I finally got my speakers sent back to J&M for testing. Turn around was just over a week from the day I sent them, to the day they came back. It was actually kinda funny, I sent my seat to Mean City the same day I sent the speakers, and they both showed back up the same day.
Anyhow, the one was replaced for sure that had the melted looking part on it. I put it right back in the right speaker hole to see if it happens again. The other one I believe might be the left one I sent in,.. the box on it said tested 2 ohms. It looks brand spanking new though so if it was my old one they cleaned it up nice. Either way, I don't think anything was wrong with my left one,.. just the right one.
In conclusion, I haven't had a chance to test it on the highway,... but I think they are louder now. It could be because I haven't heard them in a couple of weeks, or it could be because I took off that Hogtunes Hog pod (if thats possible to gain power that way). Either way, Im back to sounding really REALLY good, and Im super happy with J&M. By making a great product, then standing behind it has made me a return customer and I don't plan on switching. For the money, J&M's 7.25 and 250w amp setup can't be beat.
Thanks John for your help, and making such a great product for the road glides. Now Im patiently waiting until you release that 500w setup to think about stepping up to that