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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-04, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Heya i just got my dads Xf Ute and wanna get a sound system put in could u guys tell me what works well in a ute and what sized speakers will fit and where any help would be good cheers boys
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Re: Xf Ute Sound system HELP

Ive got a pair of VDO splits in my XT with the tweeters mounted in the B panels above the parcel shelf and the 6 " mains mounted in the doors below the window winders. they only just fit in and I had to cut the door trim to get enough clearance to operate the window winders. Its easier in an XF though. Ive got an Alpine amp out of an ED ghia bridged driving them and an Alpine head unit and I'm pretty happy. I'd definately go for a set of splits. Ive got a mate with an XH ute and he has the tweeters in the doors at the front and they sound pretty good too. Best of luck trying to fit a sub in without losing the glovebox or the passenger seat though.
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Re: Xf Ute Sound system HELP

Cheers thanks for ya help

Any other ute owners out there with suggestions

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Re: Xf Ute Sound system HELP

My brother owns an XG ute which is basically the same as an XF. He made his own box up for a Pioneer 10" sub to fit in between the two seats and made custom box's for a set of 6x9's to fit behind the head rest's. Ofcourse this is in a ute with bucket seats. I'm guessing yours would be a bench seat, in which case a sub may be out of the questions.

Also, by placing speakers in custom box's behind the head rest's you won't be able to see much out the back window unless the box's are rather small.

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has it still got the original stereo or has someone already put an after market in??

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its taken awhile but yea i just reading over what u said and yes it has got only the original speakers in there...............................so its gonna cost me alot more to get them put on the door shame about that
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make a band pass box and put a 12" sub in it, make it to fit in the well beside the fuel tank underneath the panel in the tray

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Re: Xf Ute Sound system HELP

Yup what he^^^^ said, but a 10" is plenty in a ute cab plus a 10" takes a smaller box size.(esp if going Bpass)
Getting a good front end is hard in these utes without cutting metal or going power windows...

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how much will it cost me to get the doors compatible to drop speakers in there will the ppl who install them be able to do them
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You will need to make up or get some speaker pods custom made for the doors. However, if you don't have power windows, then the window winder tends to get in the way, so unless you can make some pods that will fit around the winder, you'll need to get power windows.

Cutting away any of the metal in your doors i'm sure is illegal because it is messing with the structure. although it vary's form state to state and you should speak with the law before doing so.

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