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chris96camaro
02-19-2007, 10:42 PM
I just recently purchased a 2002 civic ex. The rear deck contains 6x9's. Im not too happy with them. Would it be a good idea to replace them with something like 2 8" subwoofers?

Has anyone done this, and was it worth it in your mind?

wolfman1966
02-19-2007, 10:44 PM
its almost always better to use subs in the rear than to use the rear speakers...at least in my opinion...btw I'm gonna be gettin 2 8's and a 400watt amp to go in my trunk soon, rear speakers are gonna be disconnected

chris96camaro
02-19-2007, 10:46 PM
Well i will soon have at least 2 12" alpines in the trunk...should I just cancel the rear speakers, or would it still be a good idea to get the 8's? they would be powered with the directed 250d, by the way.

jmanpc
02-19-2007, 10:48 PM
Replace them with Tang Band W69-1042 6x9 subs :D

pitbull12888
02-19-2007, 10:49 PM
just get different 6x9's if your goin to have subs in the trunk. U need some tweet to :)

Echo42987
02-20-2007, 10:54 AM
two 8's would take care of all your midbass....I would do it!

-Nick-

JimJ
02-20-2007, 10:58 AM
I wouldn't want midbass behind me, though...it belongs up front :)

DejaWiz
02-20-2007, 11:11 AM
Just yank them out so that the empty holes act like vents for your 12" subs from the trunk to the cabin.

azngotskills
02-20-2007, 11:26 AM
Replace them with Tang Band W69-1042 6x9 subs :D

This is what I did in my Dads car and they actually sound pretty good...The plan was to put a pair Arc 8s back there but to install them properly I would have to make a MDF baffle and my Dad said he didnt want any of that. I would rather put those 8" subs than those 6x9 "subwoofers"...the bass response is just ok compared to a true subwoofer.

chris96camaro
02-20-2007, 11:33 AM
Just yank them out so that the empty holes act like vents for your 12" subs from the trunk to the cabin.

The back seats fold down, so its not like there would no ventilation for the 12's

///M5
02-20-2007, 06:09 PM
Unplug them and spend your money on your fronts.

iamamp3pimp
02-20-2007, 06:32 PM
i agree with M5

smd4life
02-20-2007, 06:33 PM
are you sure they're 6x9's?

sinistr
02-20-2007, 06:49 PM
you could always make a 6x9 replacement adapter and put a diy component set in there for rear fill.

05fronty
02-20-2007, 06:54 PM
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chris96camaro
02-20-2007, 07:02 PM
are you sure they're 6x9's?

Positive

chris96camaro
02-20-2007, 07:03 PM
And it is sounding like everyone is telling me to steer away from the 8's back there...is that correct?

azngotskills
02-20-2007, 08:43 PM
i would put 8s back there if you can install them properly (ie MDF baffle, deadening, and completely sealed off)...if not just remove them and let a sub vent throught the openings

azbass
02-20-2007, 08:47 PM
And it is sounding like everyone is telling me to steer away from the 8's back there...is that correct?

if you have 12"s coming, NO dont spend money on 8"s for the rear deck, leave the stock speaker holes Open,
work on speakers for the front.

chris96camaro
02-20-2007, 08:52 PM
if you have 12"s coming, NO dont spend money on 8"s for the rear deck, leave the stock speaker holes Open,
work on speakers for the front.

just a good component system for the front?

DejaWiz
02-20-2007, 11:06 PM
just a good component system for the front?

Oh yeah. You'll be happy you if you put a lot of focus on getting a great front sound stage.

Gary S
02-21-2007, 02:36 PM
You are wasting your time to do 8" speakers in the deck when you have twelves.... it won't be anywhere near a 3db gain, which is what you would need to make a noticeable difference... you won't even hear them.

All they will do is rattle the rear deck and be noise makers.

Midbass? - you want your midbass up front.

As suggested, spend your money on the front component set.

preunnerv6
02-22-2007, 03:26 PM
I just recently purchased a 2002 civic ex. The rear deck contains 6x9's. Im not too happy with them. Would it be a good idea to replace them with something like 2 8" subwoofers?

Has anyone done this, and was it worth it in your mind?


I was in a similar situation. I had a 4-door Escort, so that is close in size to your Civic. I messed around with all sorts of things for the rear deck, determined to make it work.

I finally ended up with some CDT 6.5" coaxials up front getting 85 watts each. I then had a single ported 8" sub in the trunk. I had that hooked to an electronic x-over with a wired remote up front. I simply removed the rear speakers and let the sub vent into the cabin. For at least 2 years it had all of the sound and bass I needed. In that small car, I just never had a need to upgrade.

I went with coaxials because I wanted minimum install effort on this vehicle. But if you can do components and a 12" sub, go for it. Just make sure that your front speakers can hang with the subs. To make sure that your frontstage can handle sufficient power and can crossover low enough to balance your sub.

Another example: I have a larger sedan. My front speakers are DEI Viper 7" components and a 12" sub in the trunk. Rear speakers removed. I ALMOST spent some money on new rear 6x9's. But now I've decided to spend that money on deadening my doors to remove rattles and I'm going to rebuild my subwoofer box. (The original is too small.)

I'm convinced that this will do more good than buying rear speakers.

I'm not anti-rear fill. I have an suv with comps up front and stock speakers for rear fill and it sounds good to me.

Hope it works out for you.