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    Fibreglass your doors

    Ok if you are making a so called "kickpod" type dealy for your doors, do you make it enclosed? or do u just build what you see and have the speakers in no sort of box?

    Do you get what i mean?



    like so...are each speaker compartments sepereate??
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    you mean free-air, or seal it off? I've had the notion that component drivers were designed with free-air in mind. It's only when you install specific mid-bass drivers that requires a baffle for better performance that such a box (and should be quite small) is called for.

    I read from MBtech that all MB quart's components and coaxials were designed to work in free-air installs.



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    using focals...soo i dunno...and an RE8, but i will cover the 8 in a small little like boy type thing...



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    Originally posted by Biohazard
    using focals...soo i dunno...and an RE8, but i will cover the 8 in a small little like boy type thing...
    well, all the installs I've seen with focals had no enclosure to speak of, just a pod to hold the driver in place. I dunno if you would see improvement with the unit in a sealed box.

    As for the RE8...whoa, you drive a 18-wheeler? How do you plan on getting an 8" sub like that on your kickpanel?



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    I personally sealed my focal components. It seems to have tightened up the sound. And makes the low end a little clearer to my ears. I'm using a set of the polyglass



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    hrmmm...i see.....i have the polyglass to so then maybe i will close it off..


    as for the RE8's i was gunna try to build it on the door like the picture but i will build the pod first and see if it takes up too much room......



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    I used lspcad and help from Mr. Matt Borgardt over at http://www.carsound.com to determine the enclosure size. To seal it off I just simply glassed the back closed once it was the kick panel was mounted. You can do it before you mount it. But I wanted to see what difference it made sound wise.



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    If you run a 3-way component set sealed, it is important to separate the midbass from the midrange.

    Just like it's not a good idea to run a 12" and 8" sub sharing sealed arispace, the same is tru for component speakers.

    For 2-way comps and non-sealed pods, there is no need to separate the space for each driver. And since tweeters don't reallt have any airspace or air-displacement issues, they can share airspace with just about anything.

    Only matters for a 3-way component set run sealed.

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