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SSS 18734
05-14-2005, 11:30 PM
As you might know, I have a 1988 Ford Taurus "Pimp" Wagon. I'm in the process of making it more pimp than ever. This summer I want to get some nice components, but i'm debating whether it would be better to mount them in the doors or in kicks.

My two major concerns are that the seats are kind of high up and it would take some clever positioning to aim them properly, and that on the driver's side... the e-brake is where the kick-panel would be located.

So, please look at these pics and tell me if it would be possible at all to make kicks or whether i should just mount them in the doors. sorry for the bad lighting

http://img79.echo.cx/img79/4192/aut09507mw.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
passenger side is clear

http://img79.echo.cx/img79/2214/aut09479ph.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
notice the e-brake, its kind of hard to see under my 8-ball key chain :)

http://img79.echo.cx/img79/3292/aut09513uk.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
better to mount them in the doors?

LightningStryk7
05-14-2005, 11:47 PM
you could build the baffles or a baffle, then place it there and see if you would clear, I bet you could move it around and arrange it that you could get it to fit, Dunno if you could still get good imaging tho :rolleyes: . But im gonna be tryin to do the same thing in a plymouth neon with a manual transmission. :uhoh:

SPL140.2
05-15-2005, 12:04 AM
Have you thought about putting 6.5 or higer midbass drivers in the doors and use a horn under the dash???

SSS 18734
05-15-2005, 12:05 AM
Have you thought about putting 6.5 or higer midbass drivers in the doors and use a horn under the dash???

no. can you explain that for me?

SPL140.2
05-15-2005, 12:15 AM
no. can you explain that for me?


That is another option for great sq instead of the kicks. Crystal, MB quart has super quality horns.

SSS 18734
05-15-2005, 12:30 AM
That is another option for great sq instead of the kicks. Crystal, MB quart has super quality horns.

okay, but like what are they? Are they expensive?

SPL140.2
05-15-2005, 12:39 AM
okay, but like what are they? Are they expensive?

search for horn loaded compression drivers in a search engine. Some are depending on brand. The sound of the horns is amazing

SSS 18734
05-15-2005, 12:58 AM
search for horn loaded compression drivers in a search engine. Some are depending on brand. The sound of the horns is amazing

allright ill look into that. Thanks bro

DBfan187
05-15-2005, 12:59 AM
is that your power wire I see by your feet?

SSS 18734
05-15-2005, 01:02 AM
is that your power wire I see by your feet?

looks cool doesnt it? :naughty: