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Decado
10-04-2005, 07:09 PM
Ok, i'm trying to find a place to put my dayton rs tweeters, I really underestimated the size on these things, they are HUGE. But anyways, I think i have a place for it on the passengers side but on the drivers side that will not do...

Passengers side (sorry for the crappy pics, best i can do with my phone):
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/10-04-05_1738.jpg

Drivers side:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/10-04-05_1739.jpg

As you see, on the drivers side, the mirror control is blocking that position.

Here is a picture of the tweeter compared to the passengers side:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/10-04-05_1801.jpg

I can make it work with a hole saw and a piece of mdf cut to the inner and outer diameter of the tweeter. But on the drivers side I really don't know where to put it, I don't want to do any fiberglassing or anything like that (i'm not really worried about looks). Does anyone have any ideas of where to put it on the drivers side?

Here's another pic of the tweeter, It is 2 7/8" cutout, 4" outer diameter, and 1 5/8" deep:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/10-04-05_1802.jpg

squeak9798
10-04-2005, 07:18 PM
Bad mounting locations.

Where are the mids going, in the door?

Put the tweets down in the kickpanels.

Decado
10-04-2005, 07:20 PM
Bad mounting locations.

Where are the mids going, in the door?

Put the tweets down in the kickpanels.

Mid's going in the door, if i put the tweets in the kickpanels won't it sound weird being 2-3ft away from the mids?

squeak9798
10-04-2005, 07:24 PM
Mid's going in the door, if i put the tweets in the kickpanels won't it sound weird being 2-3ft away from the mids?

It'll sound a lot better than putting them at that location in your door ;)

bri487
10-04-2005, 07:26 PM
see whats under your dashboard. maybe you can modify it to house them.

Decado
10-04-2005, 07:26 PM
It'll sound a lot better than putting them at that location in your door ;)

Ok thanks, I had never really thought about putting them in the kickpanels :crazy: .

Decado
10-04-2005, 07:38 PM
Well here's some pic's of the kickpanels:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/10-04-05_1846.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/10-04-05_1845.jpg

I'm not so sure how this will work, there's virtually no mounting depth behind them. I'm thinking a MDF baffle and wood dowels (to get the right angle). How does that sound? If that does sound good what should i use to glue wood to plastic?

Edit: heres what it looks like in the car:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System005.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System012.jpg

squeak9798
10-04-2005, 07:45 PM
Wouldn't even need to use wood.

Just pick up some aluminum bar stock from Home Depot, bend it to the appropriate angle and cut it to the appropriate length. Would be very simple really.

Decado
10-04-2005, 07:46 PM
Wouldn't even need to use wood.

Just pick up some aluminum bar stock from Home Depot, bend it to the appropriate angle and cut it to the appropriate length. Would be very simple really.

Wouldn't that rattle, or do tweeters not cause things to rattle? And how do i go about bending aluminum bar stock with that wide of a diameter? And after i bend and cut, do i just cut a hole on the kickpanel and gorilla glue it in nice and snug?

squeak9798
10-04-2005, 07:51 PM
Wouldn't that rattle, or do tweeters not cause things to rattle?

LOL...no, tweeters won't cause things to rattle.


And how do i go about bending aluminum bar stock with that wide of a diameter?

Huh? Diameter?

Hold on....let me "modify" your pic real quick and show you what I mean.....

squeak9798
10-04-2005, 07:54 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/323000-323999/323229_202_full.jpg

Imagine those black lines are the aluminum bars, and pretend they are behind the mouting surface. That's what the tweeter itself is attached to

Then imagine that "curve" bending straight backwards (directly behind the tweeter) where it is screwed onto the kickpanel. That attaches the aluminum bars to the kickpanel.

Make sense?

Decado
10-04-2005, 07:56 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/323000-323999/323229_202_full.jpg

Imagine those black lines are the aluminum bars, and pretend they are behind the mouting surface. That's what the tweeter itself is attached to

Then imagine that "curve" bending straight backwards (directly behind the tweeter) where it is screwed onto the kickpanel. That attaches the aluminum bars to the kickpanel.

Make sense?

Ahh, i get it now. What shape would i get of that, round or square or flat or what? I guess I don't rly know what bar stock is, and also what size would i get?

squeak9798
10-04-2005, 08:03 PM
1/8" to 1/4" would be good thickness wise. 1" wide.

Decado
10-04-2005, 08:04 PM
1/8" to 1/4" would be good thickness wise. 1" wide.

So just flat bar stock?

squeak9798
10-04-2005, 08:06 PM
Yup. Nothing fancy. Shouldn't cost you more than ~$5.

Decado
10-04-2005, 08:07 PM
Yup. Nothing fancy. Shouldn't cost you more than ~$5.

Alright thanks, this should be fairly sturdy then as long as i get it screwed in to the kickpanel sturdily right? Or is it going to bend and bounce and stuff when i hit bumps?

squeak9798
10-04-2005, 08:18 PM
Should be strong enough if you went with the 1/4". That's what I used to hold up the front of my horns in my car (5x heavier than that tweeter) and it never bent or wiggled while driving.

Decado
10-04-2005, 08:19 PM
Should be strong enough if you went with the 1/4". That's what I used to hold up the front of my horns in my car (5x heavier than that tweeter) and it never bent or wiggled while driving.

You sure the horns were 5x heavier? These tweeters are pretty **** heavy. Wait, you got a set from ology though didn't you? Nm.

squeak9798
10-04-2005, 08:22 PM
No, I didn't. But it was just a remark to let you know I've used it under stress and it held up :p:

Decado
10-04-2005, 08:23 PM
No, I didn't. But it was just a remark to let you know I've used it under stress and it held up :p:

Ook, I thought he had sent a set to you to test out and review though?

squeak9798
10-04-2005, 08:24 PM
Ook, I thought he had sent a set to you to test out and review though?


Not yet. That's still "in the works" :)

And if he does.....I'm going to do exactly what I'm suggesting you do with the tweets :D

Decado
10-04-2005, 08:24 PM
Not yet. That's still "in the works"

And if he does.....I'm going to do exactly what I'm suggesting you do with the tweets

Ohh, ok. Heh, ya it is a good idea on how to mount the tweets.