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Old 09-29-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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2014 SE Sedan - Trunk space

Is it just me, or did Ford waste a ton of space in the trunk?

First off, the whole floor is raised 3-4 inches just for the amp. ??? Why wouldn't they perhaps mount it under the rear deck? Is this only on my Sony equipped model, or are all like this?

Second, the SUB is thrown in on the passenger side BUT does not use the ident space of the back corner. Not sure why Ford would not use that space, as that would give extra space within the trunk. Unless they somehow think that added dimension up front is for storing long items -all be them small.

I am thinking of removing the spare tire and relocating the SUB in that area. Then by removing all of the styrofoam supports, I could gain 3-4 inches of trunk height.

I was also thinking to redesign the sub box in order to fit inside the indent.

What are your thoughts?


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Is it just me, or did Ford waste a ton of space in the trunk?

First off, the whole floor is raised 3-4 inches just for the amp. ??? Why wouldn't they perhaps mount it under the rear deck? Is this only on my Sony equipped model, or are all like this?

Second, the SUB is thrown in on the passenger side BUT does not use the ident space of the back corner. Not sure why Ford would not use that space, as that would give extra space within the trunk. Unless they somehow think that added dimension up front is for storing long items -all be them small.

I am thinking of removing the spare tire and relocating the SUB in that area. Then by removing all of the styrofoam supports, I could gain 3-4 inches of trunk height.

I was also thinking to redesign the sub box in order to fit inside the indent.

What are your thoughts?
Yes, My thoughts also. ford has really taken lots of space from the trunk when it could have been better designed.
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On the 2013's, three thicknesses of foam spacers are used on the trunk floor. The thinnest goes into cars without the SONY system, the thickest spacer goes into cars with the handling package wheels that come with a full sized spare tire. If you have the SONY system and a full sized spare, the thickest spacer is needed to make the trunk floor flat.
If you have the standard mini spare tire, the mid size spacer should be in your trunk. It is just thick enough to make room for the amplifier for your SONY audio system.
I would assume the 2014's are the same as the 2013's in the trunk design. Hope this info helps.
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On the 2013's, three thicknesses of foam spacers are used on the trunk floor. The thinnest goes into cars without the SONY system, the thickest spacer goes into cars with the handling package wheels that come with a full sized spare tire. If you have the SONY system and a full sized spare, the thickest spacer is needed to make the trunk floor flat.
If you have the standard mini spare tire, the mid size spacer should be in your trunk. It is just thick enough to make room for the amplifier for your SONY audio system.
I would assume the 2014's are the same as the 2013's in the trunk design. Hope this info helps.
Explains much, thanks for that info!
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Fold the rear seats down if you need more space for something.
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Fold the rear seats down if you need more space for something.
This. Or roof rack? Or carry behind that hangs from the trailer hitch? Trunk space seems fine imho.
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Is it just me, or did Ford waste a ton of space in the trunk?

Second, the SUB is thrown in on the passenger side BUT does not use the ident space of the back corner. Not sure why Ford would not use that space, as that would give extra space within the trunk. Unless they somehow think that added dimension up front is for storing long items -all be them small.
The hatchback is shorter than the sedan and doesn't have that indent. Changing the shape of the sub to make it fit better in the sedan would make it fit worse in the hatchback. Or you would have to have two different subs based on the body type.
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This. Or roof rack? Or carry behind that hangs from the trailer hitch? Trunk space seems fine imho.
Yeah... I was just amazed that I a loss 4 inches of depth, just for a 8x10 amp. About the only things will be golf clubs (won't fit without seat down), bowling bag (extra height would be nice) or weapons for the shooting range (again, seat folded down).

So I guess by listed out my usage, folding the seat is what will need to happen most of the time - BUT - some extra height could be useful. Think I might look into moving the amp to make for the extra room.
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