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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:36 am 
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Okay, got a question for you all, I recently got my EF sedan and transpalanted the sub/amp/hu out of my old excel. Problem is due to all the extra sound deadening used in falcons compared to excels I'm not getting much bass. I was looking at the boot the other day and noticed the hole in the parcel shelf where the sub goes in for the premo system.

Question is, can I cut the MDF looking stuff and carpet and slot a grille over the hole?? Seeing as though I'm not cutting metal I can't see any legal problems.

Any Ideas??
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:39 am 
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Pollux wrote:
Okay, got a question for you all, I recently got my EF sedan and transpalanted the sub/amp/hu out of my old excel. Problem is due to all the extra sound deadening used in falcons compared to excels I'm not getting much bass. I was looking at the boot the other day and noticed the hole in the parcel shelf where the sub goes in for the premo system.

Question is, can I cut the MDF looking stuff and carpet and slot a grille over the hole?? Seeing as though I'm not cutting metal I can't see any legal problems.

Any Ideas??


i have seen afew ppl doing that, can't see any probs with it

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:46 am 
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you can do anything you like just about as long as you don't cut at the parcel shelf in any way.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:47 am 
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no problem with it at all, the cars that had premium sound had a sub with a grill under the carpet there

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:01 pm 
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It's not MDF, is some soft fibre material that is already perforated. Just grab it from underneath and pull it down. It will come out easily.

After that all you need to do is cut the carpet.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:15 pm 
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thanks for the replies, I already removed the fabric stuff, helped a little, Now to attack the carpet with the trusty old stanley knife.
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:55 pm 
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can you let us know the outcome? in terms of the sound quality?

also, what sub/amp have you got running?

(if it's good.. i might do it too ;) )
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:17 pm 
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I did that in my old ED Fairmont, and it made a bit of difference, but not all that much sound quality wise. It was louder but i had 2 x 12's and they were Free-air subs, so more than likely, just let them 'breathe' a bit better.

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:06 pm 
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Its legal to do it that way. Cutting into metal is the illegal part.
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:46 pm 
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Only running a cheapo amp and sub for now, they did the job in the excel. Haven't had time to get around to getting some more high quality gear.

Removing the sound deadening helped a little, will keep everyone posted on the result of the knife work, but I got to pick up a grille first.

It's an 8inch hole right??
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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:55 am 
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yup, 8"

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:57 am 
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twirqurky wrote:
Its legal to do it that way. Cutting into metal is the illegal part.


he already knows mate

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:16 am 
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yeah when i had (and will again eventually) my amp/sub hooked up i didn't have any probs with the bass getting into the cabin and the was also with a great big f**k gas tank in the way too 8-)

 

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