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I have a 260z and would like to know where i can mount speakers to achieve the best sound? tell me what you have.
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i have a 83 zx and i have found that the best thing to do , is to get all your speakers in a box
you should be able to put two 6*9s in a small box side by side one another , the best place is behind the wheel wells facing up so the sound will bounce of the glass and fill the car. also if you want a sub put the box in the very back so that it wont over power the treble last of all if you want to do it right , run your own wires to the radio its not hard just takes time , what ever you do don't let anyone cut the original holes at all
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I have a 260z and would like to know where i
> can mount speakers to achieve the best
> sound? tell me what you have.
> thanks

> matt
 

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> I have a 260z and would like to know where i
> can mount speakers to achieve the best
> sound? tell me what you have.
> thanks

> matt

I also have a 260 and I'm going through this very thing right now. So far I have put some 4 1/2 just infront of the door handles. They are flush mount Kenwoods. Very tight fit, but just clear the window cranks. Tomorrow, I plan to put some 12 in a box facing upwards just in behind the seats(above cargo holes) with some 6x9's in the same box facing forwards. I also plan to put some 3 in the console wings. 6x9's and 12 will be pushed with individual amps and 3 will run off radio(which I bought today).I'm in the process of getting the car legal and want some sound, besides the rear end. I'll post how it sounds Sunday night, for those who are interested. Z ya
 

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> I have a 260z and would like to know where i
> can mount speakers to achieve the best
> sound? tell me what you have.
> thanks

> matt

I have an 83 280 ZX turbo and I have 2 8 inch subs in a box facing each other behind the wheel well. 5 and 1/4 in fiberglass door pods
2 inches in kick pods on the floor and two tweeters on each side of the dash. To acheive the best sound you should use a pheonix gold amp and mb cort speakers all the way around.
 

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> I have an 83 280 ZX turbo and I have 2 8
> inch subs in a box facing each other behind
> the wheel well. 5 and 1/4 in fiberglass door
> pods
> 2 inches in kick pods on the floor and two
> tweeters on each side of the dash. To
> acheive the best sound you should use a
> pheonix gold amp and mb cort speakers all
> the way around.

I have an 80ZX and I manage to put
a 6 1/2 component set in the kick-
panel firewall area. I did have to cut
out the dead pedal to make it fit. And
as fars as subs I've found that the
closer the are to the rear of the car,
(especially when the subs are facing
towards the back of the car) the
better they sound. I tried to putting
them behind the seats but they sounded
weak when compared to putting them
right up against that rear trim panel
that covers the tailights.

C.L.

P.S. I prefer Boston Acoustics and
McIntosh, but PG and MB are not that
bad.
 

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> I have an 83 280 ZX turbo and I have
2 8
> inch subs in a box facing each other
behind
> the wheel well. 5 and 1/4 in
fiberglass door
> pods
> 2 inches in kick pods on the floor
and two
> tweeters on each side of the dash.
To
> acheive the best sound you should
use a
> pheonix gold amp and mb cort
speakers all
> the way around.

I have an 80ZX and I manage to put
a 6 1/2 component set in the kick-
panel firewall area. I did have to cut
out the dead pedal to make it fit. And
as fars as subs I've found that the
closer the are to the rear of the car,
(especially when the subs are facing
towards the back of the car) the
better they sound. I tried to putting
them behind the seats but they sounded
weak when compared to putting them
right up against that rear trim panel
that covers the tailights.

C.L.

P.S. I prefer Boston Acoustics and
McIntosh, but PG and MB are not that
bad.
 

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Hey Matt,
If I were you... I'd put a component set in the (upper) part of both doors.
Thats the cost effective way to go.. But, if you have a couple bucks to
spend, Id have kick panel pods fabricated and mount the component set
there.. Haveng kick panels drasitcaly evens the length the sound must
travel from the speaker to the listners ear for both driver and passanger.
In case you are wondering... A component set is (2) mid bass woofers,
most commonly 5¼ size and (2) tweeters, most commonly 3/4 in size.
Then, to complete the system I'd go for a small (8) subwoofer in a sealed
truck style box behind either the driver or passanger seat....
As far as power goes... Any amp that pushes about 100/150x2 should do
the job. WELL..
Your probably wondering how to power three speakers with a 2 channel
amp, huh?
Well, Its pretty simple acctualy... All you need is a 3 way spliter... It will turn
your 2 channel amp into a three channel. presto. What it does is send all
of the music above 150hz to your stereo speakers (in this case a component
set) and all of the music below 150hz to your sub...
This would be a most excelent setup... And it would only run you about 850
bucks for all 3 speakers, a head unit, an amplifier and the tri-way...
Have fun, and turn it up...
Jesse
 
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