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02-13-2013 09:06 AM
swagfocuswagon
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Originally Posted by alaskanzx5 View Post
so ill keep this simple. no, a 8" speaker will not sound good if you just simply cut the metal to make it fit and mount it. it takes a good amount of sound deadening becuase the 8 will vibrate a good amount destroying the sound quality. best way to mount an 8 to the door is fiberglassing. a nice set of 6.5 components in the doors with the tweets either in the a pillar or the door near the mid would sound great for a daily setup. if you want 8s put them in the kickpanels but that still takes fiberglassing.
Thats another thing that I was thinking with this. Sigh lol.

Ill probably use a 7 inch driver instead. I can get a few at a good price. Im really not concerned about bass though I got a 12 for that.
02-13-2013 12:28 AM
alaskanzx5 so ill keep this simple. no, a 8" speaker will not sound good if you just simply cut the metal to make it fit and mount it. it takes a good amount of sound deadening becuase the 8 will vibrate a good amount destroying the sound quality. best way to mount an 8 to the door is fiberglassing. a nice set of 6.5 components in the doors with the tweets either in the a pillar or the door near the mid would sound great for a daily setup. if you want 8s put them in the kickpanels but that still takes fiberglassing.
02-12-2013 09:13 PM
swagfocuswagon
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I know right?

That said, driver placement and a little fab work and good things can happen. I am soon to fab up my A pillars for the Xtant XIS 2.4's(Morel) I just bought.
I was just gonna cut the hole open a bit bigger, bolt my woofers in there, and put the tweeter up on the top of the A pillar and the rear tweeters I was going to stick on the grill of the door panel. Kinda like a coaxial speaker with out the harshness and peakyness.
02-12-2013 08:01 PM
freemind
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Originally Posted by swagfocuswagon View Post
Too much work. I dont want to run all that wiring and stuff in there.

Ive been working with this stuff for a while. With the right circumstances you can do some crazy things with just 2 drivers.
I know right?

That said, driver placement and a little fab work and good things can happen. I am soon to fab up my A pillars for the Xtant XIS 2.4's(Morel) I just bought.
02-12-2013 04:53 PM
swagfocuswagon
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Do you have good fabrication skills then?

Because the stock speaker locations will be working against you if you want truly good sound.

And yes, you could put an 8" in the door. But, I'd put 2 of them in the passengers footwell then run a tweeter and 4" mid(even a 3")in each "A" pillar.
Too much work. I dont want to run all that wiring and stuff in there.

Ive been working with this stuff for a while. With the right circumstances you can do some crazy things with just 2 drivers.
02-12-2013 03:57 PM
RS-wagon I had a set of Kicker MB-8 midbasses in the doors of my 03 wagon. just needs a little metal cutting.

Tim
02-12-2013 03:17 PM
freemind
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I guess its all about what one prefers. In a car I try to avoid paper due to the temp changes and humidity and ect. Plastic just gets brittle over time, metal seems to be the one that really holds up well. Carbon fiber well its just pricey.

And nope. Just more crap to get in the way. Besides I dont really like EQs all that much.
Do you have good fabrication skills then?

Because the stock speaker locations will be working against you if you want truly good sound.

And yes, you could put an 8" in the door. But, I'd put 2 of them in the passengers footwell then run a tweeter and 4" mid(even a 3")in each "A" pillar.
02-12-2013 09:33 AM
swagfocuswagon I guess its all about what one prefers. In a car I try to avoid paper due to the temp changes and humidity and ect. Plastic just gets brittle over time, metal seems to be the one that really holds up well. Carbon fiber well its just pricey.

And nope. Just more crap to get in the way. Besides I dont really like EQs all that much.
02-12-2013 02:23 AM
freemind Do you have an EQ?
02-11-2013 10:45 PM
Njk570
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Originally Posted by swagfocuswagon View Post
No reason at all its just for shits and giggles that and I really hate oval speakers. Or anything not round (I hate car audio in general but Im just very picky, really like good audio) and I just want it louder

And there are these aluminum cone woofers on Parts Express that I really want to try in a car, I hear great reviews of them. If I could get some good tweeters (wich I have) then Ide be set.
Aluminum cones to me sound to "pingy", i personally prefer a carbon fiber, or paper cones. I feel like they create a more softer, more pleasing sound than aluminum.
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