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Well, a midst everything else that's going on around here, subwoofer enclosure, engine replacement, four wheeler repairs (minor), and WORK, the components in my wife's van have all but completely given up the ghost.  I do have to say they hung in there for WAY longer than she, I or anyone else would have ever dreamed but everything wears out eventually.  They've gotten to the point where they will cut out at high volumes for a short period of time then come back on and it's any combination of the drivers that do it.  Just the one tweeter, or maybe both tweeters, or maybe both mids and the tweeters keep going, or sometimes it's a tweeter and a mid on one side or the other.  The point is that they're about shot, lol.  So, for any one of you who are married, were married, or at least in a long term committed relationship you know what I'm talking about when she walks up to you with that sweet look on her face and in a very sweet voice asks about how long it would take to do something for her, wanting the answer first.  Then she plays with her hair, and does all the cutest things possible while explaining that she would like to have that thing put at the top of the priority list.  All of us who've been there can see it coming a mile away and most of us know exactly what that answer is, lol.  That's where I found myself today.  First she started talking about all the trouble with the Hifonics components, then she started asking about the new ones, and now I've agreed to figure out how to get them put in as soon as possible with the least amount of down time (cuz she's gotta have her music when driving) possible.  Yay.....  LOL


So here I am, online looking for installation ideas and techniques, trying to figure out the best way to install these without taking forever.  Not an easy task with any set of components or speakers, but with this set, this woman, and this vehicle it's even more challenging.  :D









Here's a quick pick of the set when I had it out earlier taking some measurements and trying to get a good grasp on how the hell to go through with the install.



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Well, about the only good option I seem to have is to fiberglass a baffle into each door panel with the tweeter at the top, midrange in the middle and the woofer at the bottom.  If I do go this route I'll be building it so the bottom of the baffle is solidly mounted and sealed to the door.  If luck is on my side (which it rarely is) I should even be able to angle everything for getting the drivers on axis.  My only hitch at this point is whether or not to even do this much work to it now.  We'll likely be getting another vehicle for the family in the next couple of years (the van has 194,xxx miles on it) so doing all this work would likely be short lived in it's usefulness.  I might just do a baffle, flat with the door panel to make it much easier and quicker to do since I fully intend on dropping this set into whatever we get to replace the van.


Ugh...  decisions, decisions....  lol




So, anyone other than Brad have experience with the set?  Pictures of the install?

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