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prochobo
06-24-2006, 03:25 PM
Do people use screws or what? If so, wouldn't it be kind of hard to do that with kickpanels since you'd be drilling through the car in the process? And how is it that I never see any screws showing in the install? Screw it down from the inside first, then mount the speaker? Just curious because I'm gonna make some for me one of these days. . .

tiger777
06-24-2006, 04:03 PM
some don't secure them, some do it with velcro. I would reccommend doing it before you install the speakers with screws like you said.

lilmaniac2
06-24-2006, 04:12 PM
duct tape? 2 way tape, velcro, bubble gum... anything sticky lol

squeak9798
06-24-2006, 04:15 PM
Do people use screws or what? If so, wouldn't it be kind of hard to do that with kickpanels since you'd be drilling through the car in the process?

Not really. It's not like you'd drill through the floor or fenders or anything. Most cars have some structural metal in the kickpanel area that you can secure to without having the screws visible from outside the vehicle, and they aren't exposed to the elements.

Likewise, some people simply build the kickpanels right onto the trim of the vehicle. So the fasteners holding down the trim, obviously, also secure the kickpanel since they are bonded together.


And how is it that I never see any screws showing in the install? Screw it down from the inside first, then mount the speaker?

Yup.

Crzy
06-24-2006, 05:09 PM
i secured my doorpods by adhering it directly t the door with resin and the fiberglass. i didnt really care about the car though because it has 170k on it and will die soon newho so i have no worries of resale.

krouchchocolate
06-24-2006, 05:15 PM
i screwed my kick panels. Just in case of thieves

prochobo
06-24-2006, 05:58 PM
Ahhh I see, thanks guys. Will velcro or double sided tape really be strong enough to hold the kick and keep it from sliding around?!

ngsm13
06-24-2006, 06:00 PM
Screws.

nG

LeofromtheH
06-24-2006, 06:01 PM
i'm sure velcro would do the job, just put it in the right places

snb778
06-24-2006, 06:09 PM
Not really. It's not like you'd drill through the floor or fenders or anything. Most cars have some structural metal in the kickpanel area that you can secure to without having the screws visible from outside the vehicle, and they aren't exposed to the elements.

Likewise, some people simply build the kickpanels right onto the trim of the vehicle. So the fasteners holding down the trim, obviously, also secure the kickpanel since they are bonded together.



Yup.


thats what I did...works great.

ngsm13
06-24-2006, 06:11 PM
i'm sure velcro would do the job, just put it in the right places

Doubt it. Velcro + fiberglass = blaaahahahahaha1e01o3e013d

nG

bamaboy
06-24-2006, 06:18 PM
try out some of the new gorilla glue tape...i want to see how sticky it is

prochobo
06-24-2006, 06:24 PM
try out some of the new gorilla glue tape...i want to see how sticky it is

Don't hold your breath. . . I probably wont start on these for another month or so. But ****, I didn't know gorilla glue had tape. That's gotta be some strong stuff.

mattf
06-24-2006, 07:48 PM
Doubt it. Velcro + fiberglass = blaaahahahahaha1e01o3e013d

nG
lol.

nVRuckus
06-24-2006, 07:53 PM
for kicks I make sure it has a piece of metal behind it and screw it to that. If one is not available and its a kick I will tack one on before I glass the back. as for doors, yes screws because I use MDF bases for the speakers.

iceteebone
06-24-2006, 07:56 PM
i screwed my door pods through the speaker hole. with kicks you can mold them to the trim around the door, and rivet the mold to the plastic trim