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Old 03-21-2007, 11:32 AM   #71
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You guys are getting way to carried away. Instead of doing that you can now buy speaker cable that has both wires enclosed in a round insulation. On my box there was a small hole ( <1/2inch) in the back of the box, probably was the orignal stock wire hole, not sure i baught the box from sombody without speaker. I drilled out the hole slightly smaller then the new wire diameter I went with 12 gauge wire. Then cram the new wire threw and pull it from the other side. Since the wire fits in the hole tight its airtight and no need to hack a 2" hole in your box.

Also i will post pics of the mod i did. I used a MTX 8000 sub and the magnet was slightly wider then the box would allow. I heated the side of the box up with a heat gun and kept pushing the side out with just enough to fit the speaker in. It sounds amazing, way better then most people systems! No need to cut the box for the magnet just bend out that plastic!


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for the wire coming out of the box...I think it would be possible to use a 2" terminal cup which can be epoxied in. This way it's a sealed box
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:49 PM   #72
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is there any way to keep my stock 6 disc cd sony system but just add a new sub and amp?
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:12 AM   #73
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T-tap the signal outputs going to the speakers behind the deck( you can get all 4 spks nice and close) and use 2 line level converters, that way you can still have balance and fade with a four ch. amp or good sound from a sub amp. there alot of good ideas here and a few not so good ones. I always tell everyone to learn from my mistakes in this area of expertise. And I have spent $10,000 + making these mistakes on my cloud 9 in the last 20 months. Genre of music plays a key roll in your enclosure, hip-hop=ported, rock=sealed, techno/house= sealed w/polyfil, etc. Each sub has a suggested air space you should try to stick to. All in all the enclosure from Ford is a POS and the best thing I have seen it used for is to make the template for your personalized "factory appearence" fiberglass enclosure.
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FOCUS SVT audiophile AMP wiring

Hi there, for those of you who replaced their OEM amps, the original has a harness with 7 wires, 2 red/white stripe ones that are twisted together a single red/white stripe, 2 larger black/blue, and 2 larger Orange with stripes......what do they all mean?? I want to put in a new amp but just have to figure out what wires to connect where!

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Old 06-21-2007, 09:55 PM   #75
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I heated the side of the box up with a heat gun and kept pushing the side out with just enough to fit the speaker in. It sounds amazing, way better then most people systems! No need to cut the box for the magnet just bend out that plastic!
Did you have the box used in the how-to or did you have the 'other' box?
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Old 09-02-2007, 04:09 PM   #76
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Stupid ? but do you guys think that there is any way I could fit a JLAudio12"D7 in the factory box, or would I just have to fiberglass a whole new enclosure?
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:38 AM   #77
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Is the speaker magnet wide or just real long? If its real wide then you can bend the plastic like i did. If its to long i dont think you can do to much.
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:28 PM   #78
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Thanks it was helpful
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would this sub work for that set up with the stock amp and stock headunit??

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575P210...D2.html?tp=111
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Ouch. I'd rather stay stock than use a P2. (I hate RF Punch subs. I'm slightly biased.)
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