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#1 Ianb

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:05 AM

Hey guys,

 

I love the speakers in my mk2 focus estate, they're stock, but much better than my old 1996 clio :lol:

 

The thing is, I wouldn't mind a smidge more lower end noise - bass...

 

I'm not one of these people that drives round with all my windows down and bass booming, nor do fancy taking up my boot or removing rear seats with a big sub... So I don't need anything 'wikkid massssiv!'.. :D

 

...sooo I'm looking for any tips on anything 'small' or discreet,  ideas, tips, etc.

 

Also how easily are these things to remove regularly if for instance it's in my boot and I want to transport things etc..

 

Thanks all..



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:55 PM

No one?



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:42 AM

Hey guys,
 
I love the speakers in my mk2 focus estate, they're stock, but much better than my old 1996 clio :lol:
 
The thing is, I wouldn't mind a smidge more lower end noise - bass...
 
I'm not one of these people that drives round with all my windows down and bass booming, nor do fancy taking up my boot or removing rear seats with a big sub... So I don't need anything 'wikkid massssiv!'.. :D
 
...sooo I'm looking for any tips on anything 'small' or discreet,  ideas, tips, etc.
 
Also how easily are these things to remove regularly if for instance it's in my boot and I want to transport things etc..
 
Thanks all..

Hi mate,
A sub is a very easy install in the focus well easier than most,
Because you already have a 12V positive feed behind the boot panel on the drivers side:
http://www.fordowner...oot-focus-mk25/
Meaning you dont need to run a 12v positive the length of the car from the battery,

See Hassen's build:
http://www.fordowner...-2014-upgrades/

He has purchased a custom built box which is designed to sit in to the space behind the passenger side wheel arch in the boot taking up minimal space,
There are also plug&socket adaptors available on the market, i had one before from VIBE was a case of unpluging one single block close to the sub and out she comes no messin atall,

See hassen's build there for links to supplier and all that,
Any questions hassen or myself can help,

Another option is an under seat sub,
Basically a 10" flat sub around 1" thick has built in amp fits under the seat and does the same job as one in the boot,
you would need to remove the air duct feeding to rear footwell but not a big job to do that neither its just a plastic snorkle,
Caraudiodirect.co.uk are a good stockest at sound good prices (see what i did there :) )

Heres my first car done the sound install myself :lol:

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:10 PM

Thanks Lenny. By the way how important is the 'box'.. Only £120 odd for a wooden carpet covered box seems steep. My dads got lots of wood tools and I'm sure he could knock up a box easy enough (or I could).

 

Also *tightwad alert* is there cheap subs, cheap amps, etc that I could use? 

 

Also - yikes on that sub



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:20 PM

Thanks Lenny. By the way how important is the 'box'.. Only £120 odd for a wooden carpet covered box seems steep. My dads got lots of wood tools and I'm sure he could knock up a box easy enough (or I could).
 
Also *tightwad alert* is there cheap subs, cheap amps, etc that I could use? 
 
Also - yikes on that sub

Fusion are cheap and good quality mate,
Cheapest sub enclosure is your spare tyre well,
Join RAC or AA roadside assistance for under 20 pounds per year and remove the spare wheel,
The sub box design doesnt really matter much unless you're entertaining competitions where it makes some difference to sound,
A sealed enclosure gives tighter bass compard to a ported enclosure as saw in the boot of car above,

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:29 PM

Fusion are cheap and good quality mate,
Cheapest sub enclosure is your spare tyre well,
Join RAC or AA roadside assistance for under 20 pounds per year and remove the spare wheel,
The sub box design doesnt really matter much unless you're entertaining competitions where it makes some difference to sound,
A sealed enclosure gives tighter bass compard to a ported enclosure as saw in the boot of car above,

 

In the back of an estate on either side there are two little compartments, I might see if I can squeeze something in there - if/when I get a chance to do it...

 

Plus my spare wheel is a full size alloy - will be sad to remove it :(

 

Plus the fiancee would not be impressed if I told her I can't change a tyre because I replaced it with a speaker... :lol:



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:04 PM

 
In the back of an estate on either side there are two little compartments, I might see if I can squeeze something in there - if/when I get a chance to do it...
 
Plus my spare wheel is a full size alloy - will be sad to remove it :(
 
Plus the fiancee would not be impressed if I told her I can't change a tyre because I replaced it with a speaker... :lol:

16" wheel or a 16" sub :lol:
Smallest sub available is a 10" last time i checked,
Anything below that is component consists of sub, tweeter and crossover box.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:08 PM

Its not cheap but there is the pioneer "spare wheel" sub -

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=LOZNvgR2dwc

 

it fits inside the spare - you just relocate the jack/ bits (it has quite a beefy  sound (they say)

 

so you can keep your spoare wheel

 

you may be able to pick a decent one up at a good priice seconhand online 

 

or one of the slimline powered underseat subs ( you could put it in the boot) -

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=JHFByAANPME



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:26 PM

Is buying a second hand sub from ebay potentially dodgy? I know the speakers on my old clio developed a nasty bit of distortion as they got older, I'm wondering if the same could happen to an older sub?



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

Is buying a second hand sub from ebay potentially dodgy? I knowy'all he speakers on my old clio developed a nasty bit of distortion as they got older, I'm wondering if the same could happen to an older sub?

doesnt really happen to subs because the dont do high pitch vocals which can damage speakers subs just do the bass,
You know you're systems good when your stopped at traffic lights and you see the dog on the street dancing chec it out ya'll :lol:

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 09:49 AM



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:00 AM

Poor dog is ill :(

 

I'm into rock and metal anyway :lol:

 

I've been looking on gumtree and there's subs and amps for like £35 for both - might have to check these out...



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:01 PM

Hey guys, I've been looking around and have seen things like this: http://www.gumtree.c...-sub/1075971947

 

Advantages and disadvantages?

 

Also, I don't understand how the 'Watt' thing works if you go for a separate sub and amp.. complicated  :wacko:



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:33 PM

Hey guys, I've been looking around and have seen things like this: http://www.gumtree.c...-sub/1075971947
 
Advantages and disadvantages?
 
Also, I don't understand how the 'Watt' thing works if you go for a separate sub and amp.. complicated  :wacko:

Only disadvantage i can see is tinnitus,
I always went for a sub+amp combo aswell,

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