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The grilles look good, mine didn't turn out so great, so I'll get another pair to try again.
You ran into the same issue with the speaker grilles though. But I'll explain what was happening, there's a wave reflection happening at 300-450 Hz up there and it just messes with everything, staging, response, everything. Cut the grilles open and use cloth, fixed. There's a secondary issue up there I managed to fix before it happened, the wave travels down behind the dash and clashes with the door speaker's wave. Just put a piece of MLV behind the dash speaker. You'll lose a little response range because 3" likes unlimited space, but the wave collision at the bottom will hurt more.
I also recommend two things that Buwalda told me. Do speaker grille cloth on the door card grilles, not sure how I'll do it yet. Cut the speaker adapters in the doors so that they make a cone shape in the back, it keeps the adapter from funneling the speaker and lets it disperse correctly, very important if your adapter is as deep as mine.
My driver door card rattles awfully, so I have to take it off and deaden the hell out of it. But other than that it sounds good for an entirely off-axis car.
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