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Old 09-05-2002, 20:59   #1 (permalink)
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Question Fitting 6x9's to rear parcel shelf

Guys I will soon be looking to fit a decent sound system in my EA.
I had a look at the rear shelf and noticed it has no wood only insulation sheeting.

What I want to know is......which option would you suggest?

(a) Fit 6x9's with a speaker pod, thus not having to cut any metal

or

(b) Cut out the metal and fit the speakers from underneath so theyre not visible from the top?

I'd rather not have to cut the metal and I figure if you get a thick enough Pod the magnet will fit in the existing hole.
However it would be nice to have concealed speakers.....theives cant steal what they dont know is there.

Any opinions and advice is most appreciated
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Old 09-06-2002, 03:06   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't done this myself but i'm sure that some people in this forum have installed 6*9's underneath the 6" hole.

What they had done (by memory) was they used mdf or rubber/foam as a gasket between the parcel shelf and the speaker. You can't install a 6*9 flush underneath the parcel shelf because the speaker dome vibrates against the shelf. So you need some kind of material between the speaker and the shelf.

I haven't done this, and I'm just going to get autobarn to install 6*9's for $50. Saves alot of hassle and time.

And concerning the theft issue, I doubt someone will break into your car for a set of 6*9 speakers alone. Remove your H/U face, and you should be alright.

However if someone can explain step by step how to install speakers underneath the shelf, i'd consider doing it myself.

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When i used to have 6x9s in the back i used aeropro 6x9 angled pods...

they were black plastic...so used double sided tape to securet them but its not really necessary...

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Ive got POS black plastic pods and I hate them.
What's the likelyhood of me getting in trouble for cutting my parcel shelf? Any other fresh ideas? Under the parcel shelf sounds a bit silly to me.

You really should have secured those RFosgate EA, I wouldn't like to cop one in the back of the head after a high speed accident!
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When I had my XF I didn't want to cut my parcel shelf, so I used some POS black plastic speaker risers... and they SUCKED!!!

When I got the EA, I decided to make something a little better, so I got some MDF and made some of my own. They sound much bassier due to the MDF construction, and they screw into the factory holes. Not quite as neat as fitting the speakers in the parcel shelf, but I'm still happy with them.



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I have 6x9's on plastic speaker risers...

They are ok, but the sound could be a whole lot better if they were in the parcel tray. Given me a little incentive to do it this weekend actually, its about time...

Thanatos - the speaker mounts look good in that pic, good effort.

antigravity - I mounted speakers just under the parcel shelf in my EA, mounted in wooden boxes, with small factory 6 inch grills hiding them, so it looked like a factory speaker setup... it wasn't too bad, the sound was decent, the bass still came thru, and the treble was still fine too... not sure I would do it again tho, I'm going to put them into the parcel shelf this time.

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Whitey Ford: Yeah i should have...but I didnt have them for that long to be honest, just temporary till i built my sub box...

when i think about it yeah it would kill if they flew to the front.

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Re: Fitting 6x9's to rear parcel shelf

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Guys I will soon be looking to fit a decent sound system in my EA.
I had a look at the rear shelf and noticed it has no wood only insulation sheeting.

What I want to know is......which option would you suggest?

(a) Fit 6x9's with a speaker pod, thus not having to cut any metal

or

(b) Cut out the metal and fit the speakers from underneath so theyre not visible from the top?

I'd rather not have to cut the metal and I figure if you get a thick enough Pod the magnet will fit in the existing hole.
However it would be nice to have concealed speakers.....theives cant steal what they dont know is there.

Any opinions and advice is most appreciated
simple, build a fiberglass parcel shelf :D
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i cut the holes my self. too easy. ..... not really it took half a day. any how i cut the holes from underneath with a jigsaw with the correct metal cutting blade. made up some mdf spacers for between the shelf and the speakers so the sat right. then put everything together and every thing sits flush.... looks good and sound solid. worth the blood and tears.
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I belive that it is illeagle to remove any metal from the parcel shelf as its a structure and your car can be defected if the wrong police officer wants to be a barstard.
That would require your car to be re engineered to remove the red deffect stickeras you have changed the cars structure
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