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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:52 pm 
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I have an EL fairmont and want to put an 8" sub where the factory one should go.

Problem is i've got an 81 litre LPG tank there and the sub is about 1" too deep. The sub in question is a polycone Response thing from jaycar.

Has anyone mounted it and modified the parcel shelf so it fits however I dont want the sub to be seen from outside the car, I'd rather a bulge there and no evidence of a speaker.
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:18 pm 
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well i did, only requires a couple of extra screw holws...DONT CUT THE BACK SHELF

it looked fine, realy stealth, not even a bulge really

didnt have an lpg tank there tho, thats gunna be yer prob. ull just hafta put up with a bit of a bulge i guess

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:27 pm 
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I have a 12 inch sub in my XR, i too also have a 80L LPG tank and i just got a cusom box made up (check gallery) cost me a bit thou..

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:37 pm 
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Sorry, I should add,

I dont want a box

I dont want the speaker exposed

I dont want any big brand names in view

I want it stealth

I dont want it not stealth

I want to know if a deep speaker can be fitted with a spacer and made to look factory

I dont want to know if you have a big box in the boot with a sub in it

I only want to know if you've fitted an 8" in the factory position in the middle of the rear parcel shelf.

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Would it be a better idea to get a different shallower speaker that will fit?
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:44 pm 
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mate i dono about ur car but in a eb when u push the rear seats down u get perfect access to the 8" sub (mine came with a factory optioned one)

jl audio sell really good 8" subs (not sure if they work open air)

if they do, they are a bit pricey but probably one of the best 8" subs u can get....



now im assuming the gas tank is in the boot just infront of the sub(looking from bootlid towards gas)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:45 pm 
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yeah sorry bout that, i was just pointing it out. As a possible idea but looks like its not needed lol :)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:53 pm 
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I also have a tank in the boot but I still manage to fit 1x 15" in a custom box, which is removable so i get a bit of a boot back.
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:12 pm 
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i got 2x 10" clarions in boot
no space ... LOL :P

you can buy a ford FACTORY subwoofer spacer for "tickford lpg optioned" vehicles.

so then you can put the sub whilst the tank is in there.

ask ur local parts dealer

hope that helps
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:08 pm 
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if all else fails, just get a 1" thick spacer made up, it'll be very tight under the parcelshelf carpet though

finding devent 8" subs is hard enough these days, even harder trying to find a freeair sub

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:14 pm 
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you can have my 8" sub for postage if u want....
its not @ my place right now...
its at my mechanics for a while (roady issues)

but when im 18(and off L's) ill be throwin 2x 12's in custom box so u can have my 8" (ford option) i think its alpine as its the alpine upgraded stereo.....


im gonna get new head unit, amps, and speakers to replace them all soon, but gonna add more amps and subs later.......



ah i see ur in vic...
if ur near me u can come pick it up when my car is home

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:08 pm 
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bentles_eb that sounds like a great plan and I'd really appreciate it, I see you're in warrandyte, Im in chirnside so only 10-15 mins away.....
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:27 pm 
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all u gotta do is get the spacer from ford now! :P
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:27 pm 
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bentles_eb that sounds like a great plan and I'd really appreciate it, I see you're in warrandyte, Im in chirnside so only 10-15 mins away.....



yeh sure chirny is close as!

im not really warrandyte, its warrandyte south...
brysons road.
sorta wonga park almost so chirnside end of warrandyte

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:57 am 
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I have 2 * 8in VIFA Subs in my EB.

I have a 25mm MDF Parcel shelf finished using the *original* parcel shelf carpet. The Shelf is pretty solidly bolted down, and the subs are slightly rebated into the shelf.

Sounds like you would need just a tiny bit more than I did.
Id like to re-do my shelf again soon with just a tiny little more depth.

Instead of using a horrible grille on the sub, Ive just placed a pair of Wires across the speaker over the top to suspend the shelf carpet. Doesnt affect sub performance, and no-one can see its there. Its only coat-hanger wire, and its worked for the past 7 years.

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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:49 pm 
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This is my setup at the moment etc.,

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