Quoted from paynemic:
Thanks for that. I don’t recognize those instructions, and no longer screws were included. I’ll look for some around the house. Will that put the back of the speakers too far back? Like into the boards?
I just looked and the instructions Pinball Life made themselves doesn't show a picture or explain that the spacer rings (if attached) go ON TOP of the light frames. My instructions say the same thing, but the picture included in my instructions do show how they are supposed to be mounted. The longer screws also include a paper saying they are only needed for the upgraded speakers that have the spacer rings attached to the front of them. The Pinball Life instructions DO mention the longer screws (which should have been included), but as I said, no picture to clarify things.
Those rings are put on the speakers because the speaker needs space on the front of them as the tweeters on the upgraded speakers protrude out past the speakers mounting points. If a speaker light kit is being used, their light frames can provide this space the extended tweeters need....so the rings aren't actually needed if the speaker lights are being used.
Having said that, in your case I would prefer the rings to be on there as it is not an issue and makes it so the grill can be placed behind the light frame as I described. If the spacer rings were not there, you would have to mount the speaker grill right behind the acrylic design....or not use the speaker grill at all.
There is no issue with the speaker light kit and speakers with spacer rings going too far back into the game when mounted...except in SPIKE and SPIKE 2 games on the right side, which is a known concern and addressed with those games.
The size of those longer screws can be hard to find (8 x 1 3/4" sheet metal screws). You can send me a PM with your address and I can send you a pack if you would like.
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