Re: Kick panels or door pods?
imaging and soundstage are better (generally speaking) in the kicks, but midbass is usually weak and would require midbass' in the doors. door pods give you better midbass but the much larger path length difference will be noticable (your drivers side speakers will sound "closer" than your passenger side....cause they are). I have always preferred mids and tweets in the kicks, with midbass in the doors.
2012 Passat 3.6se - Factory Nav Unit, Audiocontrol Lc7i, Hertz HSK 165, (2) RF T1 12's sealed, RF T1500bd, RF T400-2, (2) Optima D31's
1988 Bronco - (1) cda117, (4) RF pps4-6, (2) RF pp4-t, (2) Crescendo S550/2, (2) Crescendo BC3500's Strapped, (4) Soundqubed sdc2.5-15's in @13 net cubes tuned to 35 Hz, (2) Kinetik HC2400pro, (1) 70 AH under hood, (1) 240 amp alternator