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    Best hatchback for sound quality?

    Was thinking on buying a used hatchback to put a system in the next year and was wondering what are some good choices?

    Also can you give me the sizes and how many stock speakers come in your hatchback suggestions thanks.







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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    I had a friend in high school with a 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse and that thing was nasty with 2 12's in it. Unfortunately he didn't sound deaden anything and the rattle was atrocious.



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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    I am gonna go with the older focus hatchbacks as that's what I got. Only down fall if you put anything in the kick panel, the fuel cutoff pin is located there and it become hard to reset.



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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse w/ a 15' Treo Sub in it, and it slams. If the sub/box is good enough, you can face it frontwards and will get a super clear bass response. My front speakers are 6 1/2s and my rear speakers are 6x9s. There is also plenty of room to run wires down the drivers side. The stock alt is 90 amps. You can mount the amplifier on the back of the rear seat like I have. You can flip it up and still have all 4 seats, or you can lay it down, see your amps, and have a truely beautiful setup. Good Luck!!!




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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    old crx is what i would search for.



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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    4th gen eclipse. 6.5" all the way around






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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    So much fail in this thread. He said the best hatchback for sound quality and everyone in here is posting about how loud or how hard there **** slammed. My advice is to drive a couple and see which one has the least amount of road noise




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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    Quote Originally Posted by itsblown View Post
    So much fail in this thread. He said the best hatchback for sound quality and everyone in here is posting about how loud or how hard there **** slammed. My advice is to drive a couple and see which one has the least amount of road noise
    That's where my head was at, too. Curious which direction OP is actually going with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldschool4me View Post
    old crx is what i would search for.
    Heard these were great for SPL.



    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Saying "clipping doesn't kill speakers" is a half-truth at best. Technically no, clipping itself does not hurt the speaker. But in clipping your amp, you can easily create a situation that WILL kill the speaker. Was the squared waveform the DIRECT cause of the failure? No. In the end, the answer is, always has been, and can only be... heat kills speakers. BUT, clipping increases heat generation, sometimes by a drastic amount. So to start a thread simply to state that clipping does not hurt speakers is, again, a half-truth at best.

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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    Quote Originally Posted by ciaonzo View Post
    That's where my head was at, too. Curious which direction OP is actually going with this.
    Me to if its a serious sq install and he is actually buying another car just to do a sound quality install I dont think he would be too concerned about the size of the stock speaker locations




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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

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    [/COLOR]Heard these were great for SPL.[/QUOTE]

    they can go either way.



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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    I had a 92,and a 93 Acura Integra, and 2 heavy tens sounded very nice in there ported,with 6.5 components up front, and some 4in coax in rear.




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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    How bout a 95 Civic hatch 6.5's in the front and rear. Also remembered a guy who worked at Stereo Limited a local stereo shop close to me told me once that when it comes to SPL theirs the Eclipse guys and the Civic hatch guys. He said those were the 2 best cars for SPL and he had an Eclipse and had won alot of competitions I guess.



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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    You want to go all out for either,Id look into a like 2000 Camareo/Firebird/Trans am




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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    Thanks as a guy who is also a car show/speed guy my front runner is the 2002 Trans Am WS6.



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    Re: Best hatchback for sound quality?

    Acura rsx ftw



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