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tsunam1
09-06-2009, 10:30 PM
I bought a pair of ID CXS62 Speakers and they're too large for the door. The magnet is just too large for the metal opening. In order to make them fit I'd either have to cut a larger opening in the door frame or make a huge baffle

Cutting would probably be the easiest & best option cosmetically speaking. Does anyone have experience cutting into the metal of a door panel? Will i have any issues with the door's air bag? What tools would you recommend?

gsuchyta
09-07-2009, 09:44 PM
If I were cutting into my door panel I would use like a sawzall. I ran into this problem in my civic and just made some mdf rings and bolted them to the metal to give it a little more mounting depth. Just make sure your speaker isn't going to be hitting the inside of your door panel.

tylork92
09-07-2009, 09:46 PM
i would just make fiberglass door pods....there not that hard to make and look alot better than mutilated door panels/frames.

kyleorsini
09-07-2009, 09:46 PM
make a fiber glass door pod?

tsunam1
09-07-2009, 10:17 PM
Is there a guide i can refer to for building door pods?

Rich B
09-07-2009, 10:21 PM
Is there a guide i can refer to for building door pods?


Heres one from Car Audio mag..........

Speaker Pods - Door Pod Express

Speakers Pods, In About An Hour

http://www.caraudiomag.com/technical/caep_0803_speaker_pods/index.html

BassMechkanic
09-07-2009, 10:37 PM
cut the metal in the doors with a air body saw (looks like a mini sawzall) i make my baffle rings for doors out of incerta, a type of abs plastic. wood does not belong in your doors!

tsunam1
09-08-2009, 11:50 AM
Heres one from Car Audio mag..........

Speaker Pods - Door Pod Express

Speakers Pods, In About An Hour

http://www.caraudiomag.com/technical/caep_0803_speaker_pods/index.html

Not sure if this method would work for me. The speaker grills are not all that solid in my car. I wouldn't trust them to hold all that weight and not vibrate like crazy

tylork92
09-08-2009, 03:49 PM
Here are the ones im still working on for my ranger.

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=411386

method may work for you.

Blue Fury
09-08-2009, 04:09 PM
Your magnet is bigger or deeper than this?
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e132/SirPsychoSexy333/Pics/PIC-0271.jpg

Do this:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e132/SirPsychoSexy333/Build%20Log/PIC-0412.jpg

jerseymike68
09-09-2009, 03:01 AM
thanks for these information