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    Water leaking in door panel

    Hope this is the right place for this thread.
    I am installing speakers in my doors next saturday.
    I currently have no speakers in the doors, the stock speakers have been taken out.

    This is a bad picture of the water that's lying on the botton of the door panel.
    When I put my hand in there, one drop of water comes down where the speaker is going to be placed every 20-30 sec.
    I dont know if my car leaks from the outside when it's raining, because when the new speakers were being fitted it was raining alot and
    (they have been taken away, check my older thread if you're confused) the door was open and the inside of the door was wet(the interior of the door).
    Is there anything I can do to prevent the water from dripping on the new speakers, or is this a minor problem?
    I will spray the outside of the door with water tomorrow to check if the rain is the reason for this.







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    Re: Water leaking in door panel

    You can get some XTC Foam baffles from partsexpress.com. Cut them in half so it only covers the top half and allows the speaker to breathe almost just as well as if it wasnt there.



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    Re: Water leaking in door panel

    You could always try some butyl or some dynamat and see if it helps.




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    Re: Water leaking in door panel

    The water is most likely coming from your window gasket. Minor leaking is normal with a lot of vehicles. Something you just half to deal with unless you want to try and refabricate your window seal



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    Re: Water leaking in door panel

    get a new door.



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    Re: Water leaking in door panel

    you will always get water in the door - the window seals are not water tight. that is why the bottom has drain holes.

    you just need to channel water around the opening. you can make a lip with deadener, use weathestripping foam, use a XTC foam baffle, anything to make a half circle channel on the top half of the speaker opening.

    i can post pics of my process for doing this...



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    Re: Water leaking in door panel

    3/4" CCF weatherstripping around the top


    used deadener to wrap around and create a larger lip



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    Re: Water leaking in door panel

    Thank you guys for your replies.
    So, for my CXS64 V2 - Image Dynamics 6.5", this would be perfect(?)
    The Install Bay VXT60 XTC 6-1/2" Round Large Frame Foam Car Speaker Baffles | eBay




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    Re: Water leaking in door panel

    Quote Originally Posted by lolingirunarlol View Post
    Thank you guys for your replies.
    So, for my CXS64 V2 - Image Dynamics 6.5", this would be perfect(?)
    The Install Bay VXT60 XTC 6-1/2" Round Large Frame Foam Car Speaker Baffles | eBay
    If youre not a diehard SQ guy, and i mean diehard, then they will work, just cut them in half and put it on the top half of the speaker when you mount it.



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    Re: Water leaking in door panel

    Don't cut it completely in half. You want a full seal between the speaker and door so the front flange is needed. Just remove the back and half of the cup so the speaker can breathe.



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    Re: Water leaking in door panel

    With that much water in the bottom of the door, it seems that the drain holes may be clogged.Prob need to look into that to unclog them before placing the speakers in,or make them larger/drill them out.Just an opinion.Thats alot of water.Recommend getting new door seals as well.




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