can't seem to get the speaker out of the basket. I looked for any catch points in the basket frame and couldn't find anything. I saw a few locking tabs but could not release the speaker cone from the basket. I still am planning on getting a 6 1/2 pair of speakers but need to know if 1. Can the speaker be removed from the basket? 2. If no on #1 does anyone sell the bracket as a stand alone piece and attach the new speaker to the new basket. I even checked the official online Ford parts catalog and no luck with photos or for that matter no speakers listed period. I looked under Body, Doors, Electrical, Stereo, audio section and no luck. I have not tried the front's yet and want to get the rears changed out first so I don't get another stopping point or need to get new speakers. I am hoping the front's are 6 1/2 too but have not pulled front door panels pending the completion of the rears. Anyone.....? Bueller....Bueller.....Bueller? Anyone?