They are done! In the truck the pods are actually angled slightly up, so that's a plus. With just the component set and the AQ tweets in, it is very loud, and crystal clear. I can hear little aspects of music i've only barely been able to hear before (fingers sliding across guitar strings). I'm amazed at how good they sound, and also by how well the pods turned out. It's a perfect fit with about 1/2" clear from the kick panels and the floor. Still waiting on a reply back to see if my 8's shipped out or not.