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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:23 pm 
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Hey everyone, i'm sure heaps of you have an easy solution for this one...
I'm in the middle of mounting an Alpine CDA-9853R head unit, two pairs of MB Quart Reference splits and a Rockford P4004 amp in my EL Fairmont. I'm having trouble finding somewhere to mount my front crossovers...
Where would you suggest is the best place?
Also, should i mount the tweeters in the center of the woofers as is an option on the MB Quarts, or should i use the original mounting points on top of the dash. I can also easily use the A-pillars or door sails if that would be more appropriate. I'm looking for absolutely mint sound quality!
Thanks in advance for any help..
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:25 pm 
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i mounted mine in the arm rest of the front doors. when you pull the doorskins of there should be enough room to put the crossover in there.

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:27 pm 
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Yeah i was thinking about that, but is there any problem with them getting wet inside the doors? The MB Quart crossovers are vented (not sealed).
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:28 pm 
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I've got my crossovers mounted under the HU with double sided tape.
Mount tweeters either on A pillar or the Sail.
I have mine forward of the original position, in the pods that they came with, angled into the cabin.
Seems to work well, but if I had my time again, I'd custom mount them more stealthily in the A-pillar.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:46 pm 
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mine are wedged up under the dash and zip tied to something :P drivers side is up udner the dash, jsut behind the fuse panel area i think.. passenger one is wedged behind the glove box. they sit there quite happily..

my tweeters are mounted on the kick panels with a custom bracket (bit of sheet metal bent over on itself ;) )

have a lok in the gallery

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:13 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
mine are wedged up under the dash and zip tied to something :P drivers side is up udner the dash, jsut behind the fuse panel area i think.. passenger one is wedged behind the glove box. they sit there quite happily..

my tweeters are mounted on the kick panels with a custom bracket (bit of sheet metal bent over on itself ;) )

have a lok in the gallery


Looks a bit low
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:15 pm 
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yeh, im not into winning any sq comps here.. its fine fow what i listen to

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:31 pm 
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Blu Falc wrote:
Gaz wrote:
mine are wedged up under the dash and zip tied to something :P drivers side is up udner the dash, jsut behind the fuse panel area i think.. passenger one is wedged behind the glove box. they sit there quite happily..

my tweeters are mounted on the kick panels with a custom bracket (bit of sheet metal bent over on itself ;) )

have a lok in the gallery


Looks a bit low


Some of the guys currently winning SQ have the tweets mounted even lower in the kickpanels

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:49 am 
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Sierra wrote:
Blu Falc wrote:
Gaz wrote:
mine are wedged up under the dash and zip tied to something :P drivers side is up udner the dash, jsut behind the fuse panel area i think.. passenger one is wedged behind the glove box. they sit there quite happily..

my tweeters are mounted on the kick panels with a custom bracket (bit of sheet metal bent over on itself ;) )

have a lok in the gallery


Looks a bit low


Some of the guys currently winning SQ have the tweets mounted even lower in the kickpanels


I wonder how they can get good imaging doing that
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It's all in the set-up, I have had A-pillar set-ups that sound great and Kickpanels that sound great and you'd swear the tweeter is mounted in the dash it sounds like that is where the suond is comming from.

Going back to A-pillar and dash board mounting for the new set-up i think though.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:20 pm 
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I mounted mine under the HU too actually,

previously had them cable tied behind glovebox/fuse panel somewhere

doors are bad. I bought my pioneer splits off a dude who had the crossovers in the doors and I had to remove and reco all the contacts for the speaker wire due to rust

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:54 pm 
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or in sted of hiding the crossover away u could make a show piece out of them like i have done. wont get wet something a bit differant if u like that kinda thing have fun.

 

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:27 pm 
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Thanks heaps for your help fellas. I was still thinking about mounting the crossovers in the doors but now i'll try and squeeze them under the h/u. The MB Quart crossovers are ridiculously huge.
xr Rob, your tweeter pods look awesome. How did you fabricate them and your boot moulds?
After seeing all the different places you guys have your tweeters i might actually mount them in the center of the woofers and see how the sound stage sits. Its easy enough to rip them out and try them in the a-pillars if i dont like it.
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Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:47 am 
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pyroay wrote:
Going back to A-pillar and dash board mounting for the new set-up i think though.


Haven't you decided where you are putting them yet Aaron?

Thought you'd have the new setup already finished by now :wink: :wink:

 

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No undecided as yet. Around 300man hours into the boot and other area's and the front stage will be the last thing to be done since i want to have everything running and be able to hear where they sound best wplie moving them...

Wont be done for the first comp but definately done for Autosalon...

 

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