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    HAHAHAHAH

    6x9s that POUND....that's pretty damn funny

    it's not all about surface area, a lot of it has to do with excursion

    and there's no way that the 1" vice coil will give you the power handling and excursion of an 8"...you're getting into the mechanical limitations of the spider and surround here

    I'd personally cut teh holes for the by-nines and put a set of 8" in there if I were you...

    but then again, apparently my tastes in the way music should sound is way off...lol
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    I also recommend you do 8's instead.

    A 6.5" speaker will generally sound much better than a 6x9, because the sharp corners of the 6x9 stretch the surround in a non-linear way, causing a limitation in cone travel (as mentioned) and distortion. Some morons confuse the distortion as extra bass and thus let their minds believe that it has to be better because its bigger. Its not. trust us.

    Put a 6.5 or 8 of good quality in your door and you will be much better off. If you dont have enough depth for mounting a big speaker, look into the kicker RMB8's, these are amazing drivers - tons of midbass and very very thin.

    good luck.

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    I have been doing high end custom work for the last 3 and a half years. The so called "wall of foam" is acutally a 3 inch thick battery behind the rear seat. I have installed subs in the trunks of these cars before and they sound ok. What I would reccomend is a custom box. If I remember right the 6x9 holes are visable form the trunk. what I have done before is change the speakers to 6.5's and build a ported sub box using JL flex prots to the remainig part of the 6x9 hole. You will get the punch of the subs in the car then. If you are not looking to do all of that work just put in a good set of JL 6x9's with a decent amp running them. The only thing that you have to remember the more stereo equiptment you put in the car the worse your gas mileage becomes. The amps will use the energy that the car is storing to increase your gas mileage.

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    Dood, I threw an OEM 6x9 off my roof. It hit pretty hard. Of course it did not have the momentum that an aftermarket speaker would have, but the speed before impact was comparable.

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    how about making a plate so you can run these:
    http://edesignaudio.com/product.php?cid=16&cur=USD
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    I have never seen speakers in the roof on a honda. I know that one of the early accord hybrids that I worked on had the speakers in the rear deck lid. I just looked it up they are in the rear deck behind the rear seat. JL flex ports allow the ports of a sub box to be located external to a sub box so that they can be routed to make some of the impact into the car. I have used these for years on convertables, although they are getting harder to find since they have been discontinued.

    After market speakers will sound far better than stock ones if you give them enough power. That is the most common problem, people change the speakers and nothing else. Then they end up sounding worse than stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx
    how about making a plate so you can run these:
    http://edesignaudio.com/product.php?cid=16&cur=USD
    those subs are crap. have you even looked at the specs for them? You might as well buy a $10 dual or Pyle sub instead of buying that paper weight. Just because it looks good doesnt mean it sounds good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinfraco
    those subs are crap. have you even looked at the specs for them? You might as well buy a $10 dual or Pyle sub instead of buying that paper weight. Just because it looks good doesnt mean it sounds good.
    whoa calm down. i didnt look at the specs on the sub, i noticed them the other day while looking for sound deadener. try being a bit more respectful and less hostile, you'll get more help that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    HAHAHAHAH

    6x9s that POUND....that's pretty damn funny

    it's not all about surface area, a lot of it has to do with excursion
    Smartass. These aren't typical 6x9's, and compared to other 6x9's, they pound. The magnets are pretty big and they put up with lots of abuse. I know they aren't ideal compared to a sub, but the guy said he didn't have the room for subs in his Civic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinfraco
    those subs are crap. have you even looked at the specs for them? You might as well buy a $10 dual or Pyle sub instead of buying that paper weight. Just because it looks good doesnt mean it sounds good.
    which specs are you referring to?

    I can't find any specs on that page other than the normal power handling stuff
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