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Old 09-02-2008, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default Two-piece angled/tapered speaker mounts

Here are a few shots of the full-sized Focals (165 V2S) in the stock door location. Mounting depth is 68mm (2.67").

With this setup, the speaker is moved up 0.5" and forward (toward the front of the car) 0.1875".

I used 1" HDPE for the base and the tapered ring. The ring is recessed into the base 0.5". The stainless pan head screws with countersunk t-nuts hold all three pieces together. The stock sheet metal screws hold everything to the door.







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looks real good. that's a pretty good idea! creating an angled spacer hmm...
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The most difficult part was figuring out a way to cut a 6 degree angle on a circular object that was 6 9/16" in diameter.

Also, the HDPE is a real pleasure to work with. Its very strong, immune to moisture and is worked easily with regular woodworking tools.
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..................So when do these go on sale? =)
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The most difficult part was figuring out a way to cut a 6 degree angle on a circular object that was 6 9/16" in diameter.

Also, the HDPE is a real pleasure to work with. Its very strong, immune to moisture and is worked easily with regular woodworking tools.
what exactly were your goals for the speaker?
ie: angled towards the driver, or moved up so none of the door moldings would block it.
im no expert but if it was possible to maximize the angles and shifts (so that the speaker doesnt hit the walls or glass) , seems as though the stock speaker location could be more ideal with this spacer. of course the stock grill would have to get ditched so that the speaker wouldnt hit it and just use the cloth wrapping technique.

but i have no idea about going about making a spacer
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I wanted to use the stock location so I could return everything to its original state. I also found I was constantly kicking/scuffing the front edge of the door panel while getting in and out of the car -- door pods would have been a bad idea.

The 6 degree angle on the spacer positions the magnet away from the window glass. Since I was rearranging things, why not raise the speaker while I was at it.

I am running with the stock speaker grills in place and there doesn't appear to be any contact between the speaker and cover. I did shave a bit of material off of one of the speaker cover tabs. I'm not sure if I needed to though.

With this setup, there may be enough room for an even larger (deeper/larger magnet) speaker.

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nvm..

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Does anyone make a spacer that's slanted? The purpose of the angle to make the speaker a bit towards the seats instead of straight out?
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