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Offline Last Active Oct 26 2012 10:54 AM

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In Topic: Replacing Mk7 Speakers

19 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

how did you put the tweeters on the dash?

I put the crossover box behind the door cards and ran a relatively thin speaker wire from there back through the rubber tube carrying the wiring loom to the doors. There's a very small clearance between the rubber and the multi-way electrical plugs. I started on top of the dash and fed the wires down past the foam that fills the gap between the dash and the quarterlight trim. I lost a bit of skin getting the wires through, but it wasn't hard.
The tweeters sit in pods that came with the set and are in the far corners next to the A pillars. You could screw them in place, but I used little pieces of double sided sticky foam tape.
A more ambitious (and better) solution would be to mount them in the A pillars after moding the trim panels with fibreglass and recovering with cloth.

In Topic: Replacing Mk7 Speakers

18 July 2012 - 12:40 PM

I have these Pioneers up front: http://www.caraudiod...-tse-170ci.html
The tweeters are on top of the dash for better imaging than the stock locations (also the tweeters are too large to go where the stock ones are - something to watch out for)

Oh, and I made custom mounts for the main drivers out of 3/4" ply.

In Topic: Speaker Rattle

04 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

As Jack said, the most likely cause is the door trim panel vibrating against the inner plastic shield that the speaker, window mechanism etc is mounted to. When I replaced my speakers I stuck sound absorbing foam sheet to the backs of the trim panels, and added rubber sound deadener pieces to the flat areas of the panel. I also stuffed some polyester wadding in the voids in the trim panel where the arm rest is. The new speakers are on much more stable ply rings rather than the flimsy original plastic mounts. Finally I stuck some sound deadener to the metal skin of the door (though the speaker hole). The result is no rattle at all. If you take the door trim panel off, also check the wiring is all clipped in place as the connectors would rattle around if loose.
See this earlier post of mine http://www.fordowner...4716#entry94716

In Topic: Bike Rack

25 June 2012 - 09:24 AM

Hey everyone I've got a mk7 zetec s and I've recently just taken up road biking, does any 1 know if they make a bike rack for the zetec s? Cheers Ryan

If it's just you and one bike, then what I do is remove the front wheel and put the bike in the back (drop the seats and maybe move the front passenger seat forward depending on your bike). It's far safer that way.
A friend has the Ford roof bars and bike rack on his Fiesta which works well too, but I wouldn't leave it parked up with a decent bike on view - even if they can't nick the frame, they can nick the shiny bit's off it...

In Topic: R.i.p Zetec S :(

25 June 2012 - 08:49 AM

Wow.... :o
Really glad to hear you're OK; must have been a real shock.
Hopefully your insurer will get it all sorted out without too much hassle.

Unless it's your pet, it's far better to just hit head on any animal smaller than your car.