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 Post subject: Sub woofer in EF Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:48 am 
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Hi there

Had the girl put on LPGas (Dual) and the mechanics had to d/c the subby.
Any ideas what to do with it? Are there pre made housings for it?

taa
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 Post subject: Re: Sub woofer in EF Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:43 pm 
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You're talking about the factory sub that sits in the parcel shelf?

I'm sure you could fit it to a normal sub box and have it float around in your boot.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sub woofer in EF Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:33 pm 
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Tommo52 wrote:
You're talking about the factory sub that sits in the parcel shelf?

I'm sure you could fit it to a normal sub box and have it float around in your boot.


thanks for the tip!
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 Post subject: Re: Sub woofer in EF Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:56 pm 
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Haha no worries.

One other thing is that I don't think it will perform as well in a box.
Free standing sub's (boxless) are different to enclosed sub's.

Its a stock sub anyway so you're already at a performance decrease over an aftermarket sub.
But box it up anyway and see how you go. :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sub woofer in EF Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:10 am 
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yogiman wrote:
Hi there

Had the girl put on LPGas (Dual) and the mechanics had to d/c the subby.
Any ideas what to do with it? Are there pre made housings for it?

taa


You would be lucky to find a housing for an 8" Air Sub.

You could look at making an 8" spacer to mount above your parcel shelf. You wouldn't need much and it shouldn't interupt your rear window vision.
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:36 am 
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SWC wrote:
You would be lucky to find a housing for an 8" Air Sub.


There are plenty of boxes for 8" subs.

Shouldn't be difficult to find one at all.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sub woofer in EF Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:04 pm 
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Tommo52 wrote:
SWC wrote:
You would be lucky to find a housing for an 8" Air Sub.


There are plenty of boxes for 8" subs.

Shouldn't be difficult to find one at all.


Fitting an Air Sub into a Sub Box really won't work. They are not designed to work that way.

Fitting a spacer will allow using the existing wiring and keep things simple.

With the gas tank in the boot, space is already less and using a sub box will reduce the space even further.
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 Post subject: Re: Sub woofer in EF Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:11 am 
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Mount the sub upside down, reverse the polarity and it should still work. You will just have an ugly magnet sticking out of your parcel shelf. Would not recommend but it could work.

I'm not sure how gas tanks are installed in the boot, but if there is enough room between back seats and tank, mount the sub into the backside of the rear seats. Rear seats have a steel/metal frame, not sure about legalities, but if you want at your own will, cut a hole for the sub into the frame and let it protrude into the cabin via the centre foldable arm rest. Use a spacer to allow sub flex space so it doesn't hit the arm rest when closed. Was planning on doing this but needed to use the extra space when needed, since you have no access to boot from cabin, you could pull this one off. I also held of doing this project due to conflicting advice and information with legalities in cutting into the metal frame...apparently cutting into it COULD render it not structurally sound...not sure how this works seeing as the strength of the seats from a side impact would be non existent once the seats are down.

Anyways that's my advice on possible sub mounting.

Only other option is going with 6" woofers under the front seats...but that is a hell of a tedious job.

 

 

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