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 Post subject: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:24 pm 
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anyone know of a place that could fabricate some door pods? speaker pods + door pockets attached..plus a tweeter pod for the corner of the door behind the side mirrors..

anyone know of a place who could do that? a fibreglasser etc.

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:43 pm 
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Any decent audio installer should be able to.

As for recomendations I don't know any places in NSW.


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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:49 pm 
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yeah thats what i was thinking, but i've never had audio installed by anyone else :?

so i dunno where to begin, places like straithfield car radio CAE etc could I'm guessing,but they seem expensive, i havent asked yet though, i could be wrong..

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:43 pm 
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Anything with the word custom means expensiv.

Go for a decent audio installer, not strathfield or autobarn kinda places.


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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:21 pm 
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If you want a cheap option, get a set of VR/VS Commodore door pods. They include map pockets and will fit 6" speakers. Then mount the tweeter up at the top of the door in front of the handle, where it should be.

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:39 am 
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go and see Marty at FHRX Studios in Cronulla he will be able to help you out there

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:16 pm 
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[YLD80Y] wrote:
If you want a cheap option, get a set of VR/VS Commodore door pods. They include map pockets and will fit 6" speakers. Then mount the tweeter up at the top of the door in front of the handle, where it should be.


Do you mean pods like these?

The dude that put the auction up hasn't put up how long they are, so I wanna be sure the'll fit on my door before buying them.

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:32 pm 
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yeahi was looking up commodore pockets, wasnt sure what speaker size they would be,i was thinking 4inch, the ones i saw on ebay were at least.

went CAE, 350 a door using my exisiting pockets :lol: stuff that lol

its either buy speaker pods and mount the pocket right up next to it an fill in the gap with some fibreglass etc.

or commi pockets (paint black), they'd fit 6.5 inch wudnt they?

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:46 pm 
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Im 80% sure that they fit 5 1/4 inch speakers but the basket can be cut, or remade to hold 6" speakers.

But im not certain :twisted:

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Remembered i saw these on a car :lol:
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Stock speakers are mounted on the outer edges of the dashboard, underneath pointing down.

If you want to put speakers in the doors and keep the map pockets then just move them back, or head to the wreckers and find some integrated pods/map pockets from another model. From memory BLKMGK used some from a VS Commodore.

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:02 pm 
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yeh on ebay they say they can fit 6inch

is that becuase of the spacer bit that holds the actual speaker? im more worried about the grill / pocket fitting over them, not to hard to make up speaker mounts..

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:48 pm 
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I got a set of Commodore speaker pods from pick'n'payless for $20.

Haven't got around to putting them in yet :S


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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:45 pm 
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u know if they fit 6.5inch speakers?? not the holder, the cover..

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:19 pm 
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Ash wrote:
u know if they fit 6.5inch speakers?? not the holder, the cover..


I cut out a 6.5inch circle and placed it in the cover.

You should be OK fitting 6.5's in there.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:05 pm 
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great, thanks for your help! much appreciated, gon grab me a set when i can now

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:09 pm 
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picked up a set of commodore door pockets and the speaker holders for $20 at the wreckers

:arrow: these aren't a direct fit, some modifying is needed, for those interested also
the speaker h olders fit my clarion 6.5in perfectly, didn't need to mod anything, weird. the factory commi speakers were pretty big, didn't measure anything

the speaker holder though doesnt sit flush with the back of the pocket, so either cut away at ur door trim etc or do what im going to do and cut awayat the holder so its flush inside the pocket, so i can jus make the pocket flush with the door trim, the pocket itself needs cutting also as bits at the back of it protrude.

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
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If you want decent sound out of the speakers then you're better off cutting through the trim (and inner door skin) to let the sound into the door cavity. ;) You might need to sound deaden the inside of the outer door skin, but trust me, it will sound much better.

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:30 pm 
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come again?

so cut the swift door trim so the back of the magnet sits in the door abit? and sound deaden the door? :?

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
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What I was getting at is that you need to allow the back of the speaker to "vent" into the door. Speakers are designed to work with a cavity behind them, so if you seal them off against the door trim the sound will be flat and terrible - especially the mid-low frequencies.

So yeah, cut the trim (and door panel if necessary, but don't cut any structural parts!). The problem is that the door is a big, hollow and made of steel. This means that the sound can get a bit hollow, like you've put the speaker in a 44 gallon drum. The solution is to use Dynamat or something similar to stop the steel from resonating. Gives you a much nicer sound.

It all depends how fussy you are though. You might decided to scrap the Dynamat idea when you see the price of the stuff. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
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BenHaste wrote:
Ash wrote:
u know if they fit 6.5inch speakers?? not the holder, the cover..


I cut out a 6.5inch circle and placed it in the cover.

You should be OK fitting 6.5's in there.

Hope this helps.



any chance you woukd know the mounting depth of these too
just that the speakers i want are pretty big and just want to make sure they will fir within grill/basket
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 Post subject: Re: custom speaker/door pods
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:29 pm 
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If you want decent sound then you need to cut a hole through the door trim and into the door cavity anyway.

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