I didn't use the mount provided by Pioneer. The one provided by Crutchfield is a better fit, since it's made for CRV.To folks who've changed the speakers - did you have to cut anything around the oem speaker grill inside the door liner? Crutchfield insists - even after talking to them - that we have to cut around the built-in door grill to fit the new speaker with the universal mount. Pioneer on the other hand tells me all I have to do is cut the tabs off the universal mount and it will fit but neither of them were sure for the gen V CRVs.
Anyhow that's the main thing keeping me from grabbing the new speakers - i'm not keen on cutting into a very expensive to replace door liner. thanks for any info.
Although I shaved off a few mm from that plastic edge around the speaker grill, I don't think it is really necessary. I could still see a tiny gap in between. Shaving a bit of it might prevent some unwanted vibrations, in case the plastic edge is touching the speaker.
On the other hand, fitting the tweeters required some more serious enlargement of the original hole. I prefered to do that and get a tight fit, instead of using glue or something. The Pioneer tweeter mount is covering nicely the old hole and everything is looking better than the original, in my opinion.