Fordmods Logo

factory sub repair 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 20 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: factory sub repair
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:20 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 441

Joined: 23rd Nov 2007

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Just wondering if a factory sub (10inch?) from a EB/ED Ghia
can be repaired? It seems to be working fine just that
the outer rubber edge has deteriated over time..

Many thanks in advance..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:06 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Posts: 244

Joined: 6th Apr 2008

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

yeh it's repairable, in melbourne you could see total recoil, id sugest trying to find someone in bris to take a look at it (its an 8" btw :lol: ) you can also have it rebuilt so it can take more power and make it into an even better sub as well, it just depends on how much you wanna spend.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:42 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 5889

Joined: 2nd Mar 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: '14 Grand Cherokee

Location: Port Lincoln
SA, Australia

probably better off just buying a new 8'' sub.

 

_________________

11/93 ED OPT20 GLi | Full Boat Spec

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:47 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 214

Joined: 7th Nov 2006

Ride: Territory TS TDCi

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

if your cheap like me :lol: theres a mob in qld that sells a repair kit on ebay. it comes with the foam ring, glue and instructions. for some reason the factory sub is 6 ohm and i could only find 4ohm subs. don't know if it makes a difference tho.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:04 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 2705

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: 2009 FG XR6 Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

As already said, would be cheaper to buy a new 8" sub thats better than factory. Also a 10" can be fitted from underneath with a spacer. Alot less work too with a far better result.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:37 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 41

Posts: 180

Joined: 21st Jul 2005

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: FG XR6

Location: Geelong
VIC, Australia

I agree with Joolz above. $$

 

_________________

Subtle but high quality audio system.
Alpine processor and amp / Focal Utopia splits / Soundstream Exact sub

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:44 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 441

Joined: 23rd Nov 2007

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

Thanks for the replies guys..I have been told that the subs in these cars were a "free air floating"?
sub..I couldn't find any trace of a rubber ring when I removed the cover from the sub..Does this look ok?


Image
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:47 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6166

Joined: 8th May 2007

free air subs are crap, or fairly expensive for the good ones
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:54 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 11738

Joined: 17th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

FordFairmont wrote:
free air subs are crap, or fairly expensive for the good ones


Mine are running well :D...10" Pioneer free-airs...just doesn't hit the low as well and not as clear...but still gives you a nice back massage :D.

My free-air subs have the foam surround. I can see that your subs had them, but they have fallen off over time due to UV ray deterioration. Better off getting another free-air sub (if you can find one) and replace it.

phong =P~

 

_________________

phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:09 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 2337

Joined: 25th Apr 2008

Ride: Boxcar Love

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

joolz wrote:
As already said, would be cheaper to buy a new 8" sub thats better than factory. Also a 10" can be fitted from underneath with a spacer. Alot less work too with a far better result.

I find this to be NOT TRUE. Jaycar sell a repair kit to fix such a thing for under $20, try buying a new one for that, as i have searched high and low to find a new sub to put in my parcel tray, with no success for under $150, which IMO is not worth the bother.

 

_________________

Commodore australia's favorite car??? What a load of s**t
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:09 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 2705

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: 2009 FG XR6 Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Saw this on ebay, JL 8" sub. Will be alot better than the factory which is just a standard 8" 4ohm driver. Can also be enclosed if needed.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-JL-AUDIO-8W0 ... .m63.l1177
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:12 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 2705

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: 2009 FG XR6 Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

PIMP_LTD wrote:
joolz wrote:
As already said, would be cheaper to buy a new 8" sub thats better than factory. Also a 10" can be fitted from underneath with a spacer. Alot less work too with a far better result.

I find this to be NOT TRUE. Jaycar sell a repair kit to fix such a thing for under $20, try buying a new one for that, as i have searched high and low to find a new sub to put in my parcel tray, with no success for under $150, which IMO is not worth the bother.


NOT TRUE?? Took me a whole 10 seconds to find a sub that i included in my last post. Now honestly why spend money on a crappy factory speaker that the cardboard cone is surely not far from also falling apart due to the 10+ years in the sun.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:33 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 2337

Joined: 25th Apr 2008

Ride: Boxcar Love

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

joolz wrote:
PIMP_LTD wrote:
joolz wrote:
As already said, would be cheaper to buy a new 8" sub thats better than factory. Also a 10" can be fitted from underneath with a spacer. Alot less work too with a far better result.

I find this to be NOT TRUE. Jaycar sell a repair kit to fix such a thing for under $20, try buying a new one for that, as i have searched high and low to find a new sub to put in my parcel tray, with no success for under $150, which IMO is not worth the bother.


NOT TRUE?? Took me a whole 10 seconds to find a sub that i included in my last post. Now honestly why spend money on a crappy factory speaker that the cardboard cone is surely not far from also falling apart due to the 10+ years in the sun.

Specification

* Nominal Diameter: 8 inches (200 mm)
* Continuous Power Handling: 75 Watts
* Voice Coil: 1.25" diameter, 4-layer, Kapton former
* 4 ohm (Single Voice Coil)
* Xmax (one-way, linear): 0.27"-0.29" (6.8-7.4 mm) depending on specific model
* Sealed Enclosure Range: 0.30-0.60 cu.ft. (8.5-17.0 liters)
* Ported Enclosure Range: 0.60-1.00 cu.ft. (17.0-28.3 liters)


Oh wow look, its NOT a free air sub, therefore NO GOOD!

 

_________________

Commodore australia's favorite car??? What a load of s**t
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:58 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 2705

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: 2009 FG XR6 Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

PIMP_LTD wrote:

* Nominal Diameter: 8 inches (200 mm)
* Continuous Power Handling: 75 Watts
* Voice Coil: 1.25" diameter, 4-layer, Kapton former
* 4 ohm (Single Voice Coil)
* Xmax (one-way, linear): 0.27"-0.29" (6.8-7.4 mm) depending on specific model
* Sealed Enclosure Range: 0.30-0.60 cu.ft. (8.5-17.0 liters)
* Ported Enclosure Range: 0.60-1.00 cu.ft. (17.0-28.3 liters)


Oh wow look, its NOT a free air sub, therefore NO GOOD!


Do you really believe that Ford would spend money on supplying a free air sub! Its just a standard driver that is normally enclosed. In other words its a budget driver hence the cardboard cone. Also if you have noticed on the Premo sound the front 6" drivers have a choke inline to cut out the bass as they just cant handle the lower notes, this is a cheaper option than actually integrating a high pass x over in the HU. All i suggested was a well priced 8" sub that is better than factory that can be enclosed later on.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: factory sub repair
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:03 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 2337

Joined: 25th Apr 2008

Ride: Boxcar Love

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

joolz wrote:


Do you really believe that Ford would spend money on supplying a free air sub! Its just a standard driver that is normally enclosed. .


Exactly, which is why these 2 points are facts,

- The factory sub didnt, and never will provide heart stopping bass
- Neither will any other sub designed to go in an enclosure, hence the disapproval of the sub you posted.

While there may be a 1% increase in quality by fitting your posted sub, it will only be because its new, and the factory sub is not. Tha fact remains it is still not designed for the application, not only resulting in fail, but a waste of $90.71 au

 

_________________

Commodore australia's favorite car??? What a load of s**t
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:27 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names