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lolingirunarlol
01-18-2012, 07:48 PM
Hope this is the right place for this thread.
I am installing speakers in my doors next saturday.
I currently have no speakers in the doors, the stock speakers have been taken out.
http://i44.tinypic.com/i74i1h.jpg
This is a bad picture of the water that's lying on the botton of the door panel.
When I put my hand in there, one drop of water comes down where the speaker is going to be placed every 20-30 sec.
I dont know if my car leaks from the outside when it's raining, because when the new speakers were being fitted it was raining alot and
(they have been taken away, check my older thread if you're confused) the door was open and the inside of the door was wet(the interior of the door).
Is there anything I can do to prevent the water from dripping on the new speakers, or is this a minor problem?
I will spray the outside of the door with water tomorrow to check if the rain is the reason for this.

06goat
01-18-2012, 07:51 PM
You can get some XTC Foam baffles from partsexpress.com. Cut them in half so it only covers the top half and allows the speaker to breathe almost just as well as if it wasnt there.

GaryWA
01-18-2012, 07:52 PM
You could always try some butyl or some dynamat and see if it helps.

06goat
01-18-2012, 07:53 PM
The water is most likely coming from your window gasket. Minor leaking is normal with a lot of vehicles. Something you just half to deal with unless you want to try and refabricate your window seal

Wingsfreak9
01-18-2012, 07:59 PM
get a new door.

keep_hope_alive
01-18-2012, 08:11 PM
you will always get water in the door - the window seals are not water tight. that is why the bottom has drain holes.

you just need to channel water around the opening. you can make a lip with deadener, use weathestripping foam, use a XTC foam baffle, anything to make a half circle channel on the top half of the speaker opening.

i can post pics of my process for doing this...

keep_hope_alive
01-18-2012, 08:15 PM
3/4" CCF weatherstripping around the top
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/2005sciontC/2005tC_doors020.jpg

used deadener to wrap around and create a larger lip
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/phat_funky_beats/2005sciontC/2005tC_doors023.jpg

lolingirunarlol
01-18-2012, 09:08 PM
Thank you guys for your replies.
So, for my CXS64 V2 - Image Dynamics 6.5", this would be perfect(?)
The Install Bay VXT60 XTC 6-1/2" Round Large Frame Foam Car Speaker Baffles | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Install-Bay-VXT60-XTC-6-1-2-Round-Large-Frame-Foam-Car-Speaker-Baffles-/360426686235?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&vxp=mtr&hash=item53eb1ac71b#ht_1624wt_1396)

06goat
01-18-2012, 09:17 PM
Thank you guys for your replies.
So, for my CXS64 V2 - Image Dynamics 6.5", this would be perfect(?)
The Install Bay VXT60 XTC 6-1/2" Round Large Frame Foam Car Speaker Baffles | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Install-Bay-VXT60-XTC-6-1-2-Round-Large-Frame-Foam-Car-Speaker-Baffles-/360426686235?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&vxp=mtr&hash=item53eb1ac71b#ht_1624wt_1396)

If youre not a diehard SQ guy, and i mean diehard, then they will work, just cut them in half and put it on the top half of the speaker when you mount it.

keep_hope_alive
01-19-2012, 01:59 AM
Don't cut it completely in half. ;) You want a full seal between the speaker and door so the front flange is needed. Just remove the back and half of the cup so the speaker can breathe.

audiobaun
01-19-2012, 02:44 AM
With that much water in the bottom of the door, it seems that the drain holes may be clogged.Prob need to look into that to unclog them before placing the speakers in,or make them larger/drill them out.Just an opinion.Thats alot of water.Recommend getting new door seals as well.:boink: