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    Just thought this may come in handy

    I fitted some new front speakers yesterday. Fusion ones, with tweeters and crossovers. I didn't know where to mount the crossover as they were quite big. (i don't see why, they could have made them a lot smaller and easier to hide.)
    Anyway, decided that i wasn't going to place them anwahere inside the car, as that would mean running 2 sets of speaker wire into each door. Knock that on the head.
    So after taking the door card off and poking around, i figured the only decent place was going to be on the back of the doorcard somewhere.
    So anyway, in the end i decided that this is where i was gonna put them, however the gap wasn't large enough to accomodate the crossover, so i had to cut a big ol' chunk of that big black polestyrene stuff off.



    You'll see in it's place, i've cut off of that big chunk, 4 smaller pieces, and glued them back onto the doorcard. This is to screw the Xover to, as screws would have just went straight through the doorcard. I was thinking of using some double sided tape, but then i thought the mounting location was too uneven. I know screw into polestyrene won't get THAT much of a hold, but it's not like there's going to be any stress on them, so i think they'll be fine. Another pic to show the location, and 4 screw things.


    And here it finally sits, nice and sound, and out of the way. I also wrapped it up in a freezer bag to keep any moisture out.



    Just thought i'd share the idea incase anyone else is stuck where to put the Xovers.
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    BRILLIANT!!! have a question which might sound stupid for the experts. if you put plastic on the cross over that would eliminate the moisture I agree but would it have a negavtive effect on the " HEAT " caused by enclosing it in a plastic?! Pls advise. I'm a newbie as far as your project is concerned..tks

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    I wouldn't class myself as an expert on ICE, but i know a fair bit about it. To be honest, i can't see it producing that much heat. The Xover hasn't got any vents or anything like that on it in the first place, so heat mustn't be an issue.
    Plus, when i said that it was a waste of space in there, that may be a positive to the heat situation. If it was a lot tighter packed, it may get hotter, but there really is loads of unused room in there.
    Someone else has wrapped theirs up before for moisture protection. That's where i got the idea for it.
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    where did you run your tweeters to mate?
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    The tweeters are just in the normal tweeter places on the inside of the door mirror covers. If you know what i mean. Although they were too big to hide, so i had to remove the standard speaker cover grille, and enlarge the hole slightly.
    Mk5 Astra 888 CDTI No.58
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